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“I regret getting a dog”

According to research findings, a quarter of pet owners say they have regrets or concerns about getting a pet during the pandemic. 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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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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Why do dogs eat poo?

The habit of eating poo (known as coprophagia), is an unpleasant behaviour. Veterinary surgeon, William Peel BVSc MRCVS explains why dogs eat poo and what you can do to break the habit.  Apart from being a nasty habit, bacteria, viruses and parasites can be spread in poo, so if your dog

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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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Having a dog and working 9-5

You’ve got a puppy, and have taken some time off work to help them settle in. You’ve not had a full night’s sleep since and can't step out of sight of your puppy without them crying. You're due back at work, and the big question remains. What should I do

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How to introduce your pup to visitors: 6 simple steps

Puppies can get very excited when people visit the house and may need some help to greet guests calmly and politely. Julie Maxted from The Dog-G8 Company shares her top tips on how to introduce your pup to visitors. 1. Prepare your dog in advance of visitors To help your dog settle

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Dogs at Christmas: how to make sure your dog stays happy and safe

Christmas can be a busy, chaotic and exciting time of the year for everyone. But take your eye off the 'bauble' and it can present many dangers to dogs. Animal Nurse Assistant, Dawn Prime shares her top tips for making sure your dog stays happy and healthy this Christmas.  One of

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What can dogs eat?

There are many human foods that dogs will not only enjoy but reap health benefits too. However, there are also several foods that we eat that are poisonous to dogs. Read on to learn about what dogs can eat and what they can’t.  Human foods that dogs can eat There are many

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Saying goodbye: preparing for the loss of a pet

How do you prepare for the hardest day when you will have to say goodbye to your much-loved pet? We’ve teamed up with Carrie Kearns, a Companion Animal Bereavement Counsellor to share some advice on how to prepare for and cope with the loss of a pet.  A special bond From the

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A beginner’s guide to Canicross

If you’re a dog owner who enjoys running and being outdoors, Canicross could be just the thing for you. Read this guide written by Emily Thomas from K9 Trail Time to learn more about this increasingly popular pastime, discover the benefits for dogs - and their owners - and find

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