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Paws Spooktacular At Heaton Park


Paws Spooktacular will be held this Halloween at Heaton Park with a sponsored walk and all sorts of Halloween fun for all the family (and fury friends). Owners and their four-legged friends can take in the fresh air whilst helping St. Ann’s Hospice with their fundraising drive. There really is no excuse as It’s only £15 for adults. But what’s more, under 17s and pooches go free! The event opens at 11am but the 5km sponsored walk starts at 1pm, looping around Heaton Park taking in views of Heaton Hall and the nearby golf course. And for those wanting a rigorous work-out, there are plenty of ups and downs to help you work up an appetite for the large selection of street food stalls that will be on-site. There will also be face painting for those wanting a little Halloween inspiration and all sorts of impressive doggy stunts. If that… Read more »

I was so convinced, I created my own formula: How Omega 3 Supplements benefit your pet


When it comes to fighting disease, stimulating growth and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, there is one vet who was so convinced about the benefits of natural supplements that he created his own formula. Dr Paul Boland talks about the use of fatty acid supplements and why he is so keen to share his knowledge with others. More and more vets, including myself, are recommending the use of natural products when it comes to the health and general well-being of cats and dogs. And there is a very simple explanation for this. They work. They are also more affordable and they have far less side effects compared to more commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals. In fact, scientific studies have shown a beneficial effect when it comes to animals that are given natural supplements, things like growth stimulation and development, as well as fighting skin diseases, kidney disease, heart problems, inflammatory diseases, bowel disease… Read more »

New range of pet food from Natural Health Vet

Dog food

Natural Health Vet is proud to launch our own range of 100% natural hypoallergenic dried dog and cat foods. Our Platinum Natural range consists of five dog and three cat products, which include tasty dishes such as duck, fish or turkey. Containing no artificial colours, flavours, chemical additives or preservative the Platinum Natural range is veterinary approved and are formulated without  dairy, soya, beef, pork, eggs, wheat or wheat gluten. The dishes are gently cooked for maximum flavour and are packed full of highly digestible ingredients. “It’s well known that diet contributes to many diseases in humans and animals,” explains Dr Paul Boland, from Natural Health Vets. “Ailments such as diarrhoea, type two diabetes and cancer are mainly due to a food sensitivity or intolerance, which can cause inflammation in the digestive tract leading to chronically damaged cells. “Most food sensitivity/intolerances are due to wheat, wheat glutens, pork, beef, egg, soya or… Read more »

How to keep your pets safe in the summer sun

Dog Sun

With parts of the UK finally basking in tropical temperatures, we here at Natural Health Vet are urging pet owners not to forget about their furry friends as the mercury looks set to rise. We feel it’s vital that pet owners are aware of the harm that hot weather can cause to their beloved animals. Things like a smaller body size make them particularly susceptible to heatstroke and their fur coats of course don’t help. And of course, they can’t tell us when they’re too hot.  So it’s up to owners to spot the signs early to ensure they remain happy and healthy this summer. Here are a few tips we have compiled for pet owners to help them make sure that their pets make the most of these ling summer days.   Avoid Direct Sunlight It’s essential that you don’t let your pet sit out in strong sun for… Read more »

Pet Q & A with Paul Boland

Vets Corner

As vets we are often approached by pet lovers with questions regarding their animals. Some are on the serious side while some are relatively minor, but no considerate pet owner would want to see their four-legged friend suffer. We don’t have answers for everything, but try our best to diagnose those issues that are making like difficult for all kinds of pets. Here Paul Boland answers a couple of questions from cat owners and offers his expert advice to try and help with their pet’s ailments. Q. My three-year-old Persian cat has a skin problem for two years. Vets have ruled out any underlying causes such as fleas, food and pollen or dust mites allergies. She is fine in herself and is eating and drinking normally. I don’t see her grooming herself so I do not think that she is licking the hair out. Do you have thoughts? Paul says:… Read more »