Date archive: September 2014

Helping your fur baby cope with visitors

Even very placid dogs can get rather stressed when the house is full of visitors, especially unfamiliar ones. If your dog is of a nervous disposition it is better to ask family and friends not to bring their own pets when they come to stay, because it can ruin the whole visit. But even people…

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Pampering new mums

If you breed from your bitch or even if she has had puppies as a lovely ‘surprise’ you will find that she will need a lot of extra pampering. A lot of her body’s energy will go on first nourishing the unborn pups and afterwards on providing them with high quality milk. If she is…

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Your new puppy – getting used to each other

If your new puppy is a replacement for a much loved pet who has passed on, you may find that having a new dog is quite stressful. You must remember that no two dogs are the same and although you have ‘another’ pet, it is unreasonable to expect the exact same behaviours as its predecessor….

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Choosing a dog walker

You may need a walker just for a while – if you have been unwell for example, or post-op – or permanently because you are at work, but whether it is for a week or forever, you need to make the right choice. Taking your dog regularly to Mucky Pups dog groomers in Cardiff will…

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Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside!

Taking your dog on the beach is a real treat, whether you live by the sea all year or are just visiting. Be careful to observe any byelaws – some resorts don’t allow dogs on the beach in high season. But apart from that, there are some simple rules to follow. First of all, don’t…

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Foreign holidays with your dog

It used to be the case that you couldn’t take your dog on holiday with you if you left the UK because of some very stringent rules about bringing him back – quarantine was simply not worth it for a fortnight in Marbella! Now, however, you can take him wherever you go, although for simplicity…

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Showtime!

You probably just love your fur baby for their lovely temperament, but even if they were not first in the queue when looks were given out, it is still nice to have them looking their best. In the autumn, when lots of towns and villages have flower shows, there are often classes for dogs, which…

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Bonding with your rescue dog

It is a real sadness to any animal lover to think that people can be cruel to innocent dogs but unfortunately it is all too common an occurrence. There are many very hard working animal charities and rescue dogs are always out there in need of a good home. You will probably find that your…

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Suited and booted – the smart city dog

Keeping your dog warm and comfy on windswept city streets can be a problem but not when you have a look through the amazing range of coats and bootees on offer at our Chepstow dog grooming salon or at our Cardiff dog groomers. Hard pavements can be really bad for a dog’s feet, especially if…

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