Fin’s allergy test results

Fin’s Sensitest allergy tests were ready and we wanted to discuss these with our vet, Andrew at Donaldson & Partners (see the link to the right of this page) what to do next.  see http://www.heronbank.co.uk/2011/04/allergies/ We knew that Fin...

Fin goes camping

It was a Bank Holiday.  We were taking our dogs on a favourite walk for many dog-lovers, up through the woods, down the field and back by the river.  (This was before we got the results of fin’s allergy tests back).  This was a walk we had taken many times...

Allergies in dogs

An allergy is the body’s immune system’s response to a common substance called an allergen.  These can be found in foods, tree, grass and flower pollen, mould, dust and mites.  These allergic responses can occur at any time – they can occur straight...

Worming in puppies and dogs

Pregnant bitches can be wormed using Panacur liquid wormer prior to the birth of their puppies.  The recommended dose is 1ml per 1kg bodyweight, per day, from day 40 of pregnancy to 2 days post-whelping. Puppies are born with worms, and need worming regularly to rid...

Expensive puppy – cheap food?

It never ceases to amaze me how people can pay £700+ for a Pedigree Puppy and then will feed them on the cheapest dog food they can find! Would you feed your new baby on cheap, watered down milk? Pedigree or mongrel, your puppies are worth the very best food you can...

Health: Horners syndrome

I have mentioned our rescued cavalier many times in connection with his many allergies. As if that wasn’t enough, just after Fin turned 9 years old, I noticed that he was holding his head on one side. He really looked as though he had aged in the space of about...