K9 Blog

Expert advice, dog-friendly city guides,
dog owner tips and tricks, and much more!

Responsible Breeding

I don’t think anyone can argue that one of the impacts of Covid and lockdown has been the increase in demand for puppies. Sadly, this has led to a huge increase in unscrupulous breeders, so its become more important for puppy buyers to ensure they buy from a responsible breeder, who not only does everything required to raise healthy pups, but also offers the right advice and support.

Canine Body Language

We all love our dogs. We love their cute faces, their silly antics, their cheekiness, and we even love them when they cover our furniture with mud! But do we understand them?

Dogs and Children

Hearing your dog growl at your child is a heart stopping moment for any parent. Your reaction may well be to panic, punish the dog and then start to consider options like re-homing. But stop…breathe…it may not be as bad as you think.

Choosing the right dog walker

Choosing a dog walker is such an incredibly important decision and the research and selection can be quite a stressful and worrying experience. You want to choose the best for your dog, but where do you start? Choosing a great dog walker can be such a valuable and positive addition to your dog’s life, but choosing the wrong set up or individual does have the potential to be detrimental to your dog’s wellbeing.

Separation Anxiety

Firstly, I don’t actually like the word ‘anxiety’ in ‘separation anxiety’ as for most dogs it doesn’t come anywhere close to how they are feeling. It can be sheer, absolute panic every single time they are left alone. The word anxiety to me somehow seems to make it seem less than what it actually is on a scale of emotions our dogs feel.

Therapy For Dogs

We’re living in an age where we are becoming more aware of our own mental health and wellbeing, and furthermore we are acknowledging the role our dogs play in this.

Canine Lymphoma

Canine Lymphoma

As a vet it is never a nice feeling to have to tell an owner that you think their pet might have cancer. Dogs suffer from a variety of different cancers just like humans do. And some are more treatable than others.

Helping Dogs with the Stress of Fireworks

Fireworks season is one of the most stressful times of the year for our pets – and owners
Research from the RSPCA found 62 per cent of dogs, 55 per cent of horses and 54 per cent of cats show signs of anxiety when they hear fireworks.

Reactive Dogs

Lunging, barking, snapping and sometimes biting is something you will have come across when you take your dog out on your daily walks. You may recognise that dog is struggling and you give them plenty of space. Or you may be internally thinking ‘why doesn’t that person just train that dog?’