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Dogs and Fireworks: Dealing with Anxiety

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Dogs and Fireworks: Dealing with Anxiety

Dogs and Fireworks: Dealing with Anxiety The lead up to Bonfire night can be a very traumatic time of year for many dogs. The loud bangs and flashes created by fireworks are often very frightening for them, which can make your dog stressed and unpredictable, potentially putting their safety at risk. With around 40% of the UKs dogs being scared of fireworks, many owners often need to plan ahead and take steps to help keep their dog calm and safe in the weeks preceding Bonfire night. Preparations for Bonfire night...

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Are Baby Wipes Safe to use on Dogs?

Are Baby Wipes Safe to use on Dogs?

Is it safe to use baby wipes on my dog? I always keep a pack in the car for wiping my dog’s muddy paws after a walk, but a friend said I should buy grooming wipes specifically for dogs. Is this true? Stuart Simons advises… This is a great question. The simple answer is that, for me, it completely depends on which ones you use. As a rule of thumb, I would only ever use the wipes that are unscented and that use natural ingredients. Some may have alcohol or...

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How to Run Safely with your Dog

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How to Run Safely with your Dog

Being a dog owner comes with a lot of responsibility, including making sure that your pet leads a healthy and active lifestyle. Some people may choose to take their dogs running with them so that they can both enjoy their fair share of exercise at the same time.  However, taking a dog on a jog can be extremely detrimental to its wellbeing if done irresponsibly. When a puppy is young, the growth plates on the end of its bones will still be in the early stages of development.  As the...

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13 human foods that are dangerous for dogs.

13 human foods that are dangerous for dogs.

It can be tempting to give your dog leftovers or to share your food with them, but what we consider to be tasty and perhaps even nutritious may be extremely dangerous for our canine companions. Here is a list of popular human foods dogs can’t eat. 1. Chocolate Chocolate contains a stimulant called theobromine — a bit like caffeine — that’s poisonous to dogs.  The amount of theobromine depends on the type of chocolate.  Theobromine mainly affects the guts, heart, central nervous system, and kidneys and signs of theobromine poisoning will occur...

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How to look after your dogs in hot weather.

How to look after your dogs in hot weather.

The sunny weather of summer is welcomed by most of us, but it isn’t always good news for pets. Heat stress in dogs is a serious issue, and owners need to be aware of the signs of a dog overheating, as well as how to keep their dogs cool and what to do should they become overheated. One of the most important summer skills for a pet owner is to know how to keep your dog cool in the summer heat. Dogs have an inherent susceptibility to heat stroke. A survey...

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