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Here you can find a wealth of resources relating to the care of your pet.

First aid for wounds

My three-year-old Cockapoo recently ran through a fence, catching her leg and damaging the skin. I took her to the veterinary surgery and she...

War on ticks

I have heard a lot in the news recently about ticks transmitting diseases to dogs. I have a five-year-old crossbreed terrier. How can I...
hoarding toys

“Hands off my toys!”

I have owned my two-year-old female Chihuahua since she was eight weeks of age. Generally, she’s a delightful little dog, but for the past...
hay fever in dogs

Can my pet get hay fever?

Hot weather, shining sun, long days, and... a runny nose. Yes, its that time of the year when hay fever strikes! More formally known...

Tail trauma

I have an Irish Wolfhound who cut the end of her tail. It scabbed over, but when she wags it, she makes it bleed...
can dogs have ice-cream

“Can dogs have ice-cream ?”

My dog Flora adores ice-cream. Is it OK to feed her this as a treat in summer to help keep her cool? Anna Cherry advises... Our...

Snake bite: what to do

I have just noticed two small puncture wounds on my dog’s leg and I think he might have been bitten by a snake. What...

Indoor games to keep pets and owners entertained while isolating

Following the Government announcement to avoid unnecessary travel and implement social distancing to limit the spread of coronavirus, many of us will be working...

My puppy won’t eat his food

My puppy has gone off his dry food. I have offered him alternatives, which he has eaten, but he won’t eat his puppy food....

Chewing on the lead

My dog chews his lead when we’re at the end of the walk. What can I do to prevent it?  Denise Price advises... Dogs revert to...

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