Dog health advice
Dogs can be trusted companions, fun friends 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!
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.
Where Should I Get My New Dog From?
If you decide you definitely want a dog, the next consideration is where you get your dog from. You should consider both breeders and rescue centres.
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.
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’.
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!