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Leading to trouble?

17 August 2017

Why can the most placid, well socialised and friendliest of dogs decide that an unfamiliar canine just has to be growled at when they’re on the lead? And what can you do to moderate this bewildering dog-meets-dog behaviour?

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Dogs on tour

17 August 2017

Our 10-point guide to making travelling in the car with your dog a positive, happy experience this summer

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Summer first aid for pets

16 August 2017

Fleas, ticks, stings and even snakebites… summer brings out all manner of creepy crawlies that can prove problematic for pets. Our in-house vet DR SUZANNE MOYES has some seasonal advice

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To breed or not to breed?

13 July 2017

Pondering whether to welcome the sound of tiny puppy paws? Before you take the plunge, our in-house Registered Veterinary Nurse Kären Smith outlines some things all would-be breeders need to consider…

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How pet friendly is your garden?

13 July 2017

Love to spend time in your garden with your pets? Ever thought about how safe is it for them? Here are 7 steps to follow to ensure your garden passes the pet-safe test…

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Slugs and snails and puppy dog tales

13 July 2017

Lungworm infections in dogs are on the rise and, if not treated promptly, can be fatal. In this Q&A, our in-house vet Dr Suzanne Moyes explains how to spot the warning signs and what treatment – and prevention – is available

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10 top tips to keep your pets cool this summer

13 July 2017

When it’s scorching weather, what can you do to ensure your pets remain cool, calm and collected? Plus, could you spot the signs of heatstroke?

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It’s Bring Your Dog to Work Day!

12 June 2017

Dog-friendly workplace policies have been adopted by the likes of Amazon and Google. So, can you persuade your boss to let you bring your dog to work for the day and raise money for a good cause?

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Hounds of love

12 June 2017

If you’re a fan of super-speedy, awesomely affectionate dogs who, apart from a regular sprint, prefer a lazy lifestyle with a soft comfy bed to stretch out their long, long legs, then a Greyhound or Lurcher could be the canine for you

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Are you a pet expert?

04 May 2017

How clever is your dog? Why do cats groom so much? How high can chinchillas jump? What do you call a group of rats? Test your pet general knowledge with our fun and informative 12-question quiz. Answers at the end – but no peeking!

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