Is It Okay If My Dog Drinks from My Cat’s Water Bowl?
27th September 2021
Is it safe for your dog and cat to drink from the same water bowl?
Connecting with Your Dog's Microchip
16th July 2021
Everything you need to know about how dog chips work and how they can help both you and your furry family member.
How to Stop My Dog Eating My Cat’s Food
8th June 2021
What to consider to prevent food stealing
How to Spot Symptoms of Allergies in Dogs
10th May 2021
Look for common symptoms of allergies in dogs.
Is your dog really getting the right amount of exercise?
16th February 2021
Pet owners often fail to spot when their pets have become overweight, despite vets seeing increasing signs of it. In the US, the 2020 Veterinary Emerging Topics (VET)™ Report from Banfield Pet Hospital found that 50% of dogs are classified as overweight or obese. However, less than 10% of overweight dogs successfully lose weight. Of those that are successful, 40% of dogs are unable to maintain a healthy weight.
The Consequences of Periodontal Disease in Cats & Dogs
8th February 2021
Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is a serious health concern in cats and dogs. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), by the time they are 3 years old, many pets are already at risk for or suffering from gum disease.
Why consistent exercise is important for dogs
29th June 2020
Exercise gives dogs mental as well as physical stimulation. It’s important to keep exercise consistent to keep boredom and weight problems at bay. Here are some tips to ensure your dog gets the consistent exercise they deserve.
Pet behavior and returning to work
24th June 2020
Is your pet exhibiting bad behavior now that you are out of the house and back to work? Here’s what to do!
Why rest for dogs is as important as exercise
18th June 2020
Many of us know the importance of making sure our dogs are properly exercised. But did you know that rest is just as important to ensure your dog stays happy and healthy? Here’s why.
Body language indicators of fear, anxiety and stress in dogs
27th May 2020
Certified dog trainer Mikkel Becker shares how a dog’s body language might indicate that they are stressed.
Warning signs to look out for from your pet during anxious times
27th May 2020
If we are suffering with the mental impact of anxious times, it could be that our pets are feeling unsettled too, which we might not realize at first. Here we take a look at what to look out for in our pets to ensure their mental wellbeing is maintained, particular during the COVID-19 crisis.
Stay stocked up on your pet’s medication and pet supplies during times of crisis
11th May 2020
It can be hard to keep stocked up on essentials for your pet during a lockdown. Here we take a look at how to make sure your pet has everything they need.
Link between weight and undesirable behaviors in dogs
19th March 2020
Are dogs that are overweight more likely to exhibit undesirable behaviors?
How Animo can detect increased levels of barking
24th June 2019
When a dog barks to excess, this can often indicate that they are upset about something. The Animo activity and behavior monitor records when a dog barks, highlighting when there are increased levels of barking behavior.
Why flea treatment for dogs is important
29th May 2019
Fleas can make a dog very uncomfortable and even cause certain illnesses, so it’s important to have your dog treated before the problem gets out of control.
Why a healthy weight is important for your dog
25th February 2019
If your dog maintains a healthy weight, it will help them to lead a happy, healthy lifestyle with a better chance of avoiding potentially life-threatening illnesses linked to obesity.
Top tips to help your dog take their medicine
21st February 2019
At some time in your dog’s life, they may need to take medicine, whether it’s for a short illness or a condition that is longer term. Here are some top tips that will help make administering their medicine a little easier.
20th February 2019
Puppies are bundles of energy but if they exercise too much then they could become overtired or damage their developing joints. Here’s how to reign in their excitement and manage their exercise routine.
Love is Understanding – how do we learn to understand our beloved dogs better?
18th February 2019
Mark Vette, BSc MSc (Hons), is a New Zealand based animal behaviourist and author of bestselling book, Dog Zen. He has been trialling Animo since September 2018 on his three dogs, Reggie, Monty and Tommy, who have been putting Animo through a tough test with their outdoor pursuits!
How do I know if my dog is overweight?
