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Is my dog normal?

These 5 behaviours exhibited by dogs may or may not signal trouble.   Tail-chasing – It’s perfectly normal for puppies to chase their tails; it’s their way of getting to know their bodies. But if this persists into adulthood, you may need to consult a vet and behaviourist. Crotch-sniffing – It’s also perfectly normal for…

Dogs and Tear Stains

Like humans, dogs also produce eye gunk. Dog eye discharge and tear staining (those reddish brown streaks you see running down their eyes) are common problems, especially with certain breeds like Poodles and Malteses. Find out what causes them and how to fix them.   What causes tear stains?   Excessive tearing of the eyes…

9 commonly seen eye disorders in dogs

It’s important to know what type of eye injury your dog may have. These are the 9 most commonly seen eye disorders in dogs.   Conjunctivitis: One of your dog’s eyes will look red and swollen, and there may be discharge. Image credit: www.dogster.com Dry Eye: Low tear production can cause corneal inflammation, squinting and…

7 signs of Arthritis in Pets

Arthritis is very common in middle-aged to older pets, but even younger dogs and cats, under certain circumstances, can suffer from arthritic symptoms. Arthritis causes changes within the affected joints that can be very painful for the pet. This pain is responsible for the following signs associated with arthritis. Limping is a common sign of…

5 best herbs for dogs  

Herbs have long been used to treat and prevents ailments in humans, and apart from smelling good and adding oomph to your cooking, certain herbs are helpful to our canines too. Here are five that may help you save a few bucks on vet visits:   1. Aloe Vera Great as a treatment for burns,…

Does my dog have food allergies

Not sure why Fido is scratching incessantly? If it isn’t fleas or ticks, it could be a food allergy. Here are some ways to find out if your furry friend is suffering from food allergies.   Common signs of food allergies include: Chronic ear inflammation Gastrointestinal problems Chronic diarrhea Chronic gas Licking of limbs Itchy…

5 Safe Essential Oils for Dogs

  There is such a huge variety of essential oils for dogs but it’s hard to know exactly which ones are safe for your dog. Here are a few must-haves:   Bergamot has anti-fungal purposes and is very soothing. It’s great for ear infections caused by yeast or bacterial overgrowth. Carrot seed has anti-inflammatory, tonic…

Keep fido safe in the heat!

By Charmaine Ng   It’s always sunny in Singapore, and while we have the luxury to escape into an air-conditioned room and cool off on ice creams, some of our dogs may not be as lucky. Here are some ways to help them beat the heat! Keep them indoors, or under shelter. Pets cool off…

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