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Should I be avoiding grain-free food for my dog?
Diet
Should I be avoiding grain-free food for my dog?
With the rise of grain-free dog foods, veterinarians started to notice a worrying trend; dogs eating these diets were found to be suffering from a rare heart condition. This illness, called Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM),…
May 17, 2021 • 118 shares • 5 comments
Do antihistamines work for atopy in dogs?
Common Conditions
Do antihistamines work for atopy in dogs?
Hmmm…This is a good question! It’s one as vets, that we often receive from clients. While antihistamines are effective for humans to treat allergies, do they work for dogs in the same way? Unsurprisingly, the answer isn'…
February 20, 2021 • 8 shares
Why does my dog keep licking?
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Why does my dog keep licking?
“Dogs lick, it’s what they do”. This remark is generally true and the action of licking, whether it be for grooming or checking out surfaces in their environment, is typically normal behaviour. However, just like anythi…
May 7, 2020 • 35 shares
Why is my dog scratching? He hasn't got fleas!
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Why is my dog scratching? He hasn't got fleas!
Dogs do occasionally scratch, but if it’s frequent, incessant or distressing then something is amiss. Some dogs will lick or nibble rather than scratch. Many do this in private so watch out for red, sore skin, bald patch…
August 19, 2019 • 486 shares • 10 comments
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