It can be worrying and even disturbing if you see your dog sliding its bottom along the ground repeatedly. This behaviour can be seen in dogs of all ages but what does it mean? The Causes of Scooting When a dog appears to be wiping its own bottom, it is usually because it is attempting […]
It is always wonderful to take your pooch for a stroll on the beach. But dogs have a tendency to eat anything! British beaches are being littered with toxic fatbergs which have crossed the Atlantic from the Caribbean. The unsightly blobs of fat smell appealing to pooches but it is vital that dogs are not […]
Your dog is more than just a pet, it is a treasured member of your family and your pooch represents a significant financial investment. It makes sense to maximise their life span so that you can enjoy their company for longer. The good news is that you don’t need to break the bank to ensure […]
Second-hand Smoke is Killing Pets Not only are smokers risking their own health, they are also having a serious effect on the health of their pets. The chemicals in second-hand smoke are hazardous to the blood and organs of all pets including fish and increase their risk of developing cancer, lung disease and heart trouble. […]
Why Drunken Pets are No Laughing Matter Tipsy revellers are nothing new at Christmas. Across the land, people will be drinking to excess during the festive season and ending up the worse for wear. But they may not realise that their seasonal treats pose a threat to their pets.
The Pet Slimmer of the Year A Cavalier King Charles spaniel called Oscar has become The PDSA’s pet slimmer of the year. The dog had become morbidly obese after being fed roast dinners by his owner.
Blue-Green Algae in Lakes Poses Threat to Dogs Most dogs love playing in the water. When you take your pooch for a walk by a lake then they will be itching to dive in but many lakes are harbouring a threat. Blue-green algae is a naturally occurring phenomenon which produces toxins that are potentially lethal […]
Pet Travel and Brexit Most of us would have regularly raised an eyebrow or two at the bureaucracy associated with the EU. There did seem to be an incessant stream of new rules and regulations regarding just about every aspect of our lives. Whilst the imposition of Europe wide regulations had its draw backs and […]
How Do Dogs Smell Cancer? Doctors can and do use their sense of smell to assist in certain diagnoses. For instance, it is possible for them to detect aromas in patients’ breath which provide clues to their condition. A doctor might smell alcohol or perhaps the aroma of pear drops which is indicative of a […]
Can Dogs Smell Fear? Cynophobia, a fear of dogs, is relatively common. If you suffer from this phobia then at some point in your life you have probably been advised to remain calm when you encounter a dog in case they smell your fear. But can they really smell it and are they more likely […]
Do Dogs Really Watch TV? Your dog may appear to be glued to the television screen or following the footage on your tablet but are they really watching it?
Want to keep your pet healthy? All pets occasionally get ill and sometimes it just can’t be helped. However, there are some things you can do to prevent your pet from getting ill. Do the following things if you want your pet to stay […]
There are a number of products you can get to enhance your dog’s health and help combat a wide range of health issues. If you want your dog to stay healthy then there are some products you can get that will help prevent illnesses and improve existing health problems. You can get lots of different […]
As summer draws closer it’s time to think about keeping our pets cool. It’s easy for pets to get to get too hot and even get heat stroke. There are a few precautions you need to take if you want to keep your pets safe. Here are our top tips for protecting your pets from […]
It’s good to get into the habit of giving your dog regular health checks. You need to keep an eye on how they are doing and pick up on anything that might be causing discomfort. You don’t need to be an expert, all you need to do is check the main areas of their body […]