Be Heatstroke Aware

So summer is upon us, finally, long days and warm nights raising our spirits along with our temperatures. It may not last too long so we make the most of it before we are back to walking our dogs in the rain. One of the most important things to keep in mind during the warmer days is how your dog is coping…

Canine Bloat – What You Need to Know

Bloat, or gastric torsion, is a canine life threatening condition which all dog owners should be aware of. It is caused by distension of the stomach because of air and deep chested dogs can often be more at risk than those with a smaller chest cavity. Dogs that can be at high risk of bloat are the Great Dane, bloodhound and even…

New dog toys at K9active – Fluff & Tuff

Introduced to our website earlier this month was a great new range of Ultra plush durable dog toys from Fluff & Tuff. These fun and creative true to life designs are made to an excellent standard with high quality fabrics and their ‘tuff-luv’ construction specification combining to create a soft yet durable toy. It’s worth pointing out they are not made of hard rubber or knotted rope so…

Fear Aggression – The Defensive Dog

Aggressive behaviour displayed towards other dogs from our own pets is usually caused by a fear or stress response. Sometimes this response can be related to a dog being a victim of attack from another canine. It can become a very sad situation and even cause a dog to be rehomed if an owner cannot cope with fearful and aggressive behaviour. The…

BARF: The Biologically Appropriate Raw Food Diet

When you first see the name of this dog food diet you may be surprised or even turned off. BARF actually stands for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food and it is a diet for dogs that utilizes human-grade whole foods to provide dogs with the nutrition they need to maximize their health and longevity. Not only does this diet help your dog maintain…

A New Puppy – The Risks

  Are you thinking of introducing a new puppy into your home and looking for the best place to start? As human beings we are natural optimists, aren’t we? We like the idea of a Mother dog bringing up her puppies in a loving environment under the overall care of a compassionate owner. We also trust what other people say, particularly when we are…