Sunday, 19 February 2017

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The older dog

MANY dogs love jumping over fences, fetching sticks or joining their owner on a long jog, but this is true only as long as they are in good health and in their prime. Dogs, like their owners, grow old, and then everything becomes more difficult. Their state of fitness declines,…

Taking your pet on a trip?

1. PETS should always have complete Pet Passports well before you make a journey. Ensure that you schedule a visit to your veterinarian and allow sufficient time prior to your trip to discuss diseases or problems that might exist where you are travelling and that don’t exist at home. 2.…

Personal protection dogs as pets

MANY people are under the impression that a correctly trained personal protection dog is no different to a security dog, guard dog or stereotypical scrapyard dog, this could not be further from the truth. A well-trained personal protection dog should be of a bold and confident nature, sociable and accepting…

Barry loves Flea

WHEN homeowner Susan returns to the UK for holidays she worries about what to do with her dogs. Barry and Flea in particular are small dogs, a little anxious because of their rescue history but above all they are great companions and are always seen together. Barry, a young Chihuahua,…

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Dogs and cats: petting-induced aggression

MANY cats will purr like a well-oiled motor when stroked, and many dogs will put their head forward for petting. However some will suddenly turn on the person. My own dog Sheba appears most friendly but I have to tell people to leave her alone, after a few pats she…

Preparing your dog for vet’s inspection

IT is essential that all dogs are regularly inoculated and wormed, that is; inoculations and boosters every year, worming treatments every three months. The only effective worming products are available from your vets. Many pet owners encounter problems at the vet. The dogs and cats do not like to be…

Stopping a dog from jumping up

A DOG jumping up at a visitor is the worst possible introduction anybody can have to your home and your dog. Indeed, for those who do not even like dogs, it could be the end of a beautiful friendship and visits from them! Somebody wrote to me: “I have been…

Puppies bought from the Internet

MORE people are buying pups online and sadly paying the price. Many puppies bought from such outlets, which are often used by puppy farmers, require long-term veterinary treatment or die before reaching six months. Research carried out by the UK Kennel Club found that one in three people may have…

The German Shepherd

THE German Shepherd is one of the world’s most popular companion and community service dogs. The origins of this lovable breed came from various sheepdogs found in Germany during the last century. In the second half of the 19th century, dog breed fanciers began to fix the type of sheepdog…

Poodles linger longer

MINIATURE poodles are the longest living dogs in Britain - surviving for an average of 14.8 years, says a survey. Miniature dachshunds are next (14.4 years), then whippets (14.3 years). Beagles, Bedlingtons, Cairn Terriers, Border Collies, Mongrels, Greyhounds, Jack Russells, Pekinese and Shetland sheepdogs average 13-plus years. Did you know…

Introducing a new puppy to cats

Should you ask your cat to live with a dog? If you have cats that are not used to dogs, you should think carefully before doing this. If you must, then make sure it is a puppy as young as possible. Chasing breeds like greyhounds or hounds, or terrier breeds,…

Euro Weekly News funny pet photo competition winner

THE 2016 Euro Weekly News and HouseSitMatch funny pet photo competition winner is Berron Marca for her submission ‘Valentina reads.’ As many of you who have been following this and David the Dogman’s column for a while now will know we get to know and love many of the pets…
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