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Tips for taking on a rescue dog…..

When deciding to take on a new dog many people for a variety of reasons opt for a rescue. Taking on an adult dog may well be better than taking on a puppy. The advantages are that as an adult it will probably be house trained and more settled. The chewing and destructive phases that […]

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Tips for nervous dogs…..

Nervousness is usually an inherited trait. The socialisation of a nervous puppy is therefore essential if you are going to help them build confidence in order for them to cope successfully with new situations and people. Regular exposure to situations that will offer the dog a positive experience will build his confidence yet be mindful […]

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Tips for introducing your dog to cats…….

Whether your dog has lived with cats before or this is the first time these precautions must always be followed, as every new encounter can be different, and the cat not necessarily be tolerated. Throughout the introducing stage it is vital that the dog does not frighten the cat. The easiest way to do this […]

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Tips for introducing your dog to children….

What is the saying…… We decide whether or not we like someone in the first 7 seconds?! Now we are not sure our dogs are quite as judgemental as their owners yet we do realise the importance of that first meeting in setting up a successful and happy relationship between a new dog and family […]

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Firework Stress

In recent years the cost of fireworks has fallen considerably while the availability and variety of these   explosive products has seen a sharp rise. These recent changes are very worrying for pet owners as it means terrifying nights for our pets are on the increase. Be prepared with top advice from our pet experts. (more…)

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Soiling Problems in Dogs

Why is my dog soiling in the house? There are a number of reasons why your dog may be soiling the house. The first cause can be identified as a lack of house-training. If your dog has soiled since being obtained then it is clear that they have never been trained properly. Secondly previously house […]

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Faeces Eating (Coprophagia)

Dogs eating their own faeces can be purely behavioural yet a number of medical conditions can trigger this type of behaviour. By ruling out possible medical causes attention can then be focused on the behavioural problem. (more…)

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Digging Dogs

Digging behaviour by dogs can be attributed to a number of possibilities. Certain breeds can exhibit digging in order to satisfy their historical make up. For instance terriers have been bred to flush out prey by either furrowing or digging. Their highly tuned senses have been developed to match this digging desire. Cold conditioned breeds […]

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Vital Pet Health’s article library provides you with a wealth of information on a range of dog related topics whether it be dog healthcare, dog nutrition, dog diseases or  information on the latest dog products. Our team of independent pet health experts are constantly updating our articles so you can be sure your getting the […]

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