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Exercising With Your Dog
  • Monday, July 30, 2012

Whether you’re a seasoned keep-fit runner or someone that is determined to start getting fit, if you own a dog then why not include them in your physical activities?

A Guide to Visiting the Beach With Your Dog
  • Friday, May 25, 2012

Visiting the beach with your dog is a great way to relax in summer and spend some quality time with your pet. However, there are a number of things to consider before packing up your folding chair and heading to the car. What to Take When considering what to take with you, remember that there … Continued

Positive Reinforcement
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Positive reinforcement is a term that can refer to a type of dog-training used to condition a dog’s behaviour. The technique is largely based upon a psychological learning process named operant conditioning in which an individual’s actions are modified through associating certain behaviour with a stimulus. In the context of dog psychology, ‘reinforcement’ means introducing … Continued

The Positive Effect Pets Can Have On Children
  • Monday, April 16, 2012

Cats and dogs do not have the capacity to judge someone based on connotations, prejudice or any other first impression that humans use when they meet someone. Young children are much the same; having not been tainted or learnt to judge someone without knowing them, they take people for who they are. This can be … Continued

Webvets Guest Blog – Avoiding the Seven Deadly Sins of Easter
  • Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easter is just around the bend, and while it typically means tons of fun for the kids – Easter egg hunts, colorful Easter baskets stuffed to the brim with chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks and jelly beans galore – it could mean real trouble for some of our other family members: our animals.  So while the … Continued

Summer Garden Safety
  • Saturday, March 31, 2012

The summer months are full of vibrant and joyful times. Both pets and owners love to be outside enjoying the sunshine and it is a great time to take your dog on lovely long walks on a beach or simply just chill out and relax in the garden with your pet. When spending a lot … Continued

Warm weather brings drought
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Our early spring this year has brought a pleasant surprise for the dog walkers and outdoor enthusiasts among us, bringing warmer weather that we would typically expect much later in the year. Whilst this has allowed beach visits and lovely walks in the great outdoors during a period of the year where we would usually … Continued

A Guide to Socialising Your Puppy
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Taking ownership of new puppy is a very exciting time.  These furry little balls of fun seem to have limitless energy and bring much enjoyment to your house.  Of course, there is a more serious side to being a dog owner and you have a responsibility to ensure that they remain fit, happy and healthy.  … Continued

Spring-Time Vigilance
  • Monday, March 26, 2012

As we move into full-blown spring the weather will start to become hotter with less cloud cover meaning that there will be a lot of sunshine. Whilst this will encourage us dog owners to get outside with our animals, it is important to remember that there a few dangers to be taken into consideration in … Continued