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Dogs

Pet care information to help keep your dog happy and healthy.

A Flea-ting Moment!

Thankfully, ridding your pet of fleas is a lot easier than it used to be and there is now a large range of 'state of the art' products available which are effective and safe.

Ablution Solutions

A dog that messes in the house is really soiling its reputation. Nevertheless, if your mind is muddling over the puddling, lamenting over the excrementing or paining over the staining, don't fret - there are solutions to these ablutions!

Acute pancreatitis is a painful and serious condition that can occur very suddenly. The cause is unknown but it is seen more frequently in middle-aged dogs that are overweight and often follows a high fat meal.

Allergic Dermatitis (Atopy) In Pets

Atopy or Atopic Dermatitis is one of the most common forms of allergic skin disease in dogs, brought on by seasonal pollen and other airborne allergens.While humans tend to get hay fever, dogs present with itchy skin or ear problems. Cats may suffer from the condition, too.

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.

Arthritis In Dogs and Cats

Does your pet struggle to get up in the morning, hobble around or do they have trouble with stairs or jumping into the car? Arthritis can be a real pain in the neck (or hip) but there is treatment available to help your creaky pet.

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.

Back to Basics

Proper reward-based dog training works wonders to improve a dog's behaviour. It is vital for puppies and also for any adult dog where behavioural problems are being dealt with.

Barking Mad

Don't blame the dog, blame the owner! Sometimes a dog is allowed to bark. Sometimes it is encouraged to bark, yet other times it is severely punished for barking. How confusing for the dog! Learn how to control your dog's barking.

Better be Better Behaved Pooch

When a pet's behaviour goes astray, the results affect the whole family. There are solutions to most of the annoying behaviours that are troubling you and your pet. Usually the solutions flow when the following four questions are answered.

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