6th February 2019
If your dog is overweight or obese, they could be at risk of weight related illnesses such as heart disease or diabetes. Here’s how you can determine if your dog is overweight and what you can do to keep obesity at bay.
Why it’s important to keep track of your dog’s activity
23rd January 2019
Many dog owners lead busy lives, so it can be hard to keep track of how active a dog is each day. But keeping track of your dog’s activity levels could be vital in ensuring they lead happy, healthy lives.
14th January 2019
Older dogs may have trouble with their joints or have medical conditions which make getting around difficult, but it’s still important for them to get enough exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Exercise can also prevent certain health conditions developing. Take a look at these top tips to help your older dog exercise safely.
Exercise tips for adolescent dogs
9th January 2019
When puppies become adolescents at from around six months of age, they’ll be bursting with energy, so it’s important to factor plenty of exercise into their daily routine.
Reasons dogs scratch and how to deal with it
7th January 2019
Sometimes dogs will scratch simply because they have an itch, but if your dog scratches to excess it could be an indication that they may need treatment. Here’s what to look for if you are concerned about your dog’s scratching behavior.
Reasons dogs bark and how to prevent barking
12th December 2018
Sometimes a dog’s bark can be a happy sign that they are pleased to see you or another animal, but quite often their barking could have negative connotations.
29th November 2018
A dog might shake because they are cold or unwell, or even when they’re happy! With this in mind, how do you determine if your dog’s shaking is cause for concern?
How to ensure your dog gets enough exercise
12th November 2018
Exercise is essential for your dog’s health; it provides much needed mental and physical stimulation. Exercise can prevent obesity and weight related illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. Staying active with your dog is also a great bonding experience.
Understanding your dog’s sleeping habits
22nd October 2018
Dogs of different breeds and ages will have different sleep requirements. Older or larger dogs who tire easily tend to sleep more than younger dogs or smaller breeds.
Multiple people caring for your dog
11th October 2018
If you are a dog owner who is out of the house for much of the day, then your dog could become bored and even stressed if he is left at home alone. Allowing someone else to care for your dog while you are out will ensure he is kept entertained and exercised throughout the day.
Diabetes Week – Caring for dogs with diabetes
11th June 2018
With the right care, most dogs who have diabetes can lead a comfortable, happy life. It’s Diabetes Week so we thought we’d look at how to spot the signs of, care for and treat a dog with diabetes.
How to keep your dog in tip top condition
5th March 2018
Crufts, the world’s greatest dog event, is just around the corner. Run by the Kennel Club, the show has been celebrating happy, healthy dogs for well over a hundred years. Dogs attending Crufts need to be in tip top condition, but it’s true to say that all dogs should be kept in good condition to ensure their health and happiness.
6th July 2016
Daily walks will mean that most dogs get mucky from time to time and will need to be washed. Follow our top tips to ensure the process runs smoothly.
Dealing with barking behaviour
11th May 2016
Some dogs will bark if they are bored, anxious or frustrated. By recognizing the cause of your dog’s barking, you can reduce it by improving their environment, which will improve their overall well-being.
4th December 2015
There are different ways to train a dog, but clicker training can be a very effective option. As each click sounds exactly the same as the last, there’s little chance of your dog getting confused by its meaning.
Give your dog a pet door to prevent unwanted barking
3rd December 2015
Some dogs bark to be let out into the garden when it’s time for them to ‘go’. A great way to stop this behaviour is to install a dog door, so that your dog can come and go as he pleases.
How to prevent your dog becoming overweight
27th August 2014
Obesity can make it difficult for your dog to exercise properly and can lead to serious illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. With so many different breeds of dogs of varying sizes and builds, it can be difficult to know how much to feed your pet. Take a look at our tips to help you keep your dog’s weight in check so they can live a healthier, happier life.
Exercise your dog regularly to keep them happy and healthy
26th August 2014
Dogs need daily exercise and it’s important to incorporate their exercise routine into your own daily routine. Dogs should be walked twice a day, but what else can you do to ensure your dog gets enough exercise?