Date archive: June 2014

Get your puppy used to grooming early

Many dog owners have the image of a struggling, barking pup when it comes to grooming. However, getting your puppy used to the process early can make your life a lot easier. Groom your pup gently when it is younger to help it get used to the sensation. Of course, it won’t have much hair…

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Regular brushing is good for your dog

Think about it: you have to brush your own hair to get rid of matting and tangles so why should your dog be any different? Regular brushing is also very beneficial to your dog’s health as it can get rid of fleas, flea eggs and potentially harmful bacteria. It also rids the fur of dirt…

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Your pup’s first trip to the park

Puppies are social animals and are also extremely active so a trip to the park is a great treat for your pet pooch. In preparation for your first trip to the park, have your puppy fitted for a harness to ensure that it is comfortable and secure while you are running around. Our dog groomers…

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Don’t let your dog overheat this summer

Taking your dog out for regular runs in the sun is ideal for keeping him fit and healthy but you must ensure that he does not overheat and become ill. Some dogs are actually winter breeds which means that they may have some characteristics that do not bode well in warmer weather (e.g. long, heavy…

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Housetraining your puppy

Getting a new puppy is an exciting time for the whole family but you may soon find that its adorable behaviour can become troublesome. The trick is to begin training your puppy as soon as possible to ensure your pet and your family are safe in your home. There are many ways to housetrain a…

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Which is better – harness or collar?

All owners must take their dog out for some fresh air regularly which means you will need a way to keep your pup secured, particularly if you own a young puppy. Collars are secured around the neck and a lead can be attached to keep your pup close to you. This is great for older…

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Looking after an older dog

Dog lifespans vary depending on breed and of course the ‘average’ is only that and a dog may live a much shorter or much longer life, depending on general health, weight and genetic heritage. In general, though, larger dogs have an average lifespan of around 8-9 years, the smaller, lighter breeds will be more likely…

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Cats and dogs can be friends

Although there are many cartoons and jokes about cats and dogs not agreeing, there are an equal number of YouTube and other videos around which show they get along fine. Most households with both pets have had to introduce a baby to an adult and this can be a very stressful time all round. If…

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Early days with your new puppy

Bringing a new puppy home is an exciting time and if it is your first dog you may feel a little overwhelmed. Let the puppy do the running around in the first few hours, sniffing and generally getting used to things. It is new for him too, so bringing something from his original home will…

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