Caring for your dog

How the heat can kill your dog

Sizzling summer? We may be well-versed in preventing sunburn and dehydration, but how much do we know about keeping Fido and Vlossie safe in rising temperatures?

How your dog can tell what you're feeling

Researchers have found a specific area in a dog's brain that recognises human faces - a finding that may help to explain why dogs are so sensitive to human social cues.

How to walk your dog

Lead pulling is a common problem for dog owners, but follow these steps and you and your best friend will soon be enjoying stress-free strolls.

How to care for your arthritic dog

As our canine companions grow older, they are subject to the same degenerative problems that plague their joints as we are. There are lots of things we can do as owners to help.

Careful, xylitol can kill your dog!

Xylitol, the sweetener now found in everything from cake to toothpaste, may appeal to humans trying to lose weight, but it can be deadly to dogs.

Why is my dog not eating?

When your dog is not eating, it is either ill, or there is some behavioural problem. Here's what you need to do.

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