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As the nights draw in, the weather begins to get a little colder and bonfire night approaches, your dog is more likely to have a reason to shake or shiver  – but although we all know our pets pretty well, it's not always obvious why they are trembling.  Dogs shake for all kinds of different reasons and they don’t always need your attention when this happens. Sometimes they could just be excited to see you – especially if they have been left alone for a while – or they are cold. But sometimes shaking could be a sign of something more...

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acorns, autumn, conkers, dog health, dogs -

As we head into winter you may be noticing more seeds, nuts and berries in the hedgerows and on the ground when out walking – and so will your dog. Like human babies, young pups – and even old dogs – like to explore the world with their mouth and may pick up nuts and sticks on your walks. But conkers and acorns can be hazardous to your pup’s health – they are poisonous to dogs and can give them an upset stomach, or in more severe cases they can be fatal. Acorns are most commonly found on the ground underneath...

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kittens, pet ownership, puppy -

According to a new study, it takes the average puppy and kitten owner more than three months to get used to owning their new pet. But despite all the hard work, 78% of new pet owners said that they now considered their pet to be their best friend and six out of ten said that they preferred spending time with their pet more than their partner! Pets at Home surveyed 2,000 UK adults who bought a puppy or kitten over the last 12 months. They found that during the first few days of owning a pet, 58% of owners said...

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cats, dogs, renting with pets -

A new study has revealed that more than 9 out of 10 landlords would not allow a tenant to keep a dog in their home.  According to research from new business PetsScore, Only 7% of landlords allow people to rent with their pet dog, even though dog ownership is currently at an all-time high and more tenants are lying to their landlords about whether they have a pet following the boom in dog ownership during lockdown  During the pandemic, households in the UK acquired around 3.2 million pets. Battersea Dogs Home received 40,392 applications from people offering to rehome a...

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dog health, dogs, kennel cough, water -

Sometimes when we are out and about with our dog we may spot water bowls which have been left out for them by shops, café owners – sometimes even residents in tourist destinations, but some vets are warning that it could be dangerous to let our dogs drink from these bowls in areas with large amounts of visitors as they might develop kennel cough from using them. Kennel cough is highly contagious and can prove fatal and public or shared water bowls could actually be hazardous to your dog’s health. Talking about the danger of shared drinking bowls, veterinary surgeon...

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