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Dog proof your home in a few easy steps

March 7, 2019 By admin

Whether you’re moving to a new home or bringing a pup into your house for the first time, we’ve compiled a few easy tips to “doggy proof” the different areas of your house, leaving you to happily coexist with your furry friend without needing to tear your hair out in frustration. Read on for our breakdown. The bathroom Bathrooms are places that inquisitive dogs inevitably find themselves exploring. Your first step? Close the toilet lid. Dogs are known to use toilets as their very own water bowl. Toothpaste and toothbrushes should be packed on a high shelf out of reach. Read More
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How long are dogs pregnant for – and other common pregnancy questions answered

February 28, 2019 By admin

Suspect your dog is pregnant? Wondering how long the pregnancy lasts, and how many pups are likely to be born at the end of it all? We’ve got you covered in this pregnancy guide. How do I tell if my dog is pregnant? Unlike humans, getting a read on whether your dog is pregnant or not can be tricky. The signs are not as obvious. Things to look out for include: 1. An increase in hunger levels 2. A change in behavior (often, they become keener on affection) 3. An inability or lack of desire to exercise 4. Vomiting or… Read More
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Caring for elderly dogs

February 21, 2019 By admin

With the strides made in the veterinary industry, dogs are living longer than ever. That’s a good thing in one respect: dogs that are middle aged or older tend to be much more mellow than their younger, friskier counterparts. But it also means you’ve got the responsibility of adjusting how you look after the animal. An older dog requires a different kind of care to a young pup or a prime pedigree. Below, we outline some of the things to be aware of as your dog gets older. How do I know if my… Read More
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Canine flu in focus

February 14, 2019 By admin

The winter months can be a breeding ground for viruses as people – and their pets – spend more time indoors, windows shut, heating appliances ramped up. The lack of sun and vitamin D weakens immunity, and though dogs and humans don’t share the same strains of flu, both are at risk of illness in these months. What is canine influenza? Dog flu, to give its more informal name, originated in horses and birds – depending on the strain in question. The former is known as H3N8, the latter H3N2,… Read More
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How to help dogs sleep better, at home and on the road

February 9, 2019 By admin

While cats are notorious sleepers, dogs need slightly fewer hours of rest, though not by much. On average, dogs sleep 12 to 14 hours a day, and that goes up to 18 amongst notoriously “relaxed” breeds.   Great Danes, Bulldogs and Shih Tzus all like to get their forty winks, as do Greyhounds, surprisingly; the latter is a breed known for its electric speed – when it’s awake. So whether you’re traveling away from home or wanting to give your dog the best night’s rest possible, follow our tips to help… Read More
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Body language tells and secrets: how to read what your dog is telling you

February 1, 2019 By admin

Dogs might not share the same language as us, but they regularly communicate how they’re feeling through their bodies. Below, we break down what a happy, alert, aggressive, submissive and stressed dog looks like, including signifiers to be on the lookout for. The mouth Mouths say a lot about how a dog is feeling. Here are some telltale signs that give an insight into how the animal is feeling. – A dog that’s in a good mood and willing to be approached is likely to have its tongue lolling out of its mouth in that typical doggy pose we… Read More
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Identifying “kennel cough” and what to do about it

January 28, 2019 By admin

Canine infectious tracheobronchitis: it’s a disease that affects almost every dog at least once in their lives. As a dog owner, it’s important you understand what it is, how it’s transmitted, and what to do about it if your dog is infected. What is it? The infection attacks the respiratory system and causes dogs to produce a dry, hacking cough that can produce a retching sound or, in severe cases, vomiting. It’s not to be confused with a high-pitched cough (one often accompanied by your dog licking its lips: typically… Read More
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Great dog movies to curl up to this winter

January 17, 2019 By admin

Ever noticed that your dog perks up when other animals are featured on the TV? Yep, dogs can see images as we do, and they’ve got the brainpower to recognize animals as if they’re right in front of them. That’s especially true when dogs are on show and dog noises – like barking – are broadcast through the speakers. So, with that in mind, a dog movie or two on a cold winter’s evening is a great way to get together and give your pup some stimulation. Here are some great picks for 2019, available through Netflix, Amazon,… Read More
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How to deal with difficult, tense, aggressive dogs

January 10, 2019 By admin

Chances are, you come into contact with dogs all the time. You might own a large number of them at home; you might work with them professionally; you might simply come into contact with them when you’re out and about. The article that follows is designed to help you interact with dogs better: specifically, dogs that are initially unwilling to be friends. Here are some good tips to keep in mind any time you come face to face with a dog that is outwardly scared, aggressive – or both.  The first thing to note… Read More
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Dogs are the great imitators. So what does this mean for you as an owner?

January 2, 2019 By admin

Doggy See, Doggy Do Dogs look up to their elders. Younger dogs will emulate the behavior of older dogs and turn to them for direction. That’s why it’s incredibly important that you ensure your eldest is well-disciplined and able to set a good example for other dogs in your household to follow. Dogs imitate us too Dogs are one of the few animal species that not only look to their own kind for guidance but their owners too. Read More
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