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Foot corns in greyhounds, lurchers and whippets
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31st July 2012
Did you know that dogs can get corns on their feet? Maybe not! This condition is relatively rare in most breeds and types of dog, and is almost always unique to greyhounds, whippets and lurchers, where its prevalence rate is actually quite high. Because corns on the feet are fairly uncommon in other breeds of dog, often even veterinary....Read Full Article

Reducing your Dog's Separation Anxiety
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31st July 2012
Dogs are celebrated for their loyalty to man, famously offering unconditional love and devotion to their owners. Many people would take their pet everywhere if they could, however there will be always be occasions when the family dog must be left home alone. Unfortunately, dogs may become overly dependent on their owners and experience....Read Full Article

Ear Conditions in Dogs
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29th July 2012
One of the most common reasons dog owners visit the vet is due to their animal displaying an ear problem. Many conditions are easily treatable but some require further work. Below are a selection seen in veterinary practice. Ear mites (otodectes cynotis) Symptoms Common and noticeable by brown deposits ....Read Full Article

Breeding from your dog - Caring for the dam after the birth
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27th July 2012
When breeding from your dog, it's vital to make sure that your bitch is in perfect health before conception, and take care of her changing needs as the pregnancy progresses. Once your dam has successfully delivered her litter, it's even more important to keep a close eye on her and make sure that she's healthy and coping well, and to s....Read Full Article

Puppy problems part two - Digging, straying, pulling, chewing and climbing
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27th July 2012
As the proud owner of a new puppy, it's important to teach your little dog the appropriate behaviours and responses to situations while they're young and still reasonably easy to manage. Trying to train learned bad behaviours out of an older dog can be much harder down the line, and a little extra time spent addressing developing probl....Read Full Article

Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) syndrome in dogs
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27th July 2012
Gastric dilatation and volvulus syndrome (a.k.a. 'GDV') is a life-threatening disorder of which every large-breed dog owner should be aware. These three letters strike fear into the hearts of vets and breeders alike. Unrecognised, GDV causes extreme suffering and can rapidly become fatal. The chances are that your dog will never be aff....Read Full Article

Common dog illnesses and how to spot them
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26th July 2012
If you own a dog, you undoubtedly want the very best for them, and hope that your pet will never get sick or injured, or suffer from any health conditions. But like all animals, dogs can fall victim to a variety of different diseases and illnesses, however committed you are to caring for their health and wellbeing. Here is a quick run ....Read Full Article

Urinary Incontinence in Dogs
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26th July 2012
If your previously house trained dog is urinating inappropriately, more often than usual or in the wrong place, it can be both frustrating and annoying, and you may be tempted to reprimand or punish your dog for doing so. But before you act impulsively in anger, remember that man's best friends generally dedicate their lives to the peo....Read Full Article

All about the Dangerous Dogs Act
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26th July 2012
The Dangerous Dogs Act (DDA) is an act of Parliament that came into force in the UK in 1991 (with amendments made in 1997) which regulates or prohibits the ownership of certain breeds and types of dogs within the UK. The reasons behind the Dangerous Dogs Act The Dangerous Dogs Act became law in the UK as a respon....Read Full Article

Crate Training your Dog or Puppy
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26th July 2012
Crate training your dog or puppy is all abut getting him used to having an area of personal space, a safe place to call his own and promoting appropriate behaviours in your pet. It's highly recommended to get your dog used to the crate while still young, and crate training an older dog that is not used to being confined can be difficul....Read Full Article

Puppy problems - Nipping, jumping up, barking, housetraining and socialising
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26th July 2012
Getting a new puppy is a very exciting time for the whole family, and there are a lot of advantages in getting your new dog while they are still young. Being able to train your pup in the way that you want to and being the person to introduce them to the world while they are at their most receptive to change and willing to learn has so....Read Full Article

Your new puppy - Development from twelve weeks old to adulthood
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26th July 2012
As a puppy approaches twelve weeks of age, he becomes ready to go to his new permanent home. If you're considering getting a new pet for the family, this is around the age at which puppies become fully weaned when done responsibly, and are ready to go out into the world on their own. You will likely have already visited your potential....Read Full Article

Breeding from your dog - Development up to twelve weeks old
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26th July 2012
During the first two weeks of your new puppies' lives, they will be growing on a daily basis and gaining as much as 15% of their bodyweight every day. As their second week of life begins, their development really takes off and they progress very quickly from the tiny blind helpless babies that came into the world into big bounding juve....Read Full Article

Breeding from your dog - Caring for the litter during their first two weeks of life
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26th July 2012
Once your dam has delivered her puppies and all is well, the most stressful and potentially risky part of the procedure may be over but the hard work has really only just begun! Dogs usually make great mothers and other than providing for your dam's needs, human intervention will generally just come down to a little bit of care and mon....Read Full Article

Breeding from your dog - Delivering the puppies
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26th July 2012
Once your bitch is in labour and begins delivering the puppies, here's what you need to do. Get a routine going As each puppy is delivered, they may still be partially or fully enclosed in their placental sac, or this may deliver separately. As soon as the puppy is completely free of the birth canal, remove them f....Read Full Article

All about dogs and puppies - Some interesting facts
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26th July 2012
If you love dogs and puppies you probably spend as much time around them as possible, and no doubt enjoy learning more about all things canine related. Whatever your level of knowledge, here are a few common dog myths de-bunked, and a few interesting facts which you may not know about man's best friend. Read on to find out more! ....Read Full Article

'Designer' or 'hybrid' dogs- What are they?
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26th July 2012
The term 'designer dogs' may conjure up images of pampered pooches being run off of a production line complete with Louis Vuitton collars intact, but the reality is somewhat different! Hybrid dogs, or 'designer' dogs as they are sometimes known, are simply dogs which result from a mating of two pedigree dogs of different breeds. You ma....Read Full Article

Clicker Training for Dogs
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26th July 2012
Clicker training for dogs is a training method which has become very popular in recent years within the UK and further a field. If you have ever been out walking with your dog and observed another dog handler or owner issuing commands to their dog and following up upon compliance with a clicking sound produced from a small box held in ....Read Full Article

Making Your Own Dog Treats
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25th July 2012
Buying treats for your dog can be very expensive, especially when you're training, or if you are one of the many dog walkers who always has a pocket full of treats just in case your furry friend does what you tell them! When buying treats, many owners tend to buy something which looks pretty and appetizing, without giving any thought t....Read Full Article

Canine Allergies
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25th July 2012
Dogs suffer from as many different allergies as we do. Their allergies include food allergies and environmental allergies such as flea and mite allergic reactions. Many allergies can be treated without medication whereas others may need a lifetime of medication. This guide looks at the different allergies that are commonly found in dog....Read Full Article



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