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Dog Separation Anxiety

Dog separation anxiety and what can be done about it Does this sound familiar? You arrive home from work. Your dog is a jumping ball of energy. When you head towards the living room with dog in loyal tow and as you open the door there is your favourite pair of slippers – totally destroyed […]

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Dog Fouling & The Law

Dog Fouling There’s a lot of confusion about the law and dog mess – mostly among non-dog owners. The fact is that dog mess is most definitely an eyesore, a health hazard, and an affront to a modern, organised society. As dog owners, we have legal duties to clean up when our dogs mess in […]

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Dog Brushing

Why Dog Brushing Is Essential Brushing your dog daily is one of the most important things for your dog’s health and well-being. Maintaining your dog’s coat regularly keeps it free of painful mats and tangles, removes trapped debris and loose hair so it doesn’t get everywhere, and serves as an important way of getting to […]

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Dogs Who Love To Swim

Dogs Who Love To Swim In Water Our Labradors love to swim. It’s not unusual. For many dogs, the sight of a big blue stretch of water, a muddy pond, a plastic paddling pool, or even a really big puddle will put a catapult into their step and a sparkle in their eyes. And for those […]

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Is Your Dog Scratching Alot This Spring?

    How To Tackle Itchy Dog Scratching As the weather warms up, the pollen count is creeping higher and higher, and you may notice that dogs are becoming itchy and rolling in the grass. This rolling and the accompanying scratching and chewing of their skin is all to do with the way the histamines […]

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GoDogGo: Dog Exercise Machine

The Ball Chucking Machine That Will Give Your Dog Exercise – both physically & mentally Being debilitated with a painful foot injury is not good when you have dogs to exercise. Suddenly the regular – and usually uplifting – task of taking them for a walk becomes an excruciating and not-to-be-looked-forward-to-experience. I know because I was […]

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Cat Meowing

Is your cat’s meowing too much to bear? Cat meowing is usually about them wanting something. Occasionally a meow may mean “hello” or even “thank you”. But sometimes cats meow too much for our liking. The estimate is that cats use around 100 different vocal sounds.  As they very rarely meow at other cats, it must […]

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Coping with cat hyperactivity

Do you have hyperactive cats? If you have a cat that attacks you and anyone else that comes close it’s normal. When it goes for your furniture, appears to be taking on a phantom spirit or an invisible mouse, it’s OK. It’s normal. Those times that the cat’s bouncing off the walls, knocking stuff off […]

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Adopting A Puppy

Adopting a puppy from a breeder Unless you inherit a puppy from someone else or rehome one from a shelter then you will be buying your bundle of joy from a breeder. Questions to ask Even before you set about arranging to visit a puppy, phone the breeder and ask some questions like: • Did […]

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Understanding cat body language

What does cat body language tell us To understand what’s on your cat’s mind you could get a lot of clues from his or her body language – if you know what to look for. Cats use a variety of facial expressions, body postures,  and noises to communicate their messages and ward off uncomfortable confrontations. […]

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