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…

Hurtta Life Saviour Jacket

Kiwi Hurtta Life Saviour Jacket

If you enjoy spending time by the water with your dog then a good quality life jacket for your four legged friend is a must, regardless of how confident a swimmer they are and the Hurtta Life Saviour Jacket makes an excellent choice. When choosing a life jacket for your dog one of the main considerations should be how comfortable are they…

Plants and your Dog

It is that time of year again where we can start to look forward to spending more time outdoors and for many of us that will mean spending time in our gardens tidying up flower beds and maybe adding some new plants. However there can be hazards in the garden for our dogs that we might overlook or be unaware of. Plants,…

What is an assistance dog?

Almost everyone will be familiar with seeing the signs on shops and other public places which say Guide Dogs welcome but you may have noticed that increasing these are being replaced by those stating Assistance Dogs welcome. So what is an Assistance Dog, what do they do and how do you recognise them. Assistance dogs tend to fall into one of 3…

Introducing a puppy to your dog

Getting a new puppy is a very exciting time for a household but if you already have a dog as part of your family it can also be an anxious time as you want introductions to go as well as possible. Over the years I have been lucky enough to welcome several dogs into our home and I have found that by…

Why attend dog training?

Getting a new puppy is always an exciting time but a recent report from the PDSA found that 60% of dogs do not attend a dog training class within their first 6 months of life, meaning that over 5 million dogs are missing out on of benefits of an early education. So why should you seek out a suitable training class and…

World Blood Donor Day

The 14th of June each year sees the World Health Organisation’s World Blood Donor Day which this year has the theme ‘Blood Connects us all’ and with the need for blood donors being at an all-time high we are being encouraged to visit local centres to make a donation. However did you know there is also a blood bank to help pets…