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04 Aug


By Shawn Messonnier, DVM
In recent years, therapy for dogs using magnets has gained a large following among some pet owners. It is seen as a safe and simple method of treating various disorders, often producing positive results without side effects or much expense. This type of treatment is often used in conjunction or to replace [...]

09 Feb

Why Learning Canine first Aid is important

This is why all dog owners need to learn Canine first Aid.
One of my students experienced this the day after she had taken the Canine First Responder course:
Hi Pauline,
Many thanks for the course on Saturday – very enjoyable and useful.
You’ll not believe it – had to put my training into practice on Sunday afternoon.
Jess decided to jump [...]

11 Mar

Go Walkies for Guide Dogs

Coming soon from Guide Dogs!

‘go walkies’ for Guide Dogs is an exciting new dog walking event with a difference, as it could be your dog that gets sponsored! We will be launching go walkies in spring 2010 and we are appealing to the nation’s dog lovers to get involved – you don’t even need [...]

21 Jan

Caring For Your Older Dog

Once your dog becomes older it is time to take some preventative steps in order for them remain healthy, happy and active.
Have your vet examine your pet annually or more often, if necessary.Once your dog becomes older it is time to take some preventative steps in order for them remain healthy, happy and active. Have [...]

22 Sep

I’m in doggy paddle therapy

How hydrotherapy saved Pepper the disabled dachshund
When Pepper the dachshund lost the use of her legs she was nearly sent to the great kennel in the sky.
But her owner Joy Bloyce knew there was life in the old dog yet.

20 Sep


kSoft Tissue Injuries
Many pets are presented for evaluation of a mild lameness or limp which usually shows
up after rough play, or activity on ice, snow, mud, or other slippery surfaces. Most of
these cases involve damage to the soft tissues structures of the lame leg including
muscle, tendon, ligament, & joint capsule injuries. Types of injuries include [...]

06 Sep

Canine hip dysplasia

The signs of Canine hip dysplasia
• Difficulty getting up from a lying or sitting position or in climbing stairs.
• Moving both rear legs together while walking
• A painful reaction to extension of the rear legs
• Dropping of pelvis after pushing on rump
• A stilted gait or pelvic swing while walking
• An aversion to touch
• A [...]

06 Sep

Dog Toys

Dog toys are popular for a number of reasons. They keep your dog happy. They drive away boredom. They are for exercise and play. They are fun. Dog toys keep both you and your pet occupied and stimulated. Dog toys, even the very simple ones, are good tools for bonding and communication between you and [...]

23 Aug

Dog Law

As responsible dog owner, we need to know about dog laws – our rights and responsibilities. It is important for dog owners to meet with the requirements of the law.

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