Advice & Tips

R2S Makes the Finals!

For the last three years we’ve been No 1 in the Business Excellence Awards .. this year its the Animal Star Awards!

HUMAN CPR

Human CPR Technique: As you may have seen, due to the knock on effect of the Corona Virus, all of our physical first aid courses have been either cancelled, postponed or altered to being delivered as a Webinar Live Platform course.  All of our courses will be just as good as being with you in […]

CORONAVIRUS & OUR COURSES

** IMPORTANT CORONA INFORMATION UPDATE ** FAO: Scottish Canine First Aid Tour – (courses further into the year are being reviewed as time goes on and may be amended accordingly) As we have now all been instructed to minimise travel and distance ourselves as much as possible, until everything sorts itself out, we have had […]

Cruciate Ligament Injury

Although I’m sure you’ve heard of the Cruciate Ligament, I know a lot of people aren’t exactly sure what it is or what it does.  A quick check on Wiki says “Cruciate ligaments (also cruciform ligaments) are pairs of ligaments arranged like a letter X.[1] They occur in several joints of the body, such as the knee joint and the atlanto-axial joint. In a fashion similar […]

DIY NAIL PEDICURE FOR DOGS

An awful lot of dogs really aren’t keen on having their nails clipped.  Some are not too bad if you try a Dremel hand-held grinder for the job.  Others can be persuaded to have them done with clippers but some really do just struggle with the whole thing and it can be very frustrating for […]

Gracilis Myopathy

What is GRACILIS MYOPATHY? The term itself can be split into two halves – GRACILIS is a hind leg muscle in the inner thigh. MYOPATHY just means abnormality or condition. A Gracilis injury is also sometimes referred to as “Contracture” or “Dropped Muscle” … but these terms all refer to the same thing. Who is […]

Shark Teeth & Puppy Biting

One of my FB friends suggested I post with a bit of an overview on one of my videos about puppy shark teeth and how to deal with being on the receiving end of the needle-sharp teeth. Well, I’m not a behaviourist or a trainer – I just do the best that I can and […]

Hydrotherapy & Physio

Hydro Physio session with Fit4Dogs in Beverley for Chi’s first ever session of this type of therapy

Car Blinds, Ice Chips & Shock

My musings from our R2S facebook page chatting about how the sun moves and how car blinds might be the way to go – about Ice Chips and whether they are safe for your dog – and about Shock and the things you need to know to spot it and deal with it Just click […]

Snake Bites vlog

We do have a full blog all about snake bites, but this little vlog ties things up nicely in a quick bow for you. Just click the link below to access my musings taken from our R2S facebook page

Puppies, Exercise & Stimulation

Having recently got a puppy ourselves to join our pack (Dice), puppy health and wellbeing is obviously on my mind. Here’s a vlog from the R2S facebook page on some musings regarding how much exercise is too much, what’s dangerous and how to stimulate your puppy without overdoing it. Just click on the link below […]

ACID REFLUX

This is one of the accompanying symptoms of Laryngeal Paralysis together with the breathing issues and hind end weakness. However, other things can cause acid reflux too such as food (quantities, type and ingredients) medication and other medical conditions. Antacid Medication such as Zantac or Pepcid can be given but should be as advised by […]

Laryngeal Paralysis and GOLPP

Laryngeal Paralysis or GOLPP is thought, at least in some breeds, to be inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.  It is perhaps something you’ve not heard of.  Do you have an older dog?  Have you noticed he is a little short of breath nowadays?  Is his breathing a bit raspy and noisy or perhaps faster […]

STAPH (Staphylococcus) Skin Infections

Sometimes, dogs get itchy or you might notice that their coat is not quite as good as it might be and this could actually be something called Staphylococcus – also known as a “Staph” skin infection.  Infection might be noticed in many locations including the eyes, feet, skin, ears and respiratory system.  Signs that might […]

Aloe Vera (Veterinary Formula & Aloe Lips Graze Balm)

Aloe Vera is well known for its soothing, healing properties and while there are lots of pharmaceutical treatments on the market, there are several of the Aloe products that I truly wouldn’t be without.  The two that I most go back to again and again both come from the Forever Living range, although Aloe Vera […]

Warm Weather Musings: vlog

Sometimes, when I’m out walking with my boys, I get the urge to speak to you all through a vlog, rather than a written blog.  This one was all about warm weather and things to consider to keep your dogs happy and healthy in the hotter weather.  Initially posted on our Rhodes 2 Safety Facebook […]

Spondylosis

Spondylosis or “Spondylosis Deformans” in dogs sounds like a very serious diagnosis and there is no doubt that it’s effect on a dog’s quality of life can be marked BUT what if I were to tell you that pretty much any dog that lives long enough, will eventually develop spondylosis to some degree?  Didn’t know […]

Dewclaws

What they are Why they have them Why you shouldn’t remove them Great article from McIntyre Canine Rehabilitation: https://www.facebook.com/mcrehabilitation/posts/568915563442033

Alabama Rot

Alabama Rot

An interesting take on Alabama Rot by Dr. Connor Brady in the Dog Listener – food for thought? Alabama Rot Truth or Fiction

Deafness

Deafness in our dogs can easily go unnoticed for quite a while.  Sometimes, when we get older, we like to think that rules don’t apply to us any more and we like to do things our own way and the same is true of our dogs.  I think it’s because of that fact that deafness […]