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Dog Overboard! Londoners Drop To Their Knees To Save Spaniel On Train Tracks

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK

This is the moment Sammy the Spaniel fell between the train and the platform at Elephant and Castle— ITV News London (@it...

Gertie The Gundog Retrieves OAP’s Prosthetic Leg As It Floats Out To Sea

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK

A wire-haired German pointer has saved the day for a pensioner who lost her prosthetic leg whilst visiting a Welsh beach. Trained gundog Gertie leapt...

Her Name Is Lola - She Is A Staffie

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

Last week, I was privileged to visit the St Johns Hospice in North London with some very special people. And an even more special dog. The award-w...

Cancer - One Word, Different Diseases

Kristina Johansen | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK
Kristina Johansen

Cancer is a disease that affects almost every species - from dogs and cats, to humans and elephants and many more.

Is Your Dog a Wolf?

Kristina Johansen | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK
Kristina Johansen

Modern domestic dogs - or what you and I simply refer to as dogs - are believed to have evolved from the grey wolf around 20,000 - 30,000 years ago. ...

Why Did My Dog Get Cancer? - How Healthy Cells Become Cancer Cells

Kristina Johansen | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

Cells know when to divide and make new copies of themselves, and when not to divide. A cell also knows to stay in their area or bit of the body and not to stray to other locations where they don't belong. And importantly, cells know when they should call it a day and 'self-destruct' because they're either too old, or they've become damaged...

Poopolgy: The Scoop on Poop

Kristina Johansen | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

One of the benefits of being a 'responsible dog owner' and picking up after your dog is that you pay attention to his or her poop and this can help you to monitor health and wellbeing. Learn what 'normal' looks like for your dog so you can spot any changes or potential problems.

Government Blind to Animal Cruelty of Snares

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

Therese Coffey said during the debate that Britain has the highest animal welfare standards in the world. When it comes to snares, that's utter nonsense - we're practically alone in Europe when it comes to allowing their use. I believe that it's time for the Government to back up those words with action. It's time for a ban on snares.

Fat Dog = Ill Dog

Kristina Johansen | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

I know! That may seem harsh but the fact is if your dog is overweight then he's either ill or he's going to be ill. Just like weight gain is a sensitive subject for us, it's also a sensitive subject for most dog owners. In fact, I know one vet who has lost several patients after suggesting their dog needed to lose a few kilos!

What Does The World's First Dog TV Remote MEAN

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Tech

The 21st century has brought many fascinating innovations into our daily lives, but none as exciting as the world’s first dog television remote. You...

How to Pick the Best Food for Your Dog (Part 4 of 4)

Kristina Johansen | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kristina Johansen

Initially we looked at the ingredient lists of your dog food, how they are constructed and what tricks and marketing tactics the manufacturers use to ...

How to Pick the Best Food for Your Dog (Part 3 of 4)

Kristina Johansen | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

In the first blog in the series we looked at the ingredient list of your dog food, how they are constructed and what tricks and marketing tactics the ...

How to Pick the Best Food for Your Dog (Part 2 of 4)

Kristina Johansen | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

Last time we looked at the ingredient list of your dog food, how they are constructed and what tricks and marketing tactics the manufacturers use to get you to choose their product over their competitors. This blog looks at protein and how to identify good quality protein in your dog food. Again you're going to need to look at the ingredient list in more detail.

How to Pick the Best Food for Your Dog (Part 1 of 4)

Kristina Johansen | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

Reading labels and trying to figure out which product is best is not always simple. A lot of ingredients such as 'grains', 'by-products' and 'corn' have often been vilified but as we'll explore in the series a lot of these ingredients are not actually harmful for a healthy dog and there is often absolutely no reason to feel guilty if your chosen food contains them!

The Price of Poor Nutrition for Dogs

Kristina Johansen | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

As a canine nutritionist, my job is to provide nutritional information for dog owners. I don't promote any specific method of feeding although I do prefer home-prepared, raw or cooked, diets.

Common Dog Diseases and Their Link to Diet

Kristina Johansen | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

The relationship between diet and disease is complicated. However, studies have shown that particular dietary conditions are strongly associated with specific diseases. Certain breeds of dog are also more susceptible to certain conditions than others. Clearly the chance of developing the disease is greater when a known risk factor or more than one risk factor is present.

Managing Acute Diarrhea in Dogs

Kristina Johansen | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

Most cases of dietary indiscretion are mild and do not have lasting consequences beyond an upset tummy. As long as your dog is still active and there are no other symptoms that point to something more serious then you don't need to panic.

Does Cancer Have a Sweet Tooth?

Kristina Johansen | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

When a dog food is low in carbohydrate it is usually exchanged for fat and not all dogs can tolerate too much fat. It's really important to consider the entire picture and the whole dog - not just the condition.

Wife ‘Murdered Husband And Fed His Flesh To Their Dog’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her husband and feeding strips of his flesh to their pet dog. Svetlana Batukova is accused of stab...

Can My Dog Eat That?

Kristina Johansen | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

We've all been there... huge, imploring eyes looking up at us at the dinner table, desperate for the tasty goodies on our plate. What's the harm of a little nibble now and then - right? Or maybe you're tired of seeing infographics or reading lists of all the foods your dog can't eat but don't really know which of our foods they can eat.

Diet for Dogs With Arthritis

Kristina Johansen | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

Your pudgy pooch may look adorable but the extra fat he's carrying is sabotaging his health and significantly increasing his risk of many other diseases. Arthritis is a classic inflammatory condition and excess fat creates inflammation.

Home-Prepared Dog Diets

Kristina Johansen | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

One of the most common questions I'm asked about my work is why people seek out my services. There are, after all, thousands of dog food brands on the market so why would someone need a nutritionist for their dog? Hasn't all the work already been done?

Why Is My Dog Refusing Food?

Kristina Johansen | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

It can be distressing when our dog stops eating and continually refuses their food. Before long we start to panic and try and tempt them with goodies from our own plate. Whilst understandable it's probably not going to help and may actually end up making matters worse.

Terrier Terror and the Horror of Underground Hunting

Tom Quinn | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Tom Quinn

The hunts will claim they do not hunt foxes any more, but simply follow a 'trail'. Then why did at least 13 of the individuals investigated over the last year have links to hunts? Why are hunts often accompanied by terriermen and their terriers on quad bikes? Hunts need terriermen to accomplish what they are trying to do - kill foxes.

A Dog's Day out - The Fox Terrier Walk in Brighton

Carolyn Nash | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carolyn Nash

We had often heard about the bi-annual Fox Terrier walk in Brighton but had only recently been able to track it down. The walks are both a celebration and to raise awareness of Fox Terrier Rescue and Terrier SOS.