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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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Five fun games for a healthier and happier dog

December 10, 2018 By admin

It’s the Festive Season, the time of the year when we look to relax and unwind and enjoy well-deserved downtime, and if we’re lucky enough to have time off from work, we get to spend it with loved ones, and with our furry friends to boot.   The good news is that playing with a dog doesn’t require buying expensive toys. There are plenty of ways to do it for virtually no money at all, and we’ve unpacked five ideas for you below.   Find the kibble   Dogs love… Read More
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Doggy nutrition: do’s and dont’s

September 28, 2018 By admin

Just like humans, dogs need a balanced diet and exercise regime to reach their peak; to feel and look their best; to enjoy good energy levels and stable moods. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of do’s and don’ts for pups and fully-grown dogs alike. So, let’s get started. Don’t: keep your pup on puppy food too long Puppy food is higher in calories than normal adult fare, designed for a growing dog that needs plenty of sustenance! Keep… Read More
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How to make caring for your dog simpler

September 20, 2018 By admin

All dog owners are guilty of interpreting the behavior of their animal through the filter of their own neuroses. We assume the dog is on the same wavelength as us, that it is being stimulated by the same environmental factors, when that’s simply not true. How can an animal whose eyes don’t see the world in the same colors, whose nose reacts to scents we can’t even pick up, whose ears are attuned to different sounds, react to the same stimuli? So many of the mistakes… Read More
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Daily doggy care: Caring for their eyes, teeth and fur

August 23, 2018 By admin

Dogs love to get dirty, to play in mud and drag their bodies all across your living room floor. Unfortunately that doesn’t make life very pleasant for your or the other occupants of the house, so to ensure home life is harmonious for all, your dog is going to need to adopt a certain level of hygiene. That, inevitably, comes down to you to enforce. The problem is that dogs aren’t all that willing to let themselves be scrubbed clean; letting someone wash their coat and brush their teeth and clean out their eyes… Read More
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