Pet Care Advice

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

“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...
lungworm

How a snail could kill your dog

Slug and snails may look harmless, but that's not always the case. Some of them may be carrying a parasite that can be fatal...

Unpredictable Patterdale

We have had our Patterdale Terrier from a puppy, and she has always been slightly nervous. To help her, we’ve done all the Kennel...

“Can I have a pup if I work long hours?”

I really want a puppy, but my husband doesn’t think it’s the right time, as we both work long hours. Is he right, or...

Time to socialise

Our 12-week-old Jack Russell pup, Paddy, is a cute and confident chap. We have read a lot about socialisation. Do we need to bother, as we...

Protection against leishmaniasis

I am planning to go to Spain with my 10-month old collie cross next year, and have been researching how to protect her from...

Daffodil danger

Daffodil danger With spring fast approaching, I have heard that daffodils are poisonous. What care should I take when walking my dog? Paul Manktelow advises... Spring is...

Stay safe on snowy walks

If, like us, you've woken up to a blanket of snow outside, you may be wondering and dreading taking Fido for his all important...

Life on three legs

My dog has been run over and I have no insurance to afford a repair of his leg. The vet has offered to amputate...

Tartar teeth

I’ve recently noticed that my two-year-old Yorkshire Terrier’s teeth are starting to get some tartar on them. I have tried brushing her teeth in...

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