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Bank holidays are a cherished opportunity to escape the daily grind and unwind with your four-legged friend. Whether you're headed to the beach or the countryside, these breaks provide the perfect chance to create lasting memories with your pooch. However, it's essential to be aware of potential hazards that can mar your otherwise perfect weekend. In this article, we'll explore how to make the most of your bank holiday while keeping your dog safe from hidden dangers at the beach and in the countryside. Frisbee Photo by Lenin Estrada on Unsplash The Beach Retreat Leash Up: The excitement of the beach...

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animal health, antibiotics, dog health, pet health, poo, Staying Healthy -

This month we’re taking a look at some of the issues surrounding our pet’s health, including the effects of antibiotics and why it is important to use them responsibly. Antibiotics are essential to treat all kinds of conditions in people and their pets, but they must be used responsibly, in order to ensure that they remain effective for when we really need them. But why is this so important? Antibiotic can cause a plethora of serious issues which could  affect everybody. If you don’t dispose of unused antibiotics appropriately, this can cause problems by damaging the environment, water quality and wildlife. And...

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As the weather (finally!) begins to warm up here in the UK one lady is on a mission to make sure that we aren’t walking our dogs too much. Dog trainer and author Niki French hit the headlines earlier in the year when she launched ‘Don’t walk your dog day’ to raise awareness of the fact that not all dogs thrive on daily walks. If your dog is nervous or reactive it could be making things worse for them and there are alternative enrichment activities that you can do instead. Now that summer is here, Niki is suggesting that some of...

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Many of us want to get a bit fitter, and what better way to do so than with your best friend trotting along at your side? But if you are thinking of running with your pet pooch, there are a few things you need to do to make sure that you are both getting the most out of it and enjoying your run. Speaking to Metro, Pure Gym Running Coach and Personal Trainer Ian Scarrott, explained why running with your dog is such a great idea “Like anything in life, exercise can become monotonous, so it is important to try new routes, vary...

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acorns, autumn, conkers, dog health, dogs -

As we head into winter you may be noticing more seeds, nuts and berries in the hedgerows and on the ground when out walking – and so will your dog. Like human babies, young pups – and even old dogs – like to explore the world with their mouth and may pick up nuts and sticks on your walks. But conkers and acorns can be hazardous to your pup’s health – they are poisonous to dogs and can give them an upset stomach, or in more severe cases they can be fatal. Acorns are most commonly found on the ground underneath...

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