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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

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.

Help! My dog is obsessed with squirrels!

Remember, if your dog is having fun watching the trees, it’s up to you to find a game that is more rewarding than the potential sighting of a squirrel.

All abroad? Don’t forget your dog’s passport.

At home, your dog is probably part of the family, so you may feel sad leaving your pet behind when you’re going abroad on holiday. Having a pet passport means your dog can go to EU countries with you.

Competition

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.

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Dog training

How can I build up my dog's confidence?

Is your dog anxious about everything? Our experts offer advice that might help take the edge off his anxiety.

Why does my dog hate motorbikes?

Does your dog lunge at things he is afraid of? Lunging is a popular choice for the fearful dog, trainer Elizabeth Kershaw explains.

Dog Health

How will I know if my dog has arthritis?

It’s not always easy to spot the onset of arthritis in your pet, so how do you know if your dog is suffering? Find out here... 

My dog has been diagnosed with thrombocytopenia. What happens now?

Thrombocytopenia means low platelet levels in the blood, explains vet Roberta Baxter.

About fleas

How do I test for dog fleas?

There is a simple test that you can do at home to establish whether or not your dog has a flea infestation, all you need is a brush and some paper.

How do I treat ticks?

Does your dog have ticks? Or are you worried about him getting them? Our experts share their advice on the best treatments for ticks.

Dog Activities

Places to go with your dog

Turn to the great outdoors for inspiration and find new and exciting places for you and your dog to visit.

Throw a party for your dog

Birthday cake, balloons, party games — celebrate your dog's birthday in style with a celebratory bash.

It's a good opportunity for your pet to meet different dogs and for you both to socialise with other owners and their canine friends. So, if you're feeling inspired to throw your own doggy bash, follow our tips to help get the celebrations under way in the best possible style.

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