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The Importance of a Good Routine for your Dog

7th November 2017

A golden retriever is walking outside in the grass on a sunny day.

Any good owner will know the importance of a good routine for your dog, especially when it comes to acclimatising a new dog into your home. At first it might be a struggle, but if you stick to a solid schedule, the dog or puppy will slowly get used to what can be expected throughout the day, and subsequently feel relaxed in their new home.

Owners must take into consideration everything from their lifestyle all the way to what time they might be going to sleep, in order to keep life consistent for a new dog or puppy. Over time though, by keeping the same time for feeding, going to the toilet, grooming and playtime (to name a few), a dog will get used to how their schedule works and adapt to it accordingly.

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How to Keep Your Dog Calm and Safe on Bonfire Night

3rd November 2017

FireworksAs much as we love the thrill of an exciting firework show on and around Bonfire Night, it’s a highly stressful and frightening time of the year for dogs. Pets and loud, sudden noises and movements do not go well together. According to the Blue Cross, this is a common time of the year for stray pets being brought it, having run away from home in fear. Even if you choose not to put on a firework show in your garden, you can’t control the surroundings, so it is likely that your pet will be exposed to fireworks at some point. Below we have shared some tips on how to keep your dog calm and safe on firework night.

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How to stop your dog barking at Trick or Treaters

31st October 2017

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A common problem with younger dogs, or even those who are just settling into a new house, is their reaction to people knocking on the door. This can range between wild barking, yelping or even biting when your dog gets far too excited. Of course, this is particularly relevant around Halloween when you have a lot of Trick or Treaters out and about!

To prepare your pooch for an abundance of doorbell ringing and door knocking, have a read of our brief guide outlining how you can keep them calm during Halloween.

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How to stop your Cat Scratching the Furniture

19th September 2017

cat scratchingWorst case scenario: you’ve returned home from work after a long day to find your beloved cat has scratched up your leather sofa. Frustration and anger are probably your first emotions but before shouting at your cat, take a moment to understand why they are scratching and what you can do to stop it happening again.

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Games to stop your dog getting bored

15th September 2017

dog playingPart and parcel of owning a dog is not only exercising them regularly, but also keeping them mentally stimulated too. The best way to do this is to play games with them that will keep them from getting bored and ultimately, getting into mischief.

Below is a few of our favourite, inexpensive games that will be fun for both you and your dog.

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How to wash a Dog

30th August 2017

Bathing a dogMost dogs loath them, but some dogs can’t get enough of them. A bath can seem like a dramatic time of the month for your dog, but keeping them clean is very important to ensure their skin and coat is kept shiny and clean. More importantly, it ensures they don’t get any skin irritations, infections, or have any loss of fur.

Below we have put together a premium guide to washing your pooch, especially if you have trouble with getting them in the bath in the first place! These hints and tips will give you an idea of how to get them in the tub in the first place, how to wash them and how often. After reading this guide you might find bath night a lot easier to handle.

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How to wash a Cat

21st August 2017

cat bathTraditionally, cats hate going anywhere near water, although you do get some exceptions. This can make it very difficult to bath them in general, especially as they are likely to become very stressed or lash out if forced in the tub.

Sometimes though, you have no other option than to give them a good scrub (as gently as possible of course). Below we’ve included some handy hints and tips that should really help when you need to get your feline washed and smelling sweet in no time.
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How to Keep your Dog Cool in Summer

31st July 2017

BU88R8BA4HAt the height of summer, you’re likely to be opening windows or making sure your air conditioning is on full blast. But what about you’re furry friend? Especially for dogs with thick coats, summer can be a difficult time where many breeds can struggle to cool down during a heatwave. That means you need to do everything you can to keep them cool.

Below we’ve listed some of the best ways to keep your pooch cool and some definite no-no’s when it comes to leaving them unattended in soaring temperatures.

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Facts about Kennel Cough

21st July 2017

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If your dog is unlucky enough to pick up kennel cough there’s no need to panic, but as a responsible owner you should take steps to stop it from spreading any further. Unfortunately, the affliction is very contagious, so can easily be passed around, even if your dog isn’t necessarily in a kennel. It can be as easy as just meeting dogs in the park.

Given how common it can be, it is worth understanding the facts about kennel cough before your faithful hound gets it, so you can deal with it in the right way. Below we have listed some key details and things you can do to help your poorly pooch.

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What to do if your cat has a seizure

26th June 2017

 What to do if your cat has a seizureSeeing your cat having a seizure is very upsetting and unpleasant, there’s no doubt about it. They can happen for a variety of different reasons (previous injury to the brain, kidney disease, diabetes, infection, environmental toxins, etc).

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