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dog behaviour, dog training, dogs, fireworks -

Many dogs are frightened of fireworks and this year we are expecting to see a surge in back garden displays, as most major displays are cancelled and many areas of the UK are experiencing limits on gatherings or tiered lockdowns due to coronavirus. So you may find more fireworks going off closer to home than usual.  With this in mind, we have ten top tips for helping you to survive fireworks season this year. 1. Keep you dog indoors This usually goes without saying, but with more home displays going on, it may be difficult to judge when people are going to...

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cats, dogs, Lockdown, RSPCA -

The RSPCA is holding a special event this month, called ‘Adoptober’ encouraging the public to ‘Adopt Don’t Shop’ after recent figures revealed that the number of people searching for a puppy online “soared by 650%” during lockdown and dog imports into the UK doubled. Dr Samantha Gaines, the RSPCA’s dog welfare expert explained the reason behind the Adoptober event: “It’s wonderful to see that so many people want to welcome dogs into their families and we’ve loved waving so many of our own dogs off into their forever homes. However, we are concerned that some families may not be considering the...

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dog training, dogs, puppy, puppy diaries -

This is the third instalment of our puppy diary, featuring Murdock the lurcher puppy, with candid insights and practical tips on welcoming a dog into your home.  How big will he get?  Murdock has changed so much since we brought him home at the end of June. He seems to be growing bigger every time we look at him at the moment and we still aren’t completely sure how big he will get. His mum, Pie is a large greyhound-sized lurcher and his dad is a pedigree whippet, so we think he will be somewhere between the two. Some of...

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dog grooming, dog health, dogs, dogs teeth -

As you know, we are very hot on grooming here at Gravitis Pet Supplies – the majority of our business comes from selling dog grooming baths and grooming tables - and our pet hairdryer is the number one bestselling dog hairdryer on Amazon. Which is why we know grooming your pets isn’t just about making them look good – it makes them feel good too, by keeping them healthy and happy with shiny, glossy coats that are free from matts or tangles. As humans, part of our regular grooming routine includes brushing our teeth – and again this isn’t just about looking good, it’s important for our overall...

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Dog behaviour, dog training, dogs -

Right now, many of our children are returning to school and many of us are preparing for the most significant ‘return to normal’ since the Coronavirus pandemic began. Sadly, this also means a significant change for our pets too. After close to six months watching us work from home or having family and children around all the time, they are going to have to adjust to being left alone once more. And for pets like Murdock – the star of our puppy diaries blog series – they could be left alone for the first time ever. So it is important...

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