Dog Health & Care
24 Sep 2020
It’s always worrying when your dog acts out of character. Maybe they become more vocal, maybe they hide, maybe they whimper, maybe they become aggressive. There can be many reasons why your dog starts acting strangely but often we can pinpoint the cause. However, if your dog is stressed it can be a lot harder to find the exact reason or it may be difficult to even figure out if they are anxious or stressed in the first place.
In this article we outline the common signs of dog stress, how to spot the symptoms, and how to relieve their anxieties.
20 Aug 2020
Going for a run with your dog has many benefits. It provides your dog with a high level of exercise, mixes up their routine, provides added motivation for yourself, and is also a great opportunity to bond.
However, you shouldn’t just simply slip on your running shoes and grab the dog when you’re going out the door. It is important to have a basic understanding of how to jog with your dog safely and responsibly.
22 Jul 2020
Making sure you have the perfect harness for your pet can take some time to research. So once you’ve decided on a suitable harness for your dog it’s important to make sure it’s the right size and is adjusted correctly.
An incorrectly fitted harness can do a lot more harm than good, and getting it fitted properly will help keep your dog safe, comfortable, and under control.
Whatever harness you have bought, reputable manufacturers will include printed illustrations with guidelines instructing how best to successfully fit and adjust their harnesses. However, sometimes these instructions can confuse owners.
In this article we will hopefully make it clearer to what exactly you should and shouldn’t do when fitting a harness.
Dogs are unable to sweat through their skin, instead they cool down by panting and releasing heat through their paws and their nose. The means they can quickly overheat and heatstroke can develop rapidly.
Heatstroke can be fatal for dogs so keeping them cool and hydrated in hot weather is vital. Read our tips here.
20 May 2020
If your dog is overweight or obese it can hinder their mobility, increase the likelihood of them developing diseases (including diabetes), and can shorten their lifetime. By making sure your pet eats appropriate portions, has a balanced diet, and gets enough exercise, you can help them have a healthy and happy life. But how can you tell if your dog is already overweight or how can you monitor your dog’s weight? And if your dog is already obese, where do you begin in reducing their weight?
Dog walking is permitted as part of the one form of daily exercise outlined by Government rules. But some dogs need a lot more physical activity in a day. Mental stimulation for your dog is also important for their well-being. So here are some tips for keeping your dog active and entertained during the pandemic.
12 Mar 2020
There are three main types of parasite repellents available to pet owners which are designed to keep dog’s safe from ticks and fleas: Repellent collars, Spot-on treatments, and Ultrasonic collar attachments.
But what are the differences between these pest repellents? And which one is best? In this article we highlight how each works so you can decide which one is right for your dog.
01 Nov 2019
When daylight savings time ends and the clocks go back it can be difficult to get the second walk in before the sun goes down. Taking your dog for a walk after dark means it’s important to keep your four-legged friend visible and safe.
30 Oct 2019
Halloween is the spookiest night of the year but it can be spooky for your dog too. It’s important to keep dogs safe and happy with all the new sights, smells, and oddly dressed humans they are likely to encounter over Halloween.