Will my dog benefit from acupuncture?

A cornerstone of traditional Chinese medicine, the practice of acupuncture has been performed on animals for thousands of years.

My dog eats her own poo!

Dogs eating their own poo is not uncommon and no one has discovered a fool-proof answer to this problem, says Elizabeth Kershaw...

Why has my dog's microchip made him swell?

It is not normal to get a swelling at the site of a microchip implantation, but it does occasionally happen. Vet Roberta Baxter explains.

How long will my dog's lameness last?

Some injuries can take time to heal , vet Roberta Baxter explains.

What are the risks of kennel cough?

Kennel cough is a nasty respiratory infection that commonly causes symptoms including a cough, a discharge from the eyes and nose, and a high temperature. 

Can dogs eat cat food?

Cat food isn’t normally recommended for dogs. It has higher levels of protein and fat, vet John Burns explains.

How old is my dog in human years?

Ever wondered how old your dog is compared to you? Breeds expert Andrew Brace explains...

Battersea Q&A: How to help your dog enjoy Christmas

Christmas time should be a happy time for everyone, including your dog. Canine welfare trainer Nathalie Ingham gives 12 tips for the 12 days of Christmas...

What's making my dog cough?

Most diseases involving coughing probably relate either to respiratory disease or heart disease, explains vet Roberta Baxter.

Does medicine make my dog attractive to other dogs?

Certain health problems can have unexpected side effects, explains vet Roberta Baxter.

Help! My dog is refusing to go on a walk!

Problems with exercise tolerance can result from musculoskeletal problems such as joint pain and arthritis, explains vet Roberta Baxter.

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.

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