Emergency first-aid for dogs

Would you know what to do if your dog was in an accident? Although you can’t predict an emergency, you can prepare for one. Knowing what to do if disaster strikes is key to getting your dog the treatment they need in a timely fashion. In fact, assessing the situation and recognising whether you can … Read more


Dog years compared to human years

When we share our life with a dog, one of the things that often comes up is our dog’s age compared to our own. As both human and dog grow older changes are noticeable in energy levels, sleep time and desire to play. But our dogs age much faster than we do. Calculating our dog’s … Read more


Walking dogs in rain , top tips for wet walks

As Alfred Wainwright, the author of A Coast to Coast Walk once said ‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing. But what about your dog? Should you still take your dog out for a walk when the weather is wet? As a UK based dog parent, this has always seemed a strange … Read more


Can I give my dog Ibuprofen

None of us likes to see our dogs in pain. But before you give your dog any pain relief, you need to know that it’s safe. So, if you’re asking yourself ‘can I give my dog ibuprofen’? Read on to discover the dangers of giving your dog this popular over the counter medication. Ibuprofen along … Read more


Pedialyte for dogs – keep your dog safe

Water plays a crucial role in your dog’s body. Not only does it help the body absorb essential nutrients, but it lubricates and cushions your dog’s joints a well as regulating body temperature. In fact, every living cell of your dog’s body requires water for it to function normally. Without enough water, your dog will … Read more


Do dogs have night vision – can they see in the dark?

There’s no doubt that our dogs see the world differently from us. Not only do they rely much more on scent to navigate their environment, but their eyes are adapted to see better in low light than ours are. While our dogs originally evolved as nocturnal or crepuscular (dawn and dusk) predators, we evolved as … Read more

Dogs summer allergies

Dogs summer allergies, relief from seasonal symptoms

For some of us, allergy season can be miserable. Itchy eyes, running nose and sneezing fits can all drive us further inside our homes while our friends are enjoying the good weather outside. But it’s not just us that suffer from seasonal allergies. It’s estimated that around ten to fifteen percent of dogs suffer from … Read more


Can I give my dog Zyrtec? What you need to know

Just like us, our dogs can suffer from allergies. Whether their air-born, seasonal or food related, allergies can make our dogs miserable. From itchy eyes, runny nose and constant licking the symptoms of allergies are widespread. Not only that, but the causes of allergic reactions are often difficult to pinpoint. So, if we can’t find … Read more

How to clean a dogs ears

How to clean a dogs ears, 6 simple steps

No matter what type of ears your dog has, ear cleaning is a necessary part of your dog’s basic grooming routine. Dogs ears are warm, dark and moist all of which provide the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Not only that but, some dogs have a lot of hair in their ears. Although ear hair … Read more

Why do dogs lick their paws

Why do dogs lick their paws? Sore paw solutions

Why do dogs lick their paws? It’s normal for dogs to spend a certain amount of time licking and chewing their paws. This self-grooming process is entirely natural and, in moderation, is just part of our dog’s daily cleaning ritual. However, there are times when paw licking becomes excessive. It can be incredibly frustrating to … Read more