Date archive: December 2014

Keeping warm and cosy this winter

It is believed that the past twelve months may well turn out to be the warmest on record, but that doesn’t mean that dog owners can cease to be vigilant about their pet’s health during the winter. A great rule of thumb is to remember if you think it’s cold out, just think how much…

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Beware – danger lies in winter puddles

There has recently been a lot in the news of pets dying or becoming ill after drinking from water features which have been treated with anti-freeze and this is a big risk. Even worse, though, is the risk from polluted puddles when out for a walk. Run-off from cars which have been liberally de-iced or…

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Here comes Santa Claws!

Christmas is a lovely time of year and who says it’s just for the kids! Your fur baby enjoys a bit of a pamper too, so don’t just get him a doggy Advent calendar, book him in for a special session when you next visit your Cardiff dog groomer. Whether it is to make him…

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Just walking the dog!

Some people make such a big thing about taking the dog for a walk it doesn’t sound like fun on any level. All you need to have a great walk with your best bud is to make sure that you are both dressed for the weather and the lead or harness you choose for your…

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How to calm a nervous dog

Although obviously you need to know all about your new puppy or a rescue adult dog, sometimes even the best bred animal can turn out to be a bit jumpy and nervous. If you find that you have a yappy or excitable dog, the first thing you should consider is your own behaviour towards him;…

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Christmas is coming!

Too soon to mention Christmas? Of course not! The shops have had their decorations and seasonal items out for weeks so it is certainly soon enough to think about your pooch’s safety over the festive season. When everyone has had a bit too much to eat and drink it is easy for routine to go…

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Brain games for you and your pet

The phrase ‘use it or lose it’ is often used to encourage people to keep their brains active and it applies to pets as well as humans. There are quite a lot of these brain games on the market for cats and dogs, but it will be a good brain workout for you to design…

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Tooth health for your lovely pooch

No one likes the dentist and dogs are no exception. You should check his teeth regularly at home but if your dog doesn’t like you to mess with his mouth, a good way of getting him more comfortable with this kind of care is to get him used to a furcial at the best Cardiff…

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