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Syringohydromyelia in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (CKCS)

Syringohydromyelia is also known as ‘Chiari-type malformation’ (a reference to the human disease) and ‘caudal …

BVA/KC/ISDS eye scheme

In the late 1960’s the British Veterinary Association (BVA), in conjunction with the Kennel Club (KC), started a scheme to assist dog breeders …

BVA/Kennel Club hip dysplasia scoring scheme

Hip dysplasia is a common and often debilitating joint disease affecting …

Separation anxiety

We ask a lot from our dogs when we expect them to fit into our hectic modern lives. Happily most dogs adapt to our lifestyle with seeming ease …

Noise phobias

If your dog is afraid of sudden noises then life can be miserable for both of you. Summer thunderstorms can become a major trauma and unless you …

Fear of fireworks

Firework fear is a common problem in dogs and although it appears to be rare in cats, it is thought that they can often be afraid of fireworks …

Behavioural problems: destructiveness and chewing

Having a young puppy in the house brings much pleasure but puppies also bring with them many undesirable behaviours. Early 

Behavioural problems: boredom

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Behavioural problems: barking

Dogs bark to communicate their emotions. Different barks can mean different things and variations in bark sounds are also caused by individual characteristics. …

Training your dog

A dog owner is responsible for their pet in public places, so if your dog misbehaves you can be responsible for the consequences. A poorly trained dog …