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My dog is ill. What should I do?

We know our pets so well that we can easily spot the signs that they’re under the weather. But knowing what to do and when to get help can be difficult - and finding reliable information online can be even more challenging. The PDSA has created the Pet Health Hub,

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Photographing dogs: tips from a professional

Do you get frustrated when photographing dogs? They’re either not looking in the right direction to start with, turn their head or rush off just as you click, leaving you with a fuzzy blur. Kerry Jordan, a professional dog photographer from Fur and Fables shares five simple tips to help

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How to be a happy dog owner

How can dogs help to improve our health? We invited human-animal interaction expert and author of the book The Happy Dog Owner, Dr Carri Westgarth to explain how you can find health and happiness with the help of your dog.  If the media are to be believed, owning a dog is

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How to have a dog friendly Easter

Easter can be a tempting time for dogs who don’t know that chocolate can harm them. Here’s how to have a dog friendly Easter. Why is chocolate harmful to dogs?  Chocolate contains a chemical called theobromine, which is similar to caffeine and is toxic to dogs. Even a small amount of

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How to create a dog friendly garden

As summer approaches, we can look forward to spending more time in our gardens. Animal Nurse Assistant Dawn Prime shares her tips for creating a dog friendly garden to make sure it is a fun, safe and secure place for all the family to enjoy.  Poisonous plants for dogs According to

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Is my dog jealous?

You’re enjoying a lovely cuddle with your children when your dog demands your attention. If you don’t respond, he barks and won’t leave you alone. If this sounds familiar, you might think your dog is jealous. But are dogs capable of feeling this way? Debby Lucken, from Kids Around Dogs,

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How to prepare your dog for life post-lockdown

A 'pawmap' out of lockdown for dog owners A change in routine as the UK moves out of lockdown is likely to be unsettling for dogs, particularly if they will be spending time on their own at home. Here's why it's important to teach your dog to spend time alone, and

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How to find dog friendly holidays in the UK

Are you planning a staycation this summer? Here’s our ruff guide to dog-friendly holidays in the UK, with links to some useful websites for planning and booking your break.  Planning a dog friendly holiday As well as researching places to stay that welcome dogs, you’ll want to make sure that the

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4 great benefits of having a dog in your life

There are so many great reasons to share our lives with a dog. From being faithful companions and boosting our health and wellbeing to showering us with unconditional love. Here’s four great benefits of having a dog in your life. Companionship

“He is so happy to see us he u-bends. Even

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4 common new puppy problems you may be experiencing

If you’ve recently got a puppy and are finding things tough, don’t despair as you’re not alone. It’s really common for new puppy owners to face challenges in the early months. Here’s four common new puppy problems that you may be experiencing. My puppy keeps peeing in the house As young puppies

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