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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. 

It's an undercover job - help keep your dog comfy in the skin they're in

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes and with smooth, shaggy, or fluffy coats. But underneath that distinguishing fur, they all have one thing in common – their skin.

Why do dogs get hot spots?

There are lots of reasons why some dogs are more prone to skin disease such as hot spots, vet Roberta Baxter explains and shares her advice.

Is my dog's long hair the cause of the gunk in his eyes?

Ever wondered if your dog's long hair is causing problems with his eyes? Groomer Diana North explains the issues long-haired dogs can face.

Why does my dog have blood in his wee?

Blood in/on the urine normally indicates a bladder or kidney problem, and should definitely be checked out by your vet.

Can clipping change my dog's coat colour?

Sad to say but yes, clipping can affect the texture and colour of the new coat coming through, groomer Diana North explains.

What's making my dog cough?

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

My dog has been diagnosed with thrombocytopenia. What happens now?

Thrombocytopenia means low platelet levels in the blood, explains vet Roberta Baxter.

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.

How to set up a dog walking group

Dog-walking groups are becoming ever more popular, whether as a social get-together with friends on special occasions such as Boxing Day, or regular organised walks.

How important is it to condition your dog’s coat?

Conditioning a dog’s coat after bathing can make it more manageable but this will depend on the coat type, explains groomer Diana North.

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