Archive for 'Our Pets'

Hot Dogs

Hot Dogs

Hello my name is Mikey Slade. My main passion in life is the welfare of animals and ensuring they are treated with respect, patience, kindness and love. For the past 15 years I was London’s most [...]

Caring for your dog

Caring for your dog

Cleanliness Because we love and enjoy cuddling our dog, especially when he’s soft and clean, bathing is a basic process for both his and our health due to the close contact we have with him in [...]

In memory of Chata

In memory of Chata

Ventricular Arrhythmia in Boxer Dogs’ Cardiomyopathy is most commonly characterized by an irregular heartbeat. Fainting or even sudden heart failure can occur, and some boxer dogs can develop congestive heart failure, which tends to occur in [...]

To be or not to be – Part II

To be or not to be – Part II

This month we look at the benefits of neutering female dogs. When should I get my female dog neutered? Female dogs can be spayed from around six months old and there’s no benefit to waiting until [...]

To be or not to be

To be or not to be

When I worked as a Veterinary Nurse at Battersea Dogs Home in London one of my duties was to assist the Vet whilst he was performing neutering operations on male and females dogs. This month I [...]

Beware of jellyfish

Beware of jellyfish

As in most parts of the world where people choose to holiday or live by the sea one of the most persistent dangers are jellyfish (medusas). They tend to occur in swarms and so are easily [...]

The Perfect Pet

The Perfect Pet

Thinking about what to write in this months De Todo I have taken inspiration from my friend Edu’s new pet which lives in his bedroom, it is a very friendly Ibiza Wall Lizard. The Ibiza wall [...]

Care and supplements

Care and supplements

Just like us, our pets can have nutritional deficits and often a good diet is not enough. Nutritional supplements are a good source of health. As dogs get older, they tend to have stability problems in [...]

Dogs and Ghosts

Dogs and Ghosts

Hello my name is Mikey Slade. My main passion in life is the welfare of animals and ensuring they are treated with respect, patience, kindness and love. For the past 15 years I was London’s most [...]

The benefits of natural food for our pets

The benefits of natural food for our pets

If we are concerned about our own nutrition, then why not be concerned about the food we give our pets? There are on the market a large variety of products aimed at caring for and feeding [...]

Here comes the sun…

Here comes the sun…

The Summer is just around the corner, so here are a few things to consider to ensure your dogs have a safe and wonderful summer too. A dog’s hearing is much more finely tuned than a [...]

My Mate Dave

My Mate Dave

Ever heard or the Pine Processionary Caterpillar? I had no idea of its existence until my mate Dave Browning (who is a walking encyclopaedia Britannica) told me all about it. After listening to Dave’s explanation of [...]

Free As A Bird?

Free As A Bird?

We all stop our cars, get out and take photographs with our mobile phones of the amazing sunsets in Ibiza… We all marvel at the beautiful almond tree blossoms as we drive past at this time [...]

Rescue or Leave?

Rescue or Leave?

The Latin word for hedgehog is Erinaceus and our own Ibizan hedgehog is scientifically known as Erinaceus Europaeus: it is the same species that occurs throughout most of Europe and belongs to the family Erinaceidae but [...]

Christmas Puppies!

Christmas Puppies!

Hello my name is Mikey Slade. My main passion in life is the welfare of animals and ensuring they are treated with respect, patience, kindness and love. For the past 15 years I was London’s most [...]

A new member in the family (II)

A new member in the family (II)

Hygiene: When can I start to bathe my dog? There is no minimum age, although it’s true that it is best to avoid bathing during vaccination periods or before it has been vaccinated at all. If [...]

A new member in the family

A new member in the family

We welcome them with great enthusiasm and excitement, but also with many questions and doubts about their care. So, to help you through your first steps into the wonderful world of puppies, here we offer a [...]

Filariasis, “The heart worm”

Filariasis, “The heart worm”

Filariasis is a disease caused by a cardiopulmonary worm (Dirofilaria immitis), which can be fatal. Different types of mosquitoes transmit the disease, generally suffered by dogs but that can also affect cats. In Ibiza there are [...]

Leishmaniasis vaccine arrives in Spain

Leishmaniasis vaccine arrives in Spain

What is leishmaniasis? Canine leishmaniasis is a disease caused by a microscopic parasite called Leishmania. It is transmitted to dogs by the bite of an insect called Flebotomo (sandfly), often incorrectly called “mosquito”. Although the dog [...]