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Breed Guides

Our breed guide gives you a useful summary of the characteristics, personality and activity level needs of some of the UK’s favourite dog, cat, horse and pony breeds, as well as discussing some of the potential health issues each breed may have a tendency to develop. See all breed guides.

Hot Topics

Bloat in Dogs

Bloat is a life-threatening and extremely painful medical emergency in dogs, but it is thankfully rare. It’s important to know the symptoms of the condition as it can kill a dog quickly if not treated immediately.

Obesity in Cats

Some of us have cats that are as good at begging for treats as dogs are, so what are the risks to our cat’s health if we give in too often and they get overweight?

Ringworm in Horses

Ringworm is one of the most common skin conditions found in horses, causing flaky, dry patches of skin and hair loss across the body. it is highly contagious, and humans can catch it, so it's vital to recognise and treat quickly.

Hairballs in Cats

The sound of your cat hacking to eliminate a hairball is one of the least pleasurable experiences of owning a cat! All cats get hairballs and generally they are nothing to worry about, but sometimes they cause problems.