How to turn down the heat for Megan and Ben

In Advisor's Blog Animal Behaviour Hormones & Reproductive By No comments yet

A common issue that owners face when having both male and female dogs is when the bitch is in season. This is how Anne kept the calm in her house with her dogs Megan and Ben.   When a male and female dog live in the same household, it can be a trying time for

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Pigmentation and Winter Nose

In Advisor's Blog Skin & Coat By 19 comments

Keeping good pigmentation throughout the year can be difficult and often issues such as a change in drinking water, lack of sunshine or a bitch following a season or whelping can be contributory factors. It is one of the more specific problems of particular concern in show dogs and affects some breeds more than others,

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What supplements should I add to my dog’s raw diet?

In Advisor's Blog General Health Herbal Expertise By 33 comments

As the popularity of raw feeding grows and many dog owners are seeing and noticing the benefits of feeding their dog a raw natural diet. Our team of advisors are often asked: “What supplements should I add to my dog’s raw diet?” So using our 65 years of experience, here are our very best recommendations!

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Back to school blues for your dog

In Advisor's Blog Animal Behaviour By No comments yet

The summer holidays are almost over, and there is a scent of autumn in the air. New school shoes have all been shopped for and it is nearly time for the kids to return to school days again. The traffic will change to the busier term time, too. We humans understand all about this time

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First Aid for Dogs

In Advisor's Blog General Health By No comments yet

A lot of us know how to give first aid to a person who is in need, but what about when our dog might need it?  We’ve been thinking a lot recently about what we would do for our dogs if an accident or other emergency situation occurred.  We have quite a few dogs at

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Could my dog be grieving?

In Advisor's Blog Animal Behaviour Anxiety & Behaviour By No comments yet

Bereavement in dogs Has your dog lost their best doggy pal, or perhaps an owner has passed away leaving your dog listless and withdrawn?  Do you think they are grieving? It is heartrending to lose someone, whether a pet or human family member. Remembering that all of our pets are part of the family is

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Settling your puppy into their new home

In Advisor's Blog Animal Behaviour Anxiety & Behaviour General Health By 1 comments

Congratulations, you have decided to add to your family with a new doggy companion! What an exciting time, and what a lot to plan for. Follow our insider expert tips to make certain your new puppy gets the best human family they deserve.  If you haven’t yet chosen your puppy, make certain they are absolutely

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Grow old with me – Your elderly dog

In Advisor's Blog General Health Joints By No comments yet

The golden years of dog ownership are by far the most relaxing in many ways. Gone are the days of crazy puppy behaviour, although your oldie might have a few springy steps from time to time. Still enjoying their daily lives, our older dogs seem to have made their peace with the vagaries of human

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Travelling with your dog – safety and sanity!

In Advisor's Blog Animal Behaviour Anxiety & Behaviour By No comments yet

As the weather improves, we venture further afield with the family in the car or on the train, heading off to days out or a holiday, and often our dog comes too. Travelling any distance with your dog might be something they do not regularly do, so here are some handy ways to make the

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Why is my dog eating poo?

In Advisor's Blog Animal Behaviour General Health By No comments yet

Why is it that our dogs decide to eat the most revolting things, when we provide them with an excellent diet, devised by experts, and costing plenty? Of all the choices they could make, the most unpleasant one seems to be dogs eating poo. Their own, or that of other creatures, seems to be a

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