Getting Muddy For Battersea
We all enter the New Year feeling a little bit frazzled, too much food and fizz consumed vowing to make changes - for many it’s often one of getting fitter. It was whilst lounging in the bath browsing Facebook in that weird lull between Christmas and New Year that a friend tagged me into what looked like a lot of fun - Battersea Muddy Dog Challenge! A 5k run with your dog over, through, and under muddy obstacles all in aid of charity.
We had just got a new puppy ‘Jasper the Cocker Spaniel’
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
Battersea Publishes Advice On Preparing Pets For Bonfire Night
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