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Dog care

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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What do I need as a first-time dog owner?

Are you about to welcome a puppy into your life? Congratulations! Read on to find out what you need as a first-time dog owner, covering how to prepare for your new puppy, what things you need to buy and what you can expect as you begin life as a puppy

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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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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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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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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 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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