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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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beach, car safety, puppy, puppy diaries, summer -

This is the ninth instalment of our puppy diary, featuring Murdock the lurcher puppy, with candid insights and practical tips on welcoming a dog into your home. A new collar This month we bought Murdock his first ‘big boy collar.’ He has pretty much stopped growing now – although he may get a little big bigger, his neck isn’t going to increase significantly. As you can see from the photos we got him a traditional sight hound collar. Also known as fishtail collars these collars are normally made of leather and are wide in the middle with tapered ends. Sighthounds...

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caring for your dog, cool, dogs, summer -

The Blue Cross has recently raised concerns about the number of people walking their dogs during the hot weather, with advice on how to keep your pets cool when the mercury starts rising.    As the weather finally starts to improve here in the UK, with highs of up to 28 degrees over the last couple of weeks, Alison Thomas, Senior Veterinary Surgeon at the Blue Cross hospital in Victoria, London issued a warning to dog owners about how to take care of their dogs during a heatwave. Lockdown saw a huge surge in the number of dog owners in...

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bee stings, dog first aid, dog health, dogs, summer, wasp stings -

As the weather warms up it is good to get outside more with our pets and enjoy the sunshine - but the warm weather can also bring some hazards too. Park authorities nationwide have reported an unprecedented amount of littering and it is important to make sure that your pup is not chewing on discarded cigarette ends or fast food wrappings on your daily walk as these can be extremely harmful. The increase in litter has also brought an increase in insects, including wasps which also pose a danger to your pet. But do you know what to do if...

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