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How Do I Choose Pet Insurance?
I’ve just bought a pug and I want to get her insured. What considerations must I make when looking at different policies? - Faye
Great idea Faye. I’m glad you’re thinking about pet insurance. Pugs can be a breed of dog which have potentially lots of health problems, such as breathing issues, skin issues, and neurological issues. So, pet insurance will aid in covering potential veterinary bills which can cost thousands of pounds if you’re unlucky. Many people will not have that in savings an
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How Do I Know If My Stoic Dog Is In Pain?
My Collie is the most stoic dog ever. How do I know if he is uncomfortable if he never yelps or demonstrates that he is in pain? – Judy
I can completely relate to your problem, Judy. Part of my line of work as a vet is to understand how comfortable my patients are. It’s particularly hard, because they can’t tell me where it hurts, and it is even harder when they are stoic, and won’t give me any indication at all. But there are some tell-tale signs to look out for, which even stoic dogs will
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Old Dog Health Checks
I have an old terrier, Franky. He’s 13 and up until now I’ve been very lucky. He’s been perfectly healthy. But now he’s getting older, what should I be looking out for on a routine basis to ensure I pick up on any health issues early? – Tom
Well done Tom for getting Franky to 13, and I’m sure that since you are being diligent in his care, he will still keep going for a few more years. There are certainly some things you should look out for at home when you have an aging dog, as well as thin
The RSPCA have awarded assistance dogs, vets, and dedicated young volunteers in a heartwarming ceremony at 195 Piccadilly, the famous home of BAFTA in London.
On Thursday evening (June 27), the RSPCA Honours ceremony was hosted by comedian John Bishop and attended by the RSPCA’s VIP supporters including Deborah Meaden, Peter Egan, Dougie Poynter and Kate Lawler.
Fourteen awards were given out on the night including to super Staffie Romeo who won the Service Animal award for his lifesa
What’s more lovely than a dog bounding up to greet you at the end of a busy day, with his mouth wide open, tongue flopping out and a bit grin on his face? But when he finally reaches you, the last thing you need is rotten breath in your face. Dental care is vitally important, not just to keep your dog’s breath smelling nice, but to keep their mouth pain free and teeth in good condition.
It is a common misconception that dogs don’t need their teeth cleaned, as in the wild, dogs do not clean
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a man was caught on camera roughly treating a dog in Bradford.
The incident happened at 3.30pm on Thursday (6 June) near Girlington Road/Willow Street.
RSPCA inspector Gemma Fowler said: “We’ve had a couple of calls about a man who was seen being rough and verbally abusing a dog as he walked down the street last Thursday afternoon.
“The area was quite busy as there is a school nearby which had just turned out.
“The incident was cau