Dog seizures – how to help

Dog seizures – how to help

  Seizures A seizure (the medical term for a fit or convulsion) occurs when there is a sudden burst of electrical activity in the brain which causes a temporary disruption in the normal messaging processes. Seizures occur as a result of abnormal electrical...
Canine heart attacks and how to avoid them

Canine heart attacks and how to avoid them

  While canine heart attacks (medical term – myocardial infarction) are rare in the UK, they can occur in dogs of any breed. Sadly in some parts of the USA they are reporting an increase in serious canine heart attacks. This is thought to be due to the...
Not just chocolate: the Easter treats your dog must not consume

Not just chocolate: the Easter treats your dog must not consume

  Are You Aware Of These Common Easter Dangers for Dogs? Tasty treats many of us enjoy around Easter time include chocolate Easter eggs and hot cross buns. Sadly, both are poisonous for your pet as they contain ingredients which are toxic to them and could make...
Thorn in Paw/Embedded Objects – How to Help

Thorn in Paw/Embedded Objects – How to Help

  Unfortunately, it is quite common for dogs to tread on sharp objects and for them to become embedded in the pads of their paws. Splinters and thorns should ideally be carefully removed as quickly as possible. However, it is really important you know how to do...
Dog in Shock

Dog in Shock

What is shock and why does it occur? Shock is a lack of oxygen to the tissues of the body, usually caused by a fall in blood volume or blood pressure. Shock occurs as a result of the body’s circulatory system failing to work properly, which means that the tissues and...
Five signs your dog might be having a stroke and how to help

Five signs your dog might be having a stroke and how to help

  Strokes in dogs are relatively rare and can be difficult to spot. A stroke occurs when there is disruption to the blood flow to the brain. If you suspect your pet is having a stroke, get them to the vet immediately. Two types of strokes – As with humans, a...
15 Occasions When You Should Urgently Get Your Pet to the Vet

15 Occasions When You Should Urgently Get Your Pet to the Vet

  It can be difficult to assess the severity of the situation when your pet has an accident or is unwell. You may be concerned about the symptoms your pet is showing. The following 15 key factors can help you make this critical decision as to whether your pet...
5 Emergency Tips & Techniques to Save your Dog’s Life

5 Emergency Tips & Techniques to Save your Dog’s Life

  1) Understand what is normal for your pet so you can quickly spot if something is wrong Help your dog to become accustomed to being examined, so that it becomes a normal part of petting and being with them. Gradually get them used to having their ears, skin,...
Why learning first aid for your dog is so important

Why learning first aid for your dog is so important

  Dogs are inquisitive creatures. They are always chewing on things they shouldn’t be eating, getting into unsafe situations or getting into places they shouldn’t be exploring. Sometimes their curiosity leads to an emergency. There are many emergencies that may...
Choking Dog | What to do!

Choking Dog | What to do!

How to help if your dog is choking: One of the most popular topics that we always cover on our First Aid for Dogs courses is how to help a choking dog. Unfortunately, dogs frequently choke. This is because dogs are inquisitive and will often chew on anything they can...
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