Want to know the facts and how to avoid ticks this season? As we approach the warmer months in Essex, when ticks like to make an appearance, we wanted to give our pet owners a head start in preparing to tackle ticks!
May is a month to celebrate in Essex, with the bank holidays to look forward to! Rest assured, at Palmerston Vets we will still be here for you and your pet; however, how you care for your pet might differ from normal.
As we head into the summer months in Essex and temperatures start rising, it’s important to remember that your pets are most vulnerable at this time to many injuries and illnesses which are brought on by hot weather, including sunburn, foot pad burns, dehydration and the most dangerous of all, heatstroke. While heat stress is more common during the summer months, it can occur at any time throughout the year.
Pets, just like humans, can suffer from allergies. Allergic reactions in pets are often caused by environmental factors, such as pollen or dust as well as certain foods or insect bites. As a pet owner, it's important to be aware of the common allergies in pets and the symptoms they may experience.
If you are a cat owner in England, you will be legally required to ensure your cat is microchipped by Saturday 10 June 2024, if it is older than 20 weeks old, following the Government's announcements on Monday 13 March 2023.
Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to £500. If your cat is already microchipped, it is also part of the law that your details associated with the chip must be up to date.