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cats, cold weather, dogs, pet health -

Although winter can be a fun time for some pets, with crips frosty mornings and lots of snuggling indoors close to a fire or radiator, for some breeds it can be tough - and sometimes problems aren't always easy to spot. So this week we've compiled a list highlighting some wintery hazards to avoid, along with some top tips to help you to keep your cat or dog warm, happy and safe during the winter months. Winter survival tips for cats  Whilst most cats prefer to stay snuggled up indoors during the winter months, they will still need to venture outside and if you cat is...

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Happy New Year from Gravitis Pet Supplies! We hope you’re having a good one so far. Did you make any resolutions to work on your fitness this year? Perhaps you want to walk more with your dog too? As you know, on the 4th of January 2021 we entered another strict lockdown in order to curb the spread of coronavirus, which could make it difficult for you to achieve you fitness goals easily. All gyms are closed and our access to outdoor facilities is restricted as the government says we can only exercise in our local area. But we may...

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The festive season can be a very exciting time for everyone – including your pets. With demand for puppies at an all-time high many of us will be spending Christmas with a dog for the first time and although it is tempting to share some Christmas treats with your pet, many of the tasty foods that we like to enjoy at Christmas can be harmful to dogs and cats. Here are a few pointers on things to avoid – and if you’re not sure whether something is safe to share, don’t do it! There are plenty of healthy treats available that...

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cats, christmas, Christmas wellbeing, dogs, Pet clothing -

The Christmas jumper has seen a surge in popularity amongst humans in recent years, but is it really appropriate to dress your dog or cat up too? Whilst it is clear that some items of pet clothing are very useful in keeping our pets warm and dry - or making them more visible in the dark, the RSPCA has expressed some concern about whether dressing pets up in human-style clothing may be cruel.  Prioritise Happiness When making a decision about whether to dress your pet, you should prioritise their happiness and wellbeing - and quite often, it depends on the...

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dog behaviour, dog training, dog years, puppy, puppy diaries -

This is the fifth instalment of our puppy diary, featuring Murdock the lurcher puppy, with candid insights and practical tips on welcoming a dog into your home. Murdock will be seven months old in a few days’ time and this means that he is hitting the peak of adolescence. Described as the “teenage phase” puppy adolescence is characterised by increased assertiveness, rebelliousness, and momentary lapses in judgment. Murdock will be pushing his boundaries at this time as he starts to learn what is expected of him and what he can and can’t get away with!  Measuring Dog Years  But how can...

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