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How far can you walk your puppy?


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When I asked “How far can I walk my puppy?” of several people, I received conflicting answers. A friend kindly sent me the following image which illustrated just how long it takes for a dog’s growth plates to close. This made me determined to stick to the 5 minute rule until she reached 12 months,

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When is the best age to spay or castrate your dog?


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Extract: Effective Options Regarding Spay or Neuter of DogsFrontiers in Veterinary SciencePublished 7 July 2020   Research TopicAssisting Decision-Making on Age of Neutering for 35 Breeds of Dogs: Associated Joint Disorders, Cancers, and Urinary Incontinence There has been much indecision with regard to when it is considered the best time to neuter your male or

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Foods poisonous to dogs


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This article complements the How to Poison your Dogposted under the blogs section here. The following list is not comprehensive, but covers the most common foods. Allium spp: Onions, garlic, leeks, shallots and chives – Symptoms, lethargy, weakness, decreased appetite, pale gums, fainting, reddish urine. Almonds and almond flour – not toxic but can pose potential

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Recall and your dog – managing expectations


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Tip Six From the Expert: Being realistic about expectations sets you up for successFrom the series 10 Tips on How to Form a Lifelong Bond with your Dog My absolute top tip when you’re training your young dog – especially when they are going through their teenage phase – is to be realistic about your expectations. It always

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