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Take Your Dog to the Beach – Without Risking a Fine

Dog owners face £75 fines if they walk their pets on non dog-friendly beaches because local councils have chosen to ban canines during the summer months. In a nation that is supposed to be dog-friendly, it is extremely unfortunate that dog walkers are being warned they could face a prosecution or fines if they breach […]

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Keep Pets Cool When Temperatures Rise

Long-range predictions are pointing towards an even hotter July and August than we have already seen in May and June, with lengthy bouts of blazing sunshine possible all the way to autumn. It’s time to keep pets cool! A large area of high pressure stretching from the Atlantic across Britain to Scandinavia in the east […]

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Spring Heralds The Scourge of Ticks

Ticks already have it in their diaries: The Spring Equinox is due on Monday, 20 March, and the signs of the new season are already upon us even at the beginning of the month. For us pet owners, while Spring may be bringing us welcome lighter days and evenings, as well as even more appealing […]

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Chia Seeds Can Help Your Dog

Chia Seeds and Dogs Long considered a superfood, Chia seeds are now being labelled a ‘miracle’ food. The good news for dogs is they are beneficial for them too. The fatty acids in Chia will help keep your dog’s coat healthy – especially if your best friend is sensitive to fish and fish oil. Salvia Hispanica, to […]

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Pet Friendly Holidays

Pet Friendly Holidays For The Whole Family As we become much more attached to our pets we do not want to go on all our holidays leaving our dogs with a neighbour or putting them into kennels. The good news is that their is a growing number of  providers offering pet friendly holidays and becoming […]

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Your Guide to Pet Microchipping

0n 6 April 2016 all dogs in the UK must be microchipped by law. Microchipping is the best way of making sure that a lost  or stolen dog can be reunited with its owner. Here are the essential facts: Microchipping? What’s that? Microchipping a pet is simple and quick. It will give you and your dog the […]

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Spring Danger 2: Tackling Ticks On Your Dog

Tackling Ticks It’s important for us to be tackling ticks because ticks survive by drinking our dogs’ blood. They have eight legs that they attach to our pets. As they gorge themselves on blood ticks increase in size until they are as fat as a small pea. You should beware of ticks hovering on tall […]

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Crufts 2016: 125th Anniversary of World’s Largest Dog Show

The largest dog show in the world is due to take place between 10 and 13 March 2016 at Birmingham’s NEC. This year it is the show’s 125th anniversary! Here’s The Proposed 2016 Schedule Thursday 10th March 2016 – Toy & Utility breeds, ranging from small lap or companion dogs to breeds that have mainly non-sporting […]

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Dogs Need Glucosamine to Maintain Healthy Joints

Every day dogs give their joints a real pounding. Each time their paws hit the ground as they bound after a tennis ball, or they land on the shore after jumping off the back deck of a boat, or they just run in the park, they put their limbs under intense pressure. For some dogs, […]

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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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