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Dog health and vet advice

It is important to take care of your dog’s health in the best pawsible way. If you are in need of some veterinary advice, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re an owner concerned about ticks in case they give your dog an illness, or borrowing a dog on Fireworks Night and are worried about the dogs safety then read on. We’ve gathered lots of expert advice from vets such as VetsNow and David Cuffe.

7 Tips for your 'Welcome Woof'

7 tips to ensure your ‘Welcome Woof’ runs as smoothly as possibleRead more

Are conkers poisonous to dogs? Autumn fruits and nuts

Autumn walks can be a great adventure for us and our pooches, but be careful when they come across potentially harmful things like acorns, conkers and pine cones.Read more

The best dog groomers near you: a guide

Struggling to find a good local dog groomer? This guide will help you locate the best groomers in your area, based on your needs and preferences.Read more

BorrowMyDoggy dogs love their borrowers

When owners ask us, “how will I know if my dog likes our borrower” our answer is simple - BorrowMyDoggy dogs don't just like their borrowers, they love them!Read more

Fleas and ticks: the facts every dog owner should know

What to do if your dog has fleas or ticks. A veterinary officer has given us some great tips and answers to common questions when dealing with fleas and ticks.Read more

Dog health checks and preventative care

Preventative healthcare is very important for your dog’s health; from spotting any health problems to giving you peace of mind.Read more

How to prevent dog theft

Here's what to do to prevent dog theft and to ensure you dog stays as safe as possible and keep your dog safe from thieves. Advice from a vet and clinical director.Read more

How to make your dog happier and healthier

Our members share how much happier and healthier their dogs have become since joining BorrowMyDoggy.Read more

The benefits of dogs for our mental health

The relationships we have with dogs can give us so many benefits, not least for our mental health and wellbeing, learn more hereRead more

Keeping your flat nosed friend cool

It is vital to know how to protect them, keep them cool and recognise the signs of heatstroke - particularly for brachycephalic breedsRead more

How to keep your dog safe at the beach

Beaches are great fun and dogs love them, but there are dangers for them. We take a closer look at how to keep your pooch safe at the beachRead more

When can I start walking my puppy?

Whether you've just got a new puppy or looking for some advice, here is find out everything you need to know about walking your puppy. Read more

Dog vaccines: the importance of vaccinating your dog

Everyone has been talking about vaccines lately, but did you know that your dog needs to be regularly vaccinated too?Read more

Does my dog need joint supplements?

Lots of dogs will experience joint pain during their lives, we’re taking a look at the role supplements can playRead more

How to Introduce Your Dog to Another Dog

8 tips on how to introduce your dog (borrowed or owned) to another dog. Have a read of our tips that we learned from a trainer to ensure the experience is happy and safe for everyone.Read more

Leaving your dog at home after lockdown

Going back to normal after working at home? Here's a guide to leaving your dog alone after lockdownRead more

Can coronavirus affect dogs?

Can coronavirus affect dogs? Here is what we know so far, courtesy of David Tweedle, My Family Vets Vet Read more

How old are dogs REALLY?

Did you know a recent study have revealed a new way to calculate dog years? See how old your dog is hereRead more

Essential oils & dogs: is it safe to treat dogs with essential oils?

Essential oils have become more popular... But can you use them on dogs? Take a look at the vet advice hereRead more

Diabetes in Dogs

Diabetes comes about when a dog’s pancreas is no longer able to produce insulin - here's what to watch out forRead more

Arthritis in dogs

Humans aren't the only one who get sore and achy as they grow old... Here's more information about arthritis in dogsRead more

Halloween costumes for dogs

Costumes can make dogs very uncomfortable, Dr David Tweedle explains how to make dogs happy and stylish this Halloween! Read more

Moving house as a dog owner

Joanne Patrick, My Family Pet vet, shares some handy advice on how to keep the process of moving house as stress-free as possible for dogsRead more

How to prevent & deal with separation anxiety in dogs

Jo Bennett, My Family Pet vet, reveal how to train your puppies to enjoy their own companyRead more

Bonfire Night Sound Therapy

Joanne Patrick, My Family Pet vet, talks through how to desensitise your dog to those horrible firework noises.Read more

Hay fever in dogs

Dr David Tweedle discusses how to recognise hay fever in dogs and how to reduce irritation during the allergy season.Read more

Protect your dog from heat stroke

Vet David talks about what heat stroke is, symptoms to look out for, prevention tips and what to do in an emergencyRead more

What can you tell from the colour of your dog’s vomit?

