Your Dog's Oral Health Needs Explained


Like humans, dogs can experience oral health problems and require regular oral care to keep their teeth and gums healthy. You should have a daily oral hygiene routine in place for your dog, which should include brushing with a suitable toothbrush and toothpaste formulated for dogs. If your dog doesn't like having their teeth brushed, try using a finger brush and a flavour of toothpaste they enjoy. Dogs often tolerate the feeling of your finger in their mouth more easily than they do a hard toothbrush.

1 March 2021

4 Tips For Walking Your Dog At Night Safely


Whether you're strapped for time during the day or you just prefer the cool night air, there's no reason you shouldn't walk your dog after dark. However, nighttime dog walking does pose its own risks and hazards, from car accidents to nocturnal predators. Thankfully, as long as you take the right precautions, you can enjoy worry-free walks with your pooch on a nightly basis. Here are four tips to follow. 

23 February 2021

What Happens If Your Dog Consumes Alcohol?


Understandably, dogs can't handle alcohol in any form. Though alcohol is toxic for them, they don't know this, and unfortunately, they may eagerly consume an unattended alcoholic beverage or one that has been spilled on the floor. But how dangerous is it? And what do you need to do if it happens? An Adverse Reaction  Dogs can have an adverse reaction to alcohol. It's essentially alcohol poisoning, but a dog's physiology means that the reaction is both rapid and strong, and it doesn't take much alcohol for this to happen.

28 January 2021

Four reasons for using a dog grooming service


Regular grooming is important for both the appearance and health of your dog. You may feel it's something you can do yourself, but in fact, there are good reasons for taking your dog to a professional groomer. Tools and equipment Firstly, a professional dog groomer will use equipment that has been designed especially for animals. For example, they will have special dog nail clippers. You may think it is safe to use your own clippers or scissors, but there is a danger that you will cut too far and damage the quick.

27 November 2020

Cat Care: Understanding Desexing


There are a few benefits to having your cat desexed, and it's a relatively simple and low-cost procedure that's typically carried out under general anaesthetic as a day case. In addition to preventing unplanned and unwanted litters of kittens, desexing can reduce the risk of female cats developing urinary tract infections and certain types of cancer. Desexing male cats can reduce, and in some cases stop, them from spraying in your home to mark their territory.

22 October 2020

Taking Your Blind Puppy to Obedience Training


Pet parents might worry that their children aren't developing adequate social skills. Playdates, daycare, kindergarten, and school can all help with this. But sometimes your child won't be permitted to attend these places, which is generally the case when your child is a dog. All puppies need socialisation, and a puppy behaviour training class can be extremely beneficial for this. Even when a puppy has a disability, they shouldn't be deprived of the opportunity to interact with their fellow dogs while receiving the training that will help to make them a well-adjusted adult dog.

26 August 2020

Drama at the Dog Park! What to Do When Your Dog Gets Into a Fight


It's not fun when your dog gets into a fight. Hopefully, your own pooch won't be the aggressor, but you likely don't want them to be the victim, either. When your dog gets into a fight at the dog park, you'll want to quickly (and safely) break the fight up before making sure your dog is not seriously injured. Use Your Voice Even the most well-trained dogs can fail to pay attention to you during an altercation at the dog park.

2 July 2020