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Holiday Advice

Looking for some 'pawfect' holiday advice for your dog this Summer?

Vet charity PDSA has released a Bark & Ride code based on the ‘five R’s’ for owners holidaying with their hounds to help ensure a paw-fect trip when travelling in the car.

Read on for more details...

Dog healthcare information

MyPetonline contains hundreds of pages of authoritative information about pet health and behaviour, written by vets for owners like you. Click on the major headings below

Behaviour

Good relationships between dogs and their owners are based on good communication. Between each

Canine babesiosis

Particularly prevalent in France, babesiosis is a serious tick-borne protozoal disease caused by a

Canine coronavirus (CCV)

Canine coronavirus, sometimes called Corona, is a rare viral intestinal infection of dogs which is

Canine Distemper

Canine distemper virus is a highly infectious viral disease of dogs which can cause mild signs in

Canine hepatitis

Infectious Canine Hepatitis (ICH), caused by Canine Adenovirus, is a disease which affects the

Canine leishmaniasis

Leishmaniasis is a zoonotic parasitic disease transmitted through the bites of the phlebotomine

Collecting and testing a urine sample from your dog

You may be asked by your vet to monitor your diabetic dog by regularly testing samples of its urine

Common problems

Obesity in dogs Obesity is a big health risk to pets as it is to humans. An older dog is a less

Complications of diabetes mellitus in dogs

The long-term complications of diabetes mellitus are a result of prolonged high blood glucose

Dental care

With major advances in treating serious infectious and other pet diseases, oral disease - most

Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a disease in which your dog's pancreas can no longer produce enough of the

Diabetes in dogs and cats

Successful management of pet diabetes is achievable with insulin therapy, diet and exercise

Diseases

Being aware of the infectious and in some cases potentially fatal diseases your dog can catch at

Does your cat or dog have diabetes?

Sadly more and more of our pets are living with diabetes but help is at hand

Dog Diabetes FAQs

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions about diabetes in dogs

Dry eye

Dry-eye or keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) is a common condition which reduces and eventually

Ear and eye conditions

Your dog’s ears and eyes can be at risk of infection. Monitoring any changes and talking to

Ear care

Healthy ears should be clean, odour-free, pale pink in colour and with a minimal accumulation of

Ear disease

Ear disease or Otitis Externa means inflammation of the outer part of the ear passage (also known

Ehrlichiosis

Ehrlichiosis is a tick-borne disease. Infection with this parasite can cause anaemia,

Emergency situations with diabetic dogs

In diabetic dogs, emergencies can occur and you should contact your vet urgently

Eye care

A healthy dog's eyes should be clear, bright and free from dirt, discharge and inflammation (

Feeding your diabetic dog

Diet is extremely important in the successful management of diabetes mellitus.

Fleas and ticks

How to treat fleas Fleas can cause discomfort and more serious health problems. Flea bites

Fleas in the spotlight

Fleas in the spotlight

Spring is here and did you know fleas are the most common external parasites in our dogs and cats?

General care

We all love our dogs and want to do the very best to keep them happy and healthy. Having a dog in

Heartworm in dogs

Heartworm is mostly prevalent in southern France, Spain, Italy and the Mediterranean. Mosquitoes

Household dangers

Just as parents 'childproof' their home, so should dog owners 'petproof' theirs.

Household Dangers

Pet Proofing your Home Just as parents 'childproof'  their home, so should pet

Finding a flea on a cat

How do I check if my pet has fleas or ticks?

In a recent survey half of owners were unaware their cat or dog had fleas - so what are the signs?

A dog being walked

How much exercise does a diabetic dog need?

Getting the right level of exercise is key to successful management of a dog with diabetes

How to check dogs and cats for fleas

Think your dog or cat may have fleas? Here's how to find out what's lurking and what to do next

Fleas in puppies and kittens can cause serious health problems

How to keep fleas under control

The best way to control flea problems is to prevent them from happening in the first place

A dachshund puppy

Is my dog at risk of diabetes?

