The expectation vs reality of different dog breeds

Fox red Labrador sitting in a forest on a mud track, with flowers blooming behind

Finding your perfect match, human or canine, can be tricky. Often our expectation vs reality of of different dog breeds can be quite far apart too! And as relationships evolve over time, so do behaviours, in both our dogs and partners. We often can’t help but think back over our history together, however long or … Read more

Everything you need to know about dog tear stains

Cream Cavapoo standing on pavement with blue lead attached to collar, looking up into the camera

If you’ve ever noticed reddish brown streaks or stains under your dog’s eyes, you might be worrying about tear stains. Well don’t worry, because in this blog post, we’ll share everything you need to know about dog tear stains – what they are, what causes them, and most importantly, how you can help your pup … Read more

Dogs in season: what to expect and how to help

Black Cesky Terrier sitting on grass in a garden looking up at camera, wearing pink and blue collar

As a vet I often get worried pet owners asking about their dog in heat, also known as being in season, usually when it first happens in a young female dog. Whether you’re a first-time dog owner or a seasoned pro, dealing with your dog’s first season can be an interesting and sometimes overwhelming experience! … Read more

Why is walking your dog important?

Alaskan Malamute standing in a park on a lead and harness

One of the things everyone knows when they get a dog is they’re going to have to get out for a walk at least once a day. But why is walking your dog so important? They need the physical exercise to keep them healthy, but they also need a change of scenery and a break … Read more

New Year’s Resolutions for you and your dog

Two recue mixecd breed dogs sleeping inside on the floor side by side

While you might be wondering how another year has come and gone already, January is already underway. It’s always one of those months where we emerge from holiday celebrations full of resolutions and good intentions for the New Year. Usually around gyms and eating more healthily – most of which fall be the wayside long … Read more

How can I stop my dog jumping up?

Small cross breed dog jumping up at owner while out on a walk for treats

Those four paws bounding towards us, that waggy tail and excited face. It’s lovely when our dogs are excited to see us, but not everyone loves a dog who jumps up – especially if they’re a bigger breed! And with safety factors to think about too around children or vulnerable adults, people often ask me: … Read more