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Travelling with a dog: tips for a relaxing road trip

If you’re heading off for a staycation or some days out this summer, here’s four things to think about when travelling with a dog.  1. Keeping your dog safe in the car The first thing to think about is your dog’s safety when travelling. Just like you would make sure that babies

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Dog friendly days out: your guide to 2021

From dog-themed festivals to fundraisers, there’s lots of events for dog owners and dog lovers to look forward to this year. Here’s your guide to dog friendly days out in 2021.  All About Dogs 30-31st May: Hylands Park 3rd-4th July: Blenheim Palace 31st July-1st August: Newbury Showground 29th-30th August: Norfolk Showground 4th-5th September: Newark Showground Enter your

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“I regret getting a dog”

According to new research findings, a quarter of pet owners say they have regrets or concerns about getting a pet during lockdown. So, what help is available to support you if you regret getting a dog?  The research findings The research, commissioned by the pet insurance company Petplan,

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Your guide to dog car safety

When we travel by car we know the golden rule, which is seat belt on. It's the first thing we do when we get in, and we always make sure our children are strapped in and safe in their car seats. But what's the safest way for dogs to travel?

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How to keep dogs cool in the summer

A dog’s body temperature heats up a lot faster than a human’s. This means that even if you are feeling comfortable in the heat, your dog may not be so. In fact they can suffer from heatstroke in minutes. Here's some advice on how to keep dogs cool in the

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Dogs and a new baby: how to plan for your new arrival

It can be a testing period for any new parent but for dog owners the competing demands of a new baby and a dog can add another level of stress to those already chaotic first weeks. Dog trainer Aileen Stevenson KPA CTP, IMDT, has written a new book called Dogs,

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Parvovirus in dogs: vets warn of a surge in cases

Are your dog’s vaccinations up to date? Vets are warning of an increase in the number of cases of parvovirus in dogs; which can be fatal, particularly for puppies. Here's more about this disease and how to protect your dog.  What is parvovirus?  Parvovirus is a highly contagious disease in dogs. It

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