Tag Archives: Canine health

Q & A: Baby teeth

Q: How does the teething process work in kittens and puppies? A: Puppies and kittens develop sharp, needle-like teeth, at about the age of three to four weeks of age. By the age of six weeks or so, these emerging ...

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6 tips for the safe storage and handling of dog food

As responsible pet owners, we put a lot of thought into our dogs’ food. We do research and do our best to buy our pets the food that we think will be of most benefit to them. But have you ...

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Dogs make us healthier

Dogs: the universal stress-buster. That’s the claim increasingly made for ‘man’s best friend’ as dogs find their way into all kinds of unexpected medical situations. Last year, my own institution, the University of Bristol, teamed up with the Guide Dogs ...

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Differences between ringworm and mange

Out of the blue you notice your dog scratching himself and upon closer investigation you notice he is losing patches of hair as well. You wonder whether it could be ringworm or mange. It doesn’t matter whether it is either ...

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First vet visit

The first visit to the veterinarian with your puppy should ideally be two or so days after he arrived at his new home. This visit is to start a relationship with the vet, and also to take your puppy for ...

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