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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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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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Tips for buying a puppy & avoiding puppy scams

Getting a puppy is easy - right? Sadly not. Many puppy buyers get scammed by rogue breeders or traders. Their only interest is to make a quick buck from a sale of a puppy to unsuspecting buyers. Here’s some tips for buying a puppy and how to avoid puppy scams.  Christmas

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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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Dogs and fireworks

As fun as fireworks are, many dogs are scared by the loud bangs, whizzes, fizzes and flashing lights. This means that at certain times of the year - such as Bonfire Night, New Year’s Eve and Diwali - things can get a bit stressful for dogs... and owners. Here’s what

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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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Dog friendly days out (and in): your guide to 2020

From dog-themed festivals to sponsored dog walks, 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 2020.  One Fun Day 14 June: (virtual) The RSPCA is hosting a fun-packed virtual event for you and your pets to

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Christmas presents for dogs: last minute ideas

The countdown to Christmas Day has begun and there’s just enough time to grab those last minute stocking fillers and tree presents to spoil your dog and dog loving friends. Take a look at some of these top selling Christmas presents for dogs and dog owners available from our

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