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Physiotherapy or Hydrotherapy? Which one is best for my dog?

February 27th, 2017

If your dog is suffering with an injury, or having problems with general fitness, physiotherapy and hydrotherapy offer real improvements in your dog’s mobility and quality of life. Veterinary Physiotherapy Veterinary Physiotherapy can rehabilitate and improve an animal’s ability to move and function. Veterinary physiotherapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology, animal structure and… Read more

4 valuable lessons that dogs can teach to our children

January 30th, 2017

There are lots of benefits to be had from pet ownership, but one of the most overlooked aspects of bringing a pet into the home is the profound impact that it can have on your family. Bringing a four legged friend into your home can have a powerful effect on your children, teaching them valuable… Read more

How to build a stronger bond with your dog

Man walking dog

December 29th, 2016

Like almost any relationship, forging a strong bond between you and your dog is absolutely fundamental.  Having a strong connection will help you to trust your dog and your dog to trust you. It will also help you to be able to understand each other’s communications and intentions, paving the way to a happy dog… Read more

How to prepare your dog for the vets

Dog at vets

November 30th, 2016

For our dogs, a trip to the vets can sometimes be a scary experience. Full of peculiar sounds and smells that can make a visit upsetting for them. However, your dog’s health is of the upmost importance and should be treated as a priority. Here are a few ways that you can help your dog… Read more

How to keep your dog calm during Halloween & Bonfire Night

Dog in Halloween costume

October 19th, 2016

While the 31st October and 5th November may be harmless fun for us grown-ups, it can be a frightening time for our pets. Strange noises, loud bangs, lots of activity and unfamiliar faces can all lead to one stressed out pooch, so here are a few ways to plan ahead and keep them calm. Halloween… Read more

Picking a name your puppy can remember


September 14th, 2016

There are lots of reasons why people give specific names to their puppy. Uniqueness, humour, matching a personality and honouring a loved one can all play a part. But if you want to train your dog then a key part has to be teaching them a name they can remember. Two syllable names are the… Read more

Why do dogs jump up at us

Dog preparing to jump

August 23rd, 2016

Dogs often don’t realise their own size and jumping up at you, your friends and even strangers can become a nuisance. But how can you stop your dog from doing it? In the wild, mother dogs would carry food in their mouths. They would bring it back to their gathered pups that would excitedly lick… Read more

Dogs and hot weather

Hot dog

July 18th, 2016

It’s not uncommon for us to complain about hot weather in the UK, but spare a thought for our four-legged friends who might also be uncomfortable – but unable to tell us. Many dogs die or are left with serious medical problems every year due to overheating in hot weather through heatstroke and dehydration. So… Read more

Dog theft is on the rise – what can you do to stop it?

June 24th, 2016

The BBC recently reported that dog theft in the UK has risen by as much as 22% with more than 5,000 dogs having been reported stolen since the beginning of 2013. Among the most commonly stolen breeds of dogs are Staffordshire bull terriers, miniature French bulldogs and pugs which are currently very popular and therefore… Read more

Why is brushing your dog’s teeth so important?

May 17th, 2016

While it’s not the easiest task to manage, brushing our dogs’ teeth can be integral to their health. So persevering and giving their gnashers a frequent clean is well worth it. Just as with humans, brushing your dog’s teeth can prevent smelly breath, and although this might sound trivial, bad breath can actually signal deeper… Read more