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More About the Chinook a Lesser Known but Lovely Breed of Dog
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22nd January 2019
There are some very handsome dogs in the world and one of them nearly vanished off the face of the earth several times over the last few decades. The breed is the Chinook, a lesser known dog that has a tremendous amount going for them which includes a lovely personality and extremely intelligent, kind, loyal nature. A Little....Read Full Article

The Damage Bones can Cause to Dogs
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21st January 2019
You would be forgiven for thinking that it is perfectly natural to give dogs bones to eat and that our canine friends have always chewed on them in the wild. If the truth be known, it is quite dangerous to offer dogs any sort of bone especially when they've been cooked in any way because it could seriously injure them and may even ....Read Full Article

Is it Safe to Give Rawhide Treats to a Dog?
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21st January 2019
These days you can find dog treats in every shape, size and flavour. From animal hooves to pigs’ ears and just about everything in-between, the choice is often mind boggling. This is especially true when it comes to choosing a suitable treat for a specific breed of dog. Some treats are now believed not to be very good for dogs, w....Read Full Article

Get fit with your Dog
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21st January 2019
It’s that time of year where we all make our resolutions of a fit and healthier new year. Our dogs love to share our exercise plan, and it’s great to have a friend to keep you going and motivated. We’ve listed a few exercise ideas and tips for beginners; Walking We all should walk with ....Read Full Article

Riding a Bike with Your Dog
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21st January 2019
Dogs love being with their owners especially outdoors so what better way to spend some quality time together than on a bike ride! Your pup can accompany you either by travelling in a basket or trailer or running alongside you. Which method you choose all depends on the size, age, health and fitness level of your dog. ....Read Full Article

6 Dog breeds that can’t afford to gain weight
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18th January 2019
As much as we love our dogs, if you let them overeat, or eat the wrong things, certain dog breeds are more prone to weight gain than others, purely by their genetic makeup and tendency to laziness! Most dogs will eat anything, particularly if it is a tasty morsel or more ....Read Full Article

Training a puppy not to run away
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18th January 2019
If you own an adult dog that is prone to running off or bolting away from you when out on walks and failing to return when called, this can cause a whole host of problems that will require a lot of work and effort to correct. A propensity to run off and/or not to return when called can develop at any stage in a dog’s li....Read Full Article

Five interesting things you probably didn’t know about new-born puppies
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18th January 2019
Puppies of all ages, breeds, shapes and sizes are highly appealing to us as dog lovers, and few of us would miss the opportunity to meet and befriend a cheerful, cute pup that we spot out and about. However, unless you’ve bred from your own dog or known someone whose dog had a litter that you got to meet when they were very young....Read Full Article

All about the Spanish Greyhound
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17th January 2019
The Spanish Greyhound (known as the Galgo Español ), is quite rare in the UK, purely because breeding has only started in the last couple of years, and this has been from rescue dogs imported from Spain to centres that have only been set up since the plight of these dogs became evident. Pups do come up from time to time, bu....Read Full Article

Myelofibrosis in dogs
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17th January 2019
Myelofibrosis is a type of disorder that develops in the dog’s bone marrow, as a result of the development of scar tissue. This is a condition that can affect dogs and also people; in people, myelofibrosis may be either primary, which means it develops on its own without another root cause underlying the issue, or secondary, whic....Read Full Article

Do frequent baths help to ease allergies in dogs?
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17th January 2019
Suffering from an allergy might seem like a minor problem in the greater scheme of things, but anyone who suffers from a chronic allergy or even a transient, seasonal problem like hay fever will be all too aware that allergies can make you quite miserable, particularly if they remain symptomatic for a protracted period of time. ....Read Full Article

Lameness in the Papillon
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16th January 2019
Papillons are energetic little dogs that are famed for their fun-loving natures. Their beautiful ears are their best feature and this is where they get their name- ‘papillon’ means ‘butterfly’ in French! Like any dog, a Papillon will occasionally go ....Read Full Article

Dog owners: Are you in breach of rule 57 of The Highway Code?
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15th January 2019
Anyone who has a driving licence in the UK or that is in the process of learning to drive will have spent a lot of time at some point getting to grips with The Highway Code – the UK’s formal manual of rules and regulations for road users. These rules encompass not only drivers of vehicles, but also pedestrians, cy....Read Full Article

Renal cystadenocarcinoma and nodular dermatofibrosis DNA testing for the German shepherd dog breed
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15th January 2019
The German shepherd is a dog breed that really needs no introduction, and this large breed of dog is in fact the 8th most popular breed of all within the UK, out of a total of almost 250 different dog breeds and types that can be found on these shores. ....Read Full Article

What to expect after your dog has had a general anaesthetic
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12th January 2019
Most dogs will have to have a general anaesthetic at least once in their lives, generally for their spay or neuter surgery. If your dog has an accident or health condition, or if your vet is trying to get to the root of a problem of these types, your dog might also need to have a general anaesthetic for this too. A general an....Read Full Article

Why not try a Kennel Club “Have a Go” dog show in 2019 to introduce yourself and your dog to formal
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11th January 2019
As 2019 begins, the countdown has already begun to the world-famous Crufts dog show, hosted annually by the UK Kennel Club at Birmingham’s NEC arena. This event is of course televised worldwide and watched by a significant number of UK dog owners, either on TV or at the show itself across the course of the event. For ow....Read Full Article

How to reduce the risk of joint injuries and diseases in mature and elderly dogs
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11th January 2019
We all hope that our dogs will live to a ripe old age in good health and that they will still be enjoying everyday activities like playing and going for walks well into their senior years, and keeping an older dog fit and active as they get older can actually help to improve their general health, as well as helping them to maintain the....Read Full Article

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



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