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Anxiety in Dogs: How to keep your dog calm

Anxiety in Dogs: How to keep your dog calm

Written by Veterinary Dr Linda Simon    While bonfire night is an evening enjoyed by many, it can be utter hell for those owners with nervous pets. Frustratingly, as these owners will be well aware, the bonfires and fireworks are no longer reserved to one evening alone and can be seen and heard for many nights before and after the fifth of November. While any dog can be adversely affected by the events on bonfire night, those who are naturally highly-strung and anxious tend to suffer the most. The whooshes, pops and bangs coupled with the flashes of bright light in...

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Keep your dog calm during fireworks

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Keep your dog calm during fireworks

Now is the time to start preparing your dog for Fireworks. It may seem like a while away, but a bit of action now can save a lot of anguish later. Dogs are far more sensitive to sounds and vibrations than we are, so are understandably scared by fireworks. It is also very hard to get them to understand that we we are letting off small explosive devices to celebrate someone trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605, and that this is just for fun. Until we can get dogs to understand us a bit better the...

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5 simple truths of how cartons are more environmentally friendly than cans

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5 simple truths of how cartons are more environmentally friendly than cans

Studies have proven the environmental benefits of cartons vs cans, and it’s such an easy change for customers to make that we feel we need to let everyone know about it. So, why are cartons so much better than cans?

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The ad that the Big Pet food companies are trying to ban

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The ad that the Big Pet food companies are trying to ban

The environment is the hot topic on everyone’s lips at the moment, and rightly so. For far too long big companies have put profits ahead of the planet and we are all becoming increasingly aware of how unsustainable this is. We need new approaches in a lot of industries to start fixing these issues and it tends to fall to smaller, more innovative, caring companies to develop these products and get them to market. These companies then need to promote these products. The new products and marketing are a threat to big, established companies, who have been resting on their...

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It’s time to end the hypocrisy of ‘Big Pet Food’

It’s time to end the hypocrisy of ‘Big Pet Food’

By Guy Blaskey, founder Pooch and Mutt. The pet food market is a prime example of the hypocrisy of the large, multinational ‘Big Food’ companies. Yet another multinational, Mars, is trying to claw back some of the decreasing market shares of its brands like Pedigree with the launch of Nutro in the UK. Nutro claims to have a “commitment to clean”. They say that a pet’s food “energizes them from the inside out” and that the recipes are “simple, purposeful and trustworthy - made of real, recognizable non-GMO ingredients”. This stinks of hypocrisy. Nutro is not an independent company, it...

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