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Global events may have left us all feeling a bit stressed recently, but how do you know when your dog is feeling depressed or anxious, and what can you do about it? Sure they probably haven’t been tuning into the news and worrying about the same stuff as you – but there are some things that can affect your pooches mental health and it’s a good idea to be aware of them so that you can step in and help if needed. Depressed dog photo by Bacila Vlad on Unsplash What are the signs of depression and anxiety in dogs? ...

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This week the UK government ended their Plan B Covid restrictions in England, meaning that people who have been encouraged to work from home are now being sent back to the office once more and yet again our pets are facing time alone at home. The COVID-19 pandemic saw a surge in dog ownership in the UK, to around 12 million. During the lockdown many owners forged strong bonds with these pets because they were spending so much quality time at home together. Now, for those dogs who are not used to being left alone, the fact that their owners...

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The UK is preparing for the return to school in a few weeks - when most of our children have been at home since March. This will be a big change for our pets too. Many of us are worried about leaving our pets after spending so much time at home together. Which is why it is important to start training now, to make sure that your dog doesn’t get overwhelmed with stress or anxiety once they are suddenly left on their own again.  ldog Photo by Alexandru Sofronie on Unsplash Getting ready to be left alone Before you start...

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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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