Dog health & behaviour

Small white dog being groomed

How to groom a dog at home

22nd April, 2024

Keeping your dog’s coat sleek and clean isn’t just an aesthetic benefit – it’s good for your dog’s overall health too. Not only does regular grooming keep dirt, germs, and other bacteria at bay but it’s also an effective way to get to know your dog’s body, so you can quickly identify any lumps, bumps, and changes....

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Dog behaviour 101

22nd April, 2024

Dogs are more than just pets; they're our companions, our friends, and often integral parts of our families. Just like humans, dogs experience a wide range of emotions, which can influence their behaviour and interactions with us and the world around them. As responsible pet owners, it's crucial to learn how to recognise and understand these emotions to ensure the well-being of our canine companions....

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Why do dogs like belly rubs?

15th April, 2024

Do you ever wonder why dogs love belly rubs so much? It's like a warm, comforting hug for them. In this article, we'll explore the fascinating reasons behind their love for belly rubs. Dogs have a unique biology that makes them highly receptive to touch, especially in vulnerable areas like their bellies....

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Why do Pugs sleep so much?

10th April, 2024

The Pug is a captivating breed, known for its charming personality and expressive, soulful eyes. This breed has the power to captivate hearts and bring laughter with its endearing antics. However, a common question that often puzzles pug owners is why do pugs sleep so much?...


Repetitive behaviour in dogs: What are the risk factors?

3rd April, 2024

Repetitive behaviours such as tail chasing, pacing, surface licking, self-biting and snapping at their reflection or shadow are more common in dogs belonging to first-time owners, those who live with larger families and those who exercise for less than one hour per day, researchers have found....

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What to do if you find a lost dog UK

25th March, 2024

If the dog is in imminent danger or in a dangerous location, contact emergency services. Never put yourself in danger- Remember the dog may not be a stray at all but a dog that has wandered away from their owner. Follow these steps instead to help reunite the dog with their owner. ...

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Dog First Aid

22nd March, 2024

Every year, hundreds of dogs in the UK are involved in road accidents, suffer from heatstroke or swallow poisonous substances (Bluecross). Knowing what to do in an emergency could save your pet’s life. While you should always consult your vet with any health concerns or after an accident, having a basic understanding of first aid can make a crucial difference in an emergency by providing comfort and support to your dog until they can get proper medical attention....

Should dogs eat from raised bowls?

Should dogs eat from raised bowls?

20th March, 2024

Are you wondering if your dog should eat from a raised bowl? Choosing whether to feed your dog from a raised bowl is a decision that requires careful consideration. While raised bowls offer potential health benefits and improved comfort, they may also pose risks, particularly for certain breeds prone to bloat....

How to eliminate worms in dogs

How to eliminate worms in dogs

18th March, 2024

Worm infestations in dogs are a common and rather unsavoury issue that most, if not all, dog owners have to deal with at some point. The parasites can cause significant discomfort for your canine companion, and in some cases, can also pose a risk to human health. Taking your dog to the vet is the first step as they will diagnose the problem accurately. Maintaining good hygiene, keeping their living area clean and ensuring they eat thoroughly cooked food can prevent future infestations. Regular deworming, as recommended by your vet, can also keep worms at bay. ...