Sterilisation for bitches

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In what cases is sterilisation recommended?

There are several reasons that can lead a person to decide to spay their dog.

The main reason, and the reason why all canine and feline welfare groups recommend sterilisation for bitches, is to be able to have control over the birth of unwanted litters, this way avoiding abandonment or future puppies ending up in the wrong hands.

A female can have litters ranging from two to fifteen or nearly twenty puppies! If each of those puppies (female) may in turn have more litters when they reach sexual maturity, can you imagine how many puppies your bitch will have been able to bring into the world?

If you don’t want to be responsible for all these little ones, you must have the confidence to be able to control your bitch in the receptive phases during her cycles. Avoid contact with other males that haven’t been castrated, check that she can’t escape or get lost, etc.

Another reason that can lead an owner to spay their bitch is for health reasons. Continue reading

Kennel cough: Does my dog need treatment?

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What is kennel cough?

Kennel cough is the common name for canine infectious tracheobronchitis, a highly contagious illness in dogs but that with a diagnosis and the correct treatment will be cured in a few weeks.

There are many agents that can cause the illness: the parainfluenza virus, bordetella bronchiseptica, type 2 canine adenovirus and mycoplasma. Although any one of these organisms can cause symptoms of kennel cough, in the majority of cases it occurs as a result of a combination of more than one of these things. Continue reading

Dangerous foxtail seeds

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Seeds from foxtail plants are like fish hooks, making them stick to almost any material or surface. Although it may be easy for us to simply brush them off, for our dogs it is not so easy to get rid of them.

Foxtail grass is abundant in fields during the spring and it begins to dry up when summer arrives. As it dries, the seeds detaches themselves easily from the stem and readily sticks to our dogs’ skin. Continue reading

How to reduce moulting in dogs

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Is your home constantly covered in hairs no matter how much you clean? Do you have allergies and need to know which dog would be best for you? Moulting can be a concern for many people and irritating for the majority of dog owners so we are going to explain to you the reasons why dogs moult, how to reduce the amount of hairs floating around the house and which dogs shed more than others.
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Benefits of adopting a dog rather than buying a puppy

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Are you thinking about getting a dog for your family? Rather than buying a dog from a pet shop or a breeder, think about the benefits of adopting a pet. Although buying dogs from pet shops or breeders is, in many cases, favoured over adopting a rescue dog, rescue dogs can be just as good of an addition to your family if not better. Here are a few benefits of adopting a dog rather than buying a puppy: Continue reading

Gudog mobile application

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Finally you will also be able to use Gudog, the alternative to dog kennels in the UK, on your smartphone.

After several requests from dog sitters and owners wanting to be able to use Gudog via a mobile application, and seeing that traffic from mobile devices is growing every day, we did not hesitate and got down to work.

Although at the moment it can only be used on newer versions of Android and iOS, the new Gudog mobile application will facilitate contact between owners and dog sitters thanks to its chat in real time.

Searching for a dog sitter for your dog in your area and the management of bookings will be a question of seconds!

Do you want to download and start using the new Gudog mobile application?

You can download the app for Android or iOS here.