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“My dog smells of popcorn!”

You might think I’m crazy, but my dog smells of popcorn and I want to know why. I’m not the only person in the...
Dog with heart murmur

Treatment for a heart murmur

My vet says my six-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a heart murmur. How serious could this be, and is it something that I...

Broken dewclaw

Tansy, my retired racing Greyhound, has broken the dewclaw on one of her front legs while out on a walk. It has stopped bleeding,...

“Help, our puppy barks at children”

We own a delightful five-month-old Pomeranian puppy, who has taken to being nervous about children in the park where we regularly walk. He will...

Are chestnuts safe for dogs?

It’s coming up to sweet chestnut season again and the woods where I walk my dog are abundant with them. My dog loves eating...

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...
drying cabinets safe?

Are drying cabinets safe?

What are your views on drying cabinets? I’ve read some awful stories in the media. How should they be used, and are they suitable...
variety of different food types exist for dogs

Dog food types explained

I have recently rescued a six-year-old Labrador called Barney and I am seeking some guidance on what to feed him. I last had a...
Wedding dog

“My dog has swallowed my wedding ring!”

In what I thought was a sensible move, I took off my wedding ring to bathe my dog. To my horror, when I turned...

“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...