ETT Whiskers

ETT Whiskers

ETT Whiskers Ever wondered what your English Toy Terrier’s whiskers are for?   Whiskers are a collection of nerves, there are many nerve centres that the cheek whiskers grow out of. The thick hairs that sprout from it are not just fur. These whiskers are called...
Removal of Dew Claws

Removal of Dew Claws

Removal of Dew Claws Contrary to some opinion, the removal of dogs’ dew claws is not currently illegal under the Animal Welfare Act.While it is illegal under the mutilations clause of the act to carry out a prohibited procedure which involves interference with...
Fading Puppy Syndrome

Fading Puppy Syndrome

Fading Puppy Syndrome Bacterial Germ Infection Bacterial germs can gain entry in the womb birth canal or through the navel stump. However, in most cases, it is thought that the bitch herself carries the infection in her womb prior to birth, and the Staph, Strep and...
Does size matter?

Does size matter?

Does size matter? Submitted by Pat Waterhouse   There seems to be an increasing trend in many breeds of dogs to increase the size. Why is this the case? I’ve seen it happen in many of the breeds I’ve been in; Dobermanns being a prime example of this. I...
Senior ETT Care

Senior ETT Care

Senior ETT Care Submitted by: Karen Krause  Does the ETT grooming needs change as they get older.  Do their nails change? If they have oil in their diet, that should help, as they age you may need to soften them before cutting. If they do go brittle you can file them...
Poisonous Plants

Poisonous Plants

Poisonous Plants Submitted by Patricia Waterhouse If your dog eats / chews any of these seek veterinary advice. Amaryllis bulbs African violet leaves Asparagus Fern Apple seeds contain cyanide Azalea Bleeding heart ( foliage and roots ) Box leaves Bracken Buttercup...