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!
House Training Your Puppy
Going to the toilet is one of the most natural things in the world, but you will need to spend some time helping your puppy understand when and where you want them to toilet. It’s one of the first things you should teach your puppy, and it’s worth picking up some hints and tips before you bring your pet home. That way you’ll be ready to get started as soon as you both get home!
Crate Training Your Puppy
Everybody needs their own space some times, and our dogs are no exception! Crate training is a fab way to make sure that your dog has a place of their own, and it can also help with sleep and toilet training too.
Diabetes In Dogs
It is estimated that 1 out of every 100 dogs that reaches 12 years of age will develop diabetes. Diabetes mellitus, the most common form of diabetes, is caused by a problem with the production of a hormone called insulin.
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.
Conker Hazards In Dogs
In Autumn, conkers (also know as Horse Chestnuts), can be found in abundance in streets and woods.
Autumn Health Advice
Click through to check out our advice on dodging the pet pitfalls of autumn and making sure your beloved pets are happy and healthy during the colder months.
Teaching Your Puppy To Stay
Learn how to teach your puppy to stay in one place on command while you move away by using treats, praise and repetition to reinforce its good behaviour.
Preparing For Your New Puppy
A new house can be a scary place for a young puppy, so if you're bringing one home, learn how to prepare for its arrival and make it welcome.
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.
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?