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Alabama Rot – How Worried Should We Be?

Alabama rot is making headlines once again. Understandably, dog owners are very concerned about what seems to be an unexplained disease without a cure. In this article, we look into Alabama rot, most importantly examining the risk it poses to dogs here in the UK. Alabama rot has affected Greyhounds in the US since the…

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Dog-friendly B&B Delights in the Heart of Devon

Many readers of our articles will be aware that Gilbertson & Page has long been owned by the Ware family, with several family members being well-known faces in canine circles. What’s less well appreciated is that there’s another, distinctly dog-focused, side to the family’s activities in the shape of Westleigh, a rather special Bed &…

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Reading Canine Body Language

Learning about canine body language can help you bond with your dog. It can also help you understand other dogs that may not be so familiar to you. Knowing when to approach other dogs and when to stay away can keep you safe whilst out and about. Here we examine some dog body language and…

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Breed Profile – English Bulldog

The pugnacious Bulldog is the focus of our latest breed profile. Full of character and fighting spirit, it became a symbol of Britain and remains popular today. History of Breed: The Bulldog’s origins lie in the ancient ‘entertainment’ of bull baiting, which was introduced by the Normans and used short thick-set versions of mastiff-type breeds. Thankfully,…

Canine Playtime – Learning Through Play

Dog training in the UK has thankfully developed a more positive and science-based basis when compared to the often rather harsh training methods of the past. Training now involves much more learning through play, fun and games. Furthermore, canine playtime is a great opportunity to provide physical and mental stimulation and bond with humans and…

Supporting Dogs and Dog Owners

For decades, Gilbertson & Page has been supporting lots of organisations and events across the canine world. Whether it’s our long-term role as principal sponsor of the International Sheep Dog Society or supporting a one-off event for a dog rescue charity, where there’s been a good reason for us to lend a hand, we have.…

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How to Spot Bloat in your Dog

Bloat, or gastric dilatation volvulus, can be deadly for dogs, with a 50% chance of survival in each case. We take a more in-depth look at this serious condition and find out which breeds it affects most. We’ll look at what you can do to avoid it and what to do if you suspect your…

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Breed Profile – Bloodhound

The ‘Super Sleuth’ of the canine world, the Bloodhound is famous for their tracking abilities. The latest of our breed profiles uncovers more about this ancient breed with a good nose. History of Breed: The origins of this scent hound are unclear. It is thought that the Bloodhound breed was developed by the monks of Abbaye…

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Specialist Dog Food – What’s New?

An increase in awareness of canine digestive issues, coupled with a better veterinary understanding of the causes, is leading dog food manufacturers to respond with a wider range of specialist dog food. Gilbertson & Page’s brands have  offered a strong line-up of feeds for dogs with sensitive digestive systems over many years. However, the Dr…

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Breed Profile – Old English Sheepdog

The Old English Sheepdog, a breed of uncertain origin, is the focus of our latest breed profile. It’s origin may be uncertain, but we do know that its distinctive coat is going to require a lot of upkeep. Grooming this breed is practically a full time job! History of Breed: The origin of this breed is…