My Dog Ate A Citronella Candle

There is nothing quite like the scent of one of those candles as you sit out on your patio or decking on a summer’s evening. And to think that the candles may help to protect you from some of those nasty flying and biting insects is an absolute bonus. Until you realise that your dog …

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Is Acrylic Paint Toxic To Dogs?

Have you decided that, in a year as tumultuous as 2020, that for your own mental health you want to start to paint? Are you also the owner of the World’s Most Nosy Dog, who will pick up and chew or lick anything in plain sight? And you are thinking of starting with acrylic paints?  …

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Can Dog’s Eat Ants?

can dogs eat ants

I remember when my youngest Golden, Sylvie, as a puppy would stare intently at ants as they crawled across the patio in the summer. Her nose would almost be touching them as she was transfixed. Now as an adult she has graduated to staring intently at squirrels and pigeons- they don’t strain the eyes as …

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Help! My Dog Ate A Muffin Wrapper

Need any more proof dogs are smart? Yes, they figured out muffins are yummy and they’re on the lookout when they get a whiff of the delicious smell coming from the kitchen. Turn your back for one minute and your otherwise well-behaved companion will steal the goodies. One thing dogs haven’t figured out yet are …

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My Dog Ate Wood And Is Throwing Up

In this post I look at one of a dog’s favourite activities- chewing sticks and wood and looking at why it can sometimes go a bit wrong. And by that I mean that after they have eaten the stick, they then throw up! But for those of you in a hurry, let me start by …

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Help! My Dog Ate Grape Jelly

my dog just ate grape jelly

Is your dog a thief? A sneaky raider of any item that has been left on a kitchen work surface? Years ago, one of my dogs used to put her front paws onto the kitchen counter and lick from the sugar bowl! Fortunately, it never seemed to do her much harm and it taught us …

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Are Dandelions Poisonous To Dogs? Can They Cause Diarrhea?

A dog laying in a field surrounded by dandelions

As a dog owner, one of the biggest concerns you can have revolves around unspoken health issues in your dog. Canines are amazing and intelligent creatures, yet they can be hurt through the most innocuous of means. Many times, though, illnesses and conditions that a dog can suffer from will stem from what they eat. …

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