Health & wellbeing

Why do dogs eat poo?

The habit of eating poo (known as coprophagia), is an unpleasant behaviour. Veterinary surgeon, William Peel BVSc MRCVS explains why dogs eat poo and what you can do to break the habit.  Apart from being a nasty habit, bacteria, viruses and parasites can be spread in poo, so if your dog

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4 great benefits of having a dog in your life

There are so many great reasons to share our lives with a dog. From being faithful companions and boosting our health and wellbeing to showering us with unconditional love. Here’s four great benefits of having a dog in your life. Companionship

“He is so happy to see us he u-bends. Even

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Saying goodbye: preparing for the loss of a pet

How do you prepare for the hardest day when you will have to say goodbye to your much-loved pet? We’ve teamed up with Carrie Kearns, a Companion Animal Bereavement Counsellor to share some advice on how to prepare for and cope with the loss of a pet.  A special bond From the

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Parvovirus in dogs: vets warn of a surge in cases

Are your dog’s vaccinations up to date? Vets are warning of an increase in the number of cases of parvovirus in dogs; which can be fatal, particularly for puppies. Here's more about this disease and how to protect your dog.  What is parvovirus?  Parvovirus is a highly contagious disease in dogs. It

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Coronavirus: advice for dog owners

We understand that you may have questions about coronavirus (covid-19), such as whether your dog is at risk of infection and how to care for them if you need to self-isolate. Here’s the latest advice for dog owners from public health and veterinary officials.  Can dogs catch and spread coronavirus?  There is

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