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Coughing Cavalier

My 13-year-old Cavalier has heart disease and has been on lots of medication for several months, but he still coughs quite a lot. Is...

“Do dogs shrink as they age?”

I’m wondering if dogs, like humans, get smaller or shorter in old age. I recently saw a family member’s 15-year-old terrier that I hadn’t...

“Can playing tug lead to aggression?”

Is it OK to play tug with my dog? I like using a tug toy with her on a walk, but someone said it...

Carb confusion

I’m confused! I was brought up to think that carbohydrates are part of a balanced diet, but now I’m not so sure. And what...

A new dog for an older person

My mother has just had her elderly Border Collie put to sleep. She is already talking about taking on another dog because she...

Puppy love: How to make Valentine’s Day special for your pet

Valentine's Day is a time for expressing affection for loved ones by going the extra mile, whether it be through gifts, days out, or...

How much exercise?

I’ve read conflicting advice about the amount of exercise to give a puppy for optimal joint care. A vet has advised that puppy owners...

Returning to the UK

My sister lives in Spain and if we leave the EU, she will probably return to the UK. What are the implications for her...

Recurrent ear problems

My seven-year-old Poodle keeps getting ear problems. He’s been to the vet three times this year alone. Is there anything we can do...

Arthritis with kidney failure

I have a 14-year-old spaniel that suffers from very bad arthritis. He has also just been diagnosed with chronic kidney failure so can...

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