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dog coats, dog jumpers, winter -

The kids are heading back to school and as we arrive at the end of the summer holidays it is time to start thinking about how to care for our pets during the winter months. In a few weeks, on the 22nd September, we will reach the autumn equinox – the day (which happens twice a year) when the length of the night and day are equal. After that the nights start drawing in, the evenings will become darker and some of us might start to think about lighting the fire or putting the heating on. This week we’ve got...

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dog grooming, dog shows, grooming tips, pet grooming tables -

The star of our puppy diaries series, Murdock attended his first dog show last Sunday. As a mixed breed lurcher, the show was just a bit of fun for Murdock, entering classes for the dog that looks most like its owner (second place) and the most handsome dog (the judge was clearly blind). There was also a chance to try some agility. (He wouldn’t go through the tunnel even when I got in it with a dog treat) and he won a race against his friend Marvin, chasing a lure along a purpose-built track. Family dog shows like this can...

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digging, garden, hedgehogs, pets, wildlife -

If you’re lucky enough to have a garden for your pets, it’s quite a good idea to optimise that space for them and make it into a safe area they can enjoy – as well as somewhere that will attract wildlife so that you can do your bit for the environment, but where do you start? This week we’re looking at some of the things you can do to make your garden into a great space for your pet, whilst attracting nature at the same time. Schnauzer photo by Chris on Unsplash A secure fence This probably goes without saying but...

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It’s been a typical British summer this year with a heatwave, followed by lots and lots of rain and thundery showers and this can be a distressing time for our pets as many of them are negatively affected by the loud bangs and flashes of a summer thunderstorm. But what can you do to help them through it? If your pet hasn’t experienced a storm before then it can be difficult to know how they will react but if they generally hate loud or sudden noises, fireworks or Christmas crackers then it is highly likely that they will find a...

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cats, cavapoo, dogs, lockdown, munchkin cats -

As we’ve talked about before on this blog, during lockdown, puppy sales were booming as many of us in the UK sought a distraction or company during these uncertain times. Unfortunately animal shelters are now seeing an influx of unwanted pups as impulsive owners head back to work, realising that a dog is too much of a commitment – and new figures revealed by pet sale website, Pets4Homes suggest that people now prefer cats! Cat and dog pic by Daniel Tuttle on Unsplash Are the dog days really over? It appears that pet owners in the UK have realised that cats are...

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