Advice

Why is my Dog eating so much Grass?

Why is my Dog eating so much Grass?

Written by Veterinary Dr Linda Simon   It can be quite concerning to see our dogs chowing down vigorously on a patch of grass, acting as if we rarely feed them at all. Owners worry not only about the effect the grass itself may have on the dog but also about the possibility of parasites such as intestinal worms and lungworm and toxins such as weed-killer and lawn feed. It is also possible for a grass blade to lodge in the throat, causing discomfort and local infection. So, why do dogs eat grass? Well, there are various theories and no real...

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Dietary Supplements

Dietary Supplements

Written by Veterinary Dr Linda Simon   Many of our customers will ask us how dietary supplements could benefit their dog and if they are necessary when the dog is already being fed a complete diet. For the majority of dogs out there who are fed on nutritionally balanced diets, at least one of type of supplement will benefit their health in the long run. Think of it this way: To make a hot chocolate, you only need cocoa and milk. However, if you add chocolate sprinkles, a flake and whipped cream, you’ve made a far superior drink (at least in...

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How Can I Tell if my Old Dog is Unwell?

How Can I Tell if my Old Dog is Unwell?

How Can I Tell if my Old Dog is Unwell?Written by Veterinary Dr Linda Simon   While they may not be able to talk to us, our pets communicate to us in their own unique way and are more than able to let us know when they are feeling under the weather. While some signs are obvious, others are more subtle and can take a little detective work to figure out. Knowing the difference between a dog that is ageing and a dog that is poorly is important and is not always as easy as it may seem.   Weight Loss...

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Joint care for dogs

Joint care for dogs

 Helping our four legged friends keep mobile The older a dog, the more likely they are to develop an issue with their bones and joints and studies have shown a high incidence of chronic osteoarthritis in our senior pets. Whether or not your dog will be affected is influenced by a number of factors including their lifestyle, weight and genetics; with breeds such as the Labrador, German Shepherd and Bulldog being over-represented.While some degree of joint disease may be inevitable in many of our four-legged friends, there are a number of things that we can do to slow the onset...

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Puppy Life After Lockdown

Puppy Life After Lockdown

So, you’ve bought a puppy!
What an exciting time and, whether rightly or wrongly, many have taken advantage of the lockdown to purchase or adopt a puppy. 

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