Q&A

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.

Dog scratching

Does My Dog Have Fleas?

It can certainly be the case that your dog has fleas without you being able to find one of these tiny, sneaky critters.
Dog in front of a scale

How Much Should My Dog Weigh?

How much your dog should weigh depends on several factors, for example breed, sex, height and general stature.
Dog lying on grass

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.

Why Does My Dog Eat Cat Poo?

The technical term for eating feces is ‘Coprophagia’ which sounds about as unpleasant as the act itself can be. This rather undesirable behavior can be normal in puppies.
Puppy running outside with a toy

How Big Will My Puppy Get? A Puppy Growth Calculator

To answer the question of how big your pup will get, here is an overview of how long puppies grow for, how breed affects size, and to predict the pup’s adult weight from his current one.
Owner picking up dog poop

How Often Should My Dog Poop?

It is normal for a dog to defecate anywhere between 1 and 5 times a day. However, the amount your dog may defecate on a single day depends on several factors.
Dog digging

Why Does My Dog Eat Dirt?

The technical term for this is ‘Pica’ which is defined as ‘the eating of nonfood items’. Causes for pica can be similar to that of coprophagia, and can range from normal exploration to actual medical condition.
Puppy scratching

Why Does Wandering Jew Make My Dog Itch?

Contact allergies to a plant called Wandering Jew cause red, irritated feet. This common ground cover is often used as a quick-growing filler in garden beds and is incredibly hardy.
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.
Puppy barking

Bark Collars: Do They Work?

Concern about dogs barking is the most common complaint from dog owners, with 35% of owners reporting problems with barking. So what is the best way to deal with it?

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