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Why Dogs Sniff: The Smelly World of Dogs

Why dogs sniff: To dogs, the world is not a visual one as it is to us, but instead, it’s a richly odoriferous one. The sense of smell that dogs possess puts ours to shame. Scientific research has established that a dog’s ability to smell is between 10,000 and 100,000 times more acute than the […]

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What to do if you suspect your pet has been poisoned

Every day, dog and cat owners are confronted with their pets eating all manner of plants and worrying about whether the vegetation is poisonous. There are many thousands of species of flowers and plants, the good news is that only a very small percentage are truly poisonous and therefore dangerous to our pets. It’s important […]

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Summer dog grooming for health and happiness

Proper hair care and all round summer dog grooming is essential for dogs in the summer months: not simply to make sure your dog looks good but also to ensure they are in the best of health. Too often summer dog grooming gets pushed aside because we have so many other commitments – especially in […]

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How Old is Your Dog?

Everyone who owns a dog is bound to have heard that one year for your best friend equals seven human years. The problem is that the maths is not that simple. When we celebrate our pets’ birthdays it’s worth remembering that dogs mature more rapidly than we do in their early years, which means the […]

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Dogs and The Law: What You Need to Know

There are nearly nine million dogs in the UK. It’s reckoned that about a quarter of households here have at least one dog. Currently there are more than 20 pieces of legislation that apply to dog ownership in Britain. How much do you know? When it comes to dogs and the law, the fact is […]

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Summer pet care to keep animals healthy

Summer has arrived and it seems to have hit with full force in London and the Southeast straight away. Here are our summer pet care tips. For a start, as far as summer pet care is concerned, when it’s hot outside, what do we need to do to help our pets? Keep Pets Indoors Pets […]

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Warm Dog Coats For When Temperatures Plunge

Jack Frost came out of his seven month hibernation with a vengeance today. Temperatures plummeted and our dogs turned to their winter wardrobes and got out their warm dog coats. In London some of us woke up to -0.9 °C. In conditions like this even when your dog has a heavy, thick coat of fur, he […]

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Winter Grooming Staves Off The Weather’s Harmful Effects

The winter and its weather are not far off. For many of our dogs and cats, it heralds dry flaky skin, coats that are dull and lots of mud-matted hair. Here’s what to do.

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Keep Calm & Carry On Through the Fireworks Season

Cats and dogs who fear fireworks are having an anxious time just now. With celebrations like Bonfire Night and New Year approaching, loud noises and the bright flashes of fireworks are becoming more frequent. While we keep calm because we know what the minor explosions of fireworks are, and can ignore or marvel at them […]

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Make A Safe Haven for Your Pet to Hide From Fireworks

Many pets struggle to cope when fireworks are going off. It’s important that we owners help them feel as safe as possible. The estimate is that as many as 45% of dogs, for example, are affected by the loud noises and bright flashes made by these low explosive pyrotechnic devices we call fireworks. Lucky pet owners […]

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