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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.

Why is my dog scared of feathers?

A dog’s senses are so acute that they can sensitise to features that we can’t understand, behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith explains.

How to tell if your dog is overweight

Are you worried that your dog is overweight? Here are some top tips to help you get your dog's weight under control.

9 ways to help you spot muscle pain in your dog

If we told you that 45% of the dogs bodyweight is muscle, would that explain why keeping your dogs muscles in good working condition is the key to keeping them mobile, active and h [ ... ]

Why does my dog have smelly breath?

Ever wondered why your dog's breath smells? The most common reason for smelly breath is gum disease or dental infections.

Should a healthy dog have a wet nose?

Mostly, dogs’ noses are wet, whether they are healthy or not, explains vet Roberta Baxter.

Battersea Q&A: How do I keep my Terrier entertained?

Terriers are busy, inquisitive and clever dogs who need a lot of mental stimulation as well as exercise to live happy, fulfilled lives.

Feeding a diabetes sufferer

Is your dog diabetic? Vet John Burns advises on the best diet for a diabetic dog and how to manage the disease accordingly.

When is the right time to say goodbye to your dog?

Every dog owner lives in dread of the day when they will have to say goodbye to their trusted friend. So, how do you know when it’s the right time to put your dog to sleep?

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.

How can I stop my puppy chasing my cat?

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

Can I have a dog if I work full-time?

Ever wondered if you can successfully combine a career with dog ownership? Working and owning a dog is feasible.

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