If you're a pet owner, chances are you have faced some rather messy situations! From toilet training your new puppy to female dogs in heat, male dogs marking their territory and then sweet senior dogs developing incontinence, mess follows pets at every stage of their life. Although a paper towel and some spray and wipe may be a handy answer to those one-off accidents, for consistent mess, many of us find ourselves looking for a different answer. Could dog nappies be it? Are dog diapers a good idea or are they just not worth the hassle? In this comprehensive guide, we'll answer your burning questions about dog nappies and why they might just be the game-changer both you and your beloved pet have been looking for.
Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects dogs of all breeds and ages. The disease occurs when the body is unable to properly regulate blood sugar levels, which can lead to a range of health complications. While the causes of diabetes in dogs are not fully understood, there are several risk factors that can increase a dog's chances of developing the disease. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for managing the condition and preventing serious complications. With the right care and attention, dogs with diabetes can live long and healthy lives.
Maybe you have heard of a dog having a ruptured disk, a slipped disk or a herniated disk in their back. Intervertebral disk disease often referred to as IVDD and is a degenerative disease that can affect your dog’s spinal cord. IVDD is a very common condition seen in thousands of dogs every year, it is also very serious. This condition can cause a variety of different concerns for your dog from mobility to incontinence and pain. Most commonly seen in Dachshunds and other small and medium breeds, IVDD can be treated and managed depending on the severity of the condition with both surgical and non-surgical interventions. In this blog we will cover everything you need to know about IVDD.
Increasingly pets are becoming true family members and with dogs heading out on more adventures beyond their backyard, you might run into an owner using a dog pram. From elderly dogs to breeds to struggle in the heat, here you will find everything you need to know about why owners use dog strollers and how you can use one too!
Do you have a female dog that has not been desexed yet? If yes, then being aware of the signs of heat is very important for both male and female dog owners. Insights about the signs of dogs on heat can help you:
Be prepared for your dog’s heat;
Prevent unwanted litters;
Plan for puppies if you are a registered breeder;
Avoid dangerous situations with unpredictable behaviour; and
Incontinence in dogs, particularly urine incontinence is more common than you might think. It is estimated that 20% of desexed female dogs will develop incontinence at some point in their life. In this article we are going to cover all the important details you need to know about what urine incontinent is, what causes is, what dogs are at higher risk of developing the condition and how it can be treated or managed. As with all Dundies blogs, this information is not a substitute for veterinary care, and if you have concerns with your dog or think they may be incontinent, it’s always best to check in with your vet.
Spina Bifida is a congenital defect of the spinal cord in dogs. In a healthy dog the vertebrae of the spinal column encase and protect the spinal cord. In Spina Bifida cases, a deformity in utero occurs that prevents the vertebrae from completely closing, leaving a gap and exposing the spinal cord. This deformity is more commonly seen in the lower back, down near your dog’s tail, but it can occur anywhere along the spine.
Senior dogs have different care requirements than puppies and adult dogs. In order to help your senior dog age gracefully and with dignity, be pain-free and keep them happy and healthy, you have to do things differently. To help you maximise your senior dogs’ quality of life, we have compiled a list of 7 essential things you must know about caring for your senior dog.
We love hearing your pets story! Dundies Diaries features you and your pet, your journey and your experiences. This issue we delve into dogs who have Spina Bifida, Anxiety and Swimmers as we hear the stories of Gus, Pedey, Jazz, Dan and Gracie!
Being in the situation where you are trying to work out if a dog nappy is the best solution for the situation you and your pet are currently in can be one of confusion, misinformation and stigmatisations. In this article we are going to cover why dogs might need nappies, different types of pet diapers, what the right type is for your pet and their needs and what materials are safe. At Dundies® we have delved deeply into the materials that make up pet nappies and diapers and the nasty side effects that untested and unregulated materials can have for your pet. We’re all about happy, healthy pets and creating homes of less mess, less stress and more cuddles, so let’s get into it!
Puppies arrive in their new homes as cute, tiny little balls of mischief and little ‘mistakes’ happen often and we are quick to forgive due to those big adorable puppy eyes. However, there are ways that you can easily set your puppy up for success to get on top of toilet training from the get go and ensure your puppy is house trained quickly.