Author - Corey Farrugia

March 2018

Taking your dog on a date with a lady

Taking your dog on a date with a lady.

As you lay your head on the pillow, hugging your four legged rascal as you drift off to sleep, a thought just crosses your mind. It’s been some time since you last shared an emotional connection with a female member of the same species. It was even longer since you lived with one. Maybe you and Rover could do with some company.

Sunburn in dogs

Sunburn in dogs

Taking your dog with you for a day at the beach? Live in a hot, sunny country? Like us humans, some dogs love nothing more than lazing about, soaking in the warm sun. However, the sun can be a double edged knife. While getting some sun can be healthy, everything must be done in moderation.

February 2018

Does my dog have a stone in its bladder

Does my dog have a stone in its bladder?

Being a veterinary student, I had the privilege to shadow a veterinarian in my home town this summer. In a clinic one gets to observe a lot of interesting cases. I was surprised to see a large number of urolith cases; not a week went by without seeing a number of patients suffering from such problems. Uroliths are more commonly known as kidney and bladder stones.

Italian Dog Breeds (Part II)

Italian Dog Breeds (Part II)

Italy boasts a rich culture, with ancient history and culture. An old Italian proverb states “Whoever loves me, loves my dog”, and as you might expect, Italy’s dog breeds are a beloved part of the country’s rich culture.
Hunting
The Bracco Italiano, also called the Italian Pointer, is a powerful and athletic dog that was originally bred for hunting. Although their droopy lip gives them a serious expression, these dogs are actually […]

January 2018

Italian Dog Breeds (Part I)

Italian Dog Breeds (Part I)

Italy boasts a rich culture, with ancient history and culture. An old Italian proverb states “Whoever loves me, loves my dog”, and as you might expect, Italy’s dog breeds are a beloved part of the country’s rich culture.
Guardian dogs
The Abruzzese Mastiff is an enormous dog, bred to guard livestock. It is so talented at this that the breed has been imported to Norway and the USA to fend off bears […]

September 2017

My dog stopped eating and drinking blog NewDoggy.com

My dog stopped eating and drinking

Just like parents with young children, dog owners revel in watching their dogs enjoy their food. After all that is what dogs are supposedly meant to do. Dogs are notorious for having a big appetite. They are also well known for eating anything just about edible, and even the unthinkable. It is therefore, very reasonable to get worried when a dog suddenly stops eating, drinking, or abstains from both.
Why […]

Help my dog cannot stand up

Help my dog cannot stand up!

You wake up in the morning to the usual routine. Tethering on the brink of consciousness for thirty minutes, you constantly choose to procrastinate the inevitable task to face your day by smashing the snooze button on your bedside alarm clock three times in a row. Finally you get out of bed. Something is off but you can’t really put your finger on it. Like a robot you shower, […]

August 2017

My dog is running a temperature

My dog is running a temperature!

Your dog looks like it’s down in the dumps. Unlike his usual self, Rover has been lazing about all day. Rover hasn’t touched his food and doesn’t seem to be drinking much. It’s lovely weather, yet he’s shivering and it seems to be feeling cold. What’s wrong with your boy?

Help my dog is eating poop

Help my dog is eating poop!

You’re at work and you spent the whole day daydreaming about going back home and kicking back for a relaxing evening with your dog and cat and binging on some unhealthy food and TV series. You finally get home after getting stuck in traffic for the past one and a half hours. As you open the door your dog and cat rush to greet you.