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Is the English Bulldog One of the World’s Unhealthiest Breeds?

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The genetic diversity of the English Bulldog is now so limited it could be difficult to improve the health problems associated with the breed. Selective breeding of the English Bulldog for specific traits has been carried out by humans for many years. This has caused large changes in the genome of the Bulldog, which now put it at the top …

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Whelping Essentials: Preparing for your Dog’s Pregnancy

We’ve compiled a list of whelping essentials to help you and your dog get through her pregnancy. When your dog becomes pregnant there are lots of preparations that can be made to make the labour as stress-free as possible. A well-prepared owner greatly improves the odds of each puppy’s survival. These whelping essentials will make sure you’re prepared for all possible …

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Rapid Decline in Male Dog Fertility Observed

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Male dog fertility has drastically decreased over the past 26 years, a University of Nottingham study finds. A reduction in the overall sperm quality of a population of breeding studs has been linked to environmental contaminants accumulating in the semen and testes. The environmental contaminants connected to the drop in fertility have also been found in commercial pet foods. A 26 …

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10 Dog Poisons That May Surprise You

It’s Poison Prevention Week, so we’re going to be looking at pet poisons found around the home. Some you would expect, others may surprise you. In this article, we’re listing some of the more common poisons that affect dogs. Below is our roundup of the ten most common dog poisons. The 10 Most Reported Dog Poisons Chocolate The most common cause of …

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Can Excitement Boost Your Dog’s Training Sessions?

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Will a little bit of excitement improve the next training session with your dog? A new study conducted at Duke University suggests the answer is yes – but only if your dog is laid-back. The study investigated the relationship between the level of arousal (a state of being reactive to stimuli, both physiologically and psychologically) in dogs, with their problem solving …

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Are Your Pets at Risk When You’re Home with the Cold or Flu?

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Each year brings a seasonal increase in cold and flu infections, but have you ever worried about sharing your illness with your pets? Dogs and cats can be a great comfort while recovering when you’re ill and the latest advice says, if a little pet therapy is what you need, don’t be afraid to indulge in it. “The pet is a …

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