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April 2020

Virus-Detecting Dogs

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 […]

March 2020

A Guide to Life with your Dog during Quarantine

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 […]

Coronavirus: The Most Recent News

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 […]

Coronavirus and dogs: An update

The Report
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 […]

February 2020

Coronavirus and your dog

One of the biggest events of 2020 so far is the Coronavirus outbreak in Asia. The worst outbreak has been in China, though a few people in other countries have been affected too. There are guides and protocols in place for humans, but what about man’s best friend? Are dogs at risk from this disease, or is the hysteria completely unfounded?
What is Coronavirus?
Named for the crown-like projections on their […]

November 2019

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The Most Beautiful Dog Breeds

What makes a dog beautiful? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We all think that our dogs are gorgeous. Your dog may be squashy or wrinkly or skinny, but their wonderful personality will always shine through, no matter whether they meet arbitrary breed standards or current trends.
Nevertheless, there are certain common features that most of us can agree are beautiful and eye-catching in a dog.

Fur: Dogs have […]

October 2019

Addisons Disease in Dogs

Addison’s Disease in Dogs

Addison’s disease, also called Hypo-Adrenocorticism, is a very serious disease that affects dogs (though humans can also suffer from this condition). Fortunately the condition can be treated, but it is important to know the symptoms and risks of the disease, and which dog breeds are more likely to develop it.

September 2019

Dog Food Allergies

Imagine the situation: your dog is itching like crazy. They’ve lost huge chunks of fur, and their skin is looking raw. Maybe they have an ear infection, or puffy eyelids. You’ve treated your pet for fleas and ticks, but the itching continues, and you’re at your wit’s end. Don’t lose hope! It could be that your dog has a food allergy.
What is a food allergy?
A true food allergy (also […]

May 2019

Norwegian Dog Breeds

Land of dark forests and high peaks, lit by the glow of the flickering Aurora, Norway is certainly one of the world’s most beautiful places. Norway also has the pride of having some of world’s most beautiful and unique dog breeds.

Danish Dog Breeds

Among the country’s contributions to the world are several wonderful dog breeds. Oddly enough, one dog breed that is not actually Danish is the Great Dane, as despite the name, these dogs were first bred in Germany. It’s time to have a look at Denmark’ dog breeds.

Bloat

What is bloat? Also called Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV) or twisted stomach, bloat is an acute, life-threatening condition that affects dogs.  The disease progresses as follows:

The stomach fills with gas, and becomes too stretched. The gas build-up means that the pressure inside the stomach increases, which can cause the stomach to rupture. At the same time, the increased pressure makes it difficult for blood to return from the hind-legs […]

April 2019

Puppyhood sicknesses

 
Getting a puppy should be a happy time: after all, you’re getting a new, very cute family member. Unfortunately, this happy time may be marred by the shadow of illness. Puppies’ immune systems aren’t as strong as those of adult dogs, who have had time to develop an immune system and also have the benefits of vaccination helping them. This means that puppies are more at risk of getting […]