My pet has a tick

It’s summer and that means it’s tick season. As pet owners we all know we should regularly check our cats and dogs for these nasty little bugs. That’s because some ticks – there are many different species – spread disease, while others can be fatal. When a tick attaches itself to the skin, it can…

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Dog breed: Beagle

Given its friendly nature, floppy ears and sweet face, the beagle is a popular pet, but these dogs come with a warning – they need plenty of exercise, lots of early training and a backyard with a high fence.   As a hound, beagles, which have their origins in Britain, have been bred for hundreds…

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