Health & Nutrition
I didn’t appreciate quite how bad some dogs’ oral health can be until I re-homed Mr Binks in 2015.
Up until then I had been so proud of Molly, my late Miniature Bull terrier’s teeth. I remember asking a vet to guess her age from her general condition and her teeth.
Spring is back, by popular demand, but boy did she keep us waiting this year! I don’t know about you but I’m so over the muddy walks and daily power washing of caked paws. But now the sun is shining, the bare trees are budding and the fleas are back in force.
Medical issues such as obesity have a direct impact on how a dog feels and therefore how he or she behaves. Overweight dogs tire easily and can even be grumpy due to fatigue or aches and pains which are a direct result of excess weight. Joint pain is common in obese dogs and this can lead to pain induced aggression.
Over the last couple of weeks we have had some glorious days with some genuine late spring heat. Food hygiene is important all year round but as the temperatures climb, it is a good time to review your food preparation routines.
Kate Bendix worked for many years in television documentaries. In 2009, she jacked it all in, embraced poverty, and started her own business ‘My Itchy Dog’. Being an experienced broadcaster and journalist Kate loves the sound of her own voice and features on radio shows and in dog magazines whenever she can get past security!