Feeding the Canine Athlete

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The objective of feeding any dog is to provide the best possible nutrition to ensure appropriate body condition is maintained whilst supporting the dog’s lifestyle and age. Working dogs, however, have higher energy needs than the average pet dog. Energy requirements (and the fuel which supplies the energy) will differ, depending upon the type of work the dog is undertaking. …

Medication for firework phobia in dogs

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RSPCA figures suggest that 45% of owners feel their dog is afraid during firework displays. Fireworks are no longer restricted to the evenings around 5th November as they are an important part of many religious festivals, and are popular at weddings, concerts, and at New Year. Ideally, dog owners, behaviourists, and vets should be working to desensitise dogs to the …

Tick myths and facts

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Over the last few years, vets and pet owners have been reporting increased numbers of ticks on dogs. The increase may be due to warmer winters, more people exercising their dogs in rural areas, and changes to farming practices. There are over 20 different species of tick in the UK, but all are similar in appearance. They have round bodies, …