Building Muscle in Older Dogs

Muscle atrophy is a medical condition when the mass of muscles deteriorates, resulting in muscle tissue loss, often in localised areas while at other times affects multiple areas. Signs of muscle atrophy in dogs include depression, lethargy, paw dragging, weakness, lameness, and noticeably thinning muscles. Canine muscle atrophy is commonly seen in older dogs or those who have suffered injury …

Intestinal Worms

Worms are internal parasites that live within the intestines. There are several types of worms – Hookworm, Tapeworm, Whipworm and the most common, Roundworm. Possible signs that your dog has worms include: weight loss, always hungry, bloated abdomen, dull coat, pale gums, diarrhea or vomiting. Roundworm often infest young puppies. They are similar looking to spaghetti, but wiggle, are off-white …

Fruits for your Dog

Unlike Cats, Dogs are omnivores which means they can benefit from having fruits and veggies in their diet. Even wolves eat plant-matter in their diets. But this doesn’t mean that every fruit or vegetable is good for your dog. It is important to know what is safe or what could be harmful. Remembering to take into accountant your dog’s size, …

Fear of Thunderstorms

Fear of thunderstorms and other forms of noise phobias are a common problem in dogs. Fear of thunderstorms and other forms of noise phobias are a common problem in dogs, as well as some cats. Characterised by persistent, excessive and irrational fear responses, these  worries often become phobias. With thunderstorms, pets may also be afraid of storm-associated events, such as …

Anal Gland Disease

A subject not for the faint hearted! Anal Gland disease is a common and distressing condition in pets and is one of the common causes of ‘scooting’ behaviour – where a dog or cat drags its bottom along the carpet, Anal glands are two small glands located on either side of the dogs (and cats) rectal opening at roughly the …

What is a Balance Harness?

Dogs lean forward when they pull on leash, using their weight and strength to pull against it. By pulling back on the leash, we are reinforcing this and inadvertently training the dog to pull even harder. A Balance Harness helps break this feed-back training and helps to train your dog to balance on all fours when on the lead. How …