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Timmy the dog


Can Dogs Get a Cold?

Yes, dogs can get a cold. Symptoms of a cold in dogs include sneezing, coughing and a runny nose. A dog cold will usually go away on its own with time.

Millie the dog


Can Dogs Get Skin Tags?

Yes, dogs can get skin tags and it is completely normal. However, we would recommend getting them checked by a vet to ensure that they are benign.

Archie the Staffy


Can Dogs Get Hayfever?

Yes, dogs can get hayfever. Sneezing, itchy skin and wheezing can be signs of doggy hayfever. If you're concerned, a vet can prescribe your pooch medication.

Dennis the dog and his food


Can Dogs Get Headaches?

Yes, dogs can get headaches. Signs of a pooch migraine are behavioural changes, reduced appetite, pawing at the head and restlessness.

Teddy the dog


Can Dogs Get Dandruff?

Yes, dogs can get dandruff. Doggy dandruff can be resolved with medicated shampoos, a diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and regular grooming.

Butternut Box and dog

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Drag Their Butts?

When dogs drag their butts, otherwise known as scooting, it is undeniably funny for owners. But, it could indicate that they have anal gland issues or worms.

Stella the dog giving paw

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Put Their Paws On You?

Dogs may put their paws on you for a number of reasons, the most likely being: to get your attention, affection or they're hoping to get a treat in return.

Harley the dog licking his lips

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Lick Themselves?

Dogs may lick themselves as a way of grooming, it's their version of a shower. However, excessive licking could indicate underlying skin conditions or stress.

Eddie the dog sneezing

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Sneeze?

Dogs may sneeze for a number of reasons, such as: environmental irritants, excitement during playtime or anxiety.

Dogs on a hike


Best Dog Breeds for Active Lifestyles

If you're thinking about getting a dog, but want to make sure that they are able to fit in with your active lifestyle, we're here to help.

WagWorks Doggy Day Care


How to Choose a Doggy Daycare

Choosing the right doggy day care can be challenging. With so many to pick from, it's difficult to know what qualities you should be looking for.

Dogs running on sand


Best Dog Breeds for Country Living

For dog lovers, the countryside can be a paradise for both humans and their furry companions. But, not all dog breeds are ideally suited to country living

Dog in apartment


Best Dog Breeds for Apartments

Living in an apartment doesn't mean you have to forgo the joy of having a dog. In fact, many dog breeds thrive in apartment settings such as Shih Tzus and Pugs.

Louis the cavalier king charles spaniel


Best Dog Breeds for Senior Owners

Retirement often brings a slower pace of life. A dog can offer unconditional love, a reason to stay active, and a source of constant companionship.

Autumn walks with dogs


A Guide to Walking Dogs in Autumn

Colder weather, fallen leaves and the occasional downpour. We're here to help you and your pooch prepare for your autumnal adventures.

Dogs in the city


Best Dog Breeds for City Living

A huge, highly energetic breed may not work in a small city apartment, but that doesn’t mean that there are no dogs out there for you.

Dog and cat

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Chase Cats?

Dogs' natural tendency to chase cats is rooted in the ancestral need to hunt smaller prey, even though we're confident a cat would win.

Sock present for dog

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Like Socks?

If you're missing some socks, the washing machine may not be to blame. Dogs love stealing, chewing and sometimes (yikes) swallowing socks.

Dogs paws

Why Do Dogs Have Dewclaws?

Dewclaws are a strange but important feature that every pup has. But, what is there function and how can you best care for your dog's dewclaws.

Dog and family


Best Dog Breeds for Families

You've decided that it's time to welcome a furry family member to your pack. But, how do you begin to decide which breed will be best? We're here to help.

Harley the dog getting a belly rub

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Like Belly Rubs?

The best part of a dog's day is rolling onto their back awaiting a belly rub from their favourite human. But, what makes them so special?

Dog and owner


Best Dog Breeds for First Time Owners

As a first time owner, bringing a pup into your life can be overwhelming. The best place to start is deciding on a breed that is suitable for your inexperience.

Cat at Foal Farm


Best Dog Breeds for Cats

Bringing a dog into your feline-dominated home can be a risky and scary move. However, with careful consideration and preparation it is perfectly doable.

Apple the dog with her toy

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Bring You Toys?

Dogs bring you toys for a number of reasons. The most obvious is because they're excited and want to play, but it is also a way of showing affection for you.

Dogs sleeping

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Twitch In Their Sleep?

Often, when dogs twitch in their sleep it's because they're deep in dreamland, imagining chasing other dogs in the park. It is usually nothing to worry about.