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Dog Advice

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Keeping older dogs safe and happy in the summer
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5th July 2020
As the weather finally begins to get warmer and the longest day approaches, now is the time to plan ahead and think about how best to care for your older dog in the hot weather.Summer can be challenging for dogs of all ages, as well as giving us more opportunities to spend time outdoors enjoying the weather with our canine compa....Read Full Article

Why is my dog hiding?
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4th July 2020
Every dog is an individual with their own unique traits and personalities, and some dogs are very outgoing and proactive about wanting to meet and say hello to everyone they pass, whilst others tend to be shy around everyone other than people they know very well.However, when it comes to your dog in their own home, this is where....Read Full Article

How to choose the right French bulldog breeder to buy a puppy from
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4th July 2020
If you’ve decided to buy a French bulldog, you’re in good company – this is the most popular dog breed in the UK bar none, and for good reason. However, the French bulldog is also a breed with complex health that all too many owners rush into buying without doi....Read Full Article

Deafness in Dalmatians is on the decline
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2nd July 2020
The Dalmatian dog breed is one that virtually anyone could identify on sight, even though this is not one of the most commonly seen breeds in the UK – being as they occupy 57th place in the popularity stakes. We have the film “101 Dalmatians” and its various sequels....Read Full Article

Five costs of dog ownership that you’re probably underestimating
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29th June 2020
According to the results of the PDSA’s PAW report 2020, which was collated after interviewing thousands of pet owners up and down the country about how they care for their pets and how much they know about them, 62% of dog owners in the UK underestimated the cost of owning a dog before they got one.This is understandably apt t....Read Full Article

Can German shepherds swim?
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28th June 2020
The German shepherd is a large and very handsome dog breed that many of us associate with police and guarding work, but the breed’s original working role was actually as a combination livestock herding and guarding dog, and the clue is in the name!Whilst mo....Read Full Article

Do dogs need to be taught to swim?
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26th June 2020
Most of us remember being taught to swim, either by family or at school; and how the process can be a long one with some potentially unnerving moments, all of which some of us took to better than others!However, something you might not know is that babies up until around six months old demonstrate a natural and instinctive behav....Read Full Article

Can veterinary laser treatment help dogs with chronic joint conditions like arthritis?
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25th June 2020
Arthritis is a condition that many dogs develop as they reach old age, and it is one that is increasingly more likely to develop as the years go by. Keeping an arthritic dog comfortable can be a challenge, as arthritis cannot be reversed or cured, and a range of different approaches can be used for this, often with two or more used in ....Read Full Article

Keeping puppies safe in summer
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22nd June 2020
Summer is a lovely time of year to have a puppy, and when the days are longer and the weather warmer this can really expand your horizons in terms of where you take your pup and the sort of things you can do together.If you’ve had a dog before you will already know that caring for dogs in summer means taking a range of additio....Read Full Article

Five care considerations for English Bulldogs during the summer
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18th June 2020
The English bulldog is the unofficial mascot of all things British, but it is also one of the most controversial breeds too in terms of the current appearance of the modern English bulldog, how this has been developed via selective breeding, and the impact that this....Read Full Article

Seven cooler places to walk your dog in the height of summer
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18th June 2020
Summertime has a lot of upsides to it for dog owners, as it really opens up the number of places we can walk and explore, and gives us longer days and balmier evenings in which to do it as well.However, walking your dog in the summer can be a challenge as dogs can overheat very quickly and find even mild exertion a challenge whe....Read Full Article

Six ways to reduce separation anxiety in your dog when you return to the office
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17th June 2020
As the most acute stage of the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown looks to be coming to an end and the country prepares for a staged return to something like normal, many people who have been furloughed from work or working from home during this time are preparing to go back to their workplace.Whilst few people have actually enjoyed the t....Read Full Article

How to deal with burs, thistles, and other foliage in a dog’s fur
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15th June 2020
Summer weather means plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors with our dogs, but whether you live in a rural or urban area, you will also probably be all too aware that the warmer weather also means an explosion of plant growth in the parks and on common land, which can be a problem in various ways!If you or your do....Read Full Article

Why you need to take special care to keep pugs safe in the summer
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12th June 2020
The pug is a very easy to recognise dog breed and one that has long been a popular and common choice of pet in the UK, as well as being a breed that is very well established and always in demand.They are just one of a number of popular brachycephalic dog breeds, which is....Read Full Article

What to check before you let your dog swim in a new spot outdoors
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12th June 2020
Not all dogs enjoy swimming or can even swim at all, but many dogs have a real affinity with the water, and this is even a typical breed trait in the case of some like the ....Read Full Article

Can you take a dog in a taxi? Are taxis obliged to take dogs?
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11th June 2020
If you don’t drive and you own a dog (or are planning to get one) working out how to get around with your dog can be a challenge. Public transport like busses and trains aren’t a good fit for all dogs, although many take such journeys in their stride; but even if your area is well served with such transport links, the chances are a....Read Full Article

Six ways to exercise your dog in the summer
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11th June 2020
Summer can be a challenge for dog owners when it comes to exercising their dogs without placing them at risk of overheating, and some dogs tend to be reluctant to exercise much in the summer months at all. However, some dogs will make a huge fuss and become very hard work if they don’t get as much exercise as normal, and even dogs th....Read Full Article

Five tips to keep cocker spaniels safe in summer
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9th June 2020
The cocker spaniel is a very lively and outgoing dog breed, and one that is a perfect match for active families that like to spend a lot of time outdoors. They’re also very versatile dogs that are intelligent and adaptable, and which can live happily in all sorts o....Read Full Article

Is it true that English bulldogs can’t swim?
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9th June 2020
The English bulldog is one of the UK’s most popular dog breed, and despite the high average sale price that dogs of the breed tend to command, one that is reliably to be found in the top ten popularity list, and one that is in consistent demand with puppy buyers.....Read Full Article

Did you know dogs can burn their paws on hot pavements in summer?
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5th June 2020
Caring for a dog in the summer comes with a number of care considerations that aren’t present in the colder months of the year, and all of which need to be factored in to keep your dog safe and happy.Dogs are at risk of overheating and even developing heatstroke in the summer, the latter of which can prove fatal, and care must....Read Full Article



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