How to Protect Your Dog from Ticks

It’s also likely to be tick season in the Netherlands, and much of the rest of Europe. In fact, unless you’re out and about during December, January and February, you’re likely to encounter these nasty little bugs that feed off the blood of their hosts.

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Pancreatitis in Dogs

Pancreatitis in dogs is a serious condition, which may have no warning signs, and could be potentially devastating to your dog’s body. The best way to mitigate the harmful effects of this condition is to recognize the possible causes and early warning signs.

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What to Know if Your Dog Needs to Wear a Cone

Some owners refer to them as “dog cones of shame.” They have a point, but that’s only because some dogs can’t resist a lick or a scratch on a part of their body that needs to heal. Find out more about dog cones and how to get your dog used to wearing one as we look into why they are so important.

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How to Brush my Dog’s Teeth?

Dogs and teeth-brushing often go together as well as oil and water. Dogs tend to have better things to do than sit patiently while their owners try to give them a Hollywood smile. There are always new smells to smell, naps to take or walks to go on, after all.

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How to Keep Your Dog Calm During a Fireworks Event

Katy Perry might think we all should shine like fireworks that light up the night sky. Some dogs might disagree. Fireworks act as a great metaphor when we need to talk about finding our inner strength.

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All About Skin Infections (Hot Spots) in Dogs and Cats

Most pet owners will tell you that their dog developed a skin infection at some point in their lives. Typically, you can recognize inflamed skin lesions, known as hot spots, by  clearly defined areas of swelling, redness and hair loss.

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Your Guide to Understanding Reverse Sneezing in Dogs

If only dogs could speak and tell us when they need help. Sometimes they make noises that set off alarm bells ringing in our minds. If you’ve ever heard a dog in the throes of reverse sneezing, you might well think they’re in deep trouble. The honking noise bears a striking similarity to the cry…

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Why Is My Dog Scooting on the Floor?

The dinner table looks spectacular and your guests have arrived. Once again, your favorite pooch shows you up by scooting their behind across your polished tiles in full view. It’s a floor show you’d prefer to do without. So what’s the cause of this all-too-common kind of behavior?

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Understanding Why Vets Do Blood Work on Pets

“We’ll need to get some blood work done on your pet,” your friendly vet tells you. You may feel reassured that checks will take place but unsure about why they need to happen at all. So, what are vets looking for when they carry out blood tests on your pet?

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All About Toy Safety and Your New Puppy

There are so many doggie toys on the market these days that at times it’s easy to feel you’re buying for a new baby rather than a pampered puppy. Some of these purchases can be both fun and stimulating for your latest arrival. Others, even some that we’ve come to associate with dogs, can be downright dangerous.

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