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dog health, dogs, kennel cough, water -

Sometimes when we are out and about with our dog we may spot water bowls which have been left out for them by shops, café owners – sometimes even residents in tourist destinations, but some vets are warning that it could be dangerous to let our dogs drink from these bowls in areas with large amounts of visitors as they might develop kennel cough from using them. Kennel cough is highly contagious and can prove fatal and public or shared water bowls could actually be hazardous to your dog’s health. Talking about the danger of shared drinking bowls, veterinary surgeon...

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dog training, dogs, old dog new tricks -

When it comes to training your dog, everyone seems to have an opinion and sometimes it can be difficult to ignore outdated advice and trust your own instincts, particularly when you don’t always get instant results. It is also all too easy to find information online – but how do you know if it’s correct? This week we take a look at some dog training myths and how to get the best type of training for your dog.  You can’t teach an old dog new tricks We all know the old saying, which is possibly why so many people still...

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cats, cavapoo, dogs, lockdown, munchkin cats -

As we’ve talked about before on this blog, during lockdown, puppy sales were booming as many of us in the UK sought a distraction or company during these uncertain times. Unfortunately animal shelters are now seeing an influx of unwanted pups as impulsive owners head back to work, realising that a dog is too much of a commitment – and new figures revealed by pet sale website, Pets4Homes suggest that people now prefer cats! Cat and dog pic by Daniel Tuttle on Unsplash Are the dog days really over? It appears that pet owners in the UK have realised that cats are...

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animal health, cats, dogs, summer, ticks -

Ticks are becoming more common across many parts of the UK, largely due to increasing deer numbers. Being bitten by one doesn't necessarily mean you or your pet will get sick, but it is important to make sure that if you find a tick on your pet that you remove it properly as quickly as possible. What is a tick? There are a few different types of tick and they can vary in size from 1mm to 1cm across. Egg-shaped with either a red brown or pebble grey coloured body, they have eight legs which means they look a little...

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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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