Allergies in Dogs

If your dog is biting himself or scratching excessively, or has repeated infections in his ears, eyes, anal glands or on his skin, and loss of fur, I would advise a visit to the vet to discuss having your dog allergy-tested. Once you know what you are up against you...

Biscuits for dogs with allergies

We now have our special dog biscuits which will not trigger allergic reactions in our rescued dog Fin, thanks to Kim at the Dogmum Bakery!  We have them on an airtight tin in the fridge. The star shaped ones are puppy biscuits and the bone shaped ones are a special...

Fin’s Allergies

We knew that Fin, our rescued cavalier,  had multiple allergies including yeast, colourings, preservatives and the like, but we wanted to get a fuller picture so that we could eliminate as many allergens as possible from his environment. The list (and this is by no...

Fin – Update

Our rescued cavalier, Fin stopped eating for 2 days and was very lethargic. We took him to our vets who found he had an extremely high temperature. It wasn’t our own vet who knows Fin well, in fact she had only seen him once before for vaccinations.  She gave...

Horner’s Syndrome in Dogs

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 a week or so. Andrew, our vet, diagnosed Horner’s Syndrome. No! I hadn’t heard of it either! Apparently it affects...

Our Rescue Cavalier

This is a true story about Fin – a pedigree cavalier spaniel with horrendous allergies to almost everything.  Bred by us, Fin was a superb little puppy, showing no hint of what was to come.  As responsible breeders we took him back when we heard about his...