Coming through a crisis: Valley Veterinary Hospital re-opens

John DaviesBusiness, Business Articles, Pets

Valley Veterinary Hospital in Gwaelod-y-Garth, the first dedicated animal hospital in Wales, suffered devastating flooding earlier in 2020, after having been open only nine months. Seven weeks and a day later, parts of the hospital are re-open to treat pets. We wanted to speak to the team there to find out how they managed to re-open again so quickly, so … Read More

Prep Your Pet For Travel

Dave DeaneFeatured, Pets, Travel

-Words by PV Influencer, Dave Deane If you are going away this year, remember to consider your pets. Our pets can be quite sensitive to change and even things that we would not consider to be stressful can cause our pets anxiety. There are many measures that can be taken to reduce this but aiming to keep their routine as … Read More

Doggy Days Out

John DaviesFeatured, Pets, Travel

For many pet owners, it wouldn’t be a holiday without their four-legged companion. Plenty of opportunities to get out in the fresh air and no need for dog sitters. Being dog dads ourselves, we know that we plan our holidays around Winston, so here are some of our top tips. The first tip is to be prepared. Winston has an … Read More

Walkies this way! Cardiff’s biggest dog walk is back this MAY

Katherine PeachCommunity, Pets

It’s the news dogs and their owners have been waiting for – as the mass celebration of dog walking, and pooches of all shapes and sizes, returns to Cardiff on Sunday 31 May TODAY is the day you can book your place for the waggiest dog walk around – as RSPCA Cymru announces the return of Big Walkies Live for … Read More

Top tips for firework anxiety

Dave DeaneFeatured, Pets

Here are some top tips for keeping your pets happy when fireworks are lighting the sky. Keep your pets indoors during times of fireworks Making sure they have had a good walk before dark and a big meal can help make them relax and feel sleepy As hard as it is, allow them to pace, bark/miaow, and hide if they … Read More

Snow Joke for Pets

Dave DeaneChristmas, Pets

As Christmas approaches there are a lot of changes in our houses including lots of tasty food. This doesn’t go unnoticed by our furry friends and their very inquisitive noses. As pet owners there are several food items that we need to pay particular attention to during the festive period. Chocolate and raises are two of these and are found … Read More

Plus-Size Pets

Dave DeanePets, Wellbeing

Obesity is one of the biggest health problems seen on a daily basis in veterinary practice. Excess calorie intake is the most likely cause and it is rare for medical problems to cause obesity in pets. As dogs are scavengers in the wild they have an inherent need to always fill their stomachs as they do not know when their … Read More

Woodland Walkies Give Us Their Top Tips On Keeping A Happy And Healthy Dog.

Katherine PeachCommunity, Pets

We caught up with Kirstie Howells, Founder of Woodland Walkies, the unique dog walking service in Penarth, who always go the extra mile to ensure that you and your pet are the happiest you can be and getting the service you and your precious pooch deserve. Some of the wonderful services they provide include; dog walks, Doggie Day care, home boarding, … Read More

Park Vets Penarth and Valley Veterinary Hospital

Katherine PeachBusiness, Featured, Pets, Wellbeing

July saw a first for Wales with the opening of Valley Veterinary Hospital—the largest such facility in Wales, bringing with it a whole range of benefits to pets and pet owners in South Wales. It boasts ten consultation rooms, six operating theatres, a dedicated dental suite, a hydrotherapy suite and a wide range of physical therapies available with an in-house … Read More

Looking after our fur-iendly friends in the summer

Dave DeanePets

In warm environments, dogs regulate their body temperature by panting. Heatstroke happens where a dog is unable to do this efficiently which can be very serious and even life threatening. An otherwise very healthy dog can suffer fatal damage from heatstroke and, the scary thing is, it can only take a matter of minutes.  It is well known that hot cars … Read More