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Dog Advice

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Five things that are going to seem really weird to lockdown puppies as we get back to normal
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10th May 2021
As the UK gradually eases out of lockdown and the various other Covid restrictions on a staged basis, things are going to seem pretty weird to many of us until we get used to the “new normal” at some point in the future.For puppies that were bought and that grew up mainly or wholly during the pandemic and that have no other ....Read Full Article

Five FAQ about dog microchips
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10th May 2021
June 2021 is National Microchip Month, and while microchips come in a vast array of different types and functions, dog owners only need to know about one of them: microchips for dogs.Dog microchips can help to ensure that your dog makes it home safely if they get lost, help you to prove ownership if your dog was stolen and recov....Read Full Article

Why does my dog steal my seat?
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26th April 2021
Most dog owners are familiar with getting up to get a cup or tea or use the toilet and coming back to find their dog curled up happily in the seat they’d planned to come back to. Some dogs seem to be able to achieve this in a split second too, even if they appeared to be fast asleep when you first moved!So, why does my dog ste....Read Full Article

The five most common spring allergy triggers for dogs
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26th April 2021
Spring can be something of a mixed blessing for allergy sufferers; warmer weather and more light on the plus side, but more chance of allergy flare-ups for others!If your dog tends to suffer from allergies, there are a few things and situations that occur in the spring that can trigger flare-ups. Read on to learn about the five ....Read Full Article

The eight most common causes of stomach upsets in dogs
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26th April 2021
“I ate a thing and now I’m borked” might be the phrase most commonly used by dogs if dogs could speak; and eating things that they were not offered, that are bad for them, or that in some cases, aren’t even food is a special talent for most dogs.However, while eating something they should not have eaten may be the most c....Read Full Article

Why is my dog sneezing?
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26th April 2021
All dogs are apt to sneeze once or twice now and then just as we humans are; and while we often think “uh oh, cold on the way!” Sneezing is just one of those things that often, doesn’t really mean anything other than that something irritated your nose for a second.However, if your dog is undergoing a protracted bout of sne....Read Full Article

Why do we vaccinate dogs?
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26th April 2021
I overhead a conversation in the clinic the other day between two dog owners in which one was telling the other that this was the last time she would be having her dog’s booster vaccinations given; as after this year, she was no longer going to be using a boarding kennel for her dog.Placing your dog in boarding kennels require....Read Full Article

Tick season 2021: How not to remove dog ticks, and the problems you can cause doing so
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19th April 2021
If your dog gets a tick on them, you should remove it as soon as possible as ticks can spread diseases, and the risk of this increases the longer the tick is in place. However, you need to go about removing ticks the right way, as otherwise you can cause more problems than you solve.This article will tell you the most common sug....Read Full Article

Tick season 2021: How to use a tick twister on a dog
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19th April 2021
Tick twisters are more or less universally considered to be the best way to remove ticks from dogs as they’re very easy to use, difficult to get wrong (as long as you use them according to the instructions) and give you the best chance of removing the tick quickly and cleanly without risking breaking its body from its head.All....Read Full Article

Tick season 2021: Can you keep ticks out of your own garden?
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19th April 2021
If you live in an area where there’s a large tick population, tick season each year can be a challenge for dog owners. While it is often possible to avoid to an extent walking your dog in areas that you know host a lot of ticks, this is not always viable, such as if your own home itself is bang in the middle of “tick territory.”....Read Full Article

Six types of mites dogs can catch (and whether or not people can catch them too)
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19th April 2021
Much like fleas, the idea of dog mites can generate an instinctive desire to itch; and many types of dog mites are highly contagious. That said, we don’t tend to see a huge prevalence of mite infestations in dogs in the UK, and there are actually several more different types of dog mites than most people know about. Some ....Read Full Article

Five important things dog owners need to know about the new Countryside Code 2021
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12th April 2021
The Countryside Code is a document containing guidance and advice that people are expected to follow when in the countryside, in order to keep themselves, other people, and animals safe and to reduce damage, littering, and potential problems. Following this will ensure that we can keep the countryside available for all of us to enjoy i....Read Full Article

Five frequently asked questions from dog owners about the newly updated Countryside Code
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12th April 2021
The Countryside Code is something most of us have heard of at least peripherally, even if we live in an urban area; and if you’re planning to take your dog for a day out to the countryside, you should read it and be sure you understand the parts of it that apply to you! The Countryside Code was updated in the early part of 2021 too, ....Read Full Article

Crufts 2021: Kennel Club announces cancellation
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2nd April 2021
Despite announcing in November 2020 that Crufts 2021 would go ahead albeit at a later than normal date, the Kennel Club have been forced to reverse this decision and announce the cancellation of Crufts 2021. This is due to the ongoing impact of the Covdi-19 pandemic, and the associated risks and restrictions that are still ....Read Full Article

The five most common causes of poisoning in dogs
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2nd April 2021
Dogs are not always hugely discerning about the things they eat, and also, dog owners often feed their dogs things without really thinking it through, which can all result in poisoning in dogs. Some substances dogs might eat or be fed are more dangerous than others, and are more likely to result in acute illness and treatme....Read Full Article

How to support pet foods banks in the UK
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2nd April 2021
If you’re looking for ways to help local pet owners who might be struggling to take care of their pets as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, why not support a local pet food bank? This article will tell you more about pet food banks, and the types of goods they need. Read on to learn more.What is a pet food bank?A pet....Read Full Article

What can my dog have on their Easter dinner?
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2nd April 2021
If you’re spending hours making a huge roast dinner for your family for Easter, your dog will probably be very keen to let you know that they’d like a portion of this too. There is no reason why you should share your roast with your dog any more than you should any other meal, and giving dogs scraps or human food isn’t a good ide....Read Full Article

Can my dog have Easter eggs?
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22nd March 2021
If you’re stocking up on Easter eggs for yourself or your children, you might be wondering if your dog can have an Easter egg too; but unless you buy an Easter egg designed for dogs and made of ingredients that are both safe for dogs and that dogs like, the answer to this is no.Dogs can’t have Easter eggs – at least, not t....Read Full Article

How to ensure your dog doesn’t eat chocolate this Easter
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22nd March 2021
Easter time is one of the riskier times of year for dogs when it comes to potential chocolate poisoning, and three of five general veterinary clinics working normal hours treat at least one dog for chocolate poisoning at this time of year.Save yourself a costly trip to the vet by ensuring your dog doesn’t eat chocolate at East....Read Full Article

What are your rights if you accidentally buy a puppy that turns out to have been stolen?
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17th March 2021
Dog theft in the UK is at an unprecedented high at the moment, as demand for puppies for sale is far greater than supply. This mean that puppy theft and resale is a lucrative business at the moment too, and a great many criminals have thrown their hats into the ring in this respect.As a prospective puppy buyer, it is hugely impo....Read Full Article



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