It is a terrifying sight to witness your dog having a seizure, especially when you haven’t seen one before. Seizures can look very different from animal to animal, and the cause of the seizures will influence this greatly. In this article we will give all you need to know about canine seizures in six bite-sized pieces of information.
How do I know my dog is having a seizure?
Seizures can vary significantly in appearance from animal to animal. Seizures used to be classified as ‘petit ma
As we head into Fireworks season now is the time to start thinking about getting your dog ready.
Fireworks may look very pretty, but many dogs find the flashing lights and loud noises very frightening. There are tips that you can use on the night itself to help keep your dog calm. If you are aware of your dog having negative reactions towards fireworks, ensure you speak to your vet for further advice.
Young dogs that have yet to experience fireworks may really benefit from some prepara
"We thought it would be nice to breed our cocker spaniel… just let her have one litter, before spaying her. There’s obviously a lot to read up on before we pursue it, but what are the most important things to know about pregnancy"? – Lola
That’s exciting Lola! It’s always lovely to have a litter of puppies in the house, but do make sure you do your research first because there’s so much to consider. I could write a book on it, so this is hardly going to touch on the subject, but it’s a good
"I really want to buy a Golden Retriever puppy, but I’ve heard they have lots of joint problems. How can I find one that doesn’t have any issues"? - Jack
I’m also a big fan of Goldies, Jack, but you’re right, they can have their joint issues. What you’re talking about is hip and elbow dysplasia. They are developmental disorders whereby the joints haven’t formed properly. If they go untreated, they can lead to early onset arthritis, and an uncomfortable life for your dog.
The hip is mad
There’s a seasonal disease doing the rounds, and it’s a rather scary one. Seasonal Canine Illness (SCI) was first recognised in 2010, and it’s dramatically on the rise. It is still very rare, and so it is not the time to panic. But being aware of it is important for your dog’s health during the Autumn.
The cause of Seasonal Canine Illness is still a bit of a mystery. Ongoing research is being conducted, but hypothesised causes include harvest mites, poisons, contaminated water, fungi, aller
A deadly and mysterious bowel disease is affecting Norwegian dogs according to the Norwegian Food Safety Authority and Norwegian Veterinary Institute. At least 25 dogs have so far been reported with the disease that has officials searching for answers.
First reported in Oslo, cases have now been identified in 13 of Norway's 18 administrative regions.
The symptoms of vomiting and diarrhoea are not new but veterinarians are surprised at how quickly the condition of the dogs deteriorates
Maybe I've come late to this initiative and most of our members are probably already doing their bit, but I wanted to share this fantastic venture with our dog lovers community. If like me you are concerned about plastic waste in our enviroment and are trying to do your bit, this can be another small thing that you can do as part of your daily routine that can make a difference.
New figures from the NHS show that 23,000 people were admitted to hospital following dog bites or dog-related injuries. Following the publication of these numbers, the RSPCA has now also published six golden rules for keeping your child safe and your dog happy.
There will inevitably come a time when you will need to take your dog to the vet, for one reason or another. But in this day and age, many owners are exploring options to reduce the intake of medications by their dogs. As a result, many veterinarians and animal therapists are now offering complementary therapies for dogs and other animals.