Why the kennel cough vaccine?

A question we get asked from time to time with it being a requirement for any dog boarding or indeed visiting us at the kennels. What is kennel cough? Also known as Bordatella or Canine Cough. It is not usually in the regular annual vaccines given at your vet but it is good practice to […]

Dry drowning in dogs!

Without stating the obvious it goes without saying that you always supervise your dog around water. Whether it’s the sea, a swimming pool or even a kiddy paddling pool on the back patio. Water can bite back and we’re not just talking about drowning in a body of water here. Read on. With the hot […]

Dog kibble or raw food?

With the trend of feeding dogs BARF (Bones and Raw Feeding) we are often asked is it worth a try, our answer is a definite yes! What is a BARF diet all about? Quite simply put feeding your dog raw “red” meat, often muscle and offal as well as crushed bones accompanied with a little […]

Dog or cat shaving, good or bad?

With summer well and truly here you might be thinking it’s a good idea to reach for the clipper blades or call your groomer to get your dog shaved. Surely all that fur on your dog or cat in this heat is better taken off allowing the skin underneath to breath more? Don’t be so […]

We need a dog now!

You have everything right? Great job, nice car, gym membership, fab vacations. What is missing? A dog! Hmmm 🤔 an easy trap to fall into when you have everything and crave for something more whilst living the expat life. Being expat means you are transient, not settled and often looking to go the extra mile […]

The perils of Rawhide

The lure of the hide. Treating your dog is something we all do for varying reasons. From rewarding a good deed, wanting to share the love, sharing a moment of togetherness or in a lot of cases giving a long-term treat by way of keeping your dog amused by themselves for longer, especially if you […]

Can you teach an old dog new tricks?

A question we get asked often. Older dogs or even K9 Senior Citizens are often overlooked when it comes to stimulation and interaction. Their health can be a key factor in deciding if training or fun games and participation is warranted. As with humans if they are not engaged in things to do, achieve and […]