When your dog pauses to sniff another dog's 'pee-mail' it is picking up a fair amount of information.
Does your dog ever howl along whilst you're listening to a piece of music?
You’ve probably heard it said that a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s because it contains stuff that kills germs.
Our dogs may be deprived of common sense, but when it comes to the 5 senses, we should be in awe and understandably envious, with a couple of exceptions.
Humans, unless we're ambidextrous, will have a dominant hand but do the same rules apply when it comes to our canine friends?
Seasonal Hazards (Autumn/Winter)
Now that the days of summer have slipped by we all begin to turn our thoughts to events like Halloween, Bonfire night and preparations for Christmas.
Did you know 80% of dogs over the age of three experience gum disease? Gum disease begins when bacteria sticks to the surface of teeth.
Fleas are the tiny vampires of the dog world. Like mosquitoes and other blood-seeking parasites, fleas bite their victims to obtain their blood and then live off the rich nutrients found there.
I recently read an article about dog-friendly workplaces and the impact on employees.
5 Top Tips to Help You Read Your Dog's Body Language
Below are five simple tips that owners can use to promote positive engagement and help keep their dog mentally stimulated.
Everyone likes to see a soft shiny coat on their dog because, well, because it just looks healthy. But, it goes much deeper than just looks.
Dog owners are in for a bit of a treat with this post (excuse the pun!). I recently came across a set of statistics that threw up some interesting findings.
Bloat - Gastric Dilation-Volvulus (GDV)
This is an extremely serious first aid situation. It occurs when the stomach becomes enlarged through a build-up of gas and then twists along its long axis.
It’s fairly well-known that Diabetes is a disease that affects people but did you know that dogs get diabetes too? In fact Diabetes Mellitus (to give it its full name) is one of the most common endocrine conditions seen in dogs.
This is one of those, I wonder why questions, that many of us have asked over the years. Just as you may have imagined there is not a simple answer to this age old question.
I was asked recently my opinion on which dog breeds bark the most and gave the answer that, in my experience, smaller breeds were the most likely to bark randomly.
My curiosity was piqued recently when I came across a study stating that anxiety may prematurely give dogs grey hair. Interested to know why some of our canine friends tended to go grey around the muzzle area earlier than others I was keen to know more.
One of the pleasures of researching the canine world are the seemingly never ending occasions when I say to myself "Well I didn't know that!" Today I have compiled five lesser known pieces of canine trivia that I have stumbled upon.
As a former Pet First Aid Instructor I am often asked "Do you think I should enrol on a course in Pet First Aid?" I am still surprised to hear this as I consider it the single best cost/reward ratio act a pet owner can undertake.