Euthanising a dog for behavioural issues

Euthanising a dog for behavioural issues

This months blog is a difficult one to discuss. There is not much in the world of behaviour that is quite as controversial as the decision to euthanise a dog, it’s the worst outcome, heartbreaking for owners, trainers, and vets alike. The same as all controversial...
TICK ALERT

TICK ALERT

Ticks are related to spiders, mites and scorpions. There are many different species of tick living in Britain, each preferring to feed on the blood of different animal hosts. The one most likely to bite humans in Britain is the Sheep tick, Ixodes Ricinus. Despite its...
CANINE GAMES

CANINE GAMES

Mental stimulation is as important as physical fitness and a healthy diet for your dog. If you exercise your dog well but don’t provide him with mental enrichment you will end up with a physical fit but bored dog, which could lead to many behavioural problems. If you...
ALLERGIES

ALLERGIES

In today’s environment, more and more animals suffer from food allergies, to seasonal as well as environmental allergies. Just like in humans, some dogs will have saviour symptoms, other barely show any and sometimes we don’t connect the symptoms to allergies. Here...
ATTENTION ALL DOG OWNERS

ATTENTION ALL DOG OWNERS

Alabama Rot, clinically known as idiopathic cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV) There is a fresh outbreak of the deadly flesh eating dog disease, Alabama Rot in the UK. Since 2012 a total of 78 dogs have been confirmed with the disease in the UK....
ANIMAL RIGHTS BILL

ANIMAL RIGHTS BILL

On Friday, 24th, February 20017, there were two pieces of legislation due to be debated in the Commons: Animal Fighting (Sentencing Bill) Animal Cruelty (Sentencing Bill) Their essential aims were the same, to increase the penalties available to courts for animal...
CHOCLATE TOXCITY

CHOCLATE TOXCITY

KEEP CHOCOLATE OUT OF REACH OF YOUR PET In this review, I will explain to you why chocolate is toxic, the types and amounts that will cause poisoning, the symptoms of toxicity, and what you can do if your pet consumes chocolate: The toxic components in chocolate are...
LUNGWORM

LUNGWORM

The lungworm (Angiostrongylus vasorum), also known as French Heart worm is a parasite that infects dogs. The adult of this particular lungworm lives in the heart and major blood vessels supplying the lungs, where it can cause a host of problems. If left untreated, the...