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Dog care

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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Top tips for walking your dog in the winter

Despite the cold weather, your dog will still enjoy a wintry walk; however, there are some risks that you need to be aware of when out with your dog at this time of year. Yvonne Jones from Dog First Aid Merseyside shares some safety advice about walking your dog in

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Why do dogs have to wear collars?

Did you know that, by law, dogs have to wear collars? They must also be microchipped. We’ve teamed up with Pawesome Pet Tags to learn more about why this is necessary and to find out what your legal responsibilities are as a dog owner. What does the law say about...dogs and

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Caring for your dog during the COVID pandemic

As the UK has gone into another national lockdown, you may have questions about how to care for, socialise and exercise your puppy or dog during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In this guide we cover issues such as how to make sure your dog continues to get the exercise they need, what

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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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Has your dog got itchy skin? How to stop them scratching

Have you noticed that your dog is scratching more than normal? In this guide, Lynsey Butler from Angell Petco talks about the reasons why dogs get itchy skin, and how a change in diet can help to address the problem. This is a sponsored post.  Now and then, you’ll notice your

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Puppy grooming: your puppy’s first haircut

Are you ready to book your puppy in for their first haircut? Cheryl Greenhough from Country Canines Grooming shares her puppy grooming tips to help you prepare for your puppy's first trim.   Why use a professional groomer? Whether you have a smooth haired breed like a Dachshund or a long-haired

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5 Ways to Entertain Your Dog

Dogs really benefit from going out for regular walks every day. But did you know that there are lots of ways to entertain your dog at home? Animal welfare consultant Suzanne Rogers shares 5 ways to keep your dog busy without leaving the house.  The belief that dogs require multiple walks

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