We love our dogs; they are part of the family. Imagine then, the horror and disgust when a member of the family eats dog poop! The scientific name for this behaviour is Coprophagia, and it can be triggered in dogs for both medical and behavioural reasons.
Gracie is 15 years old. She came to live with us at Waggy Walks 4 Dogs when she was 11 and it has been our first experience of taking care of a senior dog. She has some health conditions that require medication, but she enjoys life and still has a walk every day.
Our customers are all aware that Waggy Walks 4 Dogs does not walk dogs on extending leads. Apart from some of the potential safety risks, when walking 3 or 4 dogs it is very hard to keep your hand closed around 3 leads and a large plastic handle at the same time!
Every 3 years we make sure that we have a refresher on pet first aid, to get current information and advice as well as to practice techniques and procedures that we haven't used in a while. This weekend myself and several local colleagues headed to a first aid course...
With wetter weather is on the way, and many of the Poodles, Spaniels and Cockerpoos that come to visit are going to get very wet and muddy in the winter months! We love our hairy visitors, but they have a habit of bringing the damp and mud in with them.