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Ten things you need to know about the Cocker spaniel before you buy one
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24th April 2019
The Cocker spaniel is the most popular pedigree spaniel breed in the UK, and also the fifth most popular dog breed in the country overall. Medium in size, handsome in appearance and kind in temperament, Cockers originally became popular and widespread in th....Read Full Article

Dogs and vestibular disease: Knowing the symptoms
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24th April 2019
Vestibular disease is a health condition that can affect dogs, and which usually develops quickly and can easily be confused with a stroke. It is more common in older dogs than their younger counterparts, and if your dog begins to display symptoms of vestibular disease, they need to be seen by your vet as a matter of urgency. ....Read Full Article

Ten things you need to know about the English bulldog before you buy one
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24th April 2019
The English bulldog is of course a dog breed that most of us could easily pick out of a line-up, and it is one of our homegrown British favourites that hold a special place in the hearts of many dog lovers. The English bulldog is also one of the longest es....Read Full Article

Five springtime dog care myths busted, and the truth behind them
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23rd April 2019
In early spring when the first flowers begin to break through the earth and the evenings start getting lighter, we all tend to feel more positive and hopeful, in anticipation of the arrival of summer. Spring can be one of the most rewarding times of the year to be a dog owner, and those morning walks might mean that you&rsquo....Read Full Article

Dogs Trust issues caution about buying wolf-dog lookalikes as final season of Game of Thrones airs
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23rd April 2019
Game of Thrones and the much-anticipated airing of the final season of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy saga has of course received a huge amount of attention in the press and media over the course of the last year, and lots of us have been glued to our TV screens with our dogs beside us waiting to see how the story unfolds. ....Read Full Article

Ten things you need to know about the Cockapoo before you buy one
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22nd April 2019
The Cockapoo is the UK’s most popular mixed breed or hybrid dog type, and they’re actually the fourth most popular dog breed or type in the UK overall, and so there are significant numbers of Cockapoos around. There are a large number of reasons behin....Read Full Article

Five amazing things that dogs can smell that we humans can’t detect
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22nd April 2019
We all know that dogs have a more acute sense of smell than us humans, and you’ve probably seen this effect in action if you’ve ever tried to sneak a snack in another room without your dog catching on! However, we don’t always appreciate just how much better the dog’s sense of smell is compared to our ....Read Full Article

Six things that dogs like to chew that can be bad for them
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21st April 2019
Chewing is a natural canine behaviour, and one that can be very rewarding for dogs. When puppies are young and growing in their adult teeth, they actively need to chew to help the new teeth to break through the gums properly, and to ease the pain and pressure of teething. Even adult dogs retain a strong urge to chew things, a....Read Full Article

Five great ideas on things to do in the UK with your dog during the Easter break
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21st April 2019
Easter has fallen quite late on the calendar this year, and many of us have been anticipating the final arrival of the Easter break and those extra bank holiday days for some time now. The fact that Easter this year has fallen towards the end of April also means that the weather is warmer than the average Easter, and this can provide a....Read Full Article

Ten things you need to know about French bulldogs before you buy one
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13th April 2019
The French bulldog is the UK’s most popular dog breed bar none – both in terms of the number of new pedigree puppies registered with the Kennel Club in the last year, and in terms of demand for dogs of the breed from puppy buyers. This is now po....Read Full Article

What are the most popular small dog breeds in the UK? Pets4Homes reveals the answer
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12th April 2019
There are a number of advantages to choosing a small dog breed over a larger one, not least the fact that they don’t need such a big home, and tend to be more economical to keep in terms of everything from food and accessories to flea and wormer doses. Small ....Read Full Article

Common causes of seizures in the Chihuahua dog breed
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12th April 2019
The Chihuahua is the very smallest dog breed in the world, and these delicate and finely-boned little dogs require special accommodations to be made for their diminutive size in order to provide them with a ....Read Full Article

Three alternative dog breeds for prospective English bulldog buyers to consider
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12th April 2019
The English bulldog is one of the most distinctive and easy to recognise dog breeds in the world, and this homegrown favourite is in great demand with puppy buyers from all walks of life seeking to add a new dog to their homes. The English bulldog is in fa....Read Full Article

Why are regular health checks so important for your pet?
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11th April 2019
Just like humans when we have our health checkups, pets are no different – they need regular examinations and other checks, to help them keep as fit and healthy as possible. Whereas humans know we should visit a doctor, our pets cannot tell us if they need a vet! In this Pets4Homes article, we will look at the importance of regul....Read Full Article

Summer survival with your pet!
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10th April 2019
Summer is the season of the year when real fun can be had outside with your pets and the family. There are however things to be aware of when it comes to summertime, as there are hidden dangers lurking around the corner. In this Pets4Homes article, we look at how you can survive the summer wit....Read Full Article

How to ensure your older dog gets on with your new puppy
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10th April 2019
If you already own one dog, at some stage the idea might cross your mind to get a second, and for many people, this means choosing a puppy rather than a second adult dog. There are of course pros and cons to choosing a puppy instead of an older dog to add to an existing dog’s ....Read Full Article

How would you know if you or your child were allergic to dogs?
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9th April 2019
It might seem obvious that if you were allergic to dogs, you’d already know about it, because you’d have an obvious and noticeable reaction when you come into contact with dogs, or spend time around them. However, allergies can be really tricky because they affect different people in different ways, and with different sympt....Read Full Article

What’s the most food-obsessed dog breed? Scientists may have discovered the answer
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9th April 2019
There are few things that motivate dogs as much as food, and this is why positive reinforcement dog training using treats is so effective, and helps dogs to learn and retain commands much more quickly than by using other methods. However, the level of importance that dogs place on food isn’t always a benefit for their o....Read Full Article

Eight interesting ways in which wolves and dogs differ
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8th April 2019
Most dog lovers know that wolves and dogs are related species of animals, and for many decades, accepted wisdom stated that today’s domestic dogs are direct descendants of wolves. Whilst there is evidence to suggest that grey wolves were originally partially domesticated by humans, modern schools of thought usually foll....Read Full Article

Pets4Homes announces its definitive list of the UK’s most popular working dog breeds
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8th April 2019
Working dog breeds come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, all united by one common trait; they are all breeds that historically were bred and developed to fulfil certain specific working roles, and so have a shared combination of core traits and tendencies t....Read Full Article



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