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There’s nothing better for dog owners than taking your four-legged friend for a walk in the Great British countryside as the new season starts to get underway. Before the clocks go back and the cold weather sets in, why not take your chance to explore some great escapes around the country that you and your dog will love to discover on a beautiful autumn day?   Read more

Following on from our Active Pets competition and 2016’s summer of sports, as Autumn gets underway we’re continuing to focus on pets and exercise – a vital part of helping keep our best friends happy and healthy all year round.  Read more

It’s not just us that need to look after our teeth to keep a winning smile! Find out why regular dental checks with your vet are important for your pet.  Read more

Bladder issues are a common occurrence in dogs. Signs can range from barely noticeable to unable to urinate. This article covers the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of dog bladder problems.  Read more

Dogs are fantastic animals and owning them is immensely rewarding. They also come with a lot of responsibility and a long-term commitment. Here are our 10 basics of caring for a dog.  Read more

Experiences during the first few months of a puppy’s life have a major influence on his future temperament and character. Socialisation covers a variety of key learning experiences including mixing with other dogs and puppies enabling them to develop social skills.  Read more

Most dogs will suffer from a flea infestation at some point in their lives. Here are our tips for understanding and ridding your dog of fleas.  Read more

Babesiosis is a serious disease spread from host-to-host by infected tick bites. Learn how to recognise babesia symptoms in your dog, how to treat them and how to prevent them.  Read more

Canine parvovirus is a potentially fatal and highly contagious disease that causes sudden and severe gastroenteritis in dogs. It is one of the most highly contagious diseases that can affect a dog.  Read more

It is estimated that between 1 in 100 and one in 500 dogs in the UK develops diabetes in their lifetime. Here's what you need to know about diabetes in dogs.  Read more

Diarrhoea is one of the most common conditions seen by vets and it's likely you'll encounter it during your time as an owner. Here's what you need to know about spotting diarrhoea, as well as how to treat and prevent it.  Read more

Epilepsy is a condition that leads to dogs having repeated fits or seizures due to abnormal activity in the brain. This article talks about the symptoms, causes and how you can treat epilepsy in dogs.  Read more

Hypothyroidism is a common hormonal condition affecting dogs. This article covers the symptoms, causes and treatment of hypothyroidism in dogs.  Read more

Leishmaniasis is a severe, often fatal disease spread from dog-to-dog by sand fly bites. This article covers its symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention.  Read more

Leptospirosis is a highly infectious bacterial disease spread via the urine of infected dogs or rats. This article covers the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of leptospirosis in dogs.  Read more

Ticks pose a real threat to dogs and other animals, including humans. They transmit several diseases that can cause severe illness and even death.  Read more

Kennel cough, or canine infectious tracheobronchitis, is a highly contagious disease of a dog's respiratory tract caused by a variety of viruses and bacteria. This article covers the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of kennel cough.  Read more

All dogs vomit from time to time and usually the cause is trivial. But vomiting can also indicate something far more serious. Here's what you need to know.  Read more

Worms are internal parasites that can cause loss of condition and ill health in dogs as well as posing a potential risk to people. This article covers the symptoms, causes and prevention of worms in dogs.  Read more

Dog owners across the UK are advised to remain vigilant and keep a close eye on the health of their pets following news in September that Seasonal Canine Illness (SCI) has returned for the 4th successive autumn.  Read more

Christmas can be a great time for you and your dog to spend some real quality time together – but dogs love routine and so what’s fun for you may end up being a little stressful for your dog. Here are some handy tips to help keep your dog’s Christmas stress-free.  Read more

It’s near enough impossible to completely prevent worms in dogs, however with regular and proper treatment, we can prevent them from becoming a serious health issue for our four legged friends.  Read more

Heroes of a different kind, including police explosive search dog Hubble Keck who received the animal George Cross for his work during the 7/7 bombings, were honoured at The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH)’s Pet Event on 28 October at the House of Lords.  Read more

You can never rule out the possibility of a worm infection throughout the lifespan of your dog, so it’s important to keep a regular routine of treatment as in this case, prevention is the best cure.  Read more

Well not quite, but Today’s New Scientist (dated 23 August) says that thousands of years spent living among people have done remarkable things to dogs’ intellects. The domestic dog has come a long way from the wild wolf!  Read more