There are so many excellent reasons to get a dog for your teenager. Perhaps he or she’s been asking for ages. Maybe you’re worried about your teenager spending too much time indoors, glued to their computer screen. Perhaps you want to teach them about responsibility, or to encourage their love of exercise and the outdoors. Your teenager may need a companion, or needs a pet to help them feel […]
Do you travel a lot? With today’s budget airlines and holiday deals, travelling has never been easier or more affordable. But for dog owners, travelling is not so easy; it means leaving our beloved pets behind with a pet-sitter or kennel.
For frequent flyers, sometimes it’s handy to be able to bring your pet along. Travelling with a dog can be expensive: there’s the cost of the crate, and the […]
So you’ve made the decision to get a dog. The only snag is that you’re an absolute beginner: you’ve never had a dog before!
Before looking at different breeds, you should have a look at our guide to Responsible Dog Ownership. It will give you an idea of how to prepare for a new dog, and what is required from you as a dog owner.
Breed is a good criterion to […]
Whether you love hiking, walking, running, trekking, or even cycling, it’s wonderful to have a canine companion with you. While most dogs will do their best to keep up with you, it’s quite a struggle for an English bulldog or Dachshund to keep up with a fast-moving human. The same is true for a dog with injuries or illness: they aren’t the best choice for an active lifestyle, and […]
There are many factors that will help you choose the ideal dog for your family, such as how much time you have to look after one or how much space you have. However, you should also consider a dog breed known for being child friendly. Here are some of the top ten dog breeds that are great for kids.
When you think of a puppy, the words “exuberant” and “boisterous” will probably come to mind. Puppies tend to be balls of energy, zooming about with a bounce in their step, happy to greet the day. One way all of that energy comes out is in jumping and play biting. It may be cute when they are young, but as they get older – and bigger – jumping and […]
You’ve wanted a puppy for ages and now it’s finally happening. You did the research, discussed the pros and cons of different breeds, and visited breeders in search of the perfect pup. Everything is almost ready for your new best friend to home, except for one small detail: you have no idea how welcoming a new puppy! Fear not, because we’ve put together this short guide to help you […]
You may be thinking of getting a puppy, but you aren’t sure where to start. So, like any responsible adult, are doing your research. You may stumble across some interesting prospects, with sites advertising beautiful dogs and puppies, at astonishingly good prices – what a bargain! It almost seems too good to be true . . .
Unfortunately, that’s because it is. The site is probably run by a scammer, […]
The news has been a-buzz these last few days with articles on Coronavirus-detecting dogs. Medical Detection Dogs, a British charity that specialises in training Medical-Alert Dogs and Bio-Detection Dogs, has started training dogs to use their sense of smell to detect COVID-19.
What is a Bio-Detection Dog?
A Bio-Detection Dog is one that has been trained to detect the scent of certain diseases in biological samples. So far, dogs have been […]
The world has been hit hard by COVID-19. These past few months have been difficult and frustrating. We’ve all had to adapt to lockdowns, quarantine, and social distancing. One bright side of having to stay home is that you can spend more time with your dog . . . but what happens if you’re in quarantine? Quarantine typically lasts around 14 days, but with a bored dog that time […]
On our last update we wrote of a dog in Hong Kong testing positive for COVID-19 (the new Coronavirus strain).
Although further tests may be needed, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that “to date, there is no evidence that a dog, cat or any pet can transmit COVID-19.”
Information on the tests
Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries, and Conservation Department (AFCD) took samples from the elderly Pomeranian’s nose and mouth, and also tested […]
There have been reports of a dog in Hong Kong testing positive for COVID-19 (the new Coronavirus strain). The World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed that the result of the test was a weak positive. This means that low levels of the virus were found. It is uncertain if the dog is actually infected, or if it picked up the virus from a contaminated surface. The dog belonged to […]