Categories: K9 Tip of the Day

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Deafness in our dogs can easily go unnoticed for quite a while.  Sometimes, when we get older, we like to think that rules don’t apply to us any more and we like to do things our own way and the same is true of our dogs.  I think it’s because of that fact that deafness […]

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Phantom Pregnancies in Dogs

I get many emails and messages every week, but by far one of the most common subjects is that of Phantom Pregnancies in Dogs.  If you have a bitch who has not been spayed, the chances are you will know exactly what I’m talking about.  Hormone changes and surges can play havoc with your darling […]

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CBD (cannabis) Oil

Cannabis has long since been known to have health properties but its use in the wider population has been frowned up.  Now it seems there is a wave of evidence supporting its use, particularly in the form of CBD oil.  CBD or Cannabidoil is said to be helpful for a huge raft of problems and […]


Permission to Administer First Aid

PROFESSIONAL FIRST AID INTERVENTION There is often concern about what you can and cannot do in a first aid capacity. The grey area comes because we have two important pieces of legislation – the Welfare Act and the Law itself – which are a little different. The Welfare Act says that anybody can carry out […]

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Dangerous Household Objects

Dangerous Innocuous Household Objects As I write this, it’s 28th December.  Christmas has passed … New Year is not yet here, and we are in that “tinsel-limbo” period when nobody really seems to know what day it is (and for some reason it seems perfectly normal to breakfast on things like Bailey’s and a Selection […]

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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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


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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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 […]


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 […]