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Basic Health Tips for New Dog Owners
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1st August 2015
Owning a dog or any other pet is a massive responsibility, but a very pleasant one because a furry friend can bring so much into your home. By nature dogs are loving and loyal, they become valuable members of the family and very often turn into the children’s best friend.  If you are new to the world of dogs, there's a l....Read Full Article

Research shows that children are more likely than adults to be bitten by dogs
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1st August 2015
During May 2015, North America hosted an awareness-raising event called National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which seeks to raise awareness of risk factors for aggression and dog bites, and collate statistics on humans bitten, in order to make sense of how and why this is likely to happen. While the UK does not hold any similar....Read Full Article

Six signs that you might be a crazy cat lady!
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31st July 2015
The whole crazy cat lady thing is a concept that is well known to all cat lovers, and what used to be considered as a rather pejorative title associated with loneliness, antisocial traits and frankly, being a bit weird has all changed now, largely thanks to the internet! The UK and the world at large has finally begun to realise just h....Read Full Article

How to Create a Greener Home for Your Pet
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31st July 2015
The environment is full of harmful toxins which both people and their pets are constantly exposed to during the course of a lifetime. The worrying thing is there are many things we commonly use around the home which are quite harmful to an animal's health which makes it especially important to invest in more pet-friendly products. ....Read Full Article

August in Cornwall with Your Dog - the Perfect Holiday Destination
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30th July 2015
Cornwall has to be one of the most popular holiday destinations in the whole of the UK which is hardly surprising because it's got so much going for it. Stunning coastlines, quaint out of the way villages and fishing villages, together with some of the best areas of natural beauty in the country. If you are still looking for somewh....Read Full Article

Pet-Friendly Holiday Cottages in the Lovely Lake District
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30th July 2015
There are some very beautiful regions in the UK all of which offer a unique and diverse view of the country. From mountainous areas to moorlands, superb coastlines, bays and beaches to tranquil, lush forests in idyllic settings. Then there's the Lake District which has to be one of the most popular holiday destinations yet it remai....Read Full Article

Six good reasons for making your own dog treats
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29th July 2015
Virtually every dog owner in the country will give their dog treats from time to time, either as part of incentivising training, as a reward, or simply because your dog likes them! You may have wondered why your dog will often seem to be much more interested in the treats jar than they are in their regular food, and the reason for this....Read Full Article

How to Plan a Holiday in the UK with Your Dog in Tow
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29th July 2015
Planning a holiday away with your dog takes a bit of organising whether you want to go on a camping trip or stay in a lovely area of the country in a rented cottage. The key to finding the right place is to make sure you take into account your pet's needs as well as your own like that you both get to enjoy your time away. ....Read Full Article

Four hidden dangers in outdoor water sources that can harm your dog
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29th July 2015
As any dog owner will know, dogs are fairly indiscriminate about what they drink, with many dogs seeming to head for the dirtiest, nastiest puddles or even the toilet bowl in preference to their clean, fresh bowl of tap water! Many dogs too love to swim, paddle or splash about in ponds, streams and the sea, and trips to the beach or ne....Read Full Article

Is coconut oil a canine superfood, or just a lot of hype?
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29th July 2015
Every couple of years, a new type of food or product becomes hailed as the new “superfood,” often surrounded by a lot of hype and ambitious claims about the benefits of the product. Blueberries, pomegranate, green tea and kale have all had their day, and today, one of the most talked about so-called superfoods is coconut oi....Read Full Article

5 Brilliant Dog Friendly Camping Sites
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28th July 2015
If you are looking to spend some time away with your dog and love camping, there are some brilliant sites that welcome pets with open arms. Whether you want to head to the coast or stay further inland to enjoy the many beautiful woodland regions dotted all of the land, you'll find the perfect location for your time away with your p....Read Full Article

New regulations come into force for dog breeders in Wales
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28th July 2015
Following a second debate in the Senedd on the 15th July, the Welsh Government have introduced a range of new regulations pertaining to dog breeders in Wales, as a response to ongoing lobbying to tackle the issue of unregulated breeding and puppy farming across the country. The newly approved regulations constitute a major sh....Read Full Article

What’s biting - Seven biting and stinging insects that may target your dog
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28th July 2015
During the summer, most of us that spend a lot of time outdoors are likely to be targeted by biting bugs at some point, which can deliver a nasty first wound that then remains itchy and irritating for several days to come. Some people seem to be a much greater target for biting bugs than others, and may attain several bites from an unk....Read Full Article

Tips and Advice for People Who Take Their Dogs on Holiday
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27th July 2015
If you're planning to get away this August for a few well deserved weeks relaxation and want to take your pooch with you, there's a great selection of places around the country where pets are more than welcome. It's never nice when dog owners have to leave their beloved four-legged friends behind when they are away enjoying....Read Full Article

A Few Myths about the Siberian Husky Dispelled
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27th July 2015
The Siberian Husky is a beautiful looking dog and over recent years the breed has gained popularity here in the UK. Originally bred to work in the some of the harshest conditions on the planet, they earned themselves a reputation for being pretty hard....Read Full Article

Canine behaviour explained - Rolling around in the grass
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27th July 2015
There are a whole gamut of dog behaviours that obviously seem perfectly normal to our canine companions, but that make very little sense to the people observing them! Alongside of behaviours such as eating grass, digging holes, and spending a long time getting their beds just so before settling down to sleep, another very popular dog b....Read Full Article

Six essentials your reptile terrarium needs before you bring your pet home
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27th July 2015
If you have decided to start keeping reptiles, congratulations! Reptiles of all types, from turtles to lizards to p....Read Full Article

If Dogs Love Swimming, How Come They Hate Being Bathed?
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27th July 2015
There are some breeds of dog that just love jumping in water whenever they get the opportunity whether it's a stream, river, pond or the sea. However, when it comes to bath time, they are pretty quick on their feet to run in the opposite direction. So why is it that dogs love splashing around in water except when it's time to t....Read Full Article

Protecting your dog from the “most poisonous plant in Britain”
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27th July 2015
As dog owners, often it seems as if very few days go by without a new warning or hazard to our pets coming to the fore on the internet and in the news, and this is obviously very concerning when it comes to keeping track of all of the potential risks that may face our dogs in their day to day lives! The latest addition to the....Read Full Article

Narrow Boat Holidays with Your dog
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25th July 2015
With more people wanting to explore the UK and its many beautiful regions while on holiday with their dogs, there's been a rise in the number of places around the country where pets are welcome with open arms. If you've always wanted to spend some quality time on a canal boat, heading to the Norf....Read Full Article



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