The Beagle
  • Friday, September 20, 2013

History Although regarded as a British breed, the origins of the Beagle are thought to have come from other countries on the continent, with the breed evolving from small hounds used for hunting small game in the south of Europe. The Beagle is an old breed that has proved popular throughout the western world for … Continued

The Turkish Van
  • Friday, September 20, 2013

History Steeped in history and thought to be one of the oldest domesticated breeds of cat, the Turkish Van is a feline that is thought to have been around since 1600 to 1200 BC. The discovery of a horde of ancient jewellery, belonging to a centuries-old civilisation called the Hittites, shows carvings of a white … Continued

Submissive Urination
  • Friday, September 20, 2013

Some dogs will have a habit of urinating inside the house despite having been properly trained as a puppy. If the dog urinates whenever he or she gets scared or intimidated then it may mean that they are doing it as a sign of submission. Puppies do this quite a lot as they are still … Continued

The Psychology of Dogs: Body Language
  • Friday, September 20, 2013

When talking about the psychology behind the behaviour of dogs, an important aspect to consider is body language. A dog, whilst able to vocalise using noises such as barks and yelps, cannot actually use words to tell a human how it is feeling. Therefore, in order to communicate with humans as well as other canines, … Continued

Destructive Chewing
  • Friday, September 20, 2013

As any dog owner can testify, all dogs will chew through something at some point. It is only natural for a puppy to chew as he/she will want to explore everything and anything. However, once a puppy has grown into a dog they will still have a natural instinct to chew things; this may be … Continued

Canine Separation Anxiety
  • Friday, September 20, 2013

Separation anxiety is a type of behaviour that is surprisingly common amongst the canine population and it affects both the dog and its owner. Around 10% of all dogs will suffer from separation anxiety at some point in their life and severe cases of anxiety are the second highest reason for dogs being handed in … Continued

Aggression
  • Friday, September 20, 2013

Aggression is quite possibly the most known and talked about type of negative behaviour that a dog can display. In recent years there has been a great deal of news coverage concerning dangerous dogs that exhibit aggression towards other dogs and sometimes small children; often with severe and fatal consequences for both the child and … Continued

Physiotherapy
  • Friday, September 20, 2013

Physiotherapy uses a range of techniques to help a patient recover from an injury or disease and enables them to reach the point of normal everyday mobility. It is a complimentary therapy that is carried out upon veterinary referral. In ideal cases an animal that has suffered an injury or had an operation will recover … Continued

Hydrotherapy
  • Friday, September 20, 2013

Hydrotherapy is used to help dogs heal after suffering from an injury or undergoing surgery. Used in conjunction with veterinary treatment and, sometimes, other forms of physiotherapy, the therapy helps with rehabilitation and not only furthers the chance of a full return to fitness, but improves the quality and speed of healing. It is usually … Continued