Dog Health & Care

Dog related articles covering some of the things that dog owners want and need to know regarding dog health, care and feeding.


Wednesday, 22 June 2022  |  D for Dog

Raised dog bowls are great for most dogs to prevent stooping and straining but what height is best and are there any cons to elevated feeders?

Monday, 20 June 2022  |  D for Dog

The benefits of CBD oil for dogs, what is the dosage and which one should you buy? We discuss the best CBD oil for dogs, is it safe and legal in the UK?

Wednesday, 2 March 2022  |  D for Dog

Find out what is the best information to put on a dog ID tag, dog tag law UK, should you put your dog's name on, are dog tags a legal requirement?

Thursday, 10 February 2022  |  D for Dog

Lungworm is a deadly disease, passed to dogs by slugs & snails. We thought it would be useful to hear from people whose dogs have been infected.

Monday, 26 July 2021  |  D for Dog

With the purchase and adoption of the Cockapoo dog breed booming, here is our essential guide to Cockapoo care for all the new Cockapoo parents.

Tuesday, 25 May 2021  |  D for Dog

Battersea launches Pet Baking series across its social channels. Learn how to make homemade treats for dogs and cats using healthy ingredients.

Friday, 7 August 2020  |  D for Dog

Yummy dog ice lolly recipes to help keep your dog cool in the hot weather. These dog ice lollies are delicious, cooling and nutritious too.

2 CommentsMonday, 27 April 2020  |  D for Dog

How to care for your dog's coat and grooming needs at home. Includes coat care, brushing, grooming, clipping, bath time plus ear and nail care.

4 CommentsFriday, 24 April 2020  |  D for Dog

Explaining the different types of dog brushes, what each brush does and which dog brush is best for your dog plus a guide to double coats, short coats etc.

6 CommentsThursday, 20 February 2020  |  D for Dog

Neil Grimes is a cat, dog, animal and people healer - a non-invasive, complementary therapy that can be used to help improve health and behaviour.

169 CommentsTuesday, 7 May 2019  |  D for Dog

How to empty your dog's anal glands at home. Why does my dog smell of fish? Why is my dog scooting? They have full anal glands. Easy to follow video.

Friday, 5 April 2019  |  D for Dog

Not-for-profit organisation Smokey Paws are hoping to raise £90k to provide every UK fire engine with pet oxygen masks, helping to save lives.

1 CommentMonday, 3 September 2018  |  D for Dog

Fleas can cause sores and infections, transmit diseases and tape worms and even cause anaemia. Learn how to spot, treat and prevent dog fleas.

7 CommentsThursday, 16 August 2018  |  D for Dog

In the summer and hot weather, dogs need help staying cool. What are the two cooling products we would not be without for our dogs? Find out here.

23 CommentsTuesday, 19 June 2018  |  D for Dog

Paroxysmal dyskinesia is a movement disorder where abnormal movements are seen in dogs during attacks. Often misdiagnosed as canine epilepsy.

2 CommentsFriday, 15 June 2018  |  D for Dog

Dog Walking Fields lists private hire and public enclosed dog fields and indoor areas across the UK where dogs can enjoy safe, off lead play.

Thursday, 14 June 2018  |  D for Dog

We discuss how to keep your dog cool indoors and outside in the warm, hot weather. From cool coats and mats to water fun for a cool, safe summer.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018  |  D for Dog

Millions of UK cats and dogs are overweight and suffering from obesity. We discuss how to check and maintain your dog's ideal body weight.

Friday, 25 August 2017  |  D for Dog

Some human foods are not safe to feed to your dog as they are poisonous to dogs. Find out which foods are toxic or dangerous here.

10 CommentsTuesday, 30 May 2017  |  D for Dog

Compare dog food quickly and easily so you can find the perfect balance between quality and price. Independent and honest dog food advice.

8 CommentsFriday, 27 January 2017  |  D for Dog

If your dog eats poo (coprophagia) you are likely to see it as quite disgusting. We discuss why they do it and how to put them off eating poop.

59 CommentsSaturday, 21 January 2017  |  D for Dog

Studies suggest Bravecto chewable flea & tick is safe but following adverse reaction reports, Bravecto remains a potential cause for concern.

3 CommentsMonday, 24 October 2016  |  D for Dog

Breast cancer doesn't just affect humans. Dogs can also get mammary tumours and cancer. In fact it is even more common in dogs than in humans.

35 CommentsSaturday, 24 September 2016  |  D for Dog

Dog microchipping is compulsory. It is important to check those chips and make sure they are up to date. But what if you can't remember how?

10 CommentsTuesday, 26 July 2016  |  D for Dog

Many of us give blood and carry a donor card. Have you ever wondered if your dog could do the same? Your dog could help other dogs in need.

8 CommentsSunday, 29 May 2016  |  D for Dog

We show you how to clean your dog's teeth. Clean teeth and healthy gums is as important for dogs as it is for us. Learn more here.

Monday, 16 May 2016  |  D for Dog

Parasites pose health risks to pets & owners. There is a lack of awareness. Informative videos about ticks, lungworm, toxocara, fleas & tapeworm.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016  |  D for Dog

Check your dog's health easily at home and spot potential issues early. Includes coat and skin, paws, ears, mouth, eyes, weight and bottom.

2 CommentsMonday, 8 February 2016  |  D for Dog

Lungworm in UK dogs is spreading yet many dog owners have never even heard of the disease. How dogs become affected and protective measures.

64 CommentsTuesday, 26 January 2016  |  D for Dog

Dog vaccination guidelines 2015 recommend that dogs should not be booster vaccinated annually. The recommendation for boosters is 3 years plus.

Thursday, 21 January 2016  |  D for Dog

For a while now we have been warned about the dangers of letting dogs play with sticks. With fresh warnings in the news, how dangerous is it?

3 CommentsFriday, 18 December 2015  |  D for Dog

Brrrr, the cold weather is here and our dogs feel the cold too, so let's talk about some products that keep your dog warm in the winter months.

31 CommentsThursday, 26 November 2015  |  D for Dog

When preparing your Christmas dinner it is fun to put some by for your dog but not all food is safe for dogs. We look at what is safe & what is not.

Thursday, 26 November 2015  |  D for Dog

During the Christmas period we need to make sure that our dogs are able to cope with the festivities and that they stay healthy and happy.

2 CommentsThursday, 29 October 2015  |  D for Dog

There is a high risk of breathing problems in dogs with short muzzles. Grunting and snorting isnít normal or healthy. Find out more here.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015  |  D for Dog

As the weather gets colder we need to make sure our dogs OK. From dark walks to mud, draughts and seasonal scares, we discuss dog winter tips.

2 CommentsMonday, 26 October 2015  |  D for Dog

Bonfire Night is dreaded by many dog owners and their dogs who have a fear of fireworks. Read our tips for helping your dog feel less afraid.

8 CommentsSaturday, 22 August 2015  |  D for Dog

Some common garden plants and flowers are toxic to pets. Learn which plants are toxic to dogs and how to recognise the symptoms of poisoning.

2 CommentsWednesday, 8 July 2015  |  D for Dog

Bloat is a serious, often fatal condition that happens quickly. Learn how to reduce the risk of bloat and recognise the symptoms in dogs.

1 CommentFriday, 19 June 2015  |  D for Dog

Xylitol can be fatal to dogs and is increasingly found in many human foods. We look specifically at the recent peanut butter warnings.


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