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Do you have a question about your dog? Our Vets and Pet Care Experts help answer all those burning questions you have about your canine companion.

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How Do I Stop My Dog Farting All The Time?

One of the many benefits of owning a dog, is that you always have someone to blame those unusual smells on. However, some dogs do appear to be particularly gassy. Read on for some hints on how to reduce the smell.
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How Much Should My Dog Weigh?

How much your dog should weigh depends on several factors, for example breed, sex, height and general stature.
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Why Does My Dog Lick His Paws?

The hands-down, most common reason for dogs licking paws or chewing their paws is skin disease. Anything that causes the skin to become itchy and inflamed will generally do the trick, and the paws are an easy target for your dog to lick.
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How Much Should My Dog Eat?

As with humans, the individual requirement for your pet will depend on the type of diet fed, the amount of exercise your pet gets and your pet’s individual metabolism.
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How Does Your Dog See the World?

Contrary to popular belief, dogs are not color blind. They do, however, see the world quite differently to humans.
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How to Stop Your Dog Jumping on Guests

It may be cute in a little puppy, but jumping behavior in a 40lb dog is not ideal. We run through how to keep your dog from jumping up on guests.
Dog with floppy ears

How Do I Clean My Dog’s Ears?

The best way to clean your dogs ears is with a gentle pet ear cleaner, for example Paws ear cleaner. This is a quick guide for how you should go about it.
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What is in a Dog DNA Test?

DNA analysis has revolutionized many things from forensic medicine to pup-ternity tests (see what we did there!) so DNA testing has to be a good thing. Right?
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How Much Water Should My Dog Drink?

Your dog will likely drink around 15-25ml per lb of body weight per day. There is variation depending on the  water content in their food and exercise.
Dog with a compress on the head

Does My Dog Have a Cold?

If your dog is coughing, has a runny nose, or is slightly off-colour, you may be inclined to think they have a cold. However, the human cold is not contagious to dogs. So the short answer is no, your dog doesn't have a cold.

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