Dogs & Holidays: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

Written by Irene Hislop on 24 April 2018

Dogs & Holidays: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

Summer is coming, and many of us are dreaming of taking holidays. For pet owners, the plans have to include more than finding your dream destination at the right price. We also have to think about what’s best for our dogs.
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Dogs are for Life

Written by Irene Hislop on 27 February 2018

Dogs are for Life

We hear the slogan ‘dogs are for life’ every Christmas because animal welfare experts see the same thing year after year. People give puppies (or kittens) as Christmas gifts to people who are not prepared to care for them. 

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Protecting Pets from Severe Weather - are you ready for the 'beast from the east'?

Written by Irene Hislop on 27 February 2018

Protecting Pets from Severe Weather - are you ready for the 'beast from the east'?

The UK is facing a period of unseasonable, extreme cold as the infamous ‘beast from the east’ strikes. Already news reports have announced the first fatality – a beloved family dog. This is a very loud wake up call. Dog houses, dog boxes and other back garden shelters are not adequate to protect our best friends from this weather. It is time to bring them inside the house.

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Could Your Dog Get Arthritis?

Written by Irene Hislop on 06 November 2017

Could Your Dog Get Arthritis?
Arthritis is one of those age-related ailments that afflicts both humans and canines. Pet owners have to be proactive about arthritis.  We need to understand the condition, take steps to protect our pets from it and know when to take them to the vet for treatment. 
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Bringing Home a Dog from a Shelter

Written by Irene Hislop on 25 October 2017

Bringing Home a Dog from a Shelter
If you are looking to add a new dog to your household, a puppy is not the only option.  Many people prefer to bring home an adult dog from a shelter. 

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How to Care for a Hard-Working Dog

Written by Irene Hislop on 13 October 2017

How to Care for a Hard-Working Dog
All dogs have a job.  Most of them devote themselves to keeping us company and protecting our homes, other dogs have more demanding jobs on a farm, for example, herding sheep or cattle from one pasture to another, separating specific animals from the herd at their farmer’s request. 
 
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Welcoming Your New Puppy

Written by Irene Hislop on 20 September 2017

Welcoming Your New Puppy

Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting experience. Sometimes we do not know what to expect, what to buy the new puppy or what is involved inn the care and feeding of new puppies. This blog posts takes a look these. 

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4 Tricks to Keep Your Older Dog Healthy & Happy

Written by Irene Hislop on 06 July 2017

4 Tricks to Keep Your Older Dog Healthy & Happy

How old is an old dog?  Different breeds of dog age differently.  Many larger breeds are seniors at five or six, while some small and medium breeds are only entering their golden years around age eight or nine.  If you got your dog from a shelter, you might not know exactly how old he is.  But the calendar isn’t the best gauge of how elderly your dog is.  Your own observation can tell you more.

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Can Diet Affect Your Dog's Brain?

Written by John Cavana on 22 March 2017

Can Diet Affect Your Dog's Brain?
Diet can have an impact on the dogs ability to function and can affect the dogs attention span, and thus its trainability. How many actually look at how diet can affect the brain?
 
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