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Avoid cold and flu season for your pooch Image

Avoid cold and flu season for your pooch

With the cold weather looking to be staying put, many people are being taken ill with colds and flu. While you might protect yourself with a flu jab or have the medicine cabinet stocked just in case, your dog can't take these precautions. Dogs can also get ill at this time of year, with dog flu often being an issue; especially if your pet is around...

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Why you should DNA test your dog

You’ve heard of human DNA testing, but what about DNA testing for dogs? Yes, it’s very much a thing, and while it may seem a foreign concept to many, an increasing number of dog owners are choosing to have their canines tested, and for a variety of reasons. Just as humans have DNA, each breed of dog has a distinctive set of markers whic...

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Socialise early for a happy, confident dog

Every day, hundreds of dogs are handed to shelters around the world. And the leading reason for this? Behavioural problems. If your dog isn’t socialised from an early age, chances are that you’ll encounter problems as your dog gets older, especially when meeting strangers, children and other animals. The critical period for socialisatio...

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The UK's best dog walks

If you own a dog, chances are that walking features highly on your list of regular activities. So, it’s just as well the UK is home to some of the most spectacular dog walks imaginable, and many of them right on your doorstep. Today we’re doing a round-up of the best dog walks throughout the UK, from the rugged, historic trails of the H...

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Checklist for travelling abroad with your dog

If you’ve never been overseas with your dog before, the thought of it can be quite daunting. But a family holiday surely wouldn’t be complete without all your family members coming along? You certainly have to be organised to make an overseas trip, but don’t let this put you off! Having your dog in tow can add to the fun immensely...

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Lessons we can learn from our dogs

As much as we try to teach our dogs about manners and obedience, there are some life lessons that they teach us simply by existing. In fact man’s best friend could be the best life coach you’ve ever had! Below we’ve listed just a handful of the many lessons our dogs teach us, which may help us to lead more meaningful lives. It rea...

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Warm weather care tips for dogs

In the UK, enjoying a spell of warm, sunny weather is a fairly rare occurrence, which is why we love to make the most of it when it happens. However, lengthy periods in the sunshine can be stressful and uncomfortable for dogs, whose coping mechanisms are very different to ours. In particularly warm weather, it becomes necessary to take precautions...

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The UK's 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds

Man’s best friend is popular the world over, with roughly 8.5 million dogs in the UK alone. This covers some 200-300 different breeds, including registered dogs, pedigrees, and everything beside and in-between. While the list of popular breeds alters year-on-year according to our changing needs and preferences, there are some clear favourit...

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5 Human Habits That Annoy Our Dogs

Understanding how our pets are feeling can be difficult, no matter how well we think we can decipher their body language. But sometimes there are things we do which are guaranteed to get their hackles up and illicit an unhappy response. Fortunately, our dogs will love us no matter what and won’t pick us up on these annoyances. Teasing/fake fe...

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Allergies and skin complaints in dogs Image

Allergies and skin complaints in dogs

We’ve been treated to soaring temperatures and brilliant sunshine this week, which means hopefully the dark throes of winter are finally over. But in this glorious weather, have you noticed your dog itching and scratching more? It’s possible that your dog is allergic to something in the environment, such as pollen, grasses and dust mite...

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