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happy Ettie terrier 4 days after spay

Spay – yay or nay? How to decide if neutering is right for your dog

So, I did it! Rather the vet did it. Ettie’s had her keyhole spay. It was done last week and I’m received to say that she sailed through it.  Don’t overshare When it comes to medical matters, I learned in the worst way not to overshare. My little foundling Toby, who I spotted wandering on …

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RECREATIONAL SNIFFING

Why recreational sniffing is not a waste of time

One of my favourite activities is to find new places to visit with my dogs. It’s something I crave during lockdown. I love the change of scene. The fun of experiencing a novel route, whether following (or trying to follow) predetermined paths. Or going off piste and exploring new woods, beaches and estates brings so …

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like Ettie

Why I’m desperate for my vet to like my dog.

Today I booked an appointment with my vet practice to have Ettie spayed. They haven’t met her before* so once I’d made the appointment I immediately began to worry if they would like her. What if they didn’t like her? What if they thought she was a gobby, determined, feisty terrier (she can be all …

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jrt Ella on her 7th birthday

Why we must not write off our senior dogs. And how to keep them healthy and happy for longer.

Ella, my Jack Russell Terrier, turned 7 on the 2nd January. As she was a rescue I don’t know what her actual birthdate is, so I chose the 2nd Jan. A celebration at the start of the year.  Senior threshold For many, 7 years old is the threshold for seniority. Look at dog foods, age …

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