Collecting A Urine Sample From Your Pet
Collecting a urine sample from your dog can be a daunting task, find out tips on how to approach the task and make it a simple for the both of you.
Guarding food, or any resource such as toys or a sleeping space, is a natural reaction. In a ‘wild’ situation, these resources can run out or be stolen, and therefore need to be protected. Teaching our dogs that their resources are safe is important, as guarding behaviour can become aggressive and difficult to control if left unmanaged.
Where Should I Get My New Dog?
If you decide you definitely want a puppy, the next consideration is where you get your puppy from. You should consider both breeders and rescue centres.
Safe Car Travel For Dogs
Car travel is really important for many dog owners, but did you know that car travel with pets can be very dangerous if they aren’t properly restrained, just like us! Unrestrained dogs can be a distraction, as well as being a risk to themselves and others in a crash. So, what do you need to do to keep you both safe?
Heartworms And Your Dog
Heartworms are thankfully not found in the UK, but are a serious risk for dogs that travel abroad. Transmitted by mosquitos, these parasites can cause serious illness and even death, so precautions should be taken for any dogs who leave the UK.
Whipworms And Your Dog
Anecdotally, older dogs are more at risk of having a whipworm burden than younger dogs. Whipworms are blood sucking intestinal worms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.