Your dog's health

Dog health advice and tips.

How to care for a dog with allergies

Vets are seeing more and more dogs with allergies, and managing an allergic dog is both baffling and frustrating for owners, as Sue Corfield explains...

How to cope in a canine crisis

Would you know what to do if your dog started choking? Joanne Bednall tells us how attending a pet first aid course could potentially save a dog’s life...

Can dogs catch colds?

Can dogs catch colds? There are a number of viral and bacterial diseases that can cause the symptoms of upper respiratory infection.

Is my dog too fat?

It's been suggested that pets are overweight when their body weight is 10 to 19 per cent above what it should be, although any increase above a normal body weight can be detrimental.

What is seasonal canine illness?

Seasonal canine illness (SCI) is a recent disease, which has only been recognised in the UK in the last eight years or so.

What causes MRSA?

We’ve all heard of it, but what actually causes MRSA? Vet Roberta Baxter explains…

Caring for a dog with cancer

Cancer - it’s a word that strikes fear into the heart of everyone, but it doesn’t automatically mean a death sentence.

What is Alabama rot?

Alabama rot is a condition which has gradually spread across the UK, as vet Roberta Baxter explains...

What is exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in dogs?

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, or EPI, is a condition where the body fails to produce enough digestive enzymes in the pancreas.