Dog Articles

Grief Struck

Can dogs and cats grieve after the loss of a loved one?

Selecting and Raising a Perfect Pup

To have a perfect pet, the rules are simple - choose your pup wisely and start its training early.

How do you look after newborn puppies? If the mother dies or rejects the puppies, or if there are too many in the litter for the mother to feed, the puppies will require hand rearing.

Living With a Blind Dog

Most blind dogs can live happy, good quality lives after a period of adjustment. This is because they rely on their other senses of smell and hearing to negotiate their familiar surroundings.

Snail Bait Poisoning Snail Bait poisoning occurs when pets eat snail or slug bait that contains metaldehyde. All species are susceptible to metaldehyde poisoning but dogs are the most frequently affected.

Oh Yuk!

Dogs really do some revolting things occasionally but when your dog eats its own droppings, it can really make your stomach turn - especially when it wants to come and greet you afterwards with that oh-so-lovely Fetid Fido grin.

Whelping In The Bitch Expecting pups? How do you know when your bitch is about to whelp, when she is in trouble and when to call for help? Find out here!

Pets - Why Own Them?

As sensible, rational, thinking human beings, why is it that we insist on indulging the whims and fancies of our furry four-legged and feathery two-legged friends?

Does your dog have a swollen earflap or 'fat ear'? It is likely that he or she has an aural haematoma, or a blood clot in the ear.

A sad fact of pet ownership is that, when you take a pet into your life, you are likely to have to face the eventual death of that pet. Commonly, you will have to face the decision that your pet has to be ‘put to sleep’.
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