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How to wash and groom a dog’s face
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23rd November 2017
All dogs need to have a bath from time to time to help to keep them clean and remove dirt and smells from the coat, but whether your dog loves baths or hates them and whether you bathe them at home or take them to a groomer, every dog needs to be cleaned up occasionally! If you bathe and groom or even clip and trim your own d....Read Full Article

Five interesting facts about Dalmatians
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22nd November 2017
The Dalmatian is one of the most instantly recognisable of all dog breeds, with their proportionate, well-balanced builds and of course, very obvious black and white spots! The outgoing personality and fun-loving temp....Read Full Article

Five considerations to bear in mind if you want to breed from your French bulldog
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21st November 2017
The French bulldog, according to Pets4Homes is currently the most popular of all of the dog breeds found in the UK today (November 2017), and these small, loyal and very entertaining little dogs ....Read Full Article

Why the Alaskan malamute is so well suited to work in cold weather
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20th November 2017
The Alaskan malamute is one of the most outgoing, energetic and lively of all dog breeds, and they are also smart dogs with a strong streak of mischief! Originally used as sled dogs in Alaska, one of the coldest and most inhospitable areas of the world, the Alaskan....Read Full Article

Is Brexit going to make it harder to take your dog abroad?
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20th November 2017
“Brexit” is a word that most of hear or say several times a day at the moment, and none of us really know what’s going to happen or how the whole thing is going to shake down – including the government itself, which is far from reassuring! One thing that we do know for sure however, is that a whole lot of things....Read Full Article

Snow nose in dogs - Loss of colour pigment
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17th November 2017
Snow nose is the term used to refer to a sometimes temporary loss of pigment on your dog’s nose, which may come and go as the seasons change. Nobody knows exactly why this happens – or why it happens to some dogs but not others – but the condition isn’t painful or harmful to your dog in and of itself. ....Read Full Article

Canine Multiple System Degeneration (CMSD) Health Testing
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17th November 2017
Canine multiple system degeneration or CMSD is a hereditary health condition that is found in some populations of dogs of the Chinese crested and Kerry blue terrier dog breeds. The condition h....Read Full Article

Hereditary nephritis or Samoyed hereditary glomerulopathy health testing
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15th November 2017
Hereditary nephritis, also known as Samoyed hereditary glomerulopathy, is a dominant hereditary health condition that can be found in the gene pool of some dogs of the Samoyed breed. The condition is caused by a gene mutation on the X chromosome, and usually leads....Read Full Article

Five important things you should tell your new dog walker
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13th November 2017
Because most modern dog owners can’t stay at home with their dogs all day every day, dog walkers and dog sitters are very common today, and many dog owners use the services of a walking or sitting service to help to care for their dogs. If you go out to work all day, having a dog walker come in the middle of the day to ....Read Full Article

What makes the Portuguese water dog such a good swimmer?
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12th November 2017
The Portuguese water dog is one of the canine world’s best swimmers – after all, the clue is in the name! This is a distinctive-looking breed that can often be seen sporting a half on, half off haircut called a lion cut, and today, they are very pop....Read Full Article

Five Dog Breeds with Webbed Feet
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12th November 2017
When we think of animals with webbed feet, we tend to think of ducks, otters and various other amphibious animals that can be found living in and around water sources. But some breeds of dogs actually have webbed feet too, and for a few breeds, this is a standard breed trait that is perfectly normal and included within the breed standa....Read Full Article

Five funky tech gadgets to get for your dog
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11th November 2017
New technological advancements and the ever-growing accessibility of smart tech means that today, apps, gadgets and gizmos are simply part of our daily lives, with a virtually limitless range of potential applications. From fitness trackers to smart button reordering systems to bespoke programmable GPS apps, tech is making inroads into....Read Full Article

Pyelonephritis in dogs - A bacterial infection of the kidneys
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11th November 2017
When dogs are fully grown and have reached adulthood, their bodies are really good at fighting off and avoiding opportune infections such as virus and bacteria, due to a combination of their standard vaccination protection and the development of their own full adult immune systems. This means that dogs who are grown up and ge....Read Full Article

How do greyhounds run so fast?
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10th November 2017
The Greyhound is the second fastest animal on earth – coming second only to the cheetah, and capable of reaching a flat-out running speed of up to 45mph. If you have ever seen a greyhound take off into an effortless-seeming flat-out gallop, you have probably marvell....Read Full Article

What you need to know about hanging tongue syndrome in dogs
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10th November 2017
Dogs hang their tongues out of their mouths for a whole host of reasons, and seeing your dog with their tongue sticking out is probably an everyday occurrence for you. This is a totally normal canine behaviour that dogs exhibit for a variety of reasons, some of which we will look at in more detail later on. However, if your dog’s....Read Full Article

Jack Russell and Parson Russell terriers: how to tell the difference
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9th November 2017
A huge number of today’s most popular dog breeds have origins and ancestry in other breeds, which can make tracing your dog’s breed family tree very interesting. Selective breeding, deliberate outcrossing and shared geographic origins are just some of the factors that c....Read Full Article

Juvenile Epilepsy or JE in Dogs
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9th November 2017
Juvenile epilepsy is a specific type of epilepsy that develops in young dogs rather than adult and mature dogs, which is much more common. This type of epilepsy is rather rarer than classical types of epilepsy, and has been identified as a breed-specific health issue within the ....Read Full Article

Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (JME) Testing in Dogs
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8th November 2017
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy is just one of the various types of epilepsy that can affect dogs – but unlike most other types of epilepsy, JME usually presents for the first time in younger dogs, as opposed to during middle age, which is more common for other variants of the condition. JME is a hereditary health condition....Read Full Article

Dominant progressive retinal atrophy (D-PRA) in dogs
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8th November 2017
Progressive retinal atrophy is one of the leading causes of painless, progressive and irreversible blindness in dogs, which in its turn comes in several different variants depending on the action of the condition and how it is passed on from dog to dog. Most forms of progressive retinal atrophy in dogs are autosomal recessive....Read Full Article

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy or CMR in dogs
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7th November 2017
Canine multifocal retinopathy or CMR is a hereditary health condition that affects the eyes of dogs, and leads to raised lesions developing on the retina of the eye, which can result in folding of the retina. The lesions tend to develop for the first time in puppies that are a few months old, which means that they may have already been....Read Full Article



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