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What dog breeds are most at risk from thieves in the UK?
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9th July 2020
The idea that somebody might steal our dog is one of the most frightening thoughts that can occur to any dog lover, and in the aftermath of a theft, never knowing what happened to your pet or if someone else is taking care of them can be virtually impossible to come to terms with.Dog theft in the UK is a very real threat to pet ....Read Full Article

Five things most first-time puppy buyers underestimate
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7th July 2020
Suddenly deciding that you absolutely need a puppy in your life can be something of a revelation, and for some prospective first-time owners, the urge to go out and buy or adopt a canine companion right that minute can be almost overwhelming.It really isn’t hard to find pups for sale in the UK, of all shapes, sizes and breeds ....Read Full Article

Do dogs sweat?
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7th July 2020
When the weather is hot or we’re working hard or pushing ourselves with exercise, we humans sweat. This can be an annoyance but is of course necessary to ensure we don’t overheat, and is just one of our body’s systems for taking care of us and keeping us well and healthy. In fact, disorders that cause people to produc....Read Full Article

Keeping older dogs safe and happy in the summer
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5th July 2020
As the weather finally begins to get warmer and the longest day approaches, now is the time to plan ahead and think about how best to care for your older dog in the hot weather.Summer can be challenging for dogs of all ages, as well as giving us more opportunities to spend time outdoors enjoying the weather with our canine compa....Read Full Article

Why is my dog hiding?
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4th July 2020
Every dog is an individual with their own unique traits and personalities, and some dogs are very outgoing and proactive about wanting to meet and say hello to everyone they pass, whilst others tend to be shy around everyone other than people they know very well.However, when it comes to your dog in their own home, this is where....Read Full Article

How to choose the right French bulldog breeder to buy a puppy from
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4th July 2020
If you’ve decided to buy a French bulldog, you’re in good company – this is the most popular dog breed in the UK bar none, and for good reason. However, the French bulldog is also a breed with complex health that all too many owners rush into buying without doi....Read Full Article

Deafness in Dalmatians is on the decline
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2nd July 2020
The Dalmatian dog breed is one that virtually anyone could identify on sight, even though this is not one of the most commonly seen breeds in the UK – being as they occupy 57th place in the popularity stakes. We have the film “101 Dalmatians” and its various sequels....Read Full Article

Five costs of dog ownership that you’re probably underestimating
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29th June 2020
According to the results of the PDSA’s PAW report 2020, which was collated after interviewing thousands of pet owners up and down the country about how they care for their pets and how much they know about them, 62% of dog owners in the UK underestimated the cost of owning a dog before they got one.This is understandably apt t....Read Full Article

Can German shepherds swim?
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28th June 2020
The German shepherd is a large and very handsome dog breed that many of us associate with police and guarding work, but the breed’s original working role was actually as a combination livestock herding and guarding dog, and the clue is in the name!Whilst mo....Read Full Article

Do dogs need to be taught to swim?
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26th June 2020
Most of us remember being taught to swim, either by family or at school; and how the process can be a long one with some potentially unnerving moments, all of which some of us took to better than others!However, something you might not know is that babies up until around six months old demonstrate a natural and instinctive behav....Read Full Article

How can British pets travel to the EU after the Brexit transition period?
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25th June 2020
Whilst Covid-19 and the coronavirus crisis have largely taken the spotlight off Brexit during 2020, Britain did of course formally leave the EU on the 31st January 2020, and is now in what is known as the “transition period,” which will continue until 1st January 2021.After this date, how UK nationals can travel to and from ....Read Full Article

Can veterinary laser treatment help dogs with chronic joint conditions like arthritis?
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25th June 2020
Arthritis is a condition that many dogs develop as they reach old age, and it is one that is increasingly more likely to develop as the years go by. Keeping an arthritic dog comfortable can be a challenge, as arthritis cannot be reversed or cured, and a range of different approaches can be used for this, often with two or more used in ....Read Full Article

Keeping puppies safe in summer
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22nd June 2020
Summer is a lovely time of year to have a puppy, and when the days are longer and the weather warmer this can really expand your horizons in terms of where you take your pup and the sort of things you can do together.If you’ve had a dog before you will already know that caring for dogs in summer means taking a range of additio....Read Full Article

Five care considerations for English Bulldogs during the summer
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18th June 2020
The English bulldog is the unofficial mascot of all things British, but it is also one of the most controversial breeds too in terms of the current appearance of the modern English bulldog, how this has been developed via selective breeding, and the impact that this....Read Full Article

Seven cooler places to walk your dog in the height of summer
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18th June 2020
Summertime has a lot of upsides to it for dog owners, as it really opens up the number of places we can walk and explore, and gives us longer days and balmier evenings in which to do it as well.However, walking your dog in the summer can be a challenge as dogs can overheat very quickly and find even mild exertion a challenge whe....Read Full Article

Getting ready to return to your place of work?
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17th June 2020
As the most acute stage of the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown looks to be coming to an end and the country prepares for a staged return to something like normal, many people who have been furloughed from work or working from home during this time are preparing to go back to their workplace.Whilst few people have actually enjoyed the t....Read Full Article

Five common skin problems in cats and how to identify them
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15th June 2020
Cats are very fastidious about their personal hygiene, and spend a reasonable amount of their time grooming themselves and keeping their skin and coat in good condition.It is also a really good idea for cat owners to groom their cats manually too, and this is best done every day for longhaired cat breeds, and for cats with all t....Read Full Article

How to deal with burs, thistles, and other foliage in a dog’s fur
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15th June 2020
Summer weather means plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors with our dogs, but whether you live in a rural or urban area, you will also probably be all too aware that the warmer weather also means an explosion of plant growth in the parks and on common land, which can be a problem in various ways!If you or your do....Read Full Article

Why you need to take special care to keep pugs safe in the summer
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12th June 2020
The pug is a very easy to recognise dog breed and one that has long been a popular and common choice of pet in the UK, as well as being a breed that is very well established and always in demand.They are just one of a number of popular brachycephalic dog breeds, which is....Read Full Article

What to check before you let your dog swim in a new spot outdoors
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12th June 2020
Not all dogs enjoy swimming or can even swim at all, but many dogs have a real affinity with the water, and this is even a typical breed trait in the case of some like the ....Read Full Article



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