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What is hip dysplasia?

Hip dysplasia is a relatively common disease in dogs. It involves abnormal development of the hip joints and can result in lameness, pain, and poor mobility of the hind legs.

What causes my dog to become stressed?

The modern world stresses out our pets. Trainer and behaviourist Carol Price explains the causes and effects of stress in dogs...

Battersea Q&A: Is scent work ideal for my sniffer dog?

Expanding your best friend’s horizons — or in this case, his scent world — is a great idea, as Nathalie Ingham explains...

Is it beneficial to add coconut oil to my dog's dinner?

Coconut oil has a range of different benefits, vets Roberta Baxter and John Burns give their advice on whether they think it would be beneficial to your dog.

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...

Walkies? It’s time for something completely different

There’s more to exercising your dog than a stroll in the park. Tesco Bank Pet Insurance and expert advisors, vetfone® suggest doggie workouts that will make tails wag with joy.  [ ... ]

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.

Battersea Q&A: How can I manage my dog's moulting?

Most breeds of dog shed their fur twice a year, in spring and autumn. Some are hardly noticeable, but some create a furry avalanche.

Why won't my puppy play on his own?

Most dogs will not play alone. Dogs are social creatures and find it better to engage with other dogs or their owners, explains trainer Tony Cruse.

My dog has an unusual growth - what could it be?

It’s always important to get your vet to check any skin mass that comes up suddenly, as skin growths can be due to a number of different causes.

Can I set up my own dog walking business?

A good starting point would be to speak to others who are already doing this and pick up tips from them. Explains solicitor Trevor Cooper.

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...

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