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How to care for your dog after a vet visit

Many owners are surprised when told that after their dog’s surgery they should not allow any off-lead running for at least 10 days. There should be no excessive activity and gent [ ... ]

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.

Why is my dog scooting?

Scooting and rubbing the bottom along the ground is an indication of discomfort under the tail, our experts explain.

Help! My dog's wee is burning our lawn!

There are several possible solutions to this problem, including changing the amount of protein your dog eats, explains vet Roberta Baxter.

How to control your dog's skin problems

If your dog is suffering from skin problems it can drive you to despair. Watching him scratch, and knowing he is uncomfortable can leave you feeling helpless and upset. But it does [ ... ]

Throw a party for your dog

Birthday cake, balloons, party games — celebrate your dog's birthday in style with a celebratory bash. It's a good opportunity for your pet to meet different dogs and for you bo [ ... ]

Can dogs catch colds?

There are a number of viral and bacterial diseases that can cause the symptoms of upper respiratory infection, which generally include runny nose and eyes, coughing, and sneezing.  [ ... ]

Choosing a new puppy or dog this New Year?

New Year is traditionally a time for looking ahead and often starting something new. You may find that now’s the perfect time for getting a dog. To help it all go smoothly, it’ [ ... ]

Should I get one or two dogs?

Want to bring a second dog into your home? Then you need to consider the impact on your current pet, explains Jackie Drakeford.

Best hardwood flooring ideas for dogs

There are several things to consider when making a decision about the best hardwood flooring options for dogs. Read on to find out which option will suit your needs best.

Which are the best nail clippers for a large dog?

It is recommended that you use the pliers-type nail clippers for large dogs. Follow our top tips to ensure you trim your dog's nails safely and properly...

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.

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