How To Care For The Older Dog

In Advisor's Blog General Health Joints By 8 comments

We love our oldies; old dogs have a special charm and we share with them a unique bond as family members over many years. Naturally, we want to do our best for dogs in their old age – it’s a time in their life when they need us the most, which is why caring for an

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6 Springtime dangers for pets

In Advisor's Blog General Health By 2 comments

Spring has officially sprung and it’s nice to be able to get out in the garden once again, and the best thing any pet owner can do is to be educated on potential garden dangers, as some of the plants and products we commonly use in our garden can be very toxic to animals. 1.Plants

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Why is my dog eating ‘Sticky Weed’ / Clivers / Goosegrass

In Advisor's Blog Animal Behaviour General Health By 29 comments

I have been meaning to write this blog post about Stickyweed for a few weeks now, and I haven’t had the chance to forget to as I get reminded every time my dogs do an excellent impression of grazing cows at the hedge side! I am always amazed at their enthusiasm and determination to eat

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Why give Glucosamine and Chondroitin to my dog?

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If you are looking for a pharmaceutical quality joint supplement that contains the best ingredients yet doesn’t cost the earth, Glucosamine & Chondroitin Tablets are the perfect choice!     Glucosamine naturally occurs in the connective and cartilage tissues and contributes to the strength, flexability and elasticity of these tissues.  However due to injury or just normal

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Step 3: Nutrition’s role in your dog’s skin health

In General Health Skin & Coat By 2 comments

We always recommend reviewing your dog’s nutrition as part of the 4 Step Plan for managing your dogs skin disorder. How can a raw diet help skin diseases? The simple, fresh, nutritious nature of the raw diet, along with the flexibility to tailor diets to an individual, provides a useful tool in managing skin disease

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Step 2: Itchy skin, grooming for relief

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Step 2:  Your dog’s itchy skin, grooming for relief “My dog’s got bald patches – what can it be?” “We’ve been unlucky; her breed is susceptible to skin issues.” “He must have got it from a dog at the park, and now he never stops scratching! What can I do?” As a groomer, these are

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Canine Massage – Why do I need vet consent?

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Our friends at the K9 Massage Guild have written this great article we would like to share with you. With the increase in ‘alternative therapies’ for our pets it is really important to use properly trained professionals, you really do owe it to your dog or cat to use a trained therapist and make sure

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Are we nearly there yet? Travel sickness explained

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With another holiday season just round the corner it’s that time again when we start thinking about packing up the family and our pets and heading off on a short break. However dogs can get travel sickness just like humans do, even on the shortest of journeys and this can sometimes be a stressful time, but

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Disgusting, we know – but Why do dogs eat poo? Read our post to find out why

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Coprophagia is the name given to the habit of eating poo, mainly seen in younger dogs but it can become a habit. Although an unpleasant practice it is a common one, and at Dorwest we receive many calls asking for advice on the subject. So to help understand and hopefully eradicate the problem we have

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Manchester Championship Show 2015

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Well this year’s Manchester Dog Show was particularly poignant for Dorwest, as always the show was busy and had an excellent atmosphere! But beforehand at Dorwest HQ we had been busy planning something a ‘little bit special’ along with friends and other traders at the show. And that ‘little bit special’ was a leaving party

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