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Some of the ways humans handle dogs, such as putting a hand on the dog’s head or neck, can seem threatening even if they are not intended to be

Dog Aggression to Owners

If a dog is showing threat towards or biting family members it is perhaps one of the hardest problem behaviours to live with. Not only does it place the family at constant risk, but it can also be very hard to understand why a dog that is loved and well cared for behaves this way. […]

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Ear Disease in Dogs

Ear disease is a very common problem in dogs, and most vets working in practice will diagnose it on a daily basis. A dog’s ear canal is an L-shaped tube lined by skin and it culminates at the deepest part with the ear drum. The ear flap (pinna) and canal help to funnel sound waves […]

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Fig 2: Right sided hip dislocation in a dog with hip dysplasia

Hip Dislocation in Dogs

The hip joint is made up of a ‘ball’ (the femoral head) and its respective ‘socket’ (the acetabulum). The ball and socket configuration allows a wide range of free movement during normal activity. Hip dislocation in dogs occurs when the femoral head loses its close association with the acetabulum. It can dislocate in a range […]

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Fear Aggression in Dogs

Fear is one of the most common triggers for threatening or aggressive behaviour in dogs. But what is fear, why do some dogs become fearful of things that won’t actually harm them and what makes some of them go to the extreme of using threat or aggression when they are feeling afraid? What is fear? […]

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Pet Rabbit Care Top Tips – Toys

Environmental Enrichment and Toys   Parts 1 and 2 in this series have provided top tips for the budget conscious bunny owner on how to enrich their pet’s quality of life. In this article, find out what environmental enrichment you can provide for your pet rabbits without breaking the bank. Enclosure enrichment Hanging – get […]

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