Dog Articles

Excitable and Disobedient Dogs

People do not respond well to dogs that are overly excitable or disobedient. So, how can this behaviour be prevented and can an unruly dog be re-trained?

Snakebites in Cats and Dogs

Snake bites are a common cause of death in the warmer months of the year, but they can occur all year round. Make sure your pet doesn't become a victim.

There are occasions in many dogs’ lives where it becomes necessary for them to wear a protective collar. The goal is to protect a wound or such from the dog itself, as scratching, licking and chewing can interfere with the healing process.

Anal Gland Disease and Its Treatment

Anal gland disease is a common and distressing condition in pets and often causes 'scooting' behaviour, where a dog or cat drags its derriere along the carpet.

Heartworm Disease and Its Prevention

It’s the stuff nightmares are made of. Sadly, it is fact not fiction. Heartworm disease is a silent killer of dogs and cats.

Constipation in Dogs

Is your dog having trouble doing their 'twos'? If they are showing pain while straining, and is passing either small amounts or no faeces at all then they could be constipated and will need your help!

When cold weather sets in, it is important to take extra care of your pets by helping them stay warm and safe throughout the winter months.

Environmental Enrichment to Help Your Dog Combat the Winter Blues

Dogs need exercise and stimulation regardless of the weather and just as we might go stir crazy when cooped up for extended periods, our furry friends too can become restless and may end up driving us nuts!

Myth: Playing tug makes dogs aggressive. Truth: There is no evidence to support this. Tugging is a cooperative behaviour that is directed at simulated prey: the toy.

Early puppy training can give puppies the best possible start in life. Puppy classes provide the building blocks towards social development and future well-being and are aimed at puppies aged 8 to 16 weeks. This timeframe takes advantage of an important developmental period known as the Critical Period for Socialisation.

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