Dog Health Centre

General Health

General Health

Looking after your dog starts with love and affection and lots of it. A happy dog is much more likely to be a healthy dog. Here are some practical things you can do to keep your canine companion in top form.

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Exercise

Exercise

Just like we do, dogs need exercise to regulate their weight and to keep their heart in peak condition. Most dogs need to get out of the house at least once a day for some rigorous physical activity.

More information on exercising your dog

Diet

Diet

The good news is that dogs are most certainly not fussy eaters! But it’s up to you to ensure they’re getting the types of food that will keep them healthy and happy.

Tips and tricks on feeding your dog the right stuff

Training

Training

Approached with the right attitude and tools, training your dog can be some of the most fun and entertaining time you get to spend together and it’s a great way to bond.

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Puppy health

Puppy health

From cosy beds to chewy toys, read about a few things you can do to make your puppy feel at home right away.

Find out about caring for the new addition

Old dogs

old dogs

In general, dogs aged seven years and older will start to slow down as they age and many of their needs will begin to change. With large breeds, these changes can take place a little earlier.

Find out more about caring for your old pup

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