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bee stings, dog first aid, dog health, dogs, summer, wasp stings -

As the weather warms up it is good to get outside more with our pets and enjoy the sunshine - but the warm weather can also bring some hazards too. Park authorities nationwide have reported an unprecedented amount of littering and it is important to make sure that your pup is not chewing on discarded cigarette ends or fast food wrappings on your daily walk as these can be extremely harmful. The increase in litter has also brought an increase in insects, including wasps which also pose a danger to your pet. But do you know what to do if...

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This week we are very excited to introduce our latest innovative new product that has just arrived in our online shop. The Gravitis Pet Supplies dual purpose electric treadmill for dogs AND humans. Developed from our own original idea, this treadmill is the first of its kind that is designed for use by both pets and their owners. Inspired by the fact that many pets have been staying in with their owners during the current situation – we realised that not many people are going to want two running machines side by side in their home – particularly if they...

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As the weather heats up again, we thought we would share the findings of some recent research by Nottingham Trent University and the Royal Veterinary College into the causes of heatstroke in dogs. The researchers were investigating which specific breeds of dog are most susceptible to heat stroke – in order to help the owners of those breeds to be more prepared during the summer months.  In what is thought to be the largest study of its kind. The researchers examined the medical records of more than 900,000 dogs across the UK. Using Labrador Retrievers as a ‘base’ dog to...

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Bonding with your dog, Canicross, Dogs, Running, Staying Healthy -

We’ve written quite a lot recently about how Covid-19 has affected both our lives and those of our pets. Now that we are beginning to return to work, some of us are looking at how we can do things differently in the future to improve our health and maintain the bonds we have developed with our animals after spending lots of time together in lockdown.  As a nation we have begun to appreciate our new-found quality time with our pets and recognise the emotional benefits we get from spending more time outside together. Some of us may have had a...

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animal behaviour, cats, Lockdown -

Last week we wrote about how coming out of lockdown could be a ‘ticking time bomb’ for dogs that have become used to having their owners at home with them. The Dogs Trust suggest that many dogs will suffer from separation anxiety once lockdown eases and people begin to return to work - and we looked at different ways to help your dog prepare for being left alone. This week the RSPCA has issued a warning that cats are also going to struggle with the changes in routine when we start getting back to work and have issued some guidelines...

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