Dog Q&A

Do you have a question about your dog? Our Vets and Pet Care Experts help answer all those burning questions you have about your canine companion.

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Do You Have A Pet Care Question?

Looking for answers for your pet care questions? Our in-house vet Dr Eloise Bright is here to help you find the answers.

Does my dog have a cold?

Does My Dog Have a Cold?

The human cold is not contagious to dogs. So the short answer is no, your dog doesn't have a cold. They may, however, have canine cough.

Does My Dog Have Fleas?

It can certainly be the case that your dog has fleas without you being able to find one of these tiny, sneaky critters. This is what you should look for.

How Do I Clean My Dog’s Ears?

The best way to clean your dogs ears is with a gentle pet ear cleaner, for example Paws ear cleaner. This is a quick guide for how you should go about it.

How Do I Know My Dog Loves Me?

Luckily for us, dogs brains are very similar to humans and the part of the brain that controls the experience of emotions is certainly present in dogs.

How do I Stop My Dog Jumping on Guests?

It may be cute in a little puppy, but jumping behaviour in a 20kg dog is not ideal. We run through how to keep your dog from jumping up on guests.

How Much Should My Dog Eat?

As with humans, the individual requirement for your pet will depend on their diet, how much exercise your pet gets, and your pet’s individual metabolism.

How Much Should My Dog Weigh?

How much your dog should weigh depends on several factors, e.g. breed, sex, height and stature. It can be wrong to judge their weight based on breed average.

How Much Water Should My Dog Drink?

Dogs drink around 30-50ml per kg of body weight per day. However, there is often variation depending on the water content in their food and their exercise.

How Often Should My Dog Poop?

It is normal for a dog to defecate anywhere between 1 and 5 times a day. However, the amount your dog may defecate on a single day depends on several factors.

Dog Farts

How To Stop Dogs Farting?

Dogs fart for a number of reasons and some can really clear a room. Reducing swallowed air and dietary changes can assist.

Should I get Pet insurance?

Is pet insurance worthwhile? Will it cover you when you need it, or end up being an expensive waste of time? We take a look at just how pet insurance works.

Why do dogs eat grass?

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Does your dog eat grass? Learn more about this canine behaviour and how safe it is for your dog channel their inner cow.

Why Does My Dog Eat Dirt?

The technical term is ‘Pica’ which is ‘the eating of non-food items’, and causes can range from normal exploration to an actual medical condition.

Why does my dog still have fleas?

Why Does My Dog Still Have Fleas?

Fleas have evolved to be challenging parasites and getting rid of these blood-suckers often involves an integrated approach.

Why Does My Dog Eat Cat Poo?

The technical term for eating feces is ‘Coprophagia’ which sounds about as unpleasant as the act itself can be. We run you through what you should know.

Why Does My Dog Fart Constantly?

There can be several reasons for flatulence in dogs and most of these are not serious.

Why Does My Dog Have Diarrhea?

Whether it is acute or chronic, here's what you need to know about diarrhoea in dogs and when to worry.

Why Does My Dog Eat Poo?

The technical term is ‘Coprophagia’ which sounds about as unpleasant as the act itself. It's a fairly normal behaviour that you should be able to stop.

How does your dog see the world?

Contrary to popular belief, dogs are not colour blind. They do, however, see the world quite differently to humans.

Do Dogs and Cats Enjoy TV?

With the recent changes to television and the switch to digital TV, pets are now able to ‘see’ TV much better. But do they actually enjoy it?

Why does Wandering Jew make my Dog Itch?

Why does Wandering Jew make my Dog Itch? Contact allergies to a plant called Wandering […]

Why does my dog lick the air? September 27

Why Does My Dog Lick the Air?

If your dog is a bit of a ‘licky dog’, then it may just be a normal behavior. If it is a new thing, there could be underlying medical or behavioural issues.

September 4

Why Does My Dog Lick His Paws?

The most common reason for dogs licking their paws is skin disease. We run you through what this means, and some other common causes as well.

September 26

Why Is My Dog Peeing on the Bed?

The causes for your dog peeing on the bed, can be broken down into medical and behavioural causes. We run through what you need to know about both.