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Hereditary dog defects

Dogs have been selectively bred for hundreds of years to give us all the weird and wonderful breeds we have today. Unfortunately this selective breeding has produced some defects that get passed down through the generations. Below are the most common hereditary diseases. Chronic Hip Dysplasia Dog hip dysplasia is when the ball and socket […]

Common dog diseases

Here you can scroll through our dog disease list to find out the symptoms that you need to look out for in dog viruses and other common diseases. It is very difficult to avoid infectious diseases, but it is also useful to understand that most infections spread in places where there is a dense concentration […]

Dog bloat

We’ve all felt a bit bloated after a big family dinner, but when a dog suffers from bloat it doesn’t just mean they have had too much to eat. Dog bloat can put harmful pressure on your dog’s vital organs. It might even make it difficult for your dog to breath. Dog Bloat or Gastric […]

Post op dog care

Collecting your dog from the Vet We know that as soon as you bring your dog home from an operation, the first thing you want to do is show them how much you love them. Making your dog feel comfortable is a great way to encourage him to get better, but there are a few […]

Getting your dog neutered

Is your dog’s libido a little too high? Or is your dog really difficult to control around other dogs? Here you can learn about all the health benefits involved in neutering a dog and how neutering can change your dog’s behaviour for the better. Neutering is when a dog’s reproductive organs are removed to make […]

Worms

It’s hard to imagine, but at some point in your dog’s life it might have worms. Typical symptoms include diarrhoea and vomiting, coughing, weight loss, pot belly, low energy, dull coat and dragging their bottom on the ground. In rare cases worm infections can be fatal, so it is important that you get rid of […]

Ticks

Ticks are nasty little blood sucking parasites that really give us the heebie jeebies. They burrow their heads into the skin of warm blooded animals and feast away. These nasty monsters spread diseases and can go undetected for a long time so it’s important to stay vigilant on both yourself and your dog. Ticks are […]

Fleas

How to check your dog for fleas The thought of fleas will probably have your skin crawling. These creepy critters can infest your furniture and carpets as well as your pets, so make sure you are constantly on the look-out for a home invasion. Fleas can be very irritating for your dog and can make […]

Dog parasites

Parasites are pretty incredible beasties when you think about it. They have evolved to take advantage of their host and thrive at another’s expense. However they are undeniably gross and these pesky opportunists will live just about anywhere they can on your dog. Dog parasites can be microscopic to just about visible and unfortunately some […]

Dog coat and skin

Keeping a close eye on the condition of your dog’s coat and skin will prevent any infections or infestations becoming too serious. You will be able to react quickly to any potential problems and keep your dog’s coat healthy. It is important to check for fleas and ticks and apply ointment provided by your vet […]