Fetch of the Day: seaside snacks for your dog

Schnauzer x Jack Russell sitting in front of colourful beach huts looking at the camera

From colourful beach huts to the smell of sun cream, and fish and chips on the beach – there’s nothing quite like the British seaside. While we might enjoy an ice cream or stick of rock as a tasty treat, it’s not so good for our four legged friends. New research reveals almost half (49%) … Read more

10 of the best dog-friendly beaches to visit this summer 

Schanuzer x Jack Russell standing on a pebble beach with the sea behind and wet legs looking to the right

There’s nothing quite like a beach day, but finding a dog-friendly beach in the spring and summer can be tricky. It’s fairly common for some beaches to only allow dogs out of peak season, especially in holiday hot spots like Devon and Cornwall. And some councils have argued in other areas that the ban is … Read more

How to travel on public transport with your dog

Dog lying down on quiet train, looking up at camera, corner of red train seat visible top right

Exploring new sights and smells is something many dogs thrive on. Being able to leave the car behind can have its advantages, especially if you don’t drive or live in a larger city. So… how to travel on public transport with your dog? Now that’s the question! Here’s our full guide to car-free travel with … Read more

Why do dogs scratch?

Golden Retriever sitting on grass scratching ear

There’s nothing quite like a good scratch sometimes. But then there’s the kind of itch that drives you round the bend. The same goes for your dog. So when you see your dog scratch over and over again, it’s time to find out why.  Reasons your dog has itchy skin It’s best to find the … Read more

How to remove a tick from your dog

Blue background reading "how to remove a tick from your dog" with a small illustrated tick to the right

Found a shiny grey pea-sized bump clinging to your dog? That’s probably a tick! They’re not pretty, that’s for sure. And neither you nor your dog want this hanger-on loitering for long. So here, we’ve put together a full guide to these tiny terