The mornings are a busy time in Sophie's household. Sophie has to get ready for work, the three family dogs need to be fed, and everybody is milling around the kitchen.
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The crisis started one evening, shortly after Mary had fed her two dogs.
David was surprised when three weeks ago, his two dogs started to itch. Their coats have always been in optimal condition, and they've never suffered from any skin issues.
Suzanne grew up in the Bavarian Alps, doing cross country skiing, as well as racing on snow with a sledge or on skis being pulled by dogs.
Chris and his family had been looking for a couple of rescued dogs for a while but they hadn't found what they were looking for.
Eight year old Max has always been a fit and healthy dog, but every year, Emma brings him along to see me for his yearly health check.
Last Sunday, one year old Ella was mooching around the house as she often does, when she found something interesting. Somebody had left some boxes and bags of groceries within her reach, on the floor.
Dogs and cats, like humans, sometimes suffer from crises that require the life-saving therapy of being given a blood transfusion.
Two months ago, Yuki had a severe bout of gastroenteritis, needing to be put on a drip and hospitalised overnight, but she recovered well.
In 2014, Mark moved from an apartment to a house with a garden, and he decided that he was ready to get a dog.
Lucy has already been through two major life-and-death situations in her old age: she survived mammary cancer after major surgery in 2011, and just six months ago, she needed another big operation to ..
There's something about Golden Retriever puppies that's particularly appealing. At the back of her mind, Gill always had a hope that one day, Zara would give birth to a litter of magnificent puppies.
Amber and her family took on Nero back in March, when he was an 8 week old pup. They took care to do everything right for him, getting him vaccinated, wormed and treated for fleas.
Trudy was a year old when a friend of Gillian's found that she could no longer keep her, for personal reasons.
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As a spaniel, Molly's natural fur is long and wavy.
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