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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

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

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

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

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

Five ways to make 2019 your dog’s best year yet
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2nd January 2019
New Year’s Eve and the start of January see many of us looking back over the past year and reflecting over its highs and lows, as well as making plans to improve ourselves and our lives in the new year to come. This of course often results in us making New Year’s resolutions for the year ahead, to introduce some p....Read Full Article

Kennel Club issues timely reminder to dog owners about Alabama rot as peak season for the condition
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2nd January 2019
Alabama rot is a health condition that we in the UK have only known about for a few years, because until its relatively recent arrival on UK shores, the condition was thought to be limited to dogs in the USA. This very serious condition is one that has caused great concern to dog owners over the last few years, due to its sev....Read Full Article

Five ways to help your dog’s anxiety over the New Year’s period
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30th December 2018
The run-up to Christmas and New Year is a very exciting time for many children and adults alike, and the entire week between these two holidays is often quite a strange one for many of us, with no work, a break from the normal routine, and visits to and from friends and loved ones for socialisation and parties. Dogs often ver....Read Full Article

Retinal dysplasia (RD) and oculo skeletal dysplasia (OSD) DNA testing for the Labrador retriever dog
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28th December 2018
The Labrador retriever is the most popular large dog breed in the UK and the 8th most popular dog breed of all – and in terms of annual Kennel Club registrations of new puppy litters, the Lab was in fact the number one ranked dog for well over two decades, ....Read Full Article

Prekallikrein deficiency or Fletcher factor deficiency (KTK) DNA testing for the Shih Tzu dog breed
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28th December 2018
The Shih Tzu is one of the most popular dog breeds of all in the UK, being ranked in 8th place out of a total of 244 different dog breeds and types. These small, lovable little dogs are classed within the Kennel Club&r....Read Full Article

Sensory neuropathy DNA testing for the Border collie dog breed
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27th December 2018
The Border collie is a very popular dog breed within the UK and all across the world, where they are widely used for working-herding roles, as well as of course being kept as pets. Border collies also tend to excel at canine sports, as they have a unique combination o....Read Full Article



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