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Miniature Dachshund Frequently Asked Questions
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16th August 2018
Miniature Dachshunds are among one of the most popular toy breeds in the UK as well as the rest of the world and for good reason. They are adorable looking, have wonderful personalities and are great fun to have around. If you are thinking about sharing your home with a Miniature Dachshund and would like to know more about the breed, t....Read Full Article

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel frequently asked questions
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15th August 2018
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are one of the UK’s best loved native breeds and have remained popular companions and family pets for decades having been cherished by Royals for centuries. If you are thinking about sharing your home with a Cavalier....Read Full Article

Keeping your fish tank safe from your cat
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14th August 2018
Fish tanks can be a huge source of entertainment and stimulation for your cat – almost like watching TV for humans. However, an inquisitive cat can play havoc with your fish tank, potentially distressing the fish, even catching your fish, or damaging or upsetting the tank if they try to jump or climb on it. This means t....Read Full Article

Five dog breeds that exhibit a type of canine dwarfism
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13th August 2018
Dogs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes from the very small to the very tall, and some dogs also have quite a disproportionate build and appearance when it comes to the length of their legs in relation to the size of their bodies. Sometimes, this trait is due to selective breeding to produce a change in the appearance of dogs within....Read Full Article

Can dogs tell men and women apart?
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13th August 2018
Whilst dogs and people are both mammals and in the wider scheme of things, actually have more in common than apart, dogs and humans are very different in terms of how they gather information about the world around them, process this information, and use it in real-world terms. Much like people, dogs take in a constant stream ....Read Full Article

Are Dalmatians predisposed to developing bladder stones?
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11th August 2018
The Dalmatian is a very handsome and distinctive-looking dog breed, and one that many of us have had a soft spot for since childhood, when most of us will have seen the popular film 101 Dalmatians and fallen for the breed’s charms! However, owning a Dalmat....Read Full Article

Can you save a new born puppy that isn’t breathing?
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11th August 2018
Watching your own dog give birth to puppies is of course a very special experience, and something that few people are lucky enough to witness. Aside from dog breeds that are more prone to complications with delivery and that usually have to be delivered by caesarean section (like th....Read Full Article

Corneal dystrophy in the German shepherd
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10th August 2018
The German shepherd is one of our best-loved large dog breeds, and this highly intelligent and very versatile dog from the Kennel Club’s pastoral grouping has a long and distinguished history in....Read Full Article

Why do dogs pant when at rest?
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10th August 2018
When you see a dog panting, they’re probably doing this because they’re exercising or have just finished exercising, or because the weather is very hot and they need to cool down. However, there are all sorts of other reasons why a dog might pant that isn’t related to exertion or the weather, and if your dog seems to ....Read Full Article

Juvenile dilated cardiomyopathy in the Doberman Pinscher
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10th August 2018
The Doberman pinscher is a large pedigree dog breed recognised within The Kennel Club’s working group, and this distinctive and handsome looking breed makes for both an excellent pet and a versatile working dog for a number of different roles. Their excell....Read Full Article

What makes a hound a hound?
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9th August 2018
The terms “dogs” and “hounds” are often used interchangeably, but the word “hound” actually refers to a specific type of dog, and certain dog breeds. If you own a hound or are wondering if your own dog is classed as a hound type, it can....Read Full Article

Why do Siberian huskies shed so much fur?
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9th August 2018
The Siberian husky is a large, confident and very outgoing dog breed that falls within The Kennel Club’s working grouping, and this is one breed that has become increasingly popular within the UK over the course of the last couple of decades. However,....Read Full Article

Degenerative spinal myelopathy in the German shepherd
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8th August 2018
The German shepherd is a large dog breed that is the pet of choice for many in the UK, and this adaptable, versatile dog breed is popular all over the world, both as pets and within working roles too. However, as is the case for a lot of ....Read Full Article

Corneal lipidosis in the Bichon frise
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8th August 2018
The Bichon frise is one of a number of small, fluffy white dog breeds that are very popular in the UK and that make for engaging, very affectionate little companions for people from all walks of life. The....Read Full Article

What causes hyperphosphatemia in dogs?
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8th August 2018
Hyperphosphatemia is a health condition that can occur in dogs when they have too much phosphorous in their blood, which causes an imbalance or disturbance in the body’s natural electrolyte balance. The condition can prove fatal if left untreated, but rather than being an illness or issue in and of itself, it is actually indicati....Read Full Article

Dachshund Frequently Asked Questions
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7th August 2018
Dachshunds are among some of the most popular companions and family pets in the UK. They are affectionately called “sausage dogs” thanks to their long backs and short legs. They are highly intelligent and love being in a home environment which means that in the right hands, they are easy to train. If you are thinking about ....Read Full Article

Temporomandibular joint disorder in the Basset hound
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7th August 2018
Basset hounds are very distinctive dogs due to their unusual conformation – those short, stumpy legs and large, long bodies. This trait is caused by a form of canine dwarfism, and the Basset’s unique looks don’t stop there – they also have large,....Read Full Article

How would you know if your dog was going blind?
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7th August 2018
If you’ve never shared your home with a blind dog or one with vision problems, it might seem as if blindness in a dog is something that would be obvious to you as their owner. However, the onset of blindness in dogs can be very slow and subtle, which means that your dog will have time to adapt over time, and you might not always ....Read Full Article

English Springer Spaniel Frequently Asked Questions
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6th August 2018
English Springer Spaniels have always been a popular breed not only as working dogs but as family pets too and for good reason. These overly-friendly and clever dogs are incredibly people-oriented and they love to please which means in the right hands Springer Spaniels are highly trainable albeit a little excitable. If you are thinking....Read Full Article

Hydronephrosis: A rare but serious complication of dog spay surgery
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6th August 2018
Unless you are planning to breed from your dog and are prepared to wait until the time is right, do plenty of research, and undertake any relevant pre-breeding health tests first, the responsible choice for owners of female dogs is to have their dog spayed to prevent unwanted litters. Spay surgery is one of the most common an....Read Full Article



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