Laura Horton

Laura Horton, MSc. is a registered health professional with many years’ experience in medical imaging, teaching, and health research. She is a member of the NZSPCA, SAFE, and a volunteer for Animal Evacuation NZ. Dogs are her lifelong passion. "I've learned many things from all my dogs and my research, and I would love to help you to be your dog's best mate".

Dog drooling

Dog Drooling – How to Decide If You Should Worry

Is Drooling Normal for Dogs? Some dogs are known, and in fact famous, for their slobbery, wet kisses. However, is it possible for your dog to drool too much? Figuring out how much your dog usually drools is the first step to deciding if there is a problem. There are many typical reasons your dog …

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10 Tips Guaranteed to Best Support your Senior Dog

If you are lucky, you’ll see your dog live a very long and happy life. But just like humans, aging brings about many changes to a dog’s physical and cognitive health. These changes can have a slow and subtle onset, so that they are barely noticeable until one day, you realize that ‘something is different’! …

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Best Dog Shampoo for Dry and Itchy Skin

In a rush and just want my recommendation?  I think the TropiClean Dog Shampoo is a great choice. Dogs having an occasional scratch is normal. Little bits of debris get caught in their coats, or something they have brushed past has caused them to feel an itching sensation.  The warning bells should start to ring …

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5 Proven Tips For Coping When Your Dog Dies

Grieving the loss of your beloved hound brings enormous sadness, stress, and anguish. Feelings of loneliness are overwhelming, and all-consuming. The devastation can be compounded by the fact that many people just don’t understand why you feel such despair.  Unfortunately, many people don’t really know how to deal with grief and loss. Try to avoid …

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