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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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Dog behaviour, dog grooming, Lockdown, Separation Anxiety -

This week ITV reported a new aspect to he easing of lockdown that is going to affect thousands of dogs and their owners. After being used to having them at home for several months, many dogs are going to be forlorn once their owners return to work and the canine charity Dogs Trust suggest that the potential for separation anxiety in dogs is a 'ticking time bomb' that is going to cause lots of problems for pets post-lockdown. According to Dogs Trust there are an estimated 8.5 million dogs in the UK, with 24% of households owning at least one...

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Brushing, Clipping, dog grooming, Lockdown -

We’re now into our eighth week of lockdown in the UK and some of us are sporting some pretty dodgy home-haircuts as hairdressers and barbers remain closed across the country. But it doesn’t have to be this way for your dog. All dogs should be groomed regularly in order to remove dead hair, dandruff and dirt and prevent their coat from becoming matted. As summer approaches, dogs with thicker coats need a lot of brushing to help them shed their winter coat and make way for new growth. Some breeds also need a regular trim to help keep them healthy...

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