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Food allergies in dogs

Food allergies in dogs

Finding a diet that agrees with your dog can sometimes seem like an arduous task. While there are some ‘dustbin dogs’ who eat everything in sight with seemingly little consequence, many dogs are not like this. Perhaps your furry friend develops flatulence or diarrhoea when you start a new diet. Or, maybe their skin becomes itchy and red every time you offer fish. Could they have a food allergy? If so, what can be done? What exactly is a food allergy? While it is common for an owner to say that their dog is ‘allergic’ to grain or chicken, it...

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Dog anxiety: Everything you need to know

Dog anxiety: Everything you need to know

It's Dog Anxiety Awareness Week and we wanted to write a blog on canine anxiety and what it may mean for you and your furry friend. It wasn’t too long ago that this condition was not acknowledged. In recent years, canine mental health has been much better recognised. We now know that our dog’s mental health is something we need to be aware of and support. What is canine anxiety? Canine anxiety comes in many forms and can incorporate: Noise phobias. While fireworks are the main culprit, dogs can also be fearful of e.g. gun shots and the vacuum cleaner. Separation...

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Top 5 dog-friendly holiday destinations in the UK

Top 5 dog-friendly holiday destinations in the UK

With lockdown restrictions easing, we’re all busy dreaming and planning our next staycation with our family-pooches included! The UK is packed with lots of amazing destinations that allow you to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you want to enjoy a dog-friendly beach holiday or prefer a more active holiday with lots of hiking and outdoor activities, we’ve got you covered. Check out our top pooch friendly destinations for some inspiration!1) CornwallCornwall is one of England’s most popular holiday destinations and it’s clear why! With lots of sandy beaches, scenic footpaths that cover the coast and lots of charming towns and...

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Top tips for travelling with your pooch in the UK

Top tips for travelling with your pooch in the UK

We’re all dreaming of the day when we can hop in our car with our pooch and set off on a relaxing holiday. Perhaps we will hot tail it down to the coast to soak up the sun or head for the mountains to pitch up a tent and reconnect with nature. Wherever it is you and your dog are planning to do to recharge your batteries, read on for some useful advice on travelling together. For most, the journey starts with a car ride. Not every dog is the perfect passenger and some suffer with anxiety and/or travel sickness when in a moving...

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How dogs and mental wellbeing are linked

How dogs and mental wellbeing are linked

The benefits of pets & why we love our poochesWe love to celebrate how wonderful our pooches are every day, but especially over the last year. For those who live alone or have been working from home, it’s been a wonderful time to truly cherish our amazing four-legged pals and appreciate the many ways they bring joy to our lives.Dogs are not only able to understand many of the words we use but are even able to interpret our tone of voice and body language. From this, our loyal pooches will try to gauge our emotional states making them the...

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