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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

Ten picnic and barbecue foods your dog should not eat
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24th July 2015
The warmer months of the year provide lots of opportunities to spend time with your dog as well as friends and family doing things outdoors, and picnics and barbecues make for highly appealing options for meals during the summer! We’ve already covered the basics of barbecuing safely with your dog in ....Read Full Article

Six hidden dangers that may be lurking in your reptile terrarium
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24th July 2015
Keeping exotic pets such as the corn snake or the leopard gecko is something that is becoming ever more popular and commonplace here in the UK, and some of the easier to keep reptiles such as these ....Read Full Article

Small Dog Breeds for People who Lead Active Lives
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23rd July 2015
If you are looking for a small breed of dog to share your home with and you lead a very active life, there are many gorgeous dogs out there to choose from which can make finding the right one a bit of a challenge. More often than not, when people think of small dogs, they picture images of lapdogs that l....Read Full Article

Do plug-in pheromone diffusers for cats and dogs really work?
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23rd July 2015
If you own an anxious cat or a highly-strung dog, the chances are that somebody has probably already suggested to you that you use a plug-in pheromone diffuser to help to chill your pet out, and help them to feel more at ease. While the idea of an unscented diffuser that allegedly generates a zen-like feeling of wellbeing in ....Read Full Article

Will Ikea dog parking bays take off in the UK?
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23rd July 2015
If you take your dog out shopping with you or like to keep them around when you’re running errands, every time you have to pop into a store that doesn’t allow dogs, you have to make a decision: Leave your dog alone in the car, or tie them up outside of the store. Neither of these options are ideal, for a variety of reasons,....Read Full Article

The ten most commonly stolen dog breeds
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22nd July 2015
Most dog owners will agree that people who steal dogs deserve a special place in hell, and the worry, stress and fear that accompanies having your dog stolen can make it possibly one of the worst times of your life. Dog thieves are as active within the UK as they are in any other country, and are roughly divided between oppor....Read Full Article

Six top tips for people who are allergic to cats
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22nd July 2015
If you are allergic to cats, you may have given up hope of ever being able to own one, or spend any time in the company of cats without breaking out in an allergic reaction. However, depending on the severity of your allergy, how you manage it and the type of cats that you come into contact with, you may find that it is entirely possib....Read Full Article

Five top tips for keeping your dog away from the cat food!
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21st July 2015
Many people in the UK own both a cat and a dog, and in the vast majority of cases, dogs can cats can live side by side perfectly happily after the initial introductions, with a little training and good household management, despite what films and TV may lead us to believe! However, keeping dogs and cats together can throw up ....Read Full Article

Six tips for protecting your dog from the sun
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21st July 2015
Summertime is one of the nicest times of year to spend time outside with your dog and your family, but it can also pose some challenges for the unwary British public when it comes to avoiding sunburn, protecting your skin and generally staying safe. Many people can’t seem to get through a single summer season without at least one....Read Full Article

Dogs Trust exposes puppy smuggling scandal and flaws in the Pet Passport scheme
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20th July 2015
The Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest charity dedicated to the welfare and rehoming of the country’s dogs, carried out an investigation into the pet passport scheme in 2014, and made some startling discoveries regarding flaws that mean that a significant number of dogs have been brought into the UK in recent years with falsified....Read Full Article

26% of Crufts winners are overweight, says research in Veterinary Record
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20th July 2015
According to research published online in Veterinary Record, 26% or just over one in four dogs shown at the world famous Crufts dog show are overweight, adding yet another layer or controversy to The Kennel Club’s judging standards and the Crufts show in general. Crufts is the largest and most prestigious dog show in th....Read Full Article

Is a Terrier the Right Breed for You?
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20th July 2015
Terriers as a breed are happy, energetic characters and it doesn't matter whether they are large or small dogs, their fun-loving personalities always shine through. As working dogs, they excel at all the jobs they are given to do loving every minute of it. For decades, terriers have been among the most popular working dogs and much....Read Full Article

Dangerous Places Where Cats Like to Hide
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20th July 2015
There's nothing cats like more than finding a cosy, warm place to snuggle up in when they feel like it. Even when the weather is a bit warmer, cats still seem to find the best and quietest place to take a nap whether they are inside the house or in the great outdoors. However, some of the places they choose to tuck themselves away ....Read Full Article



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