Before buying a puppy

October 2021

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Puppy Vaccine: What’s the schedule?

Vaccines are one of the best ways to protect your dog from dangerous contagious illnesses (despite what recent trends in pseudo-science may claim). Dogs should start to receive vaccines when they are 6 to 8 weeks old, and will need a few rounds of vaccines to help build up their immunity. Older dogs will need a yearly booster to keep their immune system in check.
We’ve written up a typical […]

September 2021

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Best treats to train and indulge your dog

We’ve talked about treats before on Newdoggy (see Dog treats to learn more): whether they are fancy and expensive, or home-made and simple, we all know that dogs love treats. Treats are so handy for training, but we all love to occasionally spoil our dogs rotten with a pile of delicious treats.
So what exactly are the best treats? We’ve put together a list of some favourites. Some are healthy, […]

August 2021

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Emotional Support Dogs

What is an Emotional Support Animal?
An emotional support animal provides emotional support through companionship.  These animals help people struggling with mental health issues by acting as companions. The presence of an animal can be very calming and may alleviate the symptoms of a person’s mental illness. People with conditions such as anxiety or depression can benefit greatly from having one.
Technically, any animal could be an emotional support animal, but […]

November 2020

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Designer Dogs: The Cutest mixed dog breeds

So-called “designer dog breeds” have become increasingly popular over the last few years. With names such as “Goldendoodle” or “Cockapoo”, these dogs are crossbred from existing breeds. The aim is to create a dog that has the best traits of its parents’ breeds, while avoiding some of the health issues associated with purebred dogs.
This crossbreeding is also a good way to introduce useful characteristics to a dog; for example, […]

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History of the Norwegian Lundehund

What has six toes on each foot, is an amazing climber, and is great at stealing eggs? It’s the Norwegian Lundehund, also called the Puffin dog, an incredible dog breed from Norway. This ancient breed is truly rare and unique, with a rich history that is worth exploring.
A Viking’s Best Friend
Far to the North, up in the Arctic Circle, are the Lofoten Islands. This archipelago is the homeland of […]

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Euthanasia: Time to say goodbye

The word “Euthanasia” comes from Ancient Greek and means “good death”.  When your dog is approaching the end, putting them down can spare your pet continued pain and suffering, and a long drawn-out death. It is a hard decision to make, and a difficult event to go through. In this article, we will explain how to know when it’s the right time for a pet to be euthanized. We […]

My dog is chewing blog NewDoggy.com

My dog is chewing!

Chewing and gnawing are normal activities for dogs. The problem comes when dogs chew on things you really wish they wouldn’t touch, like your nice clean shoes, that new table, or your friend’s jacket. It can be frustrating, expensive, and even embarrassing when your dog seems to chew up everything in his/her path. Fear not! It is possible to prevent inappropriate chewing. Read on to find out how.
Why are […]

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Cushing’s Syndrome

Cushing’s Disease, also called Hyper-Adrenocorticism, is a disease that affects dogs (as well as some other species). This condition can be treated, but it is important for you to know what the signs are, and what your dog’s prognosis is.
What is Cushing’s Disease?
Cushing’s Disease affects a dog’s adrenal glands. These are two tiny glands positioned just next to the kidneys. With Cushing’s Disease, the adrenal glands become overly active […]

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Irish Dog Breeds

Also known as the Emerald Isle, Ireland boasts beautiful landscapes, delicious food, and a rich culture. Dogs are an important part of Irish culture, called “Madra” in the Irish language (properly called Gaeilge). Some of the oldest Irish legends feature dogs, such as the tale of Cuchulainn, or Finn MacCool and his hunting hounds, Bran and Sceólang.
The Irish Kennel Club lists nine native Irish dog breeds:

Irish Wolfhound: Originally bred […]

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Swedish Dog Breeds

Sweden: a land of beautiful beaches, lush forests, and at least 10 different dog breeds! Sweden can boast several different dog breeds, from farm dogs to hunters and beloved companion animals.

Danish–Swedish Farm dog

As the name suggests, this breed started out in Denmark and southern Sweden, but soon became popular all over Scandinavia.  This medium-sized dog is compact, with a small triangular head. The coat is predominately white, with a […]

October 2020

Canine Asthma blog NewDoggy.com

Canine Asthma

Did you know that dogs can get asthma? Just like humans, dogs can have bouts of wheezing, coughing, and struggling to breathe. Fortunately this condition is not common in dogs. The few dogs with the condition can usually be treated, though you may have to make some changes to your home and lifestyle to make it work.
What is asthma?
Also called allergic bronchitis in dogs, asthma is characterised by difficulty […]

Giant Dog Breeds blog NewDoggy.com

Giant dog breeds

What makes a dog “giant”?
Giant dog breeds are BIG. They are typically tall and often broad breeds that weigh over 45kg, like the Great Dane or Mastiffs. Size is an advantage when it comes to chasing prey, guarding a home, or rescuing travellers in the snow. Dog breeding as a hobby took off in the late 19th century, and breeders focused on breeding for extremes; for giant breeds, that […]