Dog Health

February 11, 2021

Dogs & Grass Seeds

Grass seeds or grass darts can find their way into your pet's coat, particularly the paws or ears, and get stuck! Often meaning a trip to the Vets! What does this have to do with handling? Well, the more used to being handled your puppy or dog is, the more likely you are to be able to avoid a painful experience with the grass seed!
August 7, 2020

Female Dogs First Season

Want to know more about your female dogs first season? The first season most commonly occurs between 6 – 23 months of age with most dogs having their first season by the age of 14-months. The time frame can vary between dog breeds with smaller breeds sometimes occurring at a younger age whilst large breeds occurring at a later age. How long does it last for and why do they act differently? Seasons last for approximately 3-weeks but can be shorter or up to 4-weeks. There are approximately 4-phases to a season with the first phase being the absence of the season or any hormones associated with it. However, towards the end of the first phase the body will begin to prepare itself for the season cycle.