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Health and Happiness: Should you Neuter your Dog?

The second of our special guest blogs on dog neutering by veterinarian Sam Westhead of the Energetic Panacea Clinic of Dubai asking whether you should neuter your dog. Find the first part right here. … Congratulations! Your new family member has arrived and as a 4 month old puppy that means nothing but fun and games. Well not quite- there’s going to...

Dog Food Toppers: Everything You Need to Know

If you are a pet parent, then you know the feeling when you see your dog not eating enough food. Just like any other member of your family, seeing your canine friend not being able to eat is disheartening. This shouldn’t be the case, though. You can help your dog eat enough food and remain hydrated using dog food toppers....

The Healthiest Time to Neuter: An Expert Opinion!

The first of our special guest blogs by veterinarian Sam Westhead of the Energetic Panacea Clinic of Dubai. Spaying and castrating bitches and dogs is done for many reasons which I’ll not discuss in this blog but will return to at a later date. However one of the first questions asked by the owners of a new puppy is when...

Pet Safety Tips: Toxic Houseplants and Dogs…..

Plants provide beauty and fresh air to our indoor spaces. However, your puppy or dog may see houseplants as an extra snack or a toy. This can prove dangerous, since some plants are toxic or poisonous. Learn which plants are potentially toxic and keep them high out of reach. Some toxic houseplants include: • Amaryllis • Azalea • Caladium •...

Top 5 Dog Breeds That Definitely Require Pet Life Insurance

Taking out pet life insurance or health insurance for your dog is becoming an essential part of being a responsible dog owner, at least according to the RSPCA and similar organizations. Yet only 3% of dogs are insured in the US, compared to 20% of dogs being insured in the UK. These figures are made even worse by the fact that 50%...

What Causes Seizures in Dogs?

​ Many dog owners experience their dog having some sort of a seizure at some point of their lifetime. Being aware of the possible issues of what causes seizures in dogs might make all the difference. This guest post from our friends at seizuresindogs.net will help you identify dangerous situations. Table of Contents The most common causes of seizures in...

How Heat Affects Dogs: What You Need To Know To Care For Your Pet

​ Humans have a very effective defense mechanism against heat. Our body stays cool by producing sweat in order to evaporate the heat away. Unfortunately, canines do not have sweat glands and therefore cannot deal with excessive heat as adequately. While they are able to evaporate the heat through their panting and glands in their paws, they can still exhibit...

Twisted Stomach. What All Dog Owners NEED to Know

We are all aware that cancer can affect our dogs just as much as ourselves. Sadly it is the most common illness that dogs can die from. But do we know enough about another of the most common conditions ? Bloat, leading to a Twisted Stomach is almost as common as cancer, and the terrible results are far more rapid...

Is Homemade Food the Best Option for Your Dog?

We live in a world where we are more and more aware of the food we consume, and we have become increasingly cautious and selective about the quality of the food we eat. The same is now true about the food we give our dogs. The traditional favourites, canned food and dry food, no longer cut it for some dog...

5 Human Foods that are Dangerous For Dogs

We all love our dogs and treat them like a cherished member of our family. Who doesn’t want to share everything they own with their loved ones, even if it’s just a simple bite? I know, I know no one can resist those cute puppy dogs, and what’s one little cookie or chocolate going to do? But it will. We...

The Bully Whippet: The World’s Worst Genetic Mutation in a Dog

No, this dog does not have Arnold Schwarzenegger’s genes and no ….she hasn’t even spent a day at the gym. That’s right. She. Meet Wendy. The Whippet. Not exactly the most feminine representative of her breed, Wendy is a result of a genetic mutation. I first thought she was the best altered digital photo of the century, but (sadly?) she...