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“Can I teach my dog to fetch?”

“Can I teach my dog to fetch?”

"Am I able to teach my dog how to fetch? She will happily race off after a tennis ball and pick it up, but then just drops it and wanders off sniffing. It’s great for giving me exercise, but it would be so much easier if I could get her to bring it back rather than me having to dart back and forth across the park!"
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Not-so-jolly good fellow: dog spends birthday at vet’s after swallowing spatula

Not-so-jolly good fellow: dog spends birthday at vet’s after swallowing spatula

As Bosco the Boxer turned eight, his owner Rebecca Deacon made him a doggie birthday cake – but things took a turn when Bosco, rather than just licking the batter-covered spatula, swallowed it whole.
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Cataract prevention

Cataract prevention

I have a 12-month-old Jack Russell and I’ve read that they are prone to cataract problems when older. Are there any supplements or vitamins I can give my dog to help prevent this?" James Farrell advises…
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The five best Spring dog walks in the UK

The five best Spring dog walks in the UK

With Spring and longer, brighter days ahead, there’s never been a better time to enjoy a good old-fashioned dog walk with the family. There are so many amazing dog walks available right on our doorstep and Shannon Keary, Digital PR Manager at Canine Cottages, reveals the five best dog walks in the UK.
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Keeping Cavalier hearts beating

Keeping Cavalier hearts beating

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Alfie is one of the over 30,000 pets suffering from heart disease that vet charity PDSA cares for every year. Alfie was diagnosed with heart disease in 2018, and his owners were told he would need lifelong medication they could not afford...
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Baby preparation

Baby preparation

My husband and I have just found out that we’re expecting our first baby. It is a very exciting time for us but we are a bit worried as to how our two old dogs will cope. They are both rescued collie crosses with little experience of babies or children. How can we best prepare them for the new arrival?
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Dogs Trust Worldwide to support Soi Dog Foundation in Thailand

Dogs Trust Worldwide to support Soi Dog Foundation in Thailand

Dogs Trust Worldwide has confirmed its support for Thailand-based Soi Dog Foundation this year, by funding half of the costs of their campaign to neuter 80 per cent of street dogs in Greater Bangkok. Soi Dog, a charity co-founded by the late Gill Dalley, has been working since 2003 to rescue the stray dogs of Thailand.
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Constantly moulting

Constantly moulting

"Why does my Labrador seem to moult all the time? There are definite periods when his coat is coming out in handfuls, but even that seems to be more frequent than just a spring moult and another in the autumn." Alison Logan advises…
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Virtual therapy dog receives PDSA Order of Merit

Virtual therapy dog receives PDSA Order of Merit

Max, an English Springer Spaniel from the Lake District, has become the first pet to be awarded the PDSA Order of Merit – the animal equivalent of the OBE – for his work as a virtual therapy dog.
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Charity for the homeless and their dogs receives £3,000 donation

Charity for the homeless and their dogs receives £3,000 donation

Charity Dogs On The Street (DOTS), which provides help for the homeless community and their dogs, has received a £3,000 donation from Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies).
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Marc the Vet to host event to turn unwanted pets into hero hounds

Marc the Vet to host event to turn unwanted pets into hero hounds

Vet, broadcaster, and campaigner Marc Abraham, one of the driving forces behind Lucy’s Law, is hosting an online event for national assistance dog charity Support Dogs. The aim is to help the charity find potential heroes among unwanted dogs.
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Scared of other dogs

Scared of other dogs

My Whippet, Blossom, has always been friendly with other dogs and isn’t usually interested in them when we meet them out, preferring to chase squirrels or sniff. I’m very lucky that I live in a rural area. The other day, I was walking her along one of the country roads and we passed a farmhouse...
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