A-Z of dog wellbeing: Motion sickness

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Motion sickness

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Motion sickness

It’s lovely to take our dogs in the car for days out and holidays, having our furry companion by our side on our adventures, however not all dogs do well in a moving vehicle.  Many pet parents make this unpleasant discovery the first time their dog ‘redecorates’ the interior of your car during your first

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Kennel cough

Kennel cough is the dog version of a human cold, its a mild infection that creates a harsh cough that can last as long as three weeks. Only those susceptible individuals with weakened immunity will get it. Vital animals just respond appropriately, like healthy people who don’t pick up the cold going around, because their

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Joints

Our dog’s joint's really take a pounding.  Repetitive chasing after tennis balls or jumping on and off the bed or sofa all take their toll on your dog’s joints, and for some dogs, that’s a problem.

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Immune system

A healthy, properly functioning immune system operates like the world’s most omnipotent drug. A malfunctioning immune system in dogs can open the door to a host of diseases, such as infection, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and cancer. Find out how you can help your dog stay healthy.

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Healing

When an animal suffers disease, physical or emotional injury, the healing process works to restore the normality we know as health where the body is currently unbalanced, diseased, damaged or lacking in vitality. Thinking of injury or dis-ease as a body out of balance, rather than broken or faulty is a far more gentle way

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Grief

Our animals form strong emotional bonds with members of their family – the humans, cats and other dogs – and often suffer grief when a loved one dies or moves away.  They feel the loss as much as we do and the sudden change in house can be as traumatic to your pets as it

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Coat and skin

Your dog’s general coat appearance is a good indicator of their general health. A healthy coat should be shiny and smooth, not brittle or coarse, and healthy skin should be supple and clear, not greasy, flaky or bumpy.   What options are there to help improve your dog’s coat? Why is the coat and skin so important?

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Balls!

Does your dog love nothing more than chasing and fetching a ball for you to throw over, and over, and over, and over, and over…? Could too much of this favourite canine game have negative consequences?

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Anxiety

If you or a loved one suffers from anxiety, then you know how scary some situations may be, but have you considered that your dog may also suffer from anxiety? What is anxiety? Anxiety is a normal physiological reaction to the anticipation of potential (real or imagined) dangers that triggers the ‘fight or flight’ response.

Helping the canine helpers

Recently I received the sad news that Heidi, a qualified Dog A.I.D Assistance Dog I have worked closely with over the last few years, had passed away after a short illness.  A fabulous Westie, well-loved by all the trainers, clients and friends of Dog A.I.D, she captured the heart of everyone she met. She was