Being Alert to Canine Ear Conditions

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We all know that sore and itchy ears are a common condition in dogs, but it might surprise you to know that these conditions can be the reason for up to 20% of veterinary consultations. Research shows that similar conditions amount to less than 6% of consultations in cats so, clearly, we need to be alert to ear conditions in …

breakthrough™ and Wood Green – More Results

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With the launch of breakthrough™ earlier in 2016, we have carried out a number of studies with rescue centres and COAPE trained behaviourists to demonstrate the results that breakthrough™ can produce. One such study was with the Wood Green Rescue Centre in Godmanchester. This blog post outlines the results from this study and was first published as an academic poster …

Getting to Grips With Gundogs

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They are the most popular dogs in the UK – for good reason. But that’s not to say that problems don’t occur. Vicky Payne looks at how to overcome common gundog issues… Gundog breeds and their crosses make up a large proportion of the canine population. The Kennel Club registration figures for 2014 show the most popular three breeds are …

NEW progress™ Training Treats

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Hot on the heels of breakthrough™ our revolutionary dog food, we are delighted to announce our new training treats; progress™ These little sliced sausage treats contain 70% Venison and 12.5% Sweet potato, so they’re sure to please your dog and provide a perfect little reward for the progress made in training. Balanced Rewarding Developed with Val Strong Msc, and approved …

The Sum Of Many Parts

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Knowing the ancestry of a mixed breed is crucial for providing type-specific care and training and understanding the dog’s behaviour. But don’t rely on looks alone – a dog that looks like a Labrador cross could well have no Labs in his family tree at all, as Sarah Morris of Blackdog DNA explains… I have always been fascinated by dogs …

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“It’s ok, he only wants to play!”

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These words strike fear and dread in dog walkers the length and breadth of the country, writes Kirsty Peake. I was walking in the park with a client and her dog. The dog had been experiencing anxiety attacks when away from home and we had made huge progress and were now doing our first walk in the park. Needless to …

Wood Green Trial 2 – Mid Way Update

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We are well into our second trial with the Wood Green rescue centre and Chris Bennet has a brief update on two of the dogs Observation: Stray dog, reactive to other dogs on a lead from a large distance. Barking, hackles up and lunging. Mixed well with females off lead, very reactive when on a lead. Not responding to any …

What Makes breakthrough™ Unique?

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There are other products on the market that make similar claims to breakthrough™. So what makes breakthrough™ a truly revolutionary product? We asked the designer of this unique diet for an explanation. “The level of serotonin, a monoamine neurotransmitter, is wholly dependent upon the amount of available tryptophan and other essential amino acids in the diet. If deficiencies in the …