With the flea and tick season fast approaching, Tim Falk gets expert advice on how to keep your dog free from the clutches of these nasty pests.

From roundworm to hookworm, there are a number of creepy crawlies out there threatening your dog’s health. Caroline Zambrano finds out how to spot them, treat them and stop them from ever coming back.

Hip dysplasia is the primary cause of painful hip osteoarthritis in dogs.

Dr Ingrid Goodman discusses the hip screening options available to breeders.

Osteoarthritis is the most common ailment affecting ageing dogs, and natural therapies can help to manage the condition. Caroline Zambrano reports.

Severe cases of hip dysplasia can cause lameness, so breeding programs aimed at eradicating the condition just makes sense, writes Dr Peter Higgins.

Progressive retinal degeneration can slowly cause blindness in any dog of any breed, but learning about the condition is the key to minimising it in breeding, writes Dr Peter Higgins.

Treatment options for canine osteoarthritis abound, from homeopathy, supplements and exercise right through to drugs and stem cell therapy. But what do they all do? Lucy Jones asked the experts.

This flea and tick season, don’t let parasites get to you – or to your pets. Lucy Jones spoke to the experts for simple advice on making a dog-owning home a pest-free zone.

When a dog isn’t afraid, every day is more enjoyable. Its performance in the ring and sports improves, it may even live longer. Help your dog overcome fear with Kate Mornement’s training tips.


Visits to the vet are an essential part of dog ownership, and dog owners are increasingly taking out insurance to help with the bills. Lucy Jones explains the different types of coverage.

Continuing your dog’s training throughout its life not only ensures it is well behaved, but also keeps the dog’s mind active and healthy.