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  • Surviving the summer: a guide for dog owners Image

    Spring and summer can be a fantastic time of year for dog owners. After all, the good weather means you can go on all kinds of fun days out with your faithful friend, while the longer daylight hours make those early-morning and evening walks much more pleasant. However, no matter how much you and your dog love the summertime, this season definitely...

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  • Taking your dog to the vet: How to reduce stress Image

    A trip to the vet can spell a bout of stress for both you and your pooch. For you, it can be upsetting to see your dog distressed or in pain, and for your dog, it can be a scary and bewildering experience. After all, he won't necessarily understand that the vet is trying to help. Fortunately, there are lots of simple ways to make vet visits much le...

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  • 6 Tips On Looking After Older Dogs Image

    Just like people, older dogs often need a little more care. More prone to weight gain, illnesses and forgetfulness, they require plenty of love and support as they age. In addition to a little extra TLC from their beloved owner, older pooches also need a great deal of understanding. Indeed, you will not only need to keep your eyes peeled for the ea...

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  • Top tips for picking your dog insurance policy Image

    Dog ownership comes with many joys; vets bills aren't one of them. Pet insurance is typically your best defence against the potentially high cost of caring for your faithful friend's health, as it will usually act as a buffer against high bills - though exactly how much of a buffer it provides will depend on the policy you take out. There is a lot...

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  • How to introduce your dog to other pets: Part 2, rabbits Image

    If you want your family to include several different kinds of pet, it's important to make sure everyone will get along. In our last guide to introducing your dog to other pets, we looked at how they can make friends with cats. Today, we will focus on introducing them to rabbits. Will your dog and rabbit get along? It's important to understand that...

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  • How to introduce your dog to other pets: Part 1, cats Image

    Many pet owners own more than one kind of animal; after all, furry friends come in all shapes and sizes! For you, this offers a lovely variety of characteristics to observe and lots of different interactions to enjoy. However, it also comes with a few challenges, not least of which is making sure the various members of your household get along. Wh...

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  • How to choose a dog: part 2 Image

    Choosing a dog is incredibly exciting - but there's much more to it than finding the cutest pooch of the litter. In the first part of our guide to how to choose a dog, we looked at some of the major factors that should influence your choice, including the characteristics of different breeds, whether to go for an adult or a puppy, and how much exer...

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  • How to choose a dog: part 1 Image

    Few pet relationships are more rewarding than dog ownership. Long hailed as man's best friend, pooches have a lot to offer. When buying a dog, the key is to find a pet who fits into your life perfectly - and who you can offer the right kind of care. There are plenty of factors that affect these two points; among the most important is the breed you...

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  • Holidaying with your dog: Part 3, while you're away Image

    Holidaying with your dog is a wonderful experience - after all, we all miss our faithful friend when we have to leave him or her at home. If you've decided to take the plunge, then there are a few simple steps you can take to make sure the trip is equally enjoyable for you and your pooch. If you're still undecided about travelling with your four-le...

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  • Microchipping your dog: why do it and how it works Image

    Whether you're on the cusp of bringing home your very first pooch or you and your faithful friend have been inseparable for years, microchipping is a term you are likely to have heard a lot recently, largely because of an impending change in the law that will make it compulsory. If your dog isn't yet microchipped, you can find out all about it belo...

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