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How to manage your puppy’s first trip to the dog park
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11th January 2019
Your new puppy’s first year of life is a very exciting one, as they experience all of the variety of the world around them and are exposed to wide range of different type of stimulus and activities. This means that your puppy will have a number of first-times and mil....Read Full Article

Myotonia congenita DNA testing for the miniature schnauzer dog breed
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10th January 2019
The miniature schnauzer is the smallest variant of the three different schnauzer dog breeds, and the most recent variant to be recognised as a breed in its own right. Like all of the different sized schnauzer breeds, the miniature schnauzer originated in Germany....Read Full Article

Macrothrombocytopenia (MTC-R) DNA testing for the Norfolk terrier dog breed
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10th January 2019
The Norfolk terrier is one of the UK’s remaining extant native dog breeds, and is actually the smallest of all of our working terrier dog types as well as today being a popular pet both within their home county and across the UK. Whilst Norfolk terriers are no....Read Full Article

Postoperative haemorrhage disorder (P2Y12/P2RY12) DNA testing for the Greater Swiss mountain dog
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10th January 2019
The Greater Swiss mountain dog is a large dog breed from the Kennel Club’s working group, which is one of several mountain dog breeds recognised within the UK and across the world. This isn’t a dog breed that is hugely common within ....Read Full Article

May-Hegglin anomaly (MHA) DNA testing for the pug dog breed
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10th January 2019
The pug is one of the best-known and most instantly recognisable dog breeds in the UK, and they are hugely popular as pets all across the country as well. The pug is in fact the third most popular pedigree dog breed here ov....Read Full Article

Kennel Club announces new DNA testing protocol for dilated cardiomyopathy in the giant schnauzer
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10th January 2019
The Giant Schnauzer is a giant dog breed that tends to be fairly robust and healthy, and which has an average lifespan of around 10-12 years, which is quite a long life for a dog of this size. Giant schnauzers are of course the largest of the three recognised schnau....Read Full Article

How to manage a dog that barks excessively on walks
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9th January 2019
Dogs tend to be quite vocal animals as a whole, who use sounds like barking, growling, crying, whining and howling to express their emotions to other dogs and to people, and to communicate with other animals of various species too. Some dogs are of course a lot more prone to barking than others, and whilst most dogs will bark....Read Full Article

Five common errors to avoid when cleaning your dog’s ears
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9th January 2019
Ear infections and parasitic infestations like ear mites are quite common in dogs, and some dogs seem to get more than their fair share of problems of this type, which can be challenging to fully eradicate. This means that preventative ear cleaning and maintenance is a regular part of life for many dog owners, and this means ....Read Full Article

The implications of owning a dog if you work full time
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9th January 2019
Every dog lover needs to wait for the right time in their life to bring a dog into it, and this means that some of the UK’s greatest dog lovers aren’t actually dog owners, because they have made the responsible decision to wait to get a dog until their lifestyle and personal situation is an appropriate match for the dog&rsq....Read Full Article

Could your dog benefit from referral to a specialist veterinary dermatologist?
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8th January 2019
When our dogs get ill or we spot a potential problem in the making, our first port of call is the local veterinary clinic that cares for our pets, who can identify, diagnose and treat all of the common challenges, health conditions and injuries that dogs may acquire or develop from time to time. However, there are some health....Read Full Article

Caring for your dog’s paws in the snow
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8th January 2019
Whilst we don’t usually have to contend with months and months of heavy snow during the winter months here in the UK, many areas of the country will get some snow at some point in the winter, and the novelty of this often leaves us unprepared in many ways. Just as driving in snow and getting around in general come with ....Read Full Article

Caring for a dog with a naturally oily coat
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8th January 2019
Dog fur comes in a huge array of different colours, patterns, lengths and textures, all of which are beautiful in their own ways and that reflect the different origins of individual dog breeds, such as where in the world they originate from and the type of activities that they would have historically performed. This is why do....Read Full Article

Five things that dog owners often misunderstand about seizures in dogs
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8th January 2019
Dogs with seizure disorders have special care requirements that will often encompass many different things, such as medications, regular trips to the vet for monitoring, vigilance to spot the potential signs of a seizure in the making, and having a procedure to follow during a seizure to keep the dog safe and aid their recovery. ....Read Full Article

What additional vaccinations might your dog need if you intend to take them to mainland Europe?
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7th January 2019
Most dog owners know that if you want to take your dog on holiday to mainland Europe with you and be able to cross back and forth to the UK with your dog quickly and efficiently without the need for quarantine or delays, your dog needs a pet passport. The pet passport scheme for pets provides your dog with a travel document t....Read Full Article

Small dogs rising in popularity and demand for large breeds in decline, says Kennel Club
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7th January 2019
The Kennel Club is the UK’s main body for pedigree dog breed recognition and registration, and the Kennel Club is the umbrella organisation in the UK that monitors the development of both existing and up and coming dog breeds on our shores. They also carry out a great number of other roles as well, including monitoring pedigree d....Read Full Article

How can you tell if your dog is warm enough in the winter?
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7th January 2019
We as humans are able to control our own environments significantly, which enables us to maintain a comfortable body temperature and counteract the effects of the weather. When it is cold we stay indoors, put the heating on, bundle up well when we do go out, and enjoy warming meals and drinks. When the weather is hot we dress for the w....Read Full Article

Five ways to reduce your dog’s tendency to roam
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7th January 2019
If your dog has a tendency to roam or wander off from your garden when your back is turned, this can soon turn into a real problem. Not only will you spend a lot of time and energy looking for your dog and trying to bring them home, roaming can be dangerous to both your dog and other people and their pets or property too – such a....Read Full Article

Frosty Feet & Keeping Your Pets Safe in the Winter
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6th January 2019
As the weather turns colder the pavements begin to freeze. As chapped lips can be uncomfortable for us, dogs can suffer with their paws. For some pets taking a walk in the winter is no fun. Exposure to cold, dry air or prolonged contact with ice and snow can leave their paws dry, itchy, peeling and cracked. If your dog’....Read Full Article

What happens with a ‘No Deal Brexit’ and travelling with our dogs?
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6th January 2019
Most of the news these days seems to centre around Brexit, the majority of us tuning out. As the current negotiations are proving unsuccessful there have been a series of advisories released by the APHA (Animal and Plant Health Agency – part of DEFRA). The government have decided to warn that should there be a no deal agreement w....Read Full Article

Why are many Border collies sensitive to Ivermectin?
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6th January 2019
The Border collie is a working herding dog breed that is also the world’s most intelligent breed overall, and Border collies are still used as farm dogs within working roles all over the UK and further afield. Border collies are also great at all types of canine....Read Full Article



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