How do I get a puppy?

With hundreds of breeds and cross-breeds to choose from, getting a dog can seem like a daunting task.

Can I give my dog tinned tuna?

Do you think your dog might not be eating because he's bored of his food? Thinking about giving him something different? Vet John Burns shares his advice. 

Battersea Q&A: Will my dog cope with my newborn baby?

Having a new baby is such an exciting event. However, it’s amazing what a life-changer it is — and from your dog’s point of view, the changes are huge.

What type of toys are best for dogs?

Dog toys come in all shapes, sizes, colours and textures. You can choose from novelty, squeaky, chewy, and plush types.

Battersea Q&A: House training your rescue dog

People think that older dogs will be house-trained but this isn't always the case, especially if they've spent time in kennels.

Is my dog double jointed?

Double jointedness is not normally an issue in dogs, however dogs often sit to one side if they have back, hip, or stifle pain on one side.

Will my dog's torn nail grow back?

The problem with broken and torn nails is that by exposing the quick they allow a route for infection into the bones of the toe.

Battersea Q&A: Teach your dog something new

Canine welfare trainer Nathalie Ingham advises on teaching your dog to make the most of his fantastic sense of smell...

Which diet should I choose for my dog?

BARF (bones and raw food) diets can give health benefits, but so too can high-quality prepared foods - as John Burns advises...

Can dogs get stung by stinging nettles?

Ever wondered if your dog can be stung when playing near nettles? Vet Roberta Baxter shares her advice. 

Battersea Q&A: Helping a dog with arthritis

While there's no cure for arthritis, there's still a lot you can do to help your dog live a comfortable and active life...

Become a dog blood donor

It's not just humans who can give blood and save lives — dogs can donate blood too.

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