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4 CommentsWednesday, 22 May 2019  |  Kate
How to spot a tick and remove it safely

Spring time is when ticks become more active as the climate gets warmer (supposedly). Ticks are widely known to be carriers of diseases such as Borreliosis and Lyme disease which affect humans and animals.

9 CommentsThursday, 18 April 2019  |  Kate
What is a worm egg count and why should you do one?

If you don't like to worm your dog or only worm them sporadically then a worm egg count is for you. So, what is a wormcount, how do you do one and what do the results mean?

214 CommentsWednesday, 27 March 2019  |  Kate
Why is my dog itching and scratching?

Here are a few reasons why your dog might be scratching its backside and chewing its paws. The skin is the largest organ in the body and so it is not entirely surprising that skin diseases account for a significant proportion of dogs with allergies and visits to both the doctors and the vets.

3 CommentsTuesday, 26 March 2019  |  Kate
How to reduce moulting with Proflax Skin & Coat

Your dog's hair requires a constant supply of nutrients to remain anchored in the skin and reduce moulting. Nutrients that support healthy hair are the same as those that support healthy skin: vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.

2 CommentsWednesday, 27 February 2019  |  Kate
Healthy dog treats - 4 tips to help you choose the right one

All dogs should be able to enjoy a healthy treat once in a while but lots dogs have specific requirements that preclude them from enjoy most mainstream treats. We have many different treat ranges for dogs with special dietary requirements so you can pick out something they'll really enjoy.

7 CommentsWednesday, 13 February 2019  |  Kate
How to keep your dog's teeth clean

By the time your dog reaches the age of 3 there's an 80% chance they will have gum disease and tooth decay. A dental at the vet can easily cost 600 but there are easy and really cheap ways to keep on top of your dog's dental health, without stressing you or the dog out

5 CommentsWednesday, 24 October 2018  |  Kate
Neem - The natural parasite killer

Neem oil - the organic, pure stuff - is brilliant for repelling and clearing out fleas, ticks, mites, lice and flies. It will also sort out mange, but make sure there isn't an underlying bacterial infection with mange, especially if it's been there a while.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018  |  Kate
Know your dog treats - Part 2

Using treats as a training tool is very common. Rewarding good behaviour (positive reinforcement) is excellent for training out undesirable behaviour. One thing to remember when training is to be consistent: if you use treats to enforce a rule make sure that rule always applies even when you take the treats away.


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