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Can dogs catch colds?

Can dogs get colds

There are a number of viral and bacterial diseases that can cause the symptoms of upper respiratory infection, which generally include runny nose and eyes, coughing, and sneezing.

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Is your dog Britain's happiest pet?

Is your dog always wagging his tail? Then why not enter him into Drontal's Britain's Happiest Pet competition?

Drontal has launched the competition, which is being supported by animal enthusiast Steve Backshall, to celebrate the love and happiness that pets bring to our lives.

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Latest Your Dog Advice

Microchipping your dog

No one wants to lose their pet. But in the event that your dog does go missing, it is commonly agreed that the best chance of finding him is through a microchip – so much so that microchipping will be compulsory for all pets in England as of April 2016.

Can dogs catch colds?

There are a number of viral and bacterial diseases that can cause the symptoms of upper respiratory infection, which generally include runny nose and eyes, coughing, and sneezing.

Taking care of a retired Greyhound

Taking on a retired Greyhound can be wonderfully rewarding but requires forethought, as sight hound specialist Jackie Drakeford explains.

Should I get one or two dogs?

Want to bring a second dog into your home? Then you need to consider the impact on your current pet, explains Jackie Drakeford.

Why does my dog bark at our baby?

Whenever there are issues when a dog and a baby come together, a proper behavioural consultation should be conducted, advises behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith.

Why does my dog try to chew his foot?

If he spends prolonged periods licking or chewing then you should talk to your vet as he could have a problem such as an underlying allergy causing his feet to be itchy and irritated.

Why has my dog become terrified of people?

It is not uncommon for the real underlying fear to only become apparent after an initial short period of time, explains behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith.

Help! My dog was bitten on the nose!

Has your dog recently been attacked by another dog, and started to show possible symptoms of further injury? Vet Roberta Baxter shares her advice.

Is my dog's new flea treatment safe to use?

Has your vet changed your dog's flea treatment? Vet Roberta Baxter shares her advice on flea treatment's safety and effectiveness.

Help! My dog's wee is burning our lawn!

There are several possible solutions to this problem, including the protein levels of the food your dog is on, explains vet Roberta Baxter.

Can I feed my dog a mixed diet of raw and prepared food?

Are you thinking about including raw food in your dog's diet, but aren't sure whether to mix it with his prepared food? Vet John Burns shares his advice.


Win a hamper of CLIX training essentials!

CLIX training essentials

We have teamed up with The Company of Animals to give away a fantastic hamper of CLIX Training essentials to one lucky winner.

CLIX is a training range for dogs which includes products such as whistles, clickers, recall lines, retrievers, toilet training bells, and more.

With CLIX you can teach your dog everything from a simple sit command to something more difficult like roll over, you can even teach him to go outside to the toilet! The lucky winner will receive a selection of products worth up to £50!

For more information on products, visit The Company of Animals website, or visit their Facebook page for training tips, advice and competitions.


Dog training

Can I retrain my dog's recall?

Recall training can be a challenge as you are often working against many exciting distractions, says Steve Goward...

Why does my dog bark through the night?

Does your dog bark in the night? Trainer Tony cruse explains how to address the night time environment to nullify potential triggers.

Dog Health

Why has my dog's microchip made him swell?

It is not normal to get a swelling at the site of a microchip implantation, but it does occasionally happen. Vet Roberta Baxter explains.

What causes my dog to become stressed?

The modern world stresses out our pets. Trainer and behaviourist Carol Price explains the causes and effects of stress in dogs...

About fleas

What are tick-borne diseases?

Beware! Lurking in the grass are ticks, ready to pounce on your dog and cause disease. Michael Hallam explains...

How to remove a tick

Before removing a tick it's important that you know how to remove it properly so that you avoid causing injury or unnecessary pain to your dog.

Dog Activities

Can dogs compete if they have hip dysplasia?

Are dogs allowed to compete in shows even if they have hip dysplasia? Vet Roberta Baxter explains...

10 places to meet other dog lovers

Dogs are a great way to meet new friends, their friendly antics lighten the mood and provide common ground. Here we share 10 places where you're sure to meet other dog lovers. 

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