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About pet health

Getting a really weird pet

If dogs and cats are a bit "tame" for you and you're shopping for something a little more unconventional, there are quite a few things you should really know.

Why should I vaccinate my pet?

Vaccination remains the single most effective method for protecting against infectious disease in healthy animals. Here's why you should do it.

Looking after older pets

In developed countries, as many as 40% of pets are classified seniors, aged around seven and older. They require special care. Find out what to do.

8 main diseases in cats

Look out for signs that your cat may be ill. Check out what these symptoms could indicate.

10 pet emergencies

Rex is vomiting and Kitty is scratching. When should you get to the vet without delay?

Main diseases in dogs

Dogs are often classified as man's best friend. Which is why they deserve to be looked after properly – especially when they are ill.

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