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Can dogs have strokes?

My friend thinks her dog has had a stroke. Is this possible? Do dogs have strokes and what is the end result? James Farrell advises... Dogs...

Spring dangers

Spring is finally - almost! - here, to the relief of many. For dog owners the longer days, better weather and milder temperatures also...

Doggie introductions

I have a three-year-old Bull Terrier cross called Billie. She can be reactive around dogs she doesn’t know, but is generally OK with those...

Surviving the heatwave

We’re in the middle of another heatwave and as much as we can celebrate not having to deal with muddy pawprints in the house,...
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Hot tips to keep dogs cool as temperatures soar

As temperatures soar after a cool, rainy May, Dogs Trust is offering hot tips to help owners ensure their dogs can enjoy the good...

“We want to be alone!”

How do you get other people to listen to you when you’re taking your dog out in public? I’m trying to train my sometimes-nervous...

Minimising the risk of bloat

I have adopted a six-year-old Dogue de Bordeaux. While researching I came across a disease called bloat, and have read that the breed can be...

Preparing pets for a temperature drop

This morning (17 January) saw snow fall in many parts of the UK, and with temperatures forecasted to continue to drop, owners will need...
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“My dog doesn’t like playing with toys”

“My dog doesn’t like playing with toys” Q My pup, Ted, doesn’t like playing with toys. I can get his interest for a short...

Cleaning products to avoid with mucky pups

Dog owners know just how hard it can be to keep a clean home when you have one or two mucky pups living under...