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Canine Roadmap out of Lockdown

Vet’s Kitchen have created a 5-point plan, with a cheeky nod to Boris Johnson’s Roadmap out of Lockdown, to help owners make sure their pets are reintroduced to the world gently and risk-free. This means laying the foundations with some coping mechanisms and lots of strokes and reassurance.

Why is sniffing so important?

Did you know that your dog can use each nostril independently and that dogs can sniff out everything from currency to mobile phones and disease? Read on to find out how you can harness the power of your dog's nose, and why sniffing is good for dogs.

How do you know if your pet is a healthy weight?

With more and more pets becoming overweight our Vet Know-how video shows you what you should be checking to keep your pet at a healthy weight and in tip-top shape.

Can your pets catch the Coronavirus?

Adrian Caunter, Clinical Director at Vet's Klinic gives us the latest advice on COVID-19 and your pets.

Arthritis in Dogs - Management & Treatment

What if your dog is showing signs of arthritis? Read more on how to manage and treat osteoarthritis in dogs.

A Guide To Heart Disease In Dogs

It is estimated that up to 15% of UK dogs will suffer from some kind of heart condition during their life. Our article talks about the signs, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.

Ninety Percent of Owners Can't Identify if Their Pet is Overweight, Can You?

90% of owners of overweight pets believe their pet to be the correct weight. However, if our pet is moderately overweight, we could be shortening their lives by up to two years.

Why Can't My Male Cat Pee? Treatment And Prevention

Our Movember topic this week is urinary disease, commonly known as blocked cats. If your male cat is straining to urinate, here is how it can be treated and prevented in the future.

Helping to Manage Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs and Cats

We see kidney disease all too frequently in cats and dogs; this article touches on the causes, diagnosis and treatment options available for your canine and feline friend.

3 Reasons Your Male Cat Is Not Peeing

Movember is all about men's health and a problem that frequently occurs at this time, is blocked cats. This is a urinary disease where there is a blockage in the urethra. Read on to find out more about what to do if your male feline can't pee.

Movember Mutts - Prostate Disease In Dogs

We are talking about prostate disease as one of our topics in Movember and prostatic problems are just one of the health issues, that male dogs can suffer from.

How To Keep The Older Dog Happy, Healthy And Active

The following article has been created by K9 active, focusing on how to take care of older dogs keeping them physically and mentally active.

4 Dog Sports To Improve Your Pet's Fitness

Want to improve your dog's fitness this summer? There are many dog sports available like flyball and agility. We speak to Vet Nurse, Katie Alder to find out more.

6 Things You Need To Know About Running With Your Dog

Running with your dog is a great way to get fit and develop a bond between you and your best friend.

What do I need to know about diabetes?

Diabetes Mellitus is a complex condition which can affect our pets, read more learn about the disease

Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Pets and Grain-Free Diets

We investigated DCM in pets & the link with grain-free food. Find helpful advice from our team here.

Animal Physiotherapy

Insights from Charlotte, our Resident Veterinary Nurse and Artaine, a qualified physiotherapist for animals.

9 Ways To Stop Your Dog Eating Poo

Is your dog eating poo? Find out why this might be happening, and how to stop it.

Best Foods For Diabetic Dog's and Cats

How to spot diabetes in your pet, plus managing your diabetic dog or cat’s health


We all love to treat our dogs but some treats really should be avoided.  Did you know that chocolate is toxic to dogs?  Watch our video to learn more.
Top Vet Know-how tips on feeding your growing puppy.  Puppies grow at a rapid rate and to maintain healthy development they require more energy and nutrients from their food than adult dogs.  Learn more.
Here's our balanced take on the pros and cons of when to neuter dogs - it's not a straighforward one so perhaps this Vet Know-how video will help.


Before planning a long dog walk consider your dog's fitness and what strain you're putting on their joints. Read more about how long walks affect your dog here.
How can diet help to slow progression of heart disease and increase quality of life for dogs.
What if your dog is showing signs of arthritis? Read more on how to manage and treat osteoarthritis in dogs.
Our supplements can give your dog a little boost - top-up gravey supplements specially formulated for healthy joints, skin and digestion.
If you can't get to your veterinary clinic and your dog's nails need clipping this short Vet Know-how video may help.
If you dog is scooting or biting their bottom it could be they have a problem with their anal glands. Our Vet's Klinic veterinary nurse explains what you can do to help.