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Dogs, mans best friend -

Dogs have been described as ‘man’s best friend’ for centuries and as you can tell from our post last week, the bond between animal and human seems to be stronger than ever as more people are treating their pets like ‘one of the family.’ Taking them on holiday, taking them to work, buying them Christmas and birthday pressies… But how did it all start? When and how did dogs achieve this prestigious honour and why? If you’ve ever wondered how we ended up pretty much sharing our beds with tame wolves, then ponder no more! Researchers from Azabu University in...

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cats, dogs, Lockdown, pet ownership -

A new poll by Attest has revealed what we probably knew all along, Britain is still a nation of animal lovers. 65% of British pet owners have dogs and 41% have cats. More than half of pet owners let their pets sleep in their bed and think nothing of buying the best pet food for their ‘fur babies.’  More time at home and space to re-evaluate what is important played a key part in 11% of Brits deciding to get a new pet during the pandemic. Most pet owners (40%) have just the one pet at home, followed by 2...

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dog evolution, dogs, dogs eyes -

Last month we talked about the various reasons that your dog might stare at you, so this month we were fascinated to discover an article about why your dog might make ‘puppy-dog eyes’ at you and what they are really trying to tell you when they do it!  According to Professor Anne Burrows from Duquesne University our dogs are much more expressive nowadays than they would have been when they were still living in the wild and it is all down to their domestication and interaction with us humans. Her research has revealed that dogs have gradually evolved to give us...

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allergies in dogs, animal health, dogs -

Whilst most of us may all love the warmer weather and the sight of everything coming into bloom, for some people it means the onset of seasonal allergies caused by a rise in pollen from flowers, trees and grass – and just like humans, our dogs can get seasonal allergies too. Although they might not react in the same way, they are generally triggered by the same allergens as we are. So how do you know if your pooch is having an allergic reaction, and how can you help them through it? Flower dog photo by Celine Sayuri Tagami on Unsplash...

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Does your pet act their age? We often talk about our pets’ age in terms of 'cat and dog years', but a study by researchers at the University of California has revealed that we may have been getting it wrong and using a flawed formula to calculate our pet’s ‘age’ in comparison to their human counterparts. As cats and dogs live for around 12 years (often much longer depending on the breed), we tend to work out their age by multiplying their actual age by 7. So a 1 year old pup (or kitty) is like a 7-year-old human and...

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