Categories: K9 Tip of the Day

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Winter falls, trips, sprains and strains

Canine Tip of the Day: Sprains & Fractures due to slips on ice The UK is experiencing some pretty icy winter weather at the moment so it has been suggested that I pop a post up re falls and slips:- If either YOU or YOUR DOG has a slip or fall on the ice, your […]

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Mud Daddy

When you live in the country, and it gets to that time of year when you are constantly caked in mud, you could do worse than investing in a “Mud Daddy”. For about 5 months of the year, my three Rhodesian Ridgebacks come back from our walk absolutely covered from head to toe.  Then, they […]

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Keeping a Paw Dressing Dry

Keeping a paw dressing dry in wet weather can be a nightmare.  Often, a dressing may need to stay in place for weeks at a time and if the weather is wet, every time your dog needs to go out for a toilet break or short walk means you have to wrap the dressing carefully […]

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Nails & the Dremel

** NAILS & THE DREMEL **   OK, so it seems that Nails are as big a deal to you guys as they are to me, but lots of you are a bit frightened as to how to address using a Dremel to grind back the nails. This is how I do my boys as […]

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Foods dangerous for CATS

Dangerous Foods for Cats & Dogs It’s great when I get to chat with other professionals in a similar field to mine and so I was delighted to receive a message today from Emily at Catological.  I often post about foods and plants that are dangerous for dogs and a lot of these apply to […]

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Contacting a Vet URGENTLY

Contacting a vet urgently is something we need to be able to do in the blink of an eye.  More times than enough, we need urgent assistance at what always appears to be completely the WRONG time – out of office hours, on a bank holiday, at Christmas, you name it.  Emergencies just never seem […]

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Carrying a Large Breed Dog

Carrying a large breed dog is not for the faint-hearted!  For those of you who haven’t met me, you may not know that I am only a little person … in fact, probably just 5ft 3″ tall even if I stretch up to my tippy toes.  My husband Mike, 6ft 2″ refers to me as […]

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Removing a Tick

Removing a tick safely A tick is a parasite that will latch on to your dog, burrow its mouth parts into the skin of your dog and then feed by sucking on your dog’s blood.  This can cause irritation and infection at the site and if the tick is carrying something like Lyme Disease, it […]

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Brushing Teeth – video blog

Today’s tip of the day came off the back of a brilliant video I posted this week – it showed a fabulous little Jack Russell having his teeth brushed and it was cute beyond compare.  But that got me thinking.  Do you Need to clean your dog’s teeth?  Should you bother? Do some dogs need […]

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DOG BUFF IS HERE!!!!!!!!

We are Super Excited to now be able to stock “Dog Buff” at £10 each (plus p&p)  Available in two sizes: S/M or M/L ……. but it’s not just cool and trendy – oh no! There are hidden depths to a Dog Buff I know many of us dog-walkers already own a Buff to keep […]

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Health Tests and Puppies

. . Many people seem to think that breeding a litter is a license to print money.  Honestly? … if it’s done right, it really isn’t at all.  The costs involved in producing a healthy puppy are not insignificant and the work and time spent getting all your “ducks in a row” before mating even […]

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Bandaging a paw

Bandaging a leg is pretty easy, but bandaging a paw is a little more tricky.  Not only do you have a wriggly, dog in discomfort to deal with, but you also have the difficulty of holding the paw with one hand, bandaging with the other, tucking the edges in, keeping it on, making sure its not […]

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Electric Shock – Electrocution

Electric Shock is a serious business whether you are a human, a dog or any other living being come to that.  With pets who like to gnaw such as rabbits or rats for example, or with puppies and adolescent animals or perhaps those “entertaining” themselves due to separation anxiety, it can be a real worry.  […]

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Stopper Pad Injuries

Stopper Pad Injuries (or more technically, injuries to the carpal pad) can occur in various ways.   We often see friction burns to the stopper pad in dogs who compete high speed sports such as Flyball. When the dog stops swiftly, bounces and turns himself off the box for the second leg of his run, it’s […]

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New Rhodes 2 Safety Video goes live

Our new Rhodes 2 Safety video has gone live on YouTube For all those wanting to experience a flavour of the sort of things we get up to, here’s three minutes that encapsulates the work we do and the team we are.  Putting it together has brought me immense joy and pride as it shows […]

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Medic Alert Tags

I’m sure you’ve seen medic alert tag for humans, right?  When you have a history or illness that requires medication such as epilepsy or diabetes for example, the patient will often wear a bracelet or necklace with information on it about their condition so that if they are taken ill, a first aider or medic […]

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Giving a Pill the EASY way

Giving a Pill or bandaging a wriggly furball can be tricky! This weekend we were training in Horsham.  A beautiful day meant as we set up, we had the doors open so the dogs could trot in and out and enjoy the garden.  True to form, when Chi came back in, I noticed that he had […]

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Popcorn Paws!

Does your dog have Popcorn Paws? or Frito Feet? or Dorito Digits????  If you’re a dog owner, you’ll instinctively know that smell of corn chips or cheesy Doritos, and for a lot of people it’s actually quite a comforting smell of just “being home with your dog”. However, you may not be so keen to sniff […]

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Harnesses

Walking your dog on a harness has many benefits and maybe now is the time to consider getting one. In the “old days” we used to use check or choke chains to control our dogs and in some cases people even use prong or electric collars to get their furry friend to walk nicely on […]

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GAMES TO PLAY when it’s hot or you can’t get out to walk

** GAMES ** Personally, I walk my dogs every day hail, rain or shine.  But there are occasions when you’d normally be out with your dog, that doing so is either just not possible, or maybe even NOT SAFE. NOT IN THE HEAT In hot weather, walking your dog can actually be life-threatening (even more […]