Sometimes when your pooch is feeling poorly they can be sick, but can the colours of your dog’s vomit tell you anything about any health issues your dog might have? Read more

Dog poo colours: what do they mean?

The colour of your dogs poo can be an indicator of health problems so it’s useful to know what is cause for concern.Read more

Preventing herbicide poisoning in dogs

When you choose a weed killer this summer, be sure to go for one that doesn’t contain the followingRead more

Dog safety tips for toys and in your home

Here's all you need to know about keeping your dog safe in your home and around dog toys. Including special advice for Halloween.Read more

Tips for a dog friendly Easter

Vet Jo Bennett shares her top tips for keeping your dog safe at Easter around chocolate, other hazardous foods, seasonal plants and other things to look out for.Read more

What to do if an adder bites your dog

Jen Sinclair, My Family Pet Vet and Clinical Director at London Road Vets in Norfolk, shares her expertise on what to do if an adder bites your dogRead more

Alabama Rot - What is it and how to protect your dog

We take a look at what Alabama Rot is, why it’s more common at this time of year and how you can keep your dog safe from it.Read more

Top tips for a dog safe garden

We all love seeing dogs playing in our gardens, but how do we make it a safe experience for them? Here's how to pet proof your garden for dogsRead more

How to introduce your dog to children

It can be daunting introducing a dog to small children so we've put together a guide on how to do it safely. Here's how to introduce your dog to children.Read more

Top tips to help keep your dog safe and warm

With many areas of the UK experiencing snowfall in the last few days Vets Now have some advice to help you protect your pet.Read more

Mysterious Dog Virus Sweeps the UK

We've heard there's been a dog virus affecting a few of our doggy friends around the country. Here's what we know so far.Read more

3 tips for managing your dog's laundry

Keeping everything clean and safe for your dog can be a challenge. Here's our 3 top ways to manage and pawfect your dog's laundryRead more

What to do if your dog has breathing difficulties

If your dog is struggling to breathe it can be very worrying, so here's veterinary advice on what to do if your dog has breathing difficultiesRead more

What to do if your dog is bleeding

If your dog is bleeding it can be serious. So we've asked David Owen, a veterinary surgeon what you should do if your dog is bleedingRead more

What to do if your dog has food poisoning

If you dog has eaten something they shouldn't then it can be hard to know what to do, so we've asked David Owen, a veterinary surgeon, what to do if your dog has food poisoningRead more

What to do if your dog is dealing with trauma

What to do if your dog is dealing with traumaRead more

What do if your dog was to collapse

Collapsing can be a sign of very serious conditions so you need to know what to do if a dog in your care collapses. Here's vet advice on what do if your dog was to collapse.Read more

Tips for dogs on Bonfire Night: how to calm your dog during fireworks

Top tips to keep your dog calm, safe, happy and stress-free during the fireworks for Guy Fawkes or Bonfire Night. Read more

How to clean your dog's ears

Tips on how to clean your dog's ears properlyRead more

7 Tips for your 'Welcome Woof'

7 tips to ensure your ‘Welcome Woof’ runs as smoothly as possibleRead more

Dogs and Poisonous Plants

Our pawsome pals over at ProFlowers have pulled together this super interesting list of 199 plants that are poisonous to dogs (and cats!)Read more

Caring for your new puppy

There's a lot to think about when you're getting a new puppy. So here's our guide on how to best look after your new puppy, full of hints, tips and useful advice.Read more

How to Socialise your Rescue Dog

Want to give your rescue dog the best life possible? A membership to BorrowMyDoggy helps dogs become happier and more socialised. Read more

Christmas Dog Safety Tips

Christmas is coming, and that means lots of fun for you and your best fluffy friend. But what should you look out for to make sure the festive season is as safe as possible?Read more

Dog Training Tip: 8 tips for a stress-free bath time

Bath time is often not a favourite thing for dogs. So we've put together a guide with advice and tips for a stress-free bath time for your pup.Read more

How to clean your dog’s teeth

Health teeth are essential for a healthy pup, so here's vet advice on some easy tips to improve your dog’s dental health. Read more