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Taking care of a retired Greyhound

Taking on a retired Greyhound can be wonderfully rewarding but requires forethought, as sight hound specialist Jackie Drakeford explains.

Is it safe to give my dog krill oil?

Dogs can benefit from essential fatty acid supplementation, as a balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids might have health benefits for the skin, joints, kidneys, and heart.

My puppy doesn't play with toys when he's alone

Does your puppy play with his toys when he is in your company, but chew household items instead when he is left alone? Our experts offer their advice...

How do I treat my dog for lungworm?

If you and your dog don't get on with spot-on treatments, and you're looking for an alternative lungworm treatment, our experts share their advice on other products available. 

Which spay is best?

Most vets will have been trained to perform an ovariohysterectomy, and so will have far more experience of doing this procedure, Vet Roberta Baxter explains.

Help for haematoma

A haematoma can be very uncomfortable for your dog, and generally it is advisable to seek veterinary advice promptly.

Tick prevention for dogs

How to stop your dog getting ticks.

How can I stop my puppy chasing my cat?

When cats run they almost inevitably get chased, trainer Elizabeth Kershaw explains.

Battersea Q&A: How can I stop my thieving dog?

Canine welfare trainer Nathalie Ingham offers advice to stop a dog stealing picknickers food while out on a walk.

Battersea Q&A: Keeping my rescue dog exercised

Canine and welfare trainer Nathalie Ingham shares her advice on how play and mental stimulation keep boredom and stress levels down.

Which are the best nail clippers for a large dog?

It is recommended that you use the pliers-type nail clippers for large dogs. Follow our top tips to ensure you trim your dog's nails safely and properly...

How do I stop my puppy from gulping her food?

Many puppies will eat their food really quickly, especially if they previously had to push other pups away due to being fed from a single large bowl.

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