Dog health advice
Dogs can be trusted companions, fun friends, hilarious sidekicks and great company. Owning a dog is a big responsibility, but put in the time to train and really get to know your four-legged friend, and you will enjoy one of the most rewarding relationships of your life. We can supply the hints, tips, advice and healthcare if you supply the infinite quantities of love and affection!
Top Tips For Dog Training!
Part of bringing a new dog into your family is training. This takes times and patience, but is also extremely rewarding for both of you! Remember these basic points and your puppy will soon be following your cues as if it’s the most natural thing in the world.
Heart Disease In Large Dogs
DCM is a form of heart disease in medium to large breed dogs such as St Bernards, Dobermans, Boxers & German Shepherds. Contact your practice to find out more.
What Is Positive Reinforcement?
Positive reinforcement works on the basic premise that if you reward your dog for doing something, they are likely to do that action again – after all, it got a great result last time! This positive feedback is a great way to teach your dog how you want them to behave, and should be applied to all aspects of training your dog.
Neutering Your Dog
Find out more about neutering or spaying your dog, used to help prevent unwanted puppies, to control aggressive behaviour & to reduce the risk of cancer.
Hookworms And Your Dog
Hookworms 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. Hookworm infection is rare in the UK.
Fatty Lumps And Lipomas
lipomas, or fatty lumps, are very common in dogs. In fact every year nearly 2% of the doggy population are diagnosed with one! While they are tumours, lipomas are just made up of fat cells and so are mostly completely benign.
Teaching Your Puppy To Sit
Learn how to train your puppy to sit down when you command through our tips such as using treats and praise to reinforce good behaviour.
Tapeworms And Your Dog
Tapeworms look like long ribbons or pieces of tape. Keeping your dog free of tapeworms is simple and a great way to keep them healthy and happy.
Cleaning Dogs Teeth
Just like humans, dogs, including puppies, can suffer from dental health issues. Find out how to clean dogs teeth and look after their oral hygiene.
Blue-Green Algae Poisoning In Pets
These bacteria can’t be seen with the naked eye but when they clump together on the surface of the water they can look like green, blue-green or brown algae. They’re appearance is sometimes describes as a blue-green scum or foam and often accumulates at the edges non-flowing fresh water such as ponds, lakes and reservoirs. They are most abundant during periods of hot, sunny weather and low rainfall in mid-to late summer months.