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Dog Advice

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Should I stay home with my dog on bonfire night?
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27th October 2020
Dogs and bonfire night or any other evening that involves fireworks don’t really mix, and many dogs find the whole event very stressful. How badly your dog reacts to fireworks can vary, and can change from year to year too.Most dogs owners would automatically plan to ensure they’re home on the night itself (or make arrangeme....Read Full Article

Are Beagles hard to train?
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27th October 2020
The Beagle is the 21st most popular dog breed in the UK, which is quite a surprise given that up until very recently in their history, this was a breed that was kept more or less exclusively as a working dog rather than a pet. Beagles are small hounds that were o....Read Full Article

Are Chihuahuas at higher risk of theft than other dog breeds?
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27th October 2020
The Chihuahua is a tiny, cute and popular dog breed, and one that many people aspire to own. If you’re a member of any Chihuahua forums or online groups, or follow social media feeds about the breed, you’ve probably spotted occasional appeals for help after a dog of t....Read Full Article

Can acorns poison dogs?
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27th October 2020
As autumn and winter approach and the leaves fall off the trees, we (and our dogs, in some cases) begin to notice acorns on the ground once more.If your dog pays more attention to acorns than most or if they’re the type that picks up and chews anything they come across regardless of the consequences, you are probably wondering....Read Full Article

Apps, tools and things your smartphone can do to improve your dog life
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26th October 2020
These days, nobody really goes anywhere without their phone – even to hang out the washing or run upstairs – and a reasonable case can be made for saying that we’re hugely over reliant on these devices, and in some ways let them take over our lives.We’ve all seen families or friends sitting together in a group ostensibly....Read Full Article

Five common misconceptions people have about dogs and hot weather
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16th October 2020
It is important for all dog owners to understand how summertime and hot weather can affect dogs, and the potential dangers the heat can pose to dog’s health. More or less all dog owners know that leaving a dog alone in a car can be lethal and that dogs shouldn’t be walked in the middle of the day when the weather is hottest, but th....Read Full Article

Five aspects of dog ownership you’re probably not spending enough time on
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16th October 2020
Dog ownership is very time consuming, and there is no getting away from the fact that dogs needs a lot of attention. However, even for dog owners that are with their dogs a lot and that want to be responsible dog owners, there are probably several things you’re not dedicating as much time to as you should be.This article will ....Read Full Article

Eight seasonal events that have an impact on your dog
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16th October 2020
More or less everything we as dog owners do has a direct impact on our dog’s lives to some extent, and providing stability and a set routine is important for dogs to keep them happy and feeling secure.However, even with this in mind, there are several seasonal events and times of year that will also have an impact on your dog,....Read Full Article

Ectropion in brachycephalic dogs
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16th October 2020
Ectropion is an eye condition that can affect a wide range of different types of dogs, and it is a conformation defect that is hereditary rather than something contagious or that can be caught and passed on from other dogs by means of direct contact with each other.Ectropion can develop in any dog, but it is far more common with....Read Full Article

Five hybrid dog types that possess more moderate brachycephalic features
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16th October 2020
Brachycephalic dog breeds are really popular, but this popularity comes at a cost that is often paid for by the dogs themselves. The short, flat faces of such breeds means they will commonly suffer from respiratory problems (these can range from so mild they’re barely present to so acute as to result in an almost continual struggle t....Read Full Article

Impulse-buying and puppies don’t mix
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9th October 2020
Puppies are extremely cute and appealing, and designed to pull on the heartstrings and generate an emotional response in humans that makes us want to take care of them and take them home. The feelings that seeing a puppy can generate can almost be likened to maternal and paternal urges, and for some people, they very much are; being ak....Read Full Article

Potential eye problems that can develop in brachycephalic dogs
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9th October 2020
Brachycephalic dogs are cute, popular and personable, but they are also collectively at a far higher risk of health issues as a result of their conformations than dogs with normal-length muzzles, the latter of which are natural and the healthy norm for dogs as a species.Many of these health issues are respiratory, which is well ....Read Full Article

The additional care requirements that frequently come with owning a brachycephalic dog
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9th October 2020
A brachycephalic dog is one that has a flat-looking face. This trait is instantly identifiable in breeds like the Boxer and Pug, but the degree to which the face looks flat can be really variable, and is so moderate i....Read Full Article

Ten water-based hazards you should consider before letting your dog swim somewhere
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9th October 2020
If you’re thinking of letting your dog swim outside somewhere, there are a lot of safety checks and considerations you need to factor in first. Even if other dogs use the area regularly or your own dog has used it before, things can change over time, so all dog owners need to be aware of how to recognise and avoid water-based hazards....Read Full Article

What is a primitive mouth in the Chinese crested dog?
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7th October 2020
The Chinese crested dog breed is a very unusual looking one that is quite eye-catching, coming in two variants of which one has no fur! Even the Chinese crested that does have fur has an unusual fur texture and appearance as a whole, making the breed unique in appea....Read Full Article

What sort of weather do dogs prefer?
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7th October 2020
We as people each tend to have a preferred type of temperature and climate that we feel most comfortable in. But do dogs have a favourite type of weather? That depends on each individual dog, and the breed or type of dog you own and even where the breed was first developed can have an acute impact on the answer.Do dogs have a fa....Read Full Article

What you need to know about haemophilia in dogs
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7th October 2020
Most people know that haemophilia is a type of bleeding disorder that can be found in people, but it can also be found in dogs as well. It can result in affected dogs bleeding excessively from even small cuts, bleeding spontaneously, and bruising easily and acutely.The condition can be life-threatening in terms of the blood loss....Read Full Article

Seven steps to creating a dog-safe garden
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1st October 2020
Having a nice garden and a dog together don’t have to be mutually exclusive, but just as you might have to compromise on how your garden looks based on how destructive your dog is, so too do you need to make allowances and be thoughtful about what comes into your garden in order to keep your dog safe.This article will outline ....Read Full Article

What are the most common places that dogs are stolen from?
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1st October 2020
Dog theft is not as common as many dog owners fear it is; but if you’re a member of any local pets lost and stolen groups, breed-specific forums or other sites online where dog owners meet and chat, you probably feel as if you see a constant stream of appeals for help and to spread the word when a dog has been stolen or is suspected ....Read Full Article

Is it dangerous if my dog chews a battery?
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30th September 2020
Dogs love to chew, and this is actually necessary to keep their teeth in good condition; but they do need to be provided with appropriate things to chew on! Some dogs will chew on anything they can get hold of, even if it turns out to be harmful for them; like batteries.As all of us have batteries of some sort in use in the home....Read Full Article



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