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

Harness know-how

I’m bewildered by the choice of collars and harnesses that are available. I’ve always been a straightforward ‘lead and collar’ person, but I’ve read...
teaching “drop it”

Teaching “drop it”

Our eight-month-old collie cross, Pip, loves to play with us in the garden. He’s always mad keen for us to throw a toy or...
Dog hike

Top tips for hiking with your dog this summer

Guest post by Davies Vets Specialists Summer is on its way and if last year is anything to judge by, it’s going to be a...
Springer spaniel

Seizure know-how

Rufus, my five-year-old Springer, was diagnosed with epilepsy a year ago. He has been very stable on his tablets and for months did not...

Hot dogs and long coats

I often hear from groomers and breed aficionados that clipping a dog with a long coat does not cool them down. We have a...

Viewing a litter

I am going to see a litter of Labrador puppies. I have read a lot on the internet about people buying puppies that were...
Does my old Westie have doggie dementia?

Doggie dementia: why is my old Westie acting strange?

Doggie Dementia My old Westie has started to act quite strangely recently. He will stare into corners, suddenly stop and bark at nothing in particular,...

Flea chemical worry

I’m worried about using neonicotinoid spot-on flea products on my dog for health and environmental reasons, as I don’t feel I fully understand the...

Tail chasing

How can I stop my 12-month-old dog from chasing his own tail? This has become such a bad habit that he’s starting to make it sore...

Exercise after spay

When can I take my dog for a walk after being spayed? Betty is going in next week for her operation but, being a...

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