Category: Health and Safety

No ham bones for dogs

Keep your dogs safe this Christmas

What not to feed your dog this Christmas

Many of us love to indulge over Christmas, and it can be very tempting to include your dog in the Christmas cheer. Unfortunately, many of our Christmas favourites can make our dogs sick.

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Travelling with dogs

Travelling with Your Dogs

Travelling with your dog over the holidays is a great way to include your best friends in your adventures. Some important things to bear in mind are warm weather safety and car safety.

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Everything you need to know about BLOAT (GDV)

Bloat is a life-threatening condition which many dog owners are unaware of. It involves the stomach twisting, which creates an obstruction to major blood vessels and limits the heart’s ability to pump blood, damaging vital organs.

Bloat is a veterinary emergency.

Any symptoms should not be taken lightly with a “wait and see” approach. The longer it takes to see a vet, the less likely it is that your dog will survive. Death can be the result in just a few hours without appropriate treatment.

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‘Stop the 77’ program to reduce risk of dog bites

When 77% of bites come from their family or a friend’s dog, that’s an opportunity for education that anyone who loves kids or dogs simply cannot ignore.

Cane Toads and Dogs - Jordan Dog Training

Cane Toads and Dogs

Cane toads can kill dogs.

At this time of year, cane toads are prolific. This can be a major challenge for those of us that have dogs, especially those dogs with a high prey drive. Dogs are often drawn to chase cane toads, and they may lick, nose-nudge or pick up cane toads in their mouth.

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Dog Park Etiquette

Dog parks are a great place to let your pup socialise, explore and get some exercise. A dog park is a shared space, and as with any communal area, there are some common courtesies that should be followed. Read on to educate yourself about dog park etiquette; being aware of the simple dos and don’ts is the first step to ensuring that you don’t end up in the dog house! read more

Keeping Your Pup Cool: How To Help Your Dog Beat The Heat This Summer

We’re only a couple of weeks into summer and, if the recent weather has been any indication, we’re in for a hot few months.

Most of us would agree that being a dog owner is a huge responsibility; however we tend to forget that there are certain times of the year when our furry friends need us most. Summer is one of these times – with temperatures climbing into the forties, it’s not just humans who face dangers from the heat. Dogs too can fall victim to heatstroke or worse if proper precautions aren’t taken. read more

How To Take Care Of Elderly Dogs

As your dog gets older, you might need to adapt your routine and start rethinking the way you take care of your best friend. If you want to make aging the most comfortable possible for you and your dog, here are a few things you should consider.

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Foods dogs should not eat

Foods a dog should not eat

What not to eat!

Make sure you keep your dog or puppy healthy and happy by avoiding these FORBIDDEN foods:

  • Chocolate
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Very fatty foods
  • Cooked bones
  • Caffeine
  • Mushrooms
  • Nutmeg
  • Rhubarb
  • Salt
  • Xylitol (sugar substitute)

How to treat & prevent itchy skin in dogs

Is your dog scratching and suffering itchy skin? Learn the do’s and don’ts of treatment and prevention! Be especially alert for doggy skin problems during hot weather, and treat underlying causes straight away.