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Dog care

“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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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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