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The implications of owning a dog if you work full time
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9th January 2019
Every dog lover needs to wait for the right time in their life to bring a dog into it, and this means that some of the UK’s greatest dog lovers aren’t actually dog owners, because they have made the responsible decision to wait to get a dog until their lifestyle and personal situation is an appropriate match for the dog&rsq....Read Full Article

Could your dog benefit from referral to a specialist veterinary dermatologist?
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8th January 2019
When our dogs get ill or we spot a potential problem in the making, our first port of call is the local veterinary clinic that cares for our pets, who can identify, diagnose and treat all of the common challenges, health conditions and injuries that dogs may acquire or develop from time to time. However, there are some health....Read Full Article

Caring for your dog’s paws in the snow
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8th January 2019
Whilst we don’t usually have to contend with months and months of heavy snow during the winter months here in the UK, many areas of the country will get some snow at some point in the winter, and the novelty of this often leaves us unprepared in many ways. Just as driving in snow and getting around in general come with ....Read Full Article

Caring for a dog with a naturally oily coat
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8th January 2019
Dog fur comes in a huge array of different colours, patterns, lengths and textures, all of which are beautiful in their own ways and that reflect the different origins of individual dog breeds, such as where in the world they originate from and the type of activities that they would have historically performed. This is why do....Read Full Article

Five things that dog owners often misunderstand about seizures in dogs
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8th January 2019
Dogs with seizure disorders have special care requirements that will often encompass many different things, such as medications, regular trips to the vet for monitoring, vigilance to spot the potential signs of a seizure in the making, and having a procedure to follow during a seizure to keep the dog safe and aid their recovery. ....Read Full Article

What additional vaccinations might your dog need if you intend to take them to mainland Europe?
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7th January 2019
Most dog owners know that if you want to take your dog on holiday to mainland Europe with you and be able to cross back and forth to the UK with your dog quickly and efficiently without the need for quarantine or delays, your dog needs a pet passport. The pet passport scheme for pets provides your dog with a travel document t....Read Full Article

Small dogs rising in popularity and demand for large breeds in decline, says Kennel Club
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7th January 2019
The Kennel Club is the UK’s main body for pedigree dog breed recognition and registration, and the Kennel Club is the umbrella organisation in the UK that monitors the development of both existing and up and coming dog breeds on our shores. They also carry out a great number of other roles as well, including monitoring pedigree d....Read Full Article

How can you tell if your dog is warm enough in the winter?
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7th January 2019
We as humans are able to control our own environments significantly, which enables us to maintain a comfortable body temperature and counteract the effects of the weather. When it is cold we stay indoors, put the heating on, bundle up well when we do go out, and enjoy warming meals and drinks. When the weather is hot we dress for the w....Read Full Article

New vaccine available for rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) strain 2 (VHD2)
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7th January 2019
Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) also sometimes known as rabbit viral haemorrhagic disease (VHD) is a very serious viral health condition that can affect rabbits, including both wild and domestic species in the UK. Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus is very contagious amongst rabbits, and it is a strain of calicivirus, which can....Read Full Article

Five ways to reduce your dog’s tendency to roam
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7th January 2019
If your dog has a tendency to roam or wander off from your garden when your back is turned, this can soon turn into a real problem. Not only will you spend a lot of time and energy looking for your dog and trying to bring them home, roaming can be dangerous to both your dog and other people and their pets or property too – such a....Read Full Article

Frosty Feet & Keeping Your Pets Safe in the Winter
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6th January 2019
As the weather turns colder the pavements begin to freeze. As chapped lips can be uncomfortable for us, dogs can suffer with their paws. For some pets taking a walk in the winter is no fun. Exposure to cold, dry air or prolonged contact with ice and snow can leave their paws dry, itchy, peeling and cracked. If your dog’....Read Full Article

What happens with a ‘No Deal Brexit’ and travelling with our dogs?
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6th January 2019
Most of the news these days seems to centre around Brexit, the majority of us tuning out. As the current negotiations are proving unsuccessful there have been a series of advisories released by the APHA (Animal and Plant Health Agency – part of DEFRA). The government have decided to warn that should there be a no deal agreement w....Read Full Article

Why are many Border collies sensitive to Ivermectin?
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6th January 2019
The Border collie is a working herding dog breed that is also the world’s most intelligent breed overall, and Border collies are still used as farm dogs within working roles all over the UK and further afield. Border collies are also great at all types of canine....Read Full Article

Can cats see in colour?
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6th January 2019
It can be hard for us as humans to understand that other animals have a rather different view of the world than we do, because their eyes are constructed differently and their vision has evolved to become the most appropriate type to fit the lifestyles and challenges that they face. Most of us know that dogs don’t have ....Read Full Article

Four skills to work on with your dog in 2019
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4th January 2019
The start of every New Year sees many of us making ambitious plans to get fit, improve our lives or make positive changes for the future, although not all of these things make it as far as the end of January, never mind to the end of the year itself! Many dog owners also make New Year’s resolutions for their pets too, a....Read Full Article

Can we catch diseases from pet rabbits?
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4th January 2019
There is potential to catch quite a few illnesses from pets, particularly those you really want to cuddle and make a fuss of. They can vary from mild to more infectious diseases, so a certain amount of caution should be adhered to. Pet rabbits can transfer various infec....Read Full Article

Kennel Club announces three newly approved dog breeds to be permitted to compete at Crufts 2019
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4th January 2019
The world-famous Crufts dog show takes place in March of each year, and this prestigious event is the pinnacle of the annual formal dog show calendar, seeing competitors from all over the world descend upon Birmingham to take part in the event at the NEC. When it comes to competing at Crufts, you can’t just turn up with....Read Full Article

French bulldog goes into 2019 as the UK’s number one dog breed
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3rd January 2019
French bulldogs are hugely popular in the UK, and most of us see one or more of them during the average day when we walk our own dogs and allow them to socialise in the dog park or local dog-friendly areas. As well as the French bulldogs we see out and about, they are also a hugely popular breed used within advertising and marketing ca....Read Full Article

Fun things to do with your dog for every month of 2019
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3rd January 2019
All dogs need to be walked and exercised daily to keep them fit and healthy and to provide mental stimulation, as well as to provide your dog with a valuable opportunity to play and socialise with other dogs. As well as giving your dog their daily walks and play sessions, it can also be nice to arrange special trips or walks ....Read Full Article

What are the most successful dog breeds for agility competitions?
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3rd January 2019
Canine agility is a fast-paced and very exciting canine sport, which can be just as interesting to watch as it is to compete in. Top-level canine agility competitors take their sport very seriously, and spend a lot of time and money on training their dogs, practicing, taking part in team events and competing in agility competitions, an....Read Full Article



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