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What to expect during birthing by Steve Dean Helping a bitch whelp is rewarding but it is important to know when to get involved and when to stand back and let nature work its own miracle. In a previous article the discussion on whelping stopped at about the point a puppy was making its way...
Vita Canis 100 per cent natural products by Geraldine Cove-Print Winter draws on and along with the aroma of damp dogs, that smell as if they have been rolling in mushrooms, there are the delights of sore winter paws, chapped hands and spotty bellies – one would hope the spots were restricted to canine tummies...
The statistics behind HD scores by Mike Tempest After my last article several readers have contacted me and asked if I could provide more explanation on the various statistical terms that are used in the description of HD (hip dysplasia) scores, such as the term ‘median’...
Further experiences of aspergillosis by Jane Lilley Thank you to everyone who has been kind enough to respond to Barbara Brown’s plea for help and, hopefully, sharing of experience with her Miniature Schnauzer’s aspergillosis.
Aggression or frustration on the lead? by Nick Honor One of the most common issues that face many dog owners is aggression between dogs. This is an incredibly common occurrence and one that many owners find very embarrassing and stressful.
English Setters at risk in Spain by Geraldine Cove-Print The furore of the supermarket summer selling of horse meat inclusion in processed products was shocking enough but less than 18 months ago in Spain a full investigation was going on when it was suspected that the stolen carcasses of hundreds of...
Outbreaks of infectious diseases by Steve Dean The subject this week was intended to follow last week’s topic on whelping, suggesting when and how you might usefully intervene to assist the whelping bitch.
Bengo, Percy and Tim by Nick Waters Are you sitting comfortably… Bengo the Boxer puppy was playing ball in the park with his master when out of the bushes jumped a tall dog who gracefully caught the ball in mid-air.
Fine tuning at Agility Secrets camp by Becca Middleton In September I was lucky enough to attend one of Laura Chudleigh’s Agility Secrets camps and I thought I would tell you about it. This is the third camp I have been to and each and every one of them has...
Getting the dog back in the car by Jane Lilley Please can anyone help or advise Suzannah Thurgood of the Pecolstone Golden Retrievers, who has a very difficult problem with one of her dogs.
An unusual Victorian marble group by Nick Waters Garden and monumental statuary designed to grace imposing homes is the art form for which there is often the least information available. If most could talk, they would probably have some wonderful stories to tell...
Wannabe a dog groomer? by Eileen Geeson As Grooming dogs – which covers more than the general brushing and combing of dogs in these days of modern terminology – is now considered part of dog ownership more than it ever was before...
Reassuring signs during whelping by Steve Dean Whelping never fails to surprise for it is not a predictable event even for those of us who have many years of experience. The normal process is hard to define and the best that can be said is a normal whelping is where the pups are...
The Dog Coat Company Calm Coat by Geraldine Cove-Print February 2011, Christchurch, New Zealand: A State of Emergency was declared by the Government as the full consequences of the earthquake which was rated at 6.3 finally began to filter through.
An unusual case of aspergillosis by Jane Lilley A call came from Barbara Brown in Rainham, whose seven-year-old Mini Schnauzer started sneezing a great deal just before last Christmas, for which the vet prescribed antibiotics.
Pacing – natural or unnatural by Julia Robertson It must be so confusing when there are so many people proffering opinion on various nuances of movement. Pacing must be one of the most discussed. Over my 13 years of experience I have treated over 6,500 dogs and I have built up many hours of...
The UK is still rife with cruelty towards dogs by Geraldine Cove-Print On September 3, a couple taking a stroll along a Sparkbrook canal heard a quiet whimpering sound coming from some undergrowth. They went to investigate and they found a hole, approximately 4ft deep, which had been covered in leaves and twigs...
Can ‘Dr Google’ ever replace a vet? by Steve Dean The veterinary profession has complained about animal owners using ‘Dr Google’ (internet to the uninitiated) to diagnose their pet’s ailments and find suitable treatments. As a consequence veterinary advice is sought too late, to the detriment of...
A successful art sale at Cheffins by Nick Waters A few weeks ago I featured John Charles Dollman’s picture of the famous 19th century English Setter, FT Ch Dash II, once owned by George Brewis, a founder member of the Kennel Club. It was one of the highlights in the dog section of Cheffins’...
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