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Telling porkies

Why is pork rarely used in commercial dog food? Is it really bad for dogs? John Burns advises... There is an old wives’ tale that dogs...
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Recurrent ear infection

About a year ago, my dog had a nasty ear infection. This cleared up after a course of drops, but it comes back again...

To Spay or Not to Spay, That is the Question

Background Information: Of the surgical gonadectomy methods, the traditional method of spay is the ovariohysterectomy in which the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the uterus are...

Let sleeping dogs lie

My Saluki-Greyhound cross occasionally snaps at us if we disturb him when he’s sleeping. Can we train him not to? Denise Price advises... In short, my...

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...

Why your dog needs suitable toys: different styles explained

There are numerous canine toys on the market, but which type is best for your four-legged friend? Follow Pets at Home’s helpful guide to...
Whippet in winter coat

Winter coat

I have a young Whippet who seems to spend an awful lot of time shivering once the weather turns colder. Should I get him...

“Is it normal for a dog to burp so much?”

My dog has started burping rather a lot and I don’t know if this is normal? At first, it was just after he’d eaten,...

“Should we get a ‘family protection dog’?”

We are currently in the process of looking for a new family pet, with the German Shepherd Dog being top of the list. It...

Confidence boost

My new rescue West Highland White Terrier is very nervous and scared of anything and everything. He hides in the corner of the room...

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