NHS Approves cancer detection dogs

We all know that dogs are amazing companions and can be trained to carry out a variety of different jobs from working as assistance dogs to herding livestock through to detecting a variety of illegal substances. But now Milton Keynes based charity Medical Detection Dogs has been given the green light to run a trial with an NHS trust to find out…

Veganism for dogs

More and more people in the UK are choosing to follow a vegan diet and lifestyle where they do not consume or use any products which have come from animals in anyway. The reasons for choosing this path include concerns for animal welfare, personal beliefs such as the opinion that we do not have the right to use animals in this way…

Cottage Holidays and your dog

When it comes to planning a holiday finding accommodation that welcomes the family dog is essential for many dog owners. Fortunately there are now an increasing numbers of holiday providers who offer dog friendly options and for many booking a stay in a dog friendly holiday cottage is the ideal choice. So how do you go about finding a suitable holiday cottage…

Grass Pollen allergies

Hayfever is a common complaint at this time of year which affects many people but pollen and grass pollen allergies can also be a problem for many dogs causing discomfort for many pets. Causes Spring into summer is the most common time for grass pollen allergies to be seen in pets and there are many different types of grass and other pollens…

Boating Holiday with your Dog

As thought turn to summer holidays you might be looking for a break where your canine companion can join you and with a variety of waterways, lochs and lakes across the UK a boating holiday might just be the answer. Boating holidays can range from a narrow boat on one of the many canals that cross the UK to a pleasure cruiser…

Choosing the correct dog collar

Choosing your Dog Collar

When it comes to choosing the correct collar for your dog the choice can be overwhelming with a variety of styles, materials and sizes on offer. So to help you make the right decision here are a few tips on choosing the correct collar for your dog. What is it used for? One of the first things to consider when looking at…

Should I choose a Homeopathic Vet?

Choosing a vet for your dog and other pets can be a tricky business but with more homeopathic vets appearing across the UK should you consider using one and if you do where can you find one? Homeopathy is one of those subjects that certainly divides opinion. On one side of the fence you have those who say it is nothing more…

Are Labradors prone to being overweight?

If you are lucky enough to share your life with a Labrador Retriever you can help notice that as a rule they love their food and for some keeping them at healthy weight can be a challenge. Now a study from a group of scientists based at The University of Cambridge have uncovered some interesting findings which may help explain why for…