Are you thinking of getting a puppy from a pet shop?
Or do you wonder if it’s OK to buy a puppy from a pet shop.
Or does your pet store puppy have the any of following symptoms?
- Droppings that aren’t 100% solid
- Difficult or slow toilet training
- A fussy or picky appetite
- Poor weight and slow growth
Then you need to read this. Continue reading “Giardia Infections In Pet Shop Puppies”
Quick question: how many toes does a dog have? Some people say 16, others look at themselves and say 20. The correct answer is 18.
Why such a random number? It’s because dogs have four weight-bearing toes on each foot, and only two dewclaws. Of all the toes, it’s these dewclaws that cause dogs and their owners the most trouble. Continue reading “Dog Dew Claws: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly”
It seems like that, doesn’t it? You search for a “dog trainer” in your area and instead of a simple answer you get all this:
- Dog Obedience
- Positive Training
- Dog Whisperers
- Private vs Group Classes
It’s not even clear what the differences are. At last not yet. But you don’t want to find that out the hard way. Continue reading “Tinker, Tailor, Whisperer, Trainer…”
Last week Fred was found after being missing for 18 months. Without any doubt he’s very lucky ever to see his home and family again. He was stolen right here in suburban Adelaide by people who never wanted him to be found. Continue reading “How Microchipped Dogs Can Still Be Stolen”
This lovely photo by Julie Wilson shows Jack, one of our Puppy Preschool graduates. It’s the way we like to see them: making the most out of life.
Did his puppy classes help him become the dog he is now? To answer that we need to know not what puppy classes promise, but what they actually do.
You have a right to be shown the evidence behind any veterinary recommendation. Here’s what we know. Continue reading “Puppy Preschool: The Evidence”
“They’re dogs; they don’t need coats!”
Have you ever heard people say that? Well, thirty years ago I used to say it too. Continue reading “Do Dogs Really Need Coats?”
There’s been talk for some time that certain dog foods could be causing heart disease. I used to think it was a case of vets being biased against grain free and boutique diets. Now I’m not so sure. Continue reading “The Link Between Diet & Heart Disease In Dogs”
(Quick guide) When your dog has a cough:
- A young, social dog with no other signs of illness is at low risk
- An older dog or any with lethargy or loss of appetite is higher risk
- Dogs with an elevated breathing rate should see a vet urgently
Now dive deeper… Continue reading “Help! My Dog Is Coughing & Gagging”
‘Essential facts (Details Below)’
When A Dog Eats Grape Products
- Grapes are toxic whether dried, fresh or cooked
- The toxic dose is unknown and highly variable
- Removal via vomiting and treatment of kidney damage gives good results
Now dive deeper… Continue reading “Grape Sultana & Raisin Poisoning”
Some people don’t believe in Santa Claus. Others the tooth fairy. Me, I don’t believe in fussy dogs.
How is this possible? Fussy dogs are everywhere. Continue reading “Fussy Eaters Are Made, Not Born”