Giardiasis in Dogs

Giardiasis in Dogs

Giardiasis in an intestinal infection caused by the parasite giardia. It is by the way the most common parasite found in humans. Even though most infected dogs show no signs of illness at all, the symptoms can be diarrhoea and vomiting. This happens mostly in puppies and debilitated dogs. Dogs become infected by swallowing the …

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Collar or Harness

Collar or Harness

Collar or harness is one of those questions many dog owners might ask themselves. So what is best for our dogs? A collar is of course easy to use. And if you use a nylon collar, which is fine for most dogs, not even expensive. But what are the cons of a collar? If your …

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Is Dog Neutering really such a Good Idea?

Is Dog Neutering really such a Good Idea?

It always makes me sad when I see the amount of dogs that are neutered. Especially those who were neutered as puppies before they were even sexually mature. Just for the convinience of dog owners and because of always the very same reasons like preventing unwanted babies and health benefits including cancer. But even though …

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What Bones for Dogs

What Bones for Dogs

Many dog owners, whether they give their dogs raw food or not, keep asking the question what bones to feed their dogs. There are so many rumours about how dangerous bones can be for dogs etc. Bones generally are good for dogs as they not only act as a toothbrush, but also provide our dogs …

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Why Dogs eat Grass

Why Dogs eat Grass

We always see our dogs as meat eaters, so why should they want to eat grass? Some people say that they eat grass when they have an upset stomach and want to get rid of it, and eating grass makes them throw up. Others say they eat grass because their diet lacks vitamins and other …

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Foods Dangerous for Dogs

Foods Dangerous for Dogs

Here is a list of foods you should never feed your dogs as some of them are indeed toxic for them and can kill them. Alcohol – We humans might be stupid enough to drink alcohol, but there’s no need to give it to our dogs. The effects can go from intoxication to coma and …

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The Dangers of Annual Vaccinations for Dogs

The Dangers of Annual Vaccinations for Dogs

By our vets we’ve always been told to get our dogs vaccinated every year or they most likely would fall ill and possibly die of the diseases covered by the vaccinations. Our dogs when they are puppies need of course the vaccinations for Parvovirus, Distemper and possibly Adenovirus. These vaccinations shouldn’t be given before they …

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Natural Dewormers for Dogs

Natural Dewormers for Dogs

Many dog owners think they are doing their dogs something good by deworming them regularly, but they are actually doing more harm than good as it damages the gut flora of the dogs. For healthy dogs worms are hardly ever a problem. But if your dogs show signs of worm infestation like itchy bum, swollen …

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BARF

BARF

As most dog owners these days know, BARF stands for Biological Appropriate Raw Food. BARF is not new, but it was almost forgotten when tinned food and kibble became more popular. But BARF is the way you should feed your dogs to keep them happy and healthy. Cooked and processed food is not what our …

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How to remove a Tick from your Dog

How to remove a Tick from your Dog

Even in the UK it is now very likely that you come across ticks between April and October and even in the rest of the year if it’s not too cold. So after a walk in woodland, grassland or heath areas, or even after being in your own garden, you should check your dog for …

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