Here at HomeoPet our mission is to help you to keep your pet happy and healthy, naturally. And as we’ve rather a lot of experience in doing this, we’d love to share it with you, for the benefit of your wonderful animals.
Read on for info and insights on natural medicine and natural pet care. If you have any questions for our pet care team, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Dos: Do your research before getting a pet so that your new family member suits your needs and lifestyle Assess your lifestyle and get a compatible pet to keep you and the pet happy and healthy If getting a pet for children, assess whether or not they are responsible...read more
Did you know that the 5th of July is the busiest day for most animal shelters? This is because more dogs are lost on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year. Follow our top pet safety tips to help keep your pets safe and secure this July 4th. If...read more
Independence Day – it’s a great day in America’s history - a day to be proud of and one to celebrate! And for as long as anyone can remember, America has celebrated the Fourth of July by staging large and impressive fireworks shows in public and many home...read more
How to help your dog cope and remain calm in stressful situations It’s a familiar scenario for all too many of us. A sudden, loud noise – fireworks, thunder, gunshots bird scarers or even the vacuum cleaner or garbage truck down the block - causes your dog to react in...read more
There are so many amazing animal species, many of which make wonderful pets and loving family members. Following on from our previous post on The Dos And Don'ts Of Choosing The Right Pet For You, here we look at what to consider when trying to decide which animal...read more
Are you looking to get a pet for you or your family? All families have different needs, and while one animal may be a perfect fit for one, it may not be compatible with yours. There are a lot of different considerations that you need to take into account before...read more
Parasites worm their way into most dogs’ lives at one time or another and every responsible pooch parent has their dog on a regular deworming program to help keep them at bay. Just as worms can pose a danger to your cat, common parasites live in your dog’s intestinal...read more
The last Friday of every April is National Hairball Awareness Day! It may not be as romantic as Valentine’s Day, nor as much fun as Thanksgiving, but National Hairball Awareness Day serves as a reminder to us cat owners to learn a bit more about hairballs and evaluate...read more
‘Worming’ (or more correctly de-worming) your cat is an essential part of being a responsible pet parent. Worms can have serious health effects and not only do they pose a danger to your cat, but some of them can also infect humans and all of them can infect other...read more
Why your cat may be leaking urine and what to do about it. Urinary incontinence is when a house-trained or a litter box-trained cat loses control of its bladder and is extremely unpleasant for both you and your cat! It can affect cats of any gender, age,...read more
By Tom Farrington MRCVS., MVB., VetMFHom Cats are generally very clean creatures. They learn to use a litterbox quickly and usually confine their toilet behaviour to the litter tray or garden. As a result, the smell of cat urine in the house can be worrying and needs...read more
HomeoPet LLC is a family owned business with its origins rooted deep in the wilds of the South West of Ireland. Well, maybe not the wilds, but our co-founder - Tom Farrington MRCVS., MVB., VetMFHom – has been practicing veterinary medicine in Ireland for over 35 years...read more
We are all working towards living a healthier and happier lifestyle and this includes our beloved pets. This can be especially challenging when it comes to dealing with outdoor pests and wildlife. Often when we experience the encroachment of bugs or insects into our...read more
'Yes Yes', or as the French say 'Oui Oui' (pronounced Wee Wee) Urine Sample Collection' “Could you bring a urine sample with you for the next day” the vet says casually. "Yes, Yes" you reply or if you’re French it’s "Oui Oui" and it's off you go to...read more
There are countless charities and volunteers around the world working tirelessly to support and protect communities, families, people and animals in need. And here at HomeoPet we do what we can to help support those that support others. At HomeoPet we...read more
By Jennifer Neault - Tyson's savior Tyson's story began rough, before he and I ever met. Tyson is a pitbull/plotthound mix. He was found as a stray in Texas at 5 months old along with his brother, Pete. Tyson wasn't his name at the time. It was Tiberius. They were...read more
A New Year is upon us - a year with 365 blank pages for you to fill. Out with the old, in with the new … as the saying goes! The New Year is the perfect time for setting goals and starting fresh. And while setting goals for ourselves such as losing weight, getting...read more
We all suffer from stress every now and again and some of us suffer from stress more than others. The same is true of our pets. Where one dog may be happy and content when home alone with just a good dog bed and his favorite toy for company, another may howl and pine...read more
SHORT TERMS Residents of the USA 16+ Follow HomeoPet on Instagram, Like our competition posts and Tag a friend in the post comments to be in with a chance to win. The winner will receive a ‘Best in Show’ Chocolate Gift Box from Rescue Chocolates for them AND their...read more
The winter holiday season should be a fun time, for you, your family and your pet! A time of get togethers, visits to relatives you may not have seen for a while and maybe even something super cool like a family sledding trip or hiking weekend! If you’re anything like...read more
We all love puppies and kittens, but there is nothing like the love and affection of an older dog or cat… after all, it takes a long time for a soul to become this sweet! And in wintertime, our older furry companions need some extra special care to make sure they are...read more
There are approximately 70 million stray animals living in the United States. In Europe, the number of homeless and abandoned animals is around 100 million. Of the 70 million in the US, approximately 6.5-8 million animals enter shelters every year - around 4 million...read more
Recently we posted information on a very important topic regarding the many potential health problems associated with our population of pets if they become overweight or obese. Scary statistics abound about how over half our pet population is portly to the point of...read more
A Guide to Creating Dog Friendly Gardens Most people who are lucky enough to know the unconditional love and friendship of a dog will probably tell you that there is little they wouldn’t do to keep their pet happy. We take our dog for daily walks, feed him healthy...read more
Our dogs are designed to eat meat. And they’re designed to eat it raw. In a previous post, Tom Farrington MVB MRCVS VetMFHom - co-formulator of HomeoPet and Verde Pet Health – gave an overview of what a raw food diet is and why you should feed it to your dog. But it’s...read more
Did you know that an estimated 59% of Cats and 54% of Dogs in the United States are overweight or obese? And in the UK, fat cats – and dogs and rabbits – are expected to outstrip healthy ones by 2020? In fact, over 60% of vets say obesity is the biggest health and...read more
Our dogs and cats most definitely look forward to things. Walk time, play time, dinner time, bath time (well, maybe not that last one!). While they may not like the fact that their best bud has gone back to school, or that evening walk time has been brought forward an...read more
Common causes and treatments for digestive disturbances in cats. Do you find your cat often regurgitates her dinner shortly after feeding? Or perhaps she sometimes suffers from a sudden bout of diarrhea, that you just can’t quite get to the bottom of (if you’ll excuse...read more
Few things can win our hearts like our four-legged doggie friends and in honour of this bond between man (and woman!) and canine, Dog Day is celebrated! Every day we appreciate the love and value that dogs bring to our lives, but National Dog Day is an extra special...read more
Puppies... one of our most favorite things and hopefully one of yours too! But how much do you know about these cute little bundles of fur? Knowledge is the basis of good care, so take our quiz to find out how much you know about puppies. Feel free to share with...read more
In today’s hectic world, finding time to work out can be a challenge. And with more than 2 in 3 American adults considered to be overweight and more than 1 in 3 obese, it’s never been more important to get out there and do something to help fight the flab. And it’s...read more
There are so many reasons to love summer – bright mornings, longer evenings, good weather and loads of activities for you and your dog to enjoy. To help you make the most of summer, we’ve rounded up twelve fun things for you to do with your dog before this wonderful...read more
It’s a warm, sunny day so you and your dog have hopped in the car and are heading to the park. Suddenly, Fido doesn’t look so good and before you have time to pull in, his breakfast has been decanted unceremoniously all over your back seat. Pet motion sickness and...read more
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