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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.

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Kennel Cough

Kennel cough is a distressing illness for dogs and their owners, causing a hacking, retching cough that can last for weeks. There have been large numbers of cases reported in many areas of UK in 2021 as puppies and dogs start socialising after lockdown.

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.