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Important things to consider when it comes to your kids, your dog, and the school holidays
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18th June 2021
As the long summer holidays approach, you might be hoping that your older children can begin to help out when it comes to caring for and walking your dog while they’re off school, and this is absolutely fine if you go about things in the right way.Also, when it comes to younger children in particular but children of all ages, ....Read Full Article

What makes a good riding instructor?
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18th June 2021
Everyone has been taught by instructors and trainers that they really rate and also had lessons and tuition from people who haven’t helped them at all.  If you are thinking about training as a riding instructor or are looking for an instructor or trainer, what kind of qualities should you be looking for?Patience ....Read Full Article

Keeping yourself and your dog safe and legal when walking on MOD land
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15th June 2021
Walking your dog on MOD land can provide valuable opportunities to exercise them in open spaces, and this can be very rewarding for both of you. If you plan to walk your dog on MOD land or want to know how to keep yourself and your dog safe when you do so, this article will provide a basic guide. Read on to learn more.Keeping y....Read Full Article

Five questions about cattle, dogs, and safety answered in depth
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15th June 2021
If you walk your dog in the countryside (or plan to do so) there’s a good chance you’re going to pass through or at least, pass by cattle at some stage. Cattle can be dangerous to both people and dogs alike, and while as long as you stick to places you’re allowed to go and keep your dog under proper control, you should be safe, t....Read Full Article

How meadow foxtail grass can pose a danger to dogs in summer
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15th June 2021
The rather innocuous-sounding meadow foxtail grass can actually be a big problem for dogs, and cause them irritations and injuries in a number of ways. This article will explain to dog owners how to recognise meadow foxtail grass, identify the sort of places it grows in, and outline why it is a problem to dogs in the first place. Read ....Read Full Article

Five dog care rules you can or even sometimes should break in summer
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15th June 2021
It can seem to dog owners as if there are an awful lot of “rules” that they need to follow, in terms of fixing routines, doing some things a certain way, and curbing the dog from certain places or activities.The “good” or sensible “rules” for dog ownership are beneficial to dogs, and there for a reason; but sometimes....Read Full Article

The four different types of Public Spaces Protection Orders that can affect dog owners in England
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15th June 2021
A PSPO or Public Spaces Protection Order is a local order designed to deal with a genuine problem that causes detriment to the wider community, and should not be used needlessly or without very good cause in order to restrict people without warrant.What has this got to do with dogs? Well, there are four main different types of P....Read Full Article

Is a cat more likely to survive a fall from a great height than a more moderate one?
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15th June 2021
Cats are said to “always land on their feet” and while this isn’t universally true, it is the case more often than not, in the context of falls and jumps. This is due to the cat righting reflex, and most cat owners have heard or read tales of cats that fell from a significant height and survived the fall, and for many years, it w....Read Full Article

Can cats get heatstroke?
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15th June 2021
Heatstroke is also sometimes known as sunstroke, or heat exhaustion, and these are all terms that we use when person or animal overheats to the point that their own body temperature rises above the upper limits of the safe norms; and when this happens, even if exposure to the cause of heat itself is removed, it doesn’t tend to revers....Read Full Article

Hot spots or summer sores in dogs
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8th June 2021
Hot spots on dogs aren’t a uniquely summer-mediated condition, but they are far more likely to appear on dogs in the summer than at other times of the year. For this reason they’re sometimes known as “summer sores,” and some dogs will never develop one in their whole life while others are particularly prone to them and may deve....Read Full Article

The Flies Are Coming!
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8th June 2021
A late spring has meant a delay to the usual insect life but, following a very wet spell, the recent warm weather has given a real kickstart to the fly season.  So, how can you protect your horse from the misery of biting insects?Horses vary in the amount of fly protection they need based on their breed or type and the set ....Read Full Article

Buying a Native Pony
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8th June 2021
The British Isles is the envy of the equestrian world as it is home to nine native breeds of pony spread across all four countries in the UK – that is definitely something for everyone!Amongst the larger breeds are the New Forest, the Highland, the Connemara from Ireland and the Dales and the Fell from the North of England.&nb....Read Full Article

Old English Sheepdog at risk of extinction after lowest number of puppy registrations in 60 years
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2nd June 2021
The Old English sheepdog is a dog breed that most of us know on sight, even if we cannot put the breed name to the dog type – because the Old English sheepdog is better known to many of us as “the Dulux Dog!” The Old English sheepdog is in its 60th year a....Read Full Article

How to take your dog on adventures via public transport
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1st June 2021
Public transport use has massively dipped since the start of the pandemic, and understandably so. While key workers have still been relying on buses and trains to get to work, many of us have set up office at home and ditched the daily commute. And it goes with out saying that leisurely trips to meet friends in different places have be....Read Full Article

Six common misapprehensions made by cat owners
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31st May 2021
Cats are thought of as being fairly mysterious creatures, and in contrast to dogs, they don’t try to meet us halfway or moderate their behaviour according to our norms!This means that understanding cats is by no means intuitive in all cases, and assuming that it is, and applying human traits and a human understanding to them, ....Read Full Article

Cat myths corrected: Cats moderate their own food intake and don’t overeat
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31st May 2021
Cat myths corrected: Cats moderate their own food intake and don’t overeatIs it true that cats don’t overeat like dogs are apt to, as they naturally moderate their own food intake and stop eating when they’re full? Not always! After all, it’s not as if there are no cat cats.Free feeding or providing free access ....Read Full Article

How to walk brachycephalic dogs in summer and prevent overheating
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26th May 2021
Walking a flat-faced or brachycephalic dog during the summer means walking a fine line between providing them with enough exercise to keep them fit, and ensuring that they don’t overexert themselves and overheat.This article will provide advice and direction on how to walk brachycephalic dogs in summer and prevent overheating ....Read Full Article

How to make sure your dog doesn’t burn their paws this summer
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26th May 2021
If you’ve ever burnt the sole of your foot or the palm of your hand, you will know how painful this can be, and how much of a challenge it can be to heal as we can’t really avoid either walking on our feet or using out hands without things getting very complicated.A paw burn is just as painful to a dog, and can be a challeng....Read Full Article

How to keep your dog hydrated in summer
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26th May 2021
It is important to ensure that your dog stays hydrated during the summer, and they will need to drink a lot more water than usual to accommodate for the effects of the heat. Dogs rely on remaining properly hydrated to keep themselves cool; drinking water itself helps to keep them at a safe temperature, and as they pant to cool down, wa....Read Full Article

Saltwater poisoning in dogs: A summer beach hazard
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26th May 2021
Taking your dog to the beach for a summer’s day out can be a really memorable treat for them, and you might want to offer your dog the chance to swim or paddle in the sea too. However, saltwater poisoning in dogs can occur if your dog ingests seawater, either because they try to drink it, or ingest in inadvertently; and this can be v....Read Full Article



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