DOGS AND PUPPIES

Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails?

Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails? We often think of a ‘waggy tail’ as being a sign of our dogs being happy, but recent research has shown that tail wagging doesn’t purely convey a dog’s happiness. The tail of a dog is a communicative tool that they use to express emotions to other animals, and…

Read More

Cleaning Your Dogs Ears

Cleaning Your Dogs Ears Did you know that it’s recommended to check your dog’s ears at least once a week as part of their health care routine? By doing this you’ll easily identify if there are any problems for example; infection or ear mites that may require ear cleaning. For the majority of dogs, having…

Read More

Why Do Dogs Lick You?

Why Do Dogs Lick You? Licking is a very common dog behaviour and like any trait, it can vary hugely from dog to dog.  Some love it while others hate it, but licking humans can occur for several different reasons. To communicate In the wild, young wolves will lick around their mother’s face to interact,…

Read More

Puppy Awareness

Puppy Awareness Are you thinking of bringing a puppy into the family? Getting a puppy is very exciting and a lot of fun! But sometimes it can all seem a bit daunting finding out what you need to prepare and even where you should go to find your furry bundle of joy. As part of…

Read More

Seasonal Canine Illness

Seasonal Canine Illness Seasonal canine illness (SCI) is a recently described condition which currently has no known cause. It affects dogs shortly after walking in woodland and can be fatal, though often isn’t if treated early. It’s most commonly seen between August and November, hence the name seasonal. SCI has been seen in dogs of…

Read More

Alabama Rot

Alabama Rot Alabama rot is a condition affecting dogs which has been seen for many years in the USA, with a few reported cases in the UK since 2012. The condition causes skin lesions and, in some dogs, kidney failure. Currently the cause of the condition is unknown. Alabama rot, named after the location it was…

Read More

Travel sickness in dogs

Travel Sickness in Dogs Travel sickness in dogs is very common, especially in younger dogs or puppies. Although in most cases if a younger dog is suffering from travel sickness, don’t despair, they'll usually grow out of it! If your dog is an adult and still feels a bit poorly in the car, there could…

Read More

Why does my dog eat grass?

Why is my dog eating grass? Is it just my dog that eats grass? Not at all, this behaviour of grazing on a luscious bit of grass every now and then has been observed in owned and wild dogs for quite a while now. A large number of pet owners report seeing this behaviour in…

Read More

Mobility Problems in Dogs

Mobility Problems in Dogs Arthritis – dogs Is your dog “showing his age”? If so, try this simple test. Compared to several years ago is your dog: slower to get up after lying down? having problems with jumping in and out of the car or climbing stairs? less keen to exercise? Tiring more easily? showing…

Read More

Ticks and dogs

Ticks and dogs Ticks are another common problem that every dog owner needs to be aware of. Tick-borne disease is an increasing risk to UK dogs and their owners.  Ticks can transmit serious diseases such as Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis and Ehrlichiosis. Some of these can be deadly. If you regularly walk through long grass,…

Read More

Advice for dogs with stress

Advice for dogs with stress How to spot signs of stress in your cat and dog You know your pet better than anybody and will often notice changes in behaviour in traumatic situations. Some of the most common events which pets find stressful are: Moving house Sudden noise eg fireworks, thunder New members to the…

Read More

Well pet screens for dogs

Well pet screens for dogs When a Veterinary Surgeon carries out a physical examination of your pet they cannot assess fully the condition of the internal organs. Age related illnesses often develop slowly and can easily be missed in the early stages. Modern veterinary medicine means we can now offer the benefits of regular health…

Read More

Diet and nutrition advice for your dog

Diet and nutrition advice for your dog Feeding your Puppy It is very difficult to choose the right diet for your puppy or dog when there is such a huge variety of foods on the market. You have to remember that the needs of your dog will change throughout its life and different species and…

Read More

Dental care for dogs

Dental care for dogs Why is Dental Health Important? Dogs and cats can develop dental problems at any age and many over six years of age have some degree of dental disease. Dental disease can be put into 3 categories: Gingivitis Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. You can easily see this by the increase…

Read More

Advice on neutering your dog

Advice on neutering your dog Males There are several advantages to having your male dog castrated. Please consult with your vet to find out the best age this can be done from. The benefits can be behavioural as well as physiological. Some castrated males can become more content and less interested in chatting up the…

Read More

Microchipping your dog

Microchipping your dog From 6 April 2016 all dogs in England, Wales and Scotland must be microchipped by Law. The Regulations will be enforced by local authorities, police constables, community support officers and any other person which the Secretary of State may authorise to act as an enforcer of the regulations. Losing your dog is…

Read More

Worm control in dogs

Worms Pets are easily at risk of attracting different worms such as roundworms, tapeworms and lungworms. They can pick them up in a number of ways – from other infected animals, from their mother if she is infected while pregnant, or from eating worm eggs in infected faeces, urine or grass. Roundworms Very common in…

Read More

Flea control

Flea control Do you know that just 5% of fleas live as adults on pets? The other 95% of flea population lives in the home. Adult fleas lay their eggs on the dog within a few days of their first blood meal. These eggs are non-sticky and will drop off onto surrounding carpets and bedding…

Read More

Vaccinating your dog

The Importance of Vaccinations There is still no treatment for most viruses that affect dogs today. At the Healthy Pet Club we believe that ‘prevention is better than cure'. We frequently see unvaccinated puppies with parvovirus, which can be very rapidly fatal, and Kennel Cough is another extremely common illness that we see in dogs…

Read More

Send this to friend