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How much should I feed my dog?

Many dog owners find it difficult to get the right advice about feeding, especially when the dog has a diet-related health problem, vet John Burns explains.

How can I care for my diabetic dog?

A diabetic dog needs a dedicated owner. But with the right help and careful management he can still enjoy a full and active life.

Why won't my puppy play on his own?

Most dogs will not play alone. Dogs are social creatures and find it better to engage with other dogs or their owners, explains trainer Tony Cruse.

Why does my puppy eat his poo?

Coprophagia always evokes horror in owners. The truth is that most puppies will engage in the activity at some stage...

Help! My puppy poos inside the house!

As a young pup she may just need a little more time to adjust to the huge change that has just occurred in her life, explains behaviourist Steve Goward.

Why has my dog's coat changed colour?

Many animals grey a little as they get older, and some experience the development of patches of non-pigmented skin and hair due to vitiligo (a pigmentation disorder).

Why is my dog reverse sneezing?

Reverse sneezing is commonly experienced by normal dogs, and is often of no consequence. However it can be more common in dogs with inflammation.

Could dementia be putting my dog off her food?

Our experts share their advice on how important it is for dogs to eat well in old age.

How to set up a dog walking group

Dog-walking groups are becoming ever more popular, whether as a social get-together with friends on special occasions such as Boxing Day, or regular organised walks.

Why is my dog sick after he eats?

Some dogs have quite small stomachs and can't cope when they are full, says vet Roberta Baxter...

How important is it to feed a dog food containing taurine?

Taurine is an essential amino acid for cats. Dogs make their own taurine so it is not necessary to add any, even if their diet is vegetarian.

Should I have my dog clipped?

Groomer, Diana North gives her advice on looking for a groomer who will listen sympathetically to your dog’s story and plan a trim accordingly.

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