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  • This describes a condition in which puppies are apparently normal at birth but fail to grow and die up to fourteen days later. This occurs despite the fact that the bitch appears to be healthy, to have a plentiful supply of milk and is mothering them satisfactorily.

  • When you bring your new puppy into your home there will be a period of adjustment. Your goals should be to help your puppy to bond quickly to his new family, and to minimise the stress…

  • Raising an orphaned litter is a time consuming but rewarding experience. Newborn puppies (neonates) are very fragile and despite constant care losses do occur.

  • We would like to congratulate you on the acquisition of your new puppy. Owning a dog can be an extremely rewarding experience, but it also carries with it some responsibility. We hope these…

  • Socialisation is the name given to the process whereby the puppy learns about itself, its own species and the other species with which it will live. During this process the puppy develops…

  • In order to teach any command it is important to start by using the word as a label for the required action and to reward the action with something that the puppy finds worthwhile, such as…

  • Teaching your puppy to "come" reliably on command can take a little time but it is an essential task, since a dog that comes when it is called is much safer and poses far fewer…

  • Dogs are a highly social species and in the wild will normally live in social groups, called packs. Each pack has a social structure that enables its members to live in harmony. When puppies…

  • As a result of considerable discussion regarding the use of vaccines in 2007 and work done by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) and the American College of Veterinary…


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