Can dogs recognise their own breed?


A dog owner that I used to meet regularly in the local park would swear that her dog could recognise Belgian shepherds and that she didn’t like them at all. Apparently, the little terrier would instantly move in the opposite direction if she saw a Belgian shepherd. But was that young dog really recognising the […]

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Can your dog get hay fever?


Spring and summer can smell misery for some people. Hay fever sufferers face months of sniffing, sneezing and sore eyes. In the worst cases, sufferers are unable to leave their homes. At least there are antihistamines available to ease hay fever symptoms. But what about dogs? Could your pooch have hay fever?

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Is your pet insured?


  Pet ownership is incredibly rewarding and it would be impossible to overstate the degree to which pets can enhance your life. But veterinary treatment is costly and there is no NHS for animals!

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Pets and Rented Accommodation


We are a nation of animal lovers and collectively own millions of pets. Many kids grow up dreaming of their first dog or cat and some households are home to an incredible number of animals. But if you live in rented accommodation, a pet might be out of the question. It isn’t headline news that […]

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

MPs set to reopen discussion of ‘Dangerous Dogs Act’


MPs are planning to reassess the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act, seeking to examine whether or not the piece of legislation is effective. The push to question the usefulness of the act set up almost three decades ago has been occasioned by recent figures which suggest that the number of dogs attacking people has increased of […]

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Could Your Barking Dog Get You into Hot Water?


All dogs bark occasionally but some bark incessantly. If your dog is prone to barking, you could find yourself in serious trouble. Barking dogs could be deemed to be what is called a statutory nuisance. There is no definitive definition of a statutory nuisance regarding dogs but a dog could be considered a significant nuisance […]

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Pet Insurance and Obesity


Insuring your pet helps you to avoid huge veterinary bills if your furry friend requires surgery or other costly treatments. But cover doesn’t come cheap. Which makes it all the more frustrating if you are refused payment following a claim. You probably realise that you must declare all of your pet’s pre-existing conditions and previous […]

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth


  It might surprise you to know that you should clean your dog’s teeth and that your pet can learn to enjoy the experience! All you need is pet toothpaste, a pet toothbrush, water and a lot of patience! It will take time to familiarise your pooch with the process of brushing but it will […]

Saturday, April 28th, 2018