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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

Can toy poodles swim?
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30th September 2020
The toy poodle is the smallest of the three recognised poodle size variants in the UK, all of which are actually classed as breeds in their own right. However, they are all the same breed and share all of the same traits aside from size, including a working history, reas....Read Full Article

What colour can Dachshunds be?
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30th September 2020
The Dachshund is a very easy-to-spot dog breed thanks to their long backs and short legs. Dogs of the breed have this unique conformation due to a form of achondroplasia, or dwarfism, which causes their legs to be shorter than the norm but the rest of their conformation t....Read Full Article

7 Questions To Ask Your Dog Groomer Before Booking
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22nd September 2020
Whether you have a seriously mucky pup at home or are simply looking for a post-lockdown trim and tidy, it’s important that you choose a groomer right for you, and most importantly for your best friend. This week we caught up with Pets4Homes resident rescue dog Dassa’s favourite groomer, Surrey based Clinton Grobbelaar....Read Full Article

Five frequently asked questions about IBS or irritable bowel syndrome in dogs
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18th September 2020
IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is something most of us have heard of as a human condition, but it can also develop in dogs as well. IBS in dogs is more of a collective of symptoms rather than something caused by one underlying trigger or condition, which can make it harder to understand and to manage.This article will answer fi....Read Full Article

Five frequently asked questions about car sickness in dogs
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18th September 2020
Car sickness can be a real problem if your dog reacts badly to being in the car, and is apt to make journeys stressful and potentially messy when you do have to take them.Understanding car sickness in dogs is the key to getting on top of it, and so this article will provide the answers to five frequently asked questions about do....Read Full Article

Are cow pats or cow muck dangerous to dogs?
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18th September 2020
Cow pats are something we give a wide berth when walking in the countryside, albeit they can be hard to avoid – and many dogs do the exact opposite and take a completely inexplicable interest in them, enjoying rolling in cow poop and even, if you’re really unlucky, eating it too.This means that for the owners of dogs of this....Read Full Article

Is horse manure harmful to dogs?
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16th September 2020
Horse manure is something that many of us contend with every day when we walk our dogs, and some dogs seem to be very adept at finding it and take great pleasure in rolling in it or worse, actually eating it.If this sounds like your dog, you probably wish they wouldn’t do this and dread the associated clean-up operation – bu....Read Full Article

Four ways grass seeds can pose a hazard to your dog
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16th September 2020
Grass seeds might seem small and innocuous, but these tiny little seeds that are prolific during hayfever season can cause some real problems for dogs, as they can work their way under the skin and even into the body with relative ease.It is important to check your dog over for grass seeds in their coat after you’ve been out f....Read Full Article

Pets4Homes launches first deposit service of its kind in the UK
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16th September 2020
Pets4Homes, the UK’s largest online pet marketplace, launches new Pets4Homes Deposit Service, offering peace of mind to all parties involved in the rehoming process The UK’s largest free online pet marketplace, Pets4Homes (www.pets4homes.co.uk....Read Full Article



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