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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

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

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

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

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