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5 Tips Tp Keep Your Pug From Overheating During Summer

As a brachycephalic (short-nosed) dog breed, pugs lack the ability to regulate their body temperature as easily as other dog breeds. In simple terms, dogs with “normal” snouts can keep themselves cool in summer by releasing heat and cooling incoming air. Brachycephalic dogs, however, lack this ability due to their unusually small air passages and […]

Why Are Air Purifiers Essential For Dog Owners?

Millions of people around the world have dogs and other pets. While they make you happy and put a big smile on your face, they can be a nightmare in terms of air quality and allergies. In order to keep your home environment healthy and harmonious, having an air purifier for pets can be a […]

Toxic Foods For Dogs And Cats

Cats are true carnivores, which means they rarely prefer something different other than meat, milk, and products containing these. Conversely, unlike cats, dogs are omnivores (just like us humans!), which means that besides meat, dogs also eat vegetables and fruits for a balanced diet. There are a number of common foods that dogs and cats […]

How Much Exercising Do Pugs Need?

“How much exercise does a pug need?” is definitely one of the most common questions we come across from those looking to welcome pugs into their families, as well as those who are already pug owners. The best way to answer this question is: Generally, pugs do not require huge amounts of exercise. Having said […]

Hug A Vet For Veterinary Week

Many of us have a pet – in fact, most of the U.S households own pets. Sixty-eight per cent of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA) in 2018. Unsurprisingly, out of those pet owners, 60 million were dogs. Sorry cat lovers, but most […]

How To Tell If Your Dog Is Lactose Intolerant?

Human babies get their nutrients from milk. In order to break down the nutrients found in milk, babies need a significant amount of an enzyme called lactase. However, as the babies grow up and start eating soft and, eventually, solid food, the body cuts back on lactase production since it no longer has many functions. […]

How Much Water Should A Dog Drink A Day?

I’m sat in my kitchen watching my dog drinking water (yes, that’s all I do all day..) and he drinks it like it’s his favourite thing in the world. We all know that water is important, that something that we can’t live without. On average, between 50% and 65% of the adult human body is […]

Ear Infections In Dogs – Symptoms And Treatments

Ear infections are one of the most common health issues dogs can get, and this is especially true in dog breeds with large and floppy ears including pugs, cocker spaniels, cockapoos and basset hounds. In fact, this is actually one of the main reasons for my pug visiting the vets over the last 10 years! […]

Common Myths About Dog Feeding

Are you concerned about the food your dog is eating? Confused about all the conflicting information available? Not sure if you are feeding the right food for your dog? Then join the club, as I was exactly in the same position when I first became interested in the science of dog nutrition. Unfortunately, I was […]