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Category: Dogs (page 1 of 2)

Tips For Keeping Pets Cool In Hot Weather

It’s been so hot recently, but our pets usually don’t cope well with the heat. Here are some tips to keep them cooler during the warm weather.

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Do I Really Need Pet Insurance?

Whilst there are no laws to say you have to have pet insurance, lots of people decide to get it. But do you really need pet insurance?

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Living With A Dog With A Collapsed Trachea

A few years ago, one of my dogs (Tommy) was diagnosed with a collapsed trachea, and recently, one of my other dogs (Nacho) has been diagnosed with it too. Although it isn’t a nice condition for them to have, there are things you can do to make their life easier.

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Food That Is Dangerous To Dogs

Just because it’s nice for us, doesn’t mean it’s dog friendly. The following are NOT safe for dogs to enjoy!

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Preventing Fleas and Worms In Dogs And Cats

We love our pets. They live in our homes, share our bed, cuddle with us on the sofa, but fleas and worms love your pet too! It’s so important to keep on top of flea and worming to keep your pet as healthy as possible, and to prevent an infestation.

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How To Cope With Crate Rest

If your dog has surgery or sustains an injury, they may need crate rest for a few days, weeks or months depending on the reason for crate resting. Although it is hard to confine your pooch to a crate, it is important to allow them time to heal. Most dogs will get tired and bored in their crate, so here are some tips to help you and your dog survive crate rest.

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Life Hacks For Dog Owners

As a pet owner, its always good to find ways to make life easier. Here are some life hacks for you and your dog!

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10 Reasons Why You Should Adopt An Older Animal

Older animals find themselves in rescue too but are normally overlooked. Here are 10 reasons why you should adopt an older animal. Continue reading

The Misunderstood Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a popular breed in Britain with thousands of them up and down the country. Sadly, one of the most common breeds of dog that are found in rescue is the staffie because these dogs are being overbred and kept for the wrong reasons. The staffie is commonly seen as a status dog and portrayed by the media in a negative light. For staffie lovers such as myself, it is not only heartbreaking seeing all these unwanted dogs in rescue, but also just as sad to hear the negative comments people make about the breed. Staffies make great pets and it’s sad that they are so misunderstood. Examples of common misconceptions that are made are as follows; Continue reading

Welcoming Your New Rescue Dog Home

Bringing a dog home is an exciting time, but whilst you cannot wait to bring your new friend home and show him off, keep in mind how stressful moving is, especially if their life has been turned upside down already. Some dogs have only known one home their whole life, and then find themselves in rescue, whilst others may have been moved from pillar to post in a short amount of time. Read these tips on how to make the transition from rescue to their new home as stress-free as possible.

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