Pet Care Advice

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

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Doggie Dreams

My dog twitches so much in her sleep, I’m surprised she doesn’t wake herself up. I assume she’s dreaming, and I’m fascinated to think...

Snake bite: what to do

I have just noticed two small puncture wounds on my dog’s leg and I think he might have been bitten by a snake. What...

Kong stuffing

When I leave my dog home alone, I always give him a Kong so that he doesn’t notice me leave the house. I normally...
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Easter treats: what’s the difference between normal and dog-friendly chocolate?

I would like to share my Easter chocolate with my dog but have been told that chocolate can be poisonous to dogs. Is that...

Tail trauma

I have an Irish Wolfhound who cut the end of her tail. It scabbed over, but when she wags it, she makes it bleed...
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Settling a new rescue dog

Q I’m about to bring a rescue dog home and not much is known about his background. I get the impression that he has...

Take a pee test!

Hundreds of surgeries around the country are handing out free information leaflets along with urine test strips this November to mark Pet Diabetes Month....

Keeping pets cool

As Britain battles a heatwave this week, animal welfare charities are urging pet owners and farmers to keep their animals cool in the summer...
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Dogs are living twice as long as 40 years ago –...

BSAVA PetSavers is funding a new research project – Old Age Pets – at the University of Liverpool, aiming to help vets and owners...

Take the biscuit – and chicken too!

Every day is Biscuit Appreciation Day for the humans at Dogs Monthly, but today our furry co-workers are extra waggy for it is International...