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Animal Welfare / Guide to Summer Dog Walk Safety

Enjoying a summer dog walk can be fun and rewarding for the two of you, but they can also host hidden risks and dangers. You want to be able to enjoy the summer months with your pooch, and taking the right precautions can mean just that. We have a few tips below for all the … Continued

Animal Welfare / Grooming your Pet in Summer

Groom, groom, groom! With summer here, somewhere behind the grey skies, you might have thought to start grooming your pets, if you don’t already. Grooming your pet is plentiful in benefits, for the two of you, and can be done in the comfort of your home, or by a professional. Everything is down to your … Continued

Animal Welfare / Toxic Treats lead to Porky Pets

It seems we’re being a little bit over-generous with our pets as more than half (57%) of British pet owners let their cats and dogs pig out on junk food. Shocking new findings from our latest survey show that UK pet owners regularly feed their pets chips, popcorn, cheese, pizza, cake and curry. Others admit … Continued

Animal Welfare / Top 10 Most Poisonous Foods For Dogs

Poisonous Foods For Dogs

We all like to treat our pets every now and again, but sometimes our good deed can put our dog’s health in danger. In this blog post we’ll outline the top 10 foods you should never feed your dog, and why they’re harmful to your pet’s health. Avocado Although they are known as a super … Continued

Animal Welfare / A Dog Owners’ Summer Survival Guide

survive the summer

Over winter many dog owners find themselves choosing shorter, more sheltered walking routes to protect themselves, and their dogs, from the less pleasant weather. It’s little wonder that spring and summer signals a renewed interest in outdoor exploring and fresh places to walk. However, with new territory comes the risk of hidden dangers. Use this … Continued

Animal Welfare / Waterborne Hazards for Dogs

waterborne hazards for dogs

As the weather gets warmer many dogs (and some cats) will enjoy taking a swim to cool off. While a paddle in a pond might seem harmless, there are many hidden dangers that your pet could encounter. Here we discuss some of the waterborne hazards for dogs and how to spot whether your pet has … Continued

Animal Welfare / Jasper the Greyhound: Too Lazy to Find a Forever Home?

Jasper the Greyhound: Too Lazy to Find a Forever Home Dogs can be stubborn at the best of times, but lazy a Greyhound named Jasper is pushing those boundaries. The ex-Irish racer has always been too busy snoozing when people come to visit and with just 3 short years behind him, prospective families and homes … Continued

Animal Welfare / Is My Dog in Pain? Five Signs to Look For

Is my dog in pain? Five signs to look for It can be difficult to find out exactly how your dog is feeling, unless your pet is jumping for joy or howling in pain. Sometimes, when an illness or an injury starts off there may not be any obvious symptoms, this can mean it goes … Continued

Animal Welfare / How Does Stress Affect Animals?

You might be surprised to hear that it’s not only humans who suffer from stress related illness, but that our furry friends can suffer from stress related conditions too. Some animals, particularly rescued pets, may have had a traumatic start in life, causing them anxiety later on. Even wild animals can suffer from stress related … Continued