Diabetes is quite common - anywhere between 1 in 100 to 1 in 500 dogs develops diabetes

Joint problems

Canine osteoarthritis If your dog doesn't jump to greet you on your return home each evening,

Kennel cough

Kennel cough or infectious tracheobronchitis to give it its more correct title may be a relatively

Kennel cough

Canine infectious tracheobronchitis, more commonly known as kennel cough, is a highly contagious

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is caused by bacteria that are spread via the urine of infected animals. It is a

Making a glucose curves for your dog

Your veterinarian may want to make a blood glucose curve for your diabetic dog

Managing a diabetic dog

Once a diabetic dog has been stabilised on insulin, it is usually able to lead a happy, healthy life

Medication

Just like you, your dog is going to get sick occasionally and you may come home from the veterinary

Monitoring your diabetic dog

It may take several months before your dog is stabilised and his ideal insulin dose is found

Monitoring your dog's blood glucose at home

A stable diabetic dog should have a blood glucose range of about

A dog being cuddled

My dog has diabetes - what can I do?

Your dog has been diagnosed with diabetes, so it’s time to learn how to care for your diabetic pet

New breakthrough in the battle against fleas

Scientists are reporting a key breakthrough in flea and tick treatment for cats and dogs

Parvovirus

Canine parvovirus is a small, but extremely hardy virus that can survive in the environment for

A health dog at the vets

Parvovirus disease

Worried that parvovirus is in your area and your dog is at risk? Here are the signs and symptoms

Pet Diabetes Glossary of terms

Check out our glossary of terms for owners of diabetic pets

Rabies

The British Isles has been free of rabies for many decades. The last case of classical rabies

Senior dogs

Looking after an old dog As a result of advances in veterinary medicine, more knowledgeable care

Should you spay diabetic female dogs?

Immediately following heat, the ovaries of a bitch produce the hormone progesterone.

Skin conditions

Canine atopy, or allergic dermatitis, is the most common skin condition found in dogs. What is

Surgery

Due to illness, disease or trauma, your dog may one day require surgery. While always stressful (

Take a tinkle for Pet Diabetes Month

Check out our top tips on how to take a urine sample from your pet this Pet Diabetes Month

Ticks and Fleas

What are they? Ticks are small spider-like acarids and fleas are insects, but these two tiny

Travelling

Before you plan a holiday with your dog, ask yourself will my dog be comfortable and happy on a

Treatment of diabetic dogs

Your vet will determine the correct dosage of insulin for your dog.

Dog lying on sofa with owner

Understanding dog behaviour

Want to understand your dog better? Go back to basics says behaviour expert Anne Seawright

Vaccinations

One of the most important things you can do to give your dog a long and healthy life is to ensure

VetPen FAQs for Diabetic Pets

VetPen is the first such device designed exclusively for use in diabetic cats and dogs.

VetPen for diabetic pets

VetPen is the world’s first and only insulin pen designed specifically for use in diabetic pets

A cocker spaniel drinking

What are the symptoms of diabetes in dogs?

Knowing the signs of diabetes is the first step in protecting your dog’s health.

Dog lying on a beach

What is diabetes in dogs?

Diabetes mellitus is a condition that affects the concentration sugar, in your dog’s blood

Dog with food bowl

What is the best diet for a diabetic dog?

Diet plays a vital role in helping to keep your dog’s diabetes regulated.

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Rabies

The British Isles has been free of rabies for many decades. The last case of classical rabies

Finding a flea on a cat

How do I check if my pet has fleas or ticks?

In a recent survey half of owners were unaware their cat or dog had fleas - so what are the signs?

Kennel cough

Kennel cough or infectious tracheobronchitis to give it its more correct title may be a relatively

A health dog at the vets

Parvovirus disease

Worried that parvovirus is in your area and your dog is at risk? Here are the signs and symptoms

Eye care

A healthy dog's eyes should be clear, bright and free from dirt, discharge and inflammation (

Dry eye

Dry-eye or keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) is a common condition which reduces and eventually

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