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DOG VACCINATIONS AND TITRE TESTING

Posted on March 12, 2019 by Admin under Dog Health, Titre testing
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Titre Testing Titre testing (serological testing for antibodies present in the blood) can give an idea of how well protected your dog is from previous vaccinations.  However, it is not available for every disease and may not be 100% relied on to make sure your dog is protected. Just for your information, the Oxford English […]

BEFORE YOU BUY YOUR PUPPY – ESSENTIAL HEALTH TESTS

Posted on February 12, 2019 by Admin under buying a puppy, Dog Health
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Ensure you buy a healthy, happy puppy To ensure you buy the healthiest puppy possible, and to ensure you are not funding unscrupulous and uncaring breeders, please read this article. A note on buying cross-breeds Even when buying a cross-breed puppy, their parents should still have been health-checked and they should be on the Kennel […]

DISCOUNTED DOG FOOD SUPPLIER

Posted on November 20, 2018 by Admin under Dog Health, Dog nutrition
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    The Supplier ZooPlus  (www.zooplus.co.uk ) offer a mail order service for dog food (and other animal feed) and one of my client-friends recommended this as his savings per year are substantial for buying his dog food here. ZooPlus sell dry food, wet food, raw food and dog treats (plus other doggy merchandise). As […]

WHEN IS IT TOO HOT TO EXERCISE A DOG?

Posted on August 3, 2018 by Admin under Dog Health
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  A helpful temperature chart with guidelines Knowing when it is too hot to take a dog out is really important in this weather and pet insurer, Petplan, have made up a useful little chart on their blog to clarify this:  www.gopetplan.com/blogpost/hot-weather-and-dogs Obviously common sense should prevail and by knowing your own dog and how […]

DOG FIRST AID KITS

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Admin under Dog Health
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  With the arrival of spring I was reminded of a previous article I wrote on how to deal with snake bites and insect stings to your dogs – please see previous blog article.  And also the need to carry a Dog First Aid kit with you when out walking, especially if you are in […]

DOG INSURANCE POLICIES – A GUIDE

Posted on June 2, 2017 by Admin under Dog Health, Dog Law
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  Dog insurance policies give you peace of mind for illness, injury and third party liability cover   As ever with insurance policies, there are a myriad of options for dog owners so I have put together a brief guide on dog insurance policies to help you ensure your dogs are covered in case of […]

WARNING TO DOG WALKERS IN OUTWOOD, SURREY

Posted on May 5, 2017 by Admin under Dog Health
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    Very sad news and a warning to dog walkers in Outwood. I heard  today (5 May 2017) that a young labrador was being walked near the stream in Outwood woods (about quarter/half mile from cricket ground) when his owner heard the dog yelp and when she called the dog back he collapsed and […]

HARVEST MITES AND DOGS

Posted on August 8, 2016 by Admin under Dog Health
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    HARVEST MITES AND SKIN IRRITATION IN DOGS Harvest mites are found in grassland and chalkland areas during the late summer and autumn and become active in warm weather, sometimes leading to your dog developing dermatitis. Dermatitis is a medical condition in which the skin becomes red, swollen or sore, occasionally with small blisters, […]

PARASITE RISKS – DOGS IN EUROPE

Posted on July 21, 2016 by Admin under Dog Health, Dog Law, Dog Travel
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    If you are taking your dogs abroad to Europe this summer then you need to be aware of the parasite risks for your dogs. The following link has information which is a useful guide to the parasite risks for your dog.  However, you should, of course, always consult with your own vet for […]

ADDERS AND DOGS REIGATE HEATH

Posted on June 20, 2016 by Admin under Dog Health
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  I have recently been told that there is a raised danger of dogs encountering adders on Reigate Heath in Surrey. Please, please make other dog owners aware of this danger and please see my previous blog article about precautions and First Aid emergency in the event that your dog is bitten by an adder: […]