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What type of bed should I buy for my new puppy?

There are so many types of bed that you could find yourself spending a fortune only to discover your puppy doesn’t like it or prefers to chew it up.

Can dogs get stung by stinging nettles?

Ever wondered if your dog can be stung when playing near nettles? Vet Roberta Baxter shares her advice. 

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...

Why is my dog scooting?

Scooting and rubbing the bottom along the ground is an indication of discomfort under the tail, our experts explain.

Battersea Q&A: Is scent work ideal for my sniffer dog?

Expanding your best friend’s horizons — or in this case, his scent world — is a great idea, as Nathalie Ingham explains...

Treating ticks in dogs

If you're saying to yourself "My dog has ticks" - here's how to treat ticks in dogs.

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  [ ... ]

Why is my dog scared of feathers?

A dog’s senses are so acute that they can sensitise to features that we can’t understand, behaviourist Claire Arrowsmith explains.

Should I give my dog apple cider vinegar?

There aren’t any proven health benefits in giving apple cider vinegar to dogs. Vet Roberta Baxter explains.

Battersea Q&A: My rescue dog won't eat!

There can be a number of different reasons why dogs won’t eat, and it may be advisable to seek the help of a behaviourist to determine exactly why...

Help for haematoma

A haematoma can be very uncomfortable for your dog, and generally it is advisable to seek veterinary advice promptly.

What should I do with my dog's poo?

There's no avoiding it, so what do you do with your dog's poo? Elaine Everest comes up with some ideas.

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