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Dog Advice

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Does taking care of two dogs take twice as long as taking care of one?
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13th August 2020
Dogs like to have company and naturally many people keep two dogs rather than one, and there are a number of benefits to this for the dogs, most notably providing them with a canine companion to ensure they’re not lonely and have a friend to play with and snuggle up with.But owning even one dog is a big commitment, and one tha....Read Full Article

During summer time - do you carry your Chihuahua in a pet handbag or carrier?
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12th August 2020
The Chihuahua is the dog breed most commonly seen being ported around in a special pet carrier or pet handbag, or various other items designed to accommodate small dogs and carry them about, including body slings and backpacks!These have a lot of applications and c....Read Full Article

Five Types Of Garden Fertilizers for Dog Owners To Avoid
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10th August 2020
The onset of spring means that many of us begin to look forwards to spending more time outdoors, and planning ahead for summer barbecues, paddling pools for the kids, and lazing around on the lawn. For dog owners with a garden who already have one eye on summer fun, this means that the start of spring usually sees the start....Read Full Article

Six ways you can reduce the chances of your dog being stolen
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7th August 2020
The thought that someone might be watching our dogs with a view to stealing them is deeply unnerving, but dog theft overall is very uncommon and far less likely to occur than a dog simply wandering off or getting lost; and so this is something that many dog owners worry about rather more than they should.However, it is still imp....Read Full Article

Can the weather affect your dog’s mood?
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7th August 2020
Here in the UK you might be forgiven for thinking that we’re obsessed with the weather, as it is one of our go-to topics of conversation and one of the easiest openers to begin a chat with a stranger or to fill a lull in a conversation.Most of us have a preferred season and type of weather too, and feel that the weather actual....Read Full Article

What the owners of brachycephalic dogs need to know about BOS
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6th August 2020
The term “brachycephalic ocular syndrome” or “BOS” is one that is only recently coming into common usage in the UK, but it is widely used in other countries to refer to a collective of eye problems that can develop in brachycephalic dogs. It is used much as “brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome” or BOAS is used to des....Read Full Article

Should you stop your dog from sniffing other dog’s butts?
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6th August 2020
Dogs are very social animals and when two dogs meet up (whether for the first time or if they’re old friends) they exchange a lot of information with each other in a very short space of time, as an essential part of normal canine communication and interaction.Initial meetings between dogs tend to follow a fairly routine patter....Read Full Article

Chihuahua inter-variety coat mating now permitted by the Kennel Club
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3rd August 2020
The Chihuahua is a very well known and notable dog breed for a great many reasons, not least that they’re the smallest breed of dog in the world. Their small size makes them hugely versatile too and opens up the possibility of dog ownership to people who might not other....Read Full Article

Can cockapoos swim?
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3rd August 2020
The cockapoo is a hybrid dog type or crossbreed rather than a recognised dog breed in its own right, but nonetheless it is one of the most common and popular dog types in the UK overall, being fourth in terms of popularity among the great British public.This means t....Read Full Article

Long haired or shorthaired Chihuahua: which is right for you?
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30th July 2020
If you’ve decided that the Chihuahua is the right dog breed for you and you’re starting to research the breed in detail to know what you’re getting into and are beginning to look around to find a Chihuahua breeder to pick a puppy from, you have a lot of decisions to....Read Full Article

The seven cornerstones of keeping dogs cool in the summer
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29th July 2020
Keeping cool when the weather hots up can be a huge struggle for everyone, and much as we all tend to look forwards to summer and the onset of the warmer days after winter, being too hot and unable to get any respite is absolutely miserable.Anyone who has ever had heatstroke and/or sunburn, even mildly, will also know how awful ....Read Full Article

Keeping Shih Tzus safe in summer
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29th July 2020
The Shih Tzu is one of the most popular dog breeds in the UK, so much so in fact that they’re the 9th most common breed of all, and one that a great many new prospective owners each year begin to research and consider as their future pet.The Shih Tzu coat is perha....Read Full Article

What you probably don’t know about dogs and sweating
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28th July 2020
“Dogs don’t sweat” is information that can be something of a surprise to first time dog owners, but furthermore this statement is actually untrue. A more accurate statement would be that “dogs don’t sweat like people do,” and that dogs don’t rely on sweating to keep them cool like people do; but aside from the knowledge t....Read Full Article

How do dogs moderate their temperature in summer?
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27th July 2020
One thing that most dog owners know is that dogs don’t sweat in the same way that people do; after all, whilst most of us are familiar with our dogs smelling bad in any one of around a hundred different ways, they’ve never come up to us after a hectic session of haring around at the park reeking of sweat and curdling the air around....Read Full Article

Why you sometimes need to walk each dog alone if you own more than one dog
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23rd July 2020
Owning two dogs doesn’t mean spending twice as long on everything, and when it comes to exercise the two dogs are apt to tire each other out faster through play than if you walked each of them alone. However, it is also important that each dog you own gets walked individually sometimes too, ideally two to three times a week for each ....Read Full Article

Pets4Homes supports petition to ban unregulated puppy imports
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14th July 2020
We support the petition to prohibit unregulated imports of puppiesThe sale of imported puppies has been banned on Pets4Homes from the onset. We therefore fully support a legislation that generally prohibits unregulated imports of puppies to the UK.UK breeders are subject to licensing requirements if in ....Read Full Article

Are fruit stones or pits safe for dogs?
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14th July 2020
Fruit might not seem like the average dog’s snack of choice, but many dogs eat first and think later; particularly if they know they’re not supposed to have something.Additionally, many dogs will eat anything they’re offered even if it is not something they’d really go for if left to their own devices, and when it comes ....Read Full Article

What dog breeds are most at risk from thieves in the UK?
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9th July 2020
The idea that somebody might steal our dog is one of the most frightening thoughts that can occur to any dog lover, and in the aftermath of a theft, never knowing what happened to your pet or if someone else is taking care of them can be virtually impossible to come to terms with.Dog theft in the UK is a very real threat to pet ....Read Full Article

Five things most first-time puppy buyers underestimate
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7th July 2020
Suddenly deciding that you absolutely need a puppy in your life can be something of a revelation, and for some prospective first-time owners, the urge to go out and buy or adopt a canine companion right that minute can be almost overwhelming.It really isn’t hard to find pups for sale in the UK, of all shapes, sizes and breeds ....Read Full Article

Do dogs sweat?
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7th July 2020
When the weather is hot or we’re working hard or pushing ourselves with exercise, we humans sweat. This can be an annoyance but is of course necessary to ensure we don’t overheat, and is just one of our body’s systems for taking care of us and keeping us well and healthy. In fact, disorders that cause people to produc....Read Full Article



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