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How to cope with winter dog walks

How to cope with winter dog walks

With the right preparation and kit, you and your dog can learn to love your winter walks. SAFETY FIRST When walking in the dark, keep your dog on a lead and try to stick to routes with wide pavements and...

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Why does my dog eat grass?

Why does my dog eat grass?

(Q) I have a three-year-old Labrador X Vizsla spayed bitch who is constantly eating grass. Is she lacking in nutrients? Should I change her diet? (A) Roberta Baxter says: Eating grass can be an indication of a digestive disorder, and often...

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Why do dogs get hot spots?

Why do dogs get hot spots?

(Q) Why do dogs get hot spots? (A) Vet Roberta Baxter says: There are lots of reasons why some dogs are more prone to skin disease such as hot spots. All dogs have bacteria on the skin surface all the time,...

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How frequently should dogs be vaccinated?

How frequently should dogs be vaccinated?

(Q) How frequently should dogs be vaccinated? Is it neccessary for them to be done annually?  (A) Vet Roberta Baxter says: Some of the components of vaccines last more than one year and are generally given every three years, but some...

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Microchipping your dog

Microchipping your dog

No one wants to lose their pet. But in the event that your dog does go missing, it is commonly agreed that the best chance of finding him is through a microchip – so much so that microchipping will be...

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How do I keep my dog cool?

How do I keep my dog cool?

Remember your dog while you bask in the sun this summer — he may not cope with the heat as well as you. Karen Bush gives us tips to help keep your dog cool. Each year most of us cross...

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