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blue cross, cats, dogs, wedding -

As lockdown restrictions continue to lift here in the UK (although at the time of writing, it looks like they may still be delayed a little), we thought we’d look at a popular subject, discussed by the Blue Cross on their blog: how to include your pets in your wedding!  As a nation of animal lovers, more people than ever are involving their pets in their big day, but the animal charity suggests that before you say I do in front of man’s best friend, you need to ask yourself a few questions first, to help you to decide whether...

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caring for your dog, cool, dogs, summer -

The Blue Cross has recently raised concerns about the number of people walking their dogs during the hot weather, with advice on how to keep your pets cool when the mercury starts rising.    As the weather finally starts to improve here in the UK, with highs of up to 28 degrees over the last couple of weeks, Alison Thomas, Senior Veterinary Surgeon at the Blue Cross hospital in Victoria, London issued a warning to dog owners about how to take care of their dogs during a heatwave. Lockdown saw a huge surge in the number of dog owners in...

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  As the UK begins to ease out of lockdown, more families are beginning to travel and take holidays in the UK. Current restrictions on foreign travel are expected to remain in place for quite some time which means that most of us will be holidaying at home or having a ‘staycation’ - and with a record number of dogs and puppies being bought or adopted during lockdown, many of us will also be holidaying with our pet for the first time too. Preparing to travel with your pet The RSPCA’s pet welfare expert Dr Samantha Gaines says that if...

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dog behaviour, dog training, lockdown, puppy, puppy diaries -

This is the eighth instalment of our puppy diary, featuring Murdock the lurcher puppy, with candid insights and practical tips on welcoming a dog into your home. Birthday on the beach Since the last blog, Murdock hit a big milestone in his life. He turned one on the 30th April! To mark the occasion, we had a meet-up on the beach with some of his family members and it was tremendous fun. As a lockdown puppy Murdock can be a little nervous around people and dogs that he doesn’t know but he didn't seem to mind anything or anyone on...

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Last week we looked at how to assess whether your dog needs to diet and some of the health implications that being overweight can have on your pooch. This week we’re looking at the various ways that you can help to get your dog fit and healthy with different types of exercise and a diet regime to whip them into shape. As suggested last week, before you start on any kind of diet for your dog, check in with your vet to make sure that there are no underlying health conditions which may be affected by a change in regime....

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