Scratching and Licking

Dogs that ritualistically scratch and lick could well be indicating that there is an allergic reaction to the food they are eating, or to an ingredient in the food. If the body defence mechanisms are in action, this will in turn trigger off cells, which release...

Dogs and Cars

Many people think they are being kind giving their dog freedom to bounce around the car, but actually, dogs will feel much safer secured in a travel kennel, wearing a harness, on the floor of the car, or behind a dog guard. The National Canine Defence League urge dog...

Sexual & Behaviour Tendencies

The Female Bitches are more affectionate and easier to control than the male dog. They are about thirty percent smaller than the male and whatever their breed, tend to be more gentle with children. The bitch will come into season about every 6 months and this will...

You and Your Vet (1)

Preparing your dog for vet’s inspection: It is essential that all dogs are regularly inoculated and wormed, that is; inoculations and boosters every year, worming treatments every 3 months your vet will advise The only effective worming products are available...

Vital Signs in a Dog

Body Temperature. 100.5 -101.5F (38.1C – 38.6C) but may be as high as 101.8 (38.8C) in stressful situations, such as at the vet’s office. Pulse. 70 beats per minute in large dogs; 120 beats per minute in small dogs. These rates are based on the animal...

Microchips

Responsible pet owners are using microchip to ensure that if their pets are ever lost and turned into the pound they will be returned as quickly as possible. In many areas in Spain it is a legal requirement. Responsible breeders are also making increasing use of these...
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