Where Should I Get My New Dog?
If you do decide you definitely want a puppy, the next consideration is where you might get your puppy from. While your mind might immediately think of breeders, don’t forget that rescue centres can also have litters in, or may take in dogs that are pregnant, although the numbers of puppies in rescue centres is much lower than adult dogs and puppies tend to get snapped up fast.
Whipworms And Your Dog
Whipworms are blood sucking intestinal worms. Small and difficult to spot, in large enough numbers they can suck enough blood to cause serious anaemia, especially in puppies. Whipworm infection is rare in the UK.
Winter Health Advice
Click through to check out our 'Winter Watch Outs' handy tips to help you make sure your pet is happy and healthy during the chilly winter months.
Getting a lead clipped on an unwilling and playful dog can be a nightmare but training recall lets you give your dog some freedom.
The Puppy Socialisation Period
Learning about the puppy socialisation period can help them to adapt well to new situations. Find out more with pet health advice from Vets4Pets.
Safe Play And Handling Puppies
When there’s a new puppy in the house, everyone wants to be part of the fun! Importantly though, everyone also needs to know how to keep play fun and safe.
Glaucoma In Dogs
Glaucoma occurs when the pressure inside the eye increases past normal. This happens because the normal drainage of fluid from within the eye is reduced. This fluid is there to keep the eye inflated, and normally is produced and drained at a constant rate. The drainage can be blocked by a defect in the structure of the eye, or by another eye problem which then impacts on the drainage.
Bringing home your new puppy is a really exciting time, but if you already have a dog at home you may be concerned that they won’t share your joy at your new arrival. A careful introduction, and a bit of pre-planning, can help those first few moments and days go smoothly and set your pups up for a lifetime of friendship!
Travelling In The Car With Your Dog
Travelling with your dog, whether it’s to the local park or off on holiday, is a regular part of many people’s lives. We hear a lot about car safely for people, and cars can be just as dangerous for dogs if we don’t follow some sensible, easy tips.
Giardia And Your Dog
Giardia are a type of protozoa – a microscopic, single-celled parasite – which lives in the small intestines. Affected dogs can get nasty diarrhoea, as well as spreading the parasite to others – including us!
Xylitol Poisoning In Dogs
Xylitol is a sweetener used in many products. Completely harmless to humans, xylitol is unfortunately toxic in dogs. Learn more here.
Looking After Your Dog'S Eyes
Learn how to check your dog's eyes and look out for symptoms such as redness, cloudiness, irritation, scratches, weeping or tear-stained fur.
Teaching your dog or puppy that being alone for short periods is normal and that you will return is really important. Read our top tips here.
Cognitive Dysfunction In Dogs
Sadly we all know that when people age they can develop dementia, but did you know it happens to our dogs too? In fact, over a quarter of 11-12 year old dogs might be showing signs of doggy dementia, which is known as ‘cognitive dysfunction’.
Lice And Your Dog
Lice live on the skin of your dog, and feed by chewing, or sucking blood. Lice can be very uncomfortable for your dog, and can make them itchy, sore and even anaemic.
Kennel cough is an infectious disease that causes a nasty cough in affected dogs. A vaccination is available to help protect your dog against these signs.