Just as with people, allergies are not uncommon in our pets and any cat or dog can develop allergies at any time during their lives. However, some dog breeds are more predisposed than others; for example: Jack Russells, Staffies, Westies, Retrievers, Bulldogs etc. SYMPTOMS Allergies happen when the immune system recognises what are usually harmless […]

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No one really knows why dogs eat grass. Theories range from behaviour to nutrient deficiencies to illness or simply because they like it. Read on to find out more about why your pooch prefers the green stuff. Speak to most dog owners and they’ll tell you that their dogs eat grass. Both my dogs, a […]

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More dogs visit the vet for skin allergies than for any other health problem. In fact, some vets have gone so far as to call it an allergy epidemic. Anyone who has had a dog or cat who suffers from skin allergies can attest to the extreme frustration experienced by both pet and pet owner. […]

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Getting a new puppy is an exciting journey, but it’s worth keeping in mind that it’s also a long-term commitment! Your new companion is going to be with you for the better part of 10 years, at least, and in the excitement of puppyhood, it’s easy to forget to keep the long-term plan in mind. […]

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It’s cold and damp outside and a walk or run is the last thing on your or Fido’s mind. But exercise for the mind and body is as important for your dog as it is for you during the chilly months. Like it or hate it, winter is the season that makes us move a […]

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