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Last month, Dogs Monthly magazine reported that dogs from the UK are more likely to understand commands in different languages than any other dogs in the world. The research behind the article was performed by language learning app Busuu, who surveyed more than 2,000 dog owners around the world to find out how multi-lingual our pets are. Spike, the Busuu office dog, a (Lebanese) Maltese adopted from Beirut understands a mixture of English, French, Spanish and Arabic. Surprisingly, more than a quarter of dog owners reported that their pet understood commands in three or more languages. Of these, it was...

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After the cold snap this week, we felt inspired to give you some tips for keeping your dog warm and happy during the winter months. Not every dog needs a coat – but they all need a daily walk – whatever the weather - so make sure you are taking good care of them and don’t be a fair-weathered friend.  Dog Coats Many breeds of dog are not affected by the cold, particularly those originating from colder climates such as Huskies or Malamautes and those with shaggier coats, like German Shepherds and Collies. However, dogs with smooth coats such as...

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Happy New Year! We hope that you and your pets had a lovely time over the festive period and you’re enjoying 2020 so far. Did you set any new years resolutions? Perhaps you’ve broken them by now? Even if you have, there is no excuse for giving up. Every new day gives us a new chance to start again and be a better person - and a better pet owner - and there are so many health benefits to be gained from simply spending time with our furry friends, why wouldn’t you decide to make 2020 your best year together? ...

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Christmas isn’t just an exciting time for children – many of our pets get caught up in the Christmas magic too. They can sense their owners are excited, or they can smell the special food or presents under the tree and know that it is a special time of year. But it can also be troublesome too. This bog outlines some of the problems experienced with pets at Christmas and how to avoid them.

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Have you ever tried to work out your pet’s age in cat or dog years? Do they act their ‘age’? Until very recently people have used the same ‘multiply by 7’ formula for both - but now scientists reckon we’ve been doing it all wrong… A new way to measure dog years Based on average lifespans we tend to assume that a dog ages 7 years for each of our 1. So a 1-year-old puppy is like a 7-year-old child and a 14-year-old dog is a 98-year-old pensioner. However, scientists in California have just debunked the dog-year theory with new...

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