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Garden and outdoor dangers

By Brian Faulkner - BSc (Hons), BVM&S, MBA, MSc(Psych), MRCVS | 27 November 2018 | 2 Comments
A puppy running in a meadow

Puppies seem to love eating things they shouldn’t in the house, and being outdoors is no different. From scavaging scraps, to eating slugs, snails or even poo, there are many garden and outdoor dangers which can impact your puppy’s health. A dirty issue As disgusting as it may seem, some puppies will eat poo. There can be a number of reasons for this, it may simply smell of food to your puppy and it can actually taste good! However, sometimes puppies can learn the behaviour, if they have got into trouble for…

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Common puppy illnesses

By Brian Faulkner - BSc (Hons), BVM&S, MBA, MSc(Psych), MRCVS | 23 November 2018 | 0 Comments
A puppy not feeling very well

Unfortunately, puppies can suffer an illness at any time. Thankfully most incidents are fairly minor, and most puppies are fit and well again within a few days but that isn’t always the case. If you think your puppy may be suffering from illness you should always seek veterinary advice. Common illness include: Gastroenteritis This is the inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the stomach, small intestine, large intestines and colon as well as other digestive organs. It can be caused by many different things including; infections, parasites or a…

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What is kennel cough and what can I do about?

By Brian Faulkner - BSc (Hons), BVM&S, MBA, MSc(Psych), MRCVS | 13 November 2018 | 0 Comments
A puppy looking very sorry for itself

There is a lot of information and misinformation out there about kennel cough. Dogs don’t actually suffer from the same common cold that we often catch. However, your puppy can have symptoms that seem pretty similar, such as a dripping nose, sneezing and watery eyes. The difference is that your puppy will most likely also have a persistent cough. It can sound frightening, like a honking goose and each bout usually ends with a gagging or retching sound. These are the classic symptoms of infectious Tracheobronchitis, aka “kennel cough”, an…

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How to prevent or cure an upset stomach

By Alison Logan - MA VetMB MRCVS | 13 November 2018 | 0 Comments
A puppy looking very upset about life

The most common cause of stomach upsets in puppies is a change in their diet, whether that’s a deliberate change of food or an unintended consequence of hunting or scavenging. Other reasons also include over eating and developing a food intolerance. New food A stomach upset can happen if you introduce your puppy to a new food without slowly weaning them off a more familiar one. If vomiting and diarrhoea occur, go back to the previous food and then gradually reintroduce the new food again. If your puppy continues to…

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