Expecting a baby? Already have a dog? If you are worried about how the dog will cope when the new bundle of joy arrives, why not try sound therapy? The Dogs trust have teamed up with vets, to offer a free sound based treatment programme. The link below will take you to the sounds Soothing download and the how to use booklet.

Sounds soothing 

Are you a parent? If so you may notice how quiet the home is during the day, now schools have returned. While you might enjoy the peace, your pets may feel lonely without the hustle and bustle. Please make sure they are kept happy and stimulated – they will soon get used to less of a crowd!

 

Click on the links below to see lots of great information for dog owners

https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/help-advice/dog-behaviour-health/

https://www.dogstrustdogschool.org.uk/dog-school/south-wales/ 

 

 

 

Click on the links below for some great advice on keeping your dog / cat safe and comfortable during the summer.

https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/help-advice/advice-for-owners/summer-weather-advice

https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/dogs/health/dogsinhotcars/heatstroke/-/articleName/HeatstrokeAdvice

https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/seasonal/summer 

 

Worried about bringing your cat for a visit? 

This can be stressful for both owner and cat, from the initial presentation of the carrier at home, through to the examination.

To make your cats visit as stress free as possible, have a look at the videos and leaflets below for some great tips.

We have a Feliway diffuser in constant operation in the waiting room, and we provide cage covers and Feliway spray, if you don’t have anything at home. The spray will calm your cat, whilst the cover will provide a sight barrier from dogs and other cats. If you choose not to use the covers or spray, just by having the carrier on your lap can make a big difference. Cats feel vulnerable at a low level, and instinct will tell them to get to a high vantage point to feel safe.

Feliway is a pheromone that is clinically proven to reduce stress for cats, you can learn more about Feliway and its benefits by clicking the link below.

Feliway website

All our staff have completed a cat friendly handling course, and are here to help if you have any questions

            

 

           

 

 

Click on the links below to see more cat information from International Cat Care

https://icatcare.org/advice

https://icatcare.org/sites/default/files/PDF/practical-tips-for-owners-web.pdf

https://icatcare.org/sites/default/files/PDF/feline_friendly_client_handout.pdf