Scratching the right spot – skin problems among dogs

Skin irritation can be very distressing for your dog and it’s often difficult to work out just what’s causing it. Here, Paul Boland looks at some of the causes of itchy patches – as well as what can be done to remedy the problem. The medical term for itching and scratching is ‘pruritus’, and this can be caused by a number of factors, the major o... Read more →

Natural remedies for doggy arthritis

When a dog is diagnosed with arthritis, some vets simply choose to prescribe painkillers for the rest of its life. However, Paul Boland prefers a more natural approach to this very common complaint. Here he explains how a three-pronged approach can make the world of difference to a pet living with this painful complaint. Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorde... Read more →