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Pet advice
Pet advice
Pet advice

Dog Maintenance and Safety

As well as helping our dogs look their best, keeping on top of their grooming needs also keeps them healthy, clean and comfortable.

Dogs come in all different shapes and sizes and so do their coats, so their grooming needs can be as unique as they are. Take a look at our maintenance and safety articles and guides.

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How to weigh your pet at home

Read our guide to keeping track of your pet’s weight regardless of their size

Why does my dog eat grass?

Find out why your dog might eat grass and when you might need veterinary advice

How to safely advertise your missing pet on social media

A guide to help you remain protected when using social media to help find your beloved pet

Prevent Dog theft security collars, ID tags and long leads

A guide to the collars, ID tags and leads that will help keep your dog safe

Good home security deters dog thieves

Find out how you can keep your dog safe from thieves in the home and garden.

Dog grooming techniques

Our dogs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and their coats are as unique as they are. Here are a dog’s grooming needs depending on their coat type.

Smartphone apps and features to keep you safe on dog walks

A guide to the features and apps that could help you and your dog in an emergency

How to clean your dog’s teeth

A dog’s teeth are key to a healthy mouth so it’s important to look after them. Read our top tips to learn how to clean your dog’s teeth.

Getting your puppy vaccinated – What you need to know

Learn about puppy vaccinations – why we need them, the diseases they prevent and the duration of immunity.

Exercising your puppy safely

Find out how much exercise to give your puppy, and vet-recommended activities to assist their development. 

Puppy grooming hints and tips

Discover the benefits of grooming your puppy, plus hints and tips to help you do a great job! 

Key safety considerations for new puppies

Find out how you can give your pet the best possible start to life and how to avoid any dangers.

Activities to Keep Pets Busy on a Snowy Day

Read our top ideas for activities to keep your furry friends busy on a snowy day

How to protect your Christmas presents from your dogs

How to stop your dog from tearing open Christmas presents before Christmas!

How to Keep Your Pet Cosy this Christmas

Read our handy tips on ways to keep your pet warm and happy in the colder winter months

Three top tips for walking your dog in snowy weather

Read our three tips for walking your dog in snowy weather safely, plus paw health aftercare suggestions.

Can All Dogs Swim?

Learn dog swimming safety tips and how dogs can differ in their swimming abilities

How to Help Your Pet Lose Weight

Learn how obesity in pets can be prevented and treated, to minimise the risk of developing health issues

Travelling with your pets

Read the different ways to travel with your pet and how to keep them safe

Why walking your dog is important

Understand the benefits of exercising your dog regularly

Walking your dog

Read about the different leads and harnesses available for walking your dog safely and securely

Pooper scoopers

Discussing the pros and cons of pooper scoopers, and domestic usage versus out-and-about.

Dog bowls

Discover the pros and cons of different types of dog bowls to help you choose.

Dog leads

Learn more about the different types of dog leads, comparing the pros and cons of each.

Dog grooming

Discover our tips on how to groom your dog and why you should do it regularly.

Dog beds

How to find the right type of bed for your dog based on its shape, size, and material.

Dog collars and harnesses

Learn about the variety of collars and harnesses available to dogs and their specific pros and cons.

How to Recognise Animal Abuse

Discover the signs that a pet is being abused, and what you can do to help

What happens to stray dogs?

Understand why dogs might stray and what happens when a dog wanders from their usual territory

Pet theft

Learn why pet theft happens and how you can provent your pet from being stolen


Read about the legal requirement of microchipping and understand why it is important


Grooming our dogs allows us to feel for any unwanted hitchhikers like fleas and ticks while providing some time to bond with each other.

You’ll also be able to look for any unusual bumps or cuts as it removes any excess hair and dirt from your dog, keeping them looking their best.

Here you’ll find our articles, tips and guide all around dog grooming and safety, other essential steps in keeping our canine companions happy and healthy.