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Ten things you need to know about the old tyme bulldog before you buy one
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31st July 2019
The old tyme bulldog is one of several different types of bulldogs that can be found in the UK, and one that is perhaps less well known than many of the others, but also, one that is increasing in popularity as time goes by too.....Read Full Article

Five things you need to know about your dog’s skin and sun exposure
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31st July 2019
Most of us enjoy the sunshine even if overly hot weather can seem like hard work, and when the weather is bright, everything tends to seem more cheerful and positive too.Sunlight is good for us and actually necessary for good physical and mental health – and in the winter when the sun isn’t around as much, lots of people suf....Read Full Article

Ten things you need to know about the toy poodle before you buy one
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30th July 2019
The toy poodle is the 26th most popular dog breed in the UK overall, based on the total number of adverts for dogs of the breed placed on Pets4Homes over the last year. When you factor in the over-240 different ....Read Full Article

What should your dog’s gums look like, and would you know if something was wrong?
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30th July 2019
Most dog owners know that they should brush their dog’s teeth regularly to keep them clean and healthy and to prevent bad breath, albeit far fewer dog owners actually do this in practice.Dental neglect can result in a large number of chronic issues with the teeth and gums when your dog reaches their senior years and old age, a....Read Full Article

Not all dogs can eat chicken!
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29th July 2019
Walk around any supermarket or pet shop and the vast amount of pet food on offer is truly mind-boggling. There are foods for almost every species, from dog, cat and rabbit to chinchillas and gerbils. On the dog food side, there are now breed specific varieties, and you may find yourself asking - how does the food know what breed is eat....Read Full Article

Ten things you need to know about the miniature schnauzer before you buy one
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28th July 2019
The miniature schnauzer is the 37th most popular dog breed in the UK, and a more compact version of their standard schnauzer and g....Read Full Article

Keeping playtime interesting: Five games to play with your dog other than catching a ball
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27th July 2019
Some dogs absolutely live to play fetch, and are only happy when they are chasing a ball, or have a ball in their mouth for safekeeping. Other dogs can of course be more take it or leave it about things, but all dogs love to play, and finding the right activity for your dog can take time.Different types of dogs have different pr....Read Full Article

Why are some dogs so obsessive about licking things?
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27th July 2019
Dogs do a lot of their exploration of the world using their mouths, and their tongues are of course an important part of this! Licking things allows your dog to identify things by taste, enhance scenting, identify texture, and even communicate with others – and dogs can and do lick lots of different things, for lots of different reas....Read Full Article

Five subtle symptoms that can signal the onset of canine diabetes
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27th July 2019
Diabetes in dogs is a chronic and lifelong condition that cannot be cured, but that can be managed effectively in most cases to restore your dog’s quality of life and enable them to live for a normal lifespan.However, diabetes can also cause a lot of serious and irreversible health problems in dogs too if it goes undiagnosed f....Read Full Article

Ten things you need to know about the whippet before you buy one
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26th July 2019
The whippet is the 38th most popular dog breed overall in the UK, and these small sighthounds prove to be excellent middle-of-the road dogs that have a broad appeal to many different types of owners, and for a lot of good reasons.If you’re looking for a fairly smal....Read Full Article

Five clues that can tell you your dog needs to be fed a different diet
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26th July 2019
Changing your dog’s food regularly without a good reason isn’t a good idea, as whilst humans would soon get bored of eating the same old thing every day, dogs need a reasonable level of stability in terms of their food and mealtimes in order to thrive.Adding veggies, a range of treats and offering different flavours of your ....Read Full Article

How to motivate a Border collie during training
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26th July 2019
Training dogs successfully requires an adaptive, individual approach that takes into account a wide range of different factors, such as the dog’s intelligence, energy levels, age, lifestyle, past training experiences, and even what is going on around you at any given time.However, perhaps one of the strongest factors that dict....Read Full Article

Ten things you need to know about the Akita dog before you buy one
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25th July 2019
The Akita is a large and handsome-looking dog that has a very definite presence and bags of confidence to match it.Their thick, plush coats, balanced and healthy conformations and unshakable loyalty to their owners are all part of their appeal, and their skills as watc....Read Full Article

Why are Dachshunds and miniature dachshunds so expensive?
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25th July 2019
Owning a dog and caring for them responsibly is never a cheap endeavour, regardless of the type of dog you choose. This is particularly true if you look at the lifelong cost of caring for a hopefully long-lived hound; and compared to the cost of a lifetime of care, the purchase price or initial outlay for even the most expensive of dog....Read Full Article

Ten things you need to know about the Shar pei before you buy one
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24th July 2019
The Shar pei is a very distinctive looking dog breed that really has no parallel, and they tend to polarise opinions among dog lovers who either generally love them or hate them!However, this medium-sized dog breed certainly has a reasonable number of fans and enthu....Read Full Article

Why should your dog’s life have a set routine?
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24th July 2019
We as humans tend to be quite variable in terms of our preferences in how we like to structure our days. For some of us, a set routine is important, and getting up and going to bed at the same time, eating at the same times and generally having quite a structured life feels right, whilst for others, variety is the spice of life, and li....Read Full Article

Five things that can make a dog smell bad even when they’re clean
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24th July 2019
Dogs don’t tend to care very much if they get mucky or dirty, and some seem to see it as almost a point of pride to get into as much of a state as possible when out and about on walks. When you add in some of the horrible things that dogs like to roll in and the general funk that accumulates on a dog’s skin and coat over time, it i....Read Full Article

Can you use a hairdryer on your dog?
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24th July 2019
All dogs need to be properly bathed from time to time to get their skin and fur really clean, and to keep the dog comfortable and healthy as well as looking good.Some dogs are also particularly mucky and apt to get in a mess every time they go out for a walk, which may mean that they need to be spot-cleaned or rinsed off most da....Read Full Article

Ten things you need to know about the sprocker dog type before you buy one
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23rd July 2019
The sprocker is a hybrid dog type comprised of the crossing of a springer spaniel and a cocker spaniel, and whilst this is ....Read Full Article

Five seemingly safe barbecue foods your dog shouldn’t eat
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23rd July 2019
As summer eventually begins to show signs finally arriving here in the UK, many of us plan to roll out the barbecue as soon as there’s a break in the weather or a bank holiday weekend rolls around, and this is a great way to spend time with family and friends enjoying good food and the best of the British summer.As you might e....Read Full Article



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