Health & Wellness

Just like us, our dogs can get sick. Keep on top of your dog’s health and wellness with tips and advice written and reviewed by our Vets.

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Dog Skin Conditions

Dog skin is surprising stuff. For example, canine skin is thinner and more fragile than human skin. Who’d have thought!
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Regular Health Checks for Dogs

Regular check ups give your vet more opportunities to monitor your dog's health for changes, leading to better diagnosis and treatment over the long term.
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Simple Tips for Itchy Dogs

For many dogs warm weather brings on the torment of the itch. It can be hard to get to the underlying cause, but there are some strategies that can help.
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Australian Shepherd Facts Every Owner Should Know

Australian Shepards are trainable, active working dogs who need a job to do and lots of exercise. They are obedient, intelligent and make great partners for agility, flyball or various working roles in farm life.
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Acupuncture for Pets

Acupuncture is useful for certain conditions in animals, particularly conditions that require additional pain control. Here's what you need to know.
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5 Warning Signs of Bloat That Could Save Your Dog’s Life

Bloat in dogs is a common and often fatal emergency. There are ways to reduce the risk and recognizing the symptoms early could save your dogs life.
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Heartworm In Dogs and What You Should Know

Heartworms are foot-long worms that live in the heart, lungs, and major blood vessels of pets. It sounds like something from a horror movie, but worse… it’s a reality. Whilst US dog owners rightly worry about heartworm, this parasite can also infect cats and ferrets, along with wild mammals such as coyotes, wolves, and foxes.
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Top Common Houseplants to Beware With Cats and Dogs

There’s nothing more refreshing for our homes than having beautiful, living plants. Some of these plants when ingested by your pup or kitty can make them feel less than energized and invigorated. Some can even be deadly. Here’s a list of the top most common plants that are poisonous to pets or can upset your furry friend’s day.
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Does My Dog Have Mange?

Is your dog losing hair or itching uncontrollably with no signs of fleas?  If so, your dog may have mange.  Mange refers to a skin disease that is caused by parasitic mites. These mites are very tiny, and they can be dog-specific or can be zoonotic and infect other species, including humans.
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Why Does My Dog Fart Constantly?

There can be several reasons for flatulence in dogs and most of these are not serious.

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