There are many factors that will help you choose the ideal dog for your family, such as how much time you have to look after one or how much space you have. However, you should also consider a dog breed known for being child friendly. Here are some of the top ten dog breeds that are great for kids.
When you think of a puppy, the words “exuberant” and “boisterous” will probably come to mind. Puppies tend to be balls of energy, zooming about with a bounce in their step, happy to greet the day. One way all of that energy comes out is in jumping and play biting. It may be cute when they are young, but as they get older – and bigger – jumping and […]
You’ve wanted a puppy for ages and now it’s finally happening. You did the research, discussed the pros and cons of different breeds, and visited breeders in search of the perfect pup. Everything is almost ready for your new best friend to home, except for one small detail: you have no idea how welcoming a new puppy! Fear not, because we’ve put together this short guide to help you […]
You may be thinking of getting a puppy, but you aren’t sure where to start. So, like any responsible adult, are doing your research. You may stumble across some interesting prospects, with sites advertising beautiful dogs and puppies, at astonishingly good prices – what a bargain! It almost seems too good to be true . . .
Unfortunately, that’s because it is. The site is probably run by a scammer, […]
The news has been a-buzz these last few days with articles on Coronavirus-detecting dogs. Medical Detection Dogs, a British charity that specialises in training Medical-Alert Dogs and Bio-Detection Dogs, has started training dogs to use their sense of smell to detect COVID-19.
What is a Bio-Detection Dog?
A Bio-Detection Dog is one that has been trained to detect the scent of certain diseases in biological samples. So far, dogs have been […]
The world has been hit hard by COVID-19. These past few months have been difficult and frustrating. We’ve all had to adapt to lockdowns, quarantine, and social distancing. One bright side of having to stay home is that you can spend more time with your dog . . . but what happens if you’re in quarantine? Quarantine typically lasts around 14 days, but with a bored dog that time […]
On our last update we wrote of a dog in Hong Kong testing positive for COVID-19 (the new Coronavirus strain).
Although further tests may be needed, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that “to date, there is no evidence that a dog, cat or any pet can transmit COVID-19.”
Information on the tests
Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries, and Conservation Department (AFCD) took samples from the elderly Pomeranian’s nose and mouth, and also tested […]
There have been reports of a dog in Hong Kong testing positive for COVID-19 (the new Coronavirus strain). The World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed that the result of the test was a weak positive. This means that low levels of the virus were found. It is uncertain if the dog is actually infected, or if it picked up the virus from a contaminated surface. The dog belonged to […]
One of the biggest events of 2020 so far is the Coronavirus outbreak in Asia. The worst outbreak has been in China, though a few people in other countries have been affected too. There are guides and protocols in place for humans, but what about man’s best friend? Are dogs at risk from this disease, or is the hysteria completely unfounded?
What is Coronavirus?
Named for the crown-like projections on their […]
What makes a dog beautiful? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We all think that our dogs are gorgeous. Your dog may be squashy or wrinkly or skinny, but their wonderful personality will always shine through, no matter whether they meet arbitrary breed standards or current trends.
Nevertheless, there are certain common features that most of us can agree are beautiful and eye-catching in a dog.
Fur: Dogs have […]
Addison’s disease, also called Hypo-Adrenocorticism, is a very serious disease that affects dogs (though humans can also suffer from this condition). Fortunately the condition can be treated, but it is important to know the symptoms and risks of the disease, and which dog breeds are more likely to develop it.
Imagine the situation: your dog is itching like crazy. They’ve lost huge chunks of fur, and their skin is looking raw. Maybe they have an ear infection, or puffy eyelids. You’ve treated your pet for fleas and ticks, but the itching continues, and you’re at your wit’s end. Don’t lose hope! It could be that your dog has a food allergy.
What is a food allergy?
A true food allergy (also […]