Dogs & Children

A loving and trusting relationship can be achieved between children and dogs, providing they understand the dogs needs, reactions and capabilities. Socialising dogs with children Puppies start to learn early how to be sociable towards adults, children and other pets. Between the ages of 3-12 weeks they will readily absorb what is correct behaviour, and what is not. If their …

Digestive Enzymes For Dogs

Digestive enzymes break down the molecules of food and essentially allow the body to more fully digest proteins, fats and carbohydrates. This helps the dog assimilate the nutrients more efficiently and aids in digestion. Enzymes come in two forms. Enzymes in the food eaten and the ones found in the digestive organs. The ones found in the digestive organs represent …

Itchy Dogs

Listening to your dog constantly itching and biting on its skin all the time is concerning as much as it is annoying. Dog itching to some level is quite normal, it is a way of ridding themselves of things caught up in their coat, insects or just like us enjoying a good scratch with no reason at all. However, constant …

Haemolytic Anaemia in Dogs

What is Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia in Dogs?Autoimmune haemolytic anaemia (AIHA) is an immune mediated disease in which the dog’s immune system attacks and destroys the body’s red blood cells. It is a potentially life-threatening disease and vets are seeing it with increasing frequency. Causes of Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia in DogsHaemolytic anaemia in dogs can be primary (idiopathic – unknown cause) …

Is Your Dog Underweight?

If you want to put weight back on your dog, you need to understand why he’s underweight. There are a variety of reasons a dog may lose weight, ranging from mild, routine medical conditions to more serious illnesses. Common reasons for weight loss in dogs include: ⁃ Poor quality diet. ⁃ Excessive physical energy or extended exposure to cold causing …

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A Well Socialised Dog

The word socialisation gets flung around a lot in the dog-training world, and it’s definition has come to mean an awful lot of things, causing much confusion. Many of which are not only incredibly counter-productive, but also downright dangerous. So let’s see if we can clarify a few things. Socialisation isn’t: ⁃ About letting your dog freely interact with dogs …