Pet Care Advice

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

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,...

“Why is my dog making a grunting sound?”

For the past week, Hilda, my 10-year-old Labrador, has been grunting as she lands on the ground after jumping from the boot of my...

“Help, my dog’s nose has changed colour!”

My four-year-old dog’s nose has recently gone from black to a pinky/brown colour and is a bit crispy. Is this to do with the...

Fox poo clean-up

My short-haired dog just loves to roll around in sheep and fox poo, and the area we live is surrounded by it. She always...
Can dog poo pose a risk to livestock?

Dog poo risk to livestock

I always pick up after my dog when we are walking through the village and along the footpaths, but part of our daily walk...

Charity arrives in the UK to help dogs with Degenerative Myelopathy

A new service has opened its doors to dogs with Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) in the UK. The ‘Finding a Cure for DM’ foundation, a registered...

White or albino?

My daughter and her boyfriend have just bought an albino Boxer puppy, but I’m worried, as they don’t have much spare money, and I...

How to combat a paw chewing and licking habit

Dogs chew and lick their paws for many different reasons, it may seem like an everyday occurrence, but it could be something more serious...
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...

Caring for a diabetic dog

My dog has recently been diagnosed as being diabetic. I want to ensure he lives as healthy and as full a life as possible,...