Tags: puppies

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 […]

Health Tests and Puppies

. . Many people seem to think that breeding a litter is a license to print money.  Honestly? … if it’s done right, it really isn’t at all.  The costs involved in producing a healthy puppy are not insignificant and the work and time spent getting all your “ducks in a row” before mating even […]

Eating Poo – Rhodes 2 Safety

Eating Poo (or coprophagia to give it its medical term) causes an awful lot of revulsion for the owners of dogs who, for whatever reason, like to eat poo.  Because faeces are an easily digestible source of protein or vegetation (mine do love a sneaky mouthfull of horse-poo!!) many predatory species will do this.  Here […]

Mastitis – Rhodes 2 Safety

Mastitis = inflammation in the mammary gland. Mastitis is usually caused by an infection which has entered via the teat, through a skin wound caused by a puppy, or via the bloodstream. The teat and breast tissue will be warm and may be swollen and tender.  If the mastitis is more severe, there may be […]

Head Shaking & Ear Mites

Head shaking and ear mites can affect any dog or cat.  You may notice that your dog is shaking his head or perhaps scratching a lot more than usual.  This could indicate several things including:- ear mites, foreign body in the ear, an allergy, an infection. Ear mites: Ear mites are common in puppies and […]

Parvovirus – Rhodes 2 Safety

  Parvovirus is a word that strikes fear into the heart of every dog owner, but many people don’t actually know how to recognise the signs, how it is spread or what to do if you think your dog may have contracted it.  So, here’s a brief overview to help make sense of what is […]