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Canine First Aid: Primary Survey

Primary Survey -Evaluating the Mucous Membranes:   In canine first aid, the emergency responder should be able to make a rapid, primary survey of the dog. This is designed to help detect immediate threats to life so that they can be dealt with first.  Immediate life threats typically involve the dog’s Airway, Breathing and Circulation. …

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Socialisation and Life-Skills for your Puppy

There are fewer things more cute than puppies. Just watching them play and explore lifts spirits and brings a smile to your face. But this is a crucial time for their development. Providing socialisation and life-skills for your puppy is SO IMPORTANT and helps lay the foundation for them to become resilient and emotionally happy …

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Top Tips for Keeping Elderly Dogs Mentally Active

Just like humans, as dog’s age, they benefit from being mentally stimulated.  In a recent study, researchers in Vienna taught elderly dogs to play computer games and found that they can help slow down mental deterioration. The scientists used touch-screen tasks on a computer, combined with rewards, to motivate them to perform. The study compared …

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Common Canine Conditions

A recent study carried out by the Royal Veterinary College, revealed the most common canine conditions seen by vets. The most common canine conditions: Overweight/obesity Osteoarthritis Otitis externa (Ear problems) Anal sac disorder Conjunctivitis (Eye disease) Dental disease Lipoma (fatty lumps) Dermatitis (skin disorders) The study was conducted by analysing data from 455,557 dogs presented …

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Pet Anxiety

According to the 2018 PAW report, 80 % of pet owners say that their dog or cat is scared of something.  This short article is designed to raise awareness about pet anxiety and to highlight that there is something you can do to help your pet. What is Anxiety? The terms Fear and anxiety are …

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