Dog Care and Advice

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What is thrombocytopenia?

Thrombocytopenia means low platelet levels in the blood. The platelets are fragments of larger cells designed to block up sites of blood vessel damage, and are of paramount importance in the clotting of blood.

Help! My puppy doesn't get on with my child!

If your dog appears to be upset around your child, then follow these steps from Claire Arrowsmith...

Why does my dog bark through the night?

Does your dog bark during the night, even though he's had plenty of exercise during the day? Tony Cruse may be able to help!

Why has my dog's coat become dull?

Groomer Diana North offers some advice on why your dog's coat may have lost its shine...

How long will my dog's lameness last?

Vet Roberta Baxter responds to a reader who's dog isn't able to bear weight on his leg...

Why is my dog scooting?

Does your dog scoot and rub his bottom along the ground? Two of our experts explain why this could be...

Tick prevention for dogs

There are a number of medical products for treating ticks. Using one of these rather than a natural product is often recommended, as ticks can transmit infections.

How do I stop my puppy from scavenging?

Puppies tend to be very exploratory which can mean they scavenge. Claire Arrowsmith offers some tips on how to stop your puppy doing this.

Will my dog's torn nail grow back?

Will my dog's torn nail grow back? Vet Roberta Baxter explains what you should do if you dog breaks or tears a nail...