Advice from the experts

  • How Healthy Is Your Dog’s Poo?
    Dog health and nutrition

    How Healthy Is Your Dog’s Poo?

    You will probably be surprised at how much you can tell about your dog’s health and diet from the type of poo that they produce. Although probably not one of the most enjoyable things to do, a quick look, whilst you are scooping that poop can provide you with a wealth of useful information that you can use to help ensure that your dog is being fed the right amounts of food to the presence of worms or parasites.

  • Should my dog wear a coat in winter?
    Dog health and nutrition

    Should my dog wear a coat in winter?

    Have you ever considered getting your dog a coat? Are you worried that during the winter months, they will be feeling the cold?

    There are many factors that result in dogs feeling the cold and a coat could benefit them by giving them some extra warmth when the temperature drops.

  • What are the health benefits of owning a dog?
    Dog health and nutrition

    What are the health benefits of owning a dog?

    Have you wondered what the health benefits are to owning a dog?

    Whether it be mental or physical, the health benefits to owning a dog are plentiful.  From combating loneliness to reducing stress levels, from improving social lives to making us more active, owning a dog makes us healthier.

  • How To Ease Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety When You Leave Them
    Dog training advice

    How To Ease Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety When You Leave Them

    Over the last twelve months or so, many of us have been lucky enough to spend prolonged periods of time with our dogs and puppies. Whether this has been the result of furlough or home working, it has been an unexpected and welcome experience. Now that things are getting back to normal, how will your dog cope going back to their old routine?

  • How soon can I change my puppy’s food?
    Dog health and nutrition

    How soon can I change my puppy’s food?

    You have your puppy, the breeder sends you home with a bag of the food they weaned your pup onto but how quickly can you switch to a different food or diet without causing problems.

  • What Dog Treats Are Suitable For A Dog On A Low Purine Diet?
    Dog health and nutrition

    What Dog Treats Are Suitable For A Dog On A Low Purine Diet?

    Have you been advised by your vet to put your dog on a low purine diet or do you have a breed of dog that is particularly susceptible to developing bladder stones?

    Purines are a specific type of protein, which includes uric acid, and in normal dogs, the liver converts them into allantoins, which are passed out in urine. If your dog  can't convert purines to allantoins, they excrete uric acid in their urine. Because uric acid isn't really water soluble and doesn't pass through readily in urine, it's easy for stones to form in the susceptible dog's bladder.

  • Are Dental Chews Bad for Dogs? Choose Healthy Alternatives
    Dog health and nutrition

    Are Dental Chews Bad for Dogs? Choose Healthy Alternatives

    There are many so called ‘dental chews’ on the market at the moment including ones developed by very popular brands. These chews claim to be an easy and healthy way for you to keep your dog’s teeth clean and minimise plaque. Unfortunately these chews are often filled with not so healthy ingredients including derivatives, fillers and additives.