Grass seeds affect cattle and dogs, but are a particular problem in sheep. The seeds ruin fleeces and skin, cause eye and ear problems and can even penetrate muscle.
Many dogs are tragically fearful of storms, especially those that incorporate thunder and lightning. Fears can also develop in response to other noises such as fireworks, cap guns, whips and gun shots.
Before you travel, ask yourself: will my cat or dog be comfortable and happy? Some animals simply prefer to stay at home, so pet sitting or boarding may be the best option. If you do decide to take your pet along, you must take as much care with the preparation of your pet’s trip as your own.
Holiday plans can be more complicated when you have pets. Will you take your pets with you or leave them behind? How will you travel? Where will they stay? You should get organised well before it's time to go on your break.
Ticks are nasty, sneaky venomous little parasites. They are a lethal danger to your dogs and cats, too. What can you do to protect your pet against ticks?