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Latest articles on Dogs


“Micky” the Cocker Spaniel at home

Micky’s Story: Ear Disease needing Surgery

The vet and Sandra were both a bit flushed after their third attempt at persuading Micky to allow the vet to look in his ear. Micky, a 5-year-old Cocker Spaniel, was having absolutely none of it; despite the fact he’d had some tablets to calm him down before his appointment after his behaviour over the […]

Old dog

Could My Dog Live to be 30?

Buried among the doom and gloom headlines of late is a feel-good story about the oldest living dog – this venerable canine is 30 years old and still going! Who wouldn’t want their faithful companion to reach that old? So naturally, we’ve been asking could other dogs live to be 30?

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Why does my dog pee in the house at night?

Has your dog started urinating randomly in the house in the evenings? If the answer is yes, you are not alone in this stressful situation. Urinary incontinence is a common problem in dogs and there can be multiple causes, many of which can be treated or managed by your Vet. This article aims to explore […]

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Bereavement when you lose your dog

Losing your dog is a very difficult time. And, whether the decision has been made by yourselves or your dog passes unexpectedly, it is emotionally challenging. Knowing how to cope and who to speak to can be hard, but your vet can offer support and contacts for advice. 

Dog panting

Why does my dog pant so much?

Is your dog panting more than usual? Or perhaps you’ve recently got a new dog, but he always seems to pant more than you might expect? In this article we are going to explore what panting is and some of the reasons why your dog might be doing it.

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How to tell the best groomer

If you have a dog, chances are you’re familiar with having your dog groomed. Finding a groomer can be easy as there are plenty of options out there. From mainstream groomers that are part of a chain to private ‘one man band’ groomers, you can always find someone with availability.  However, how do you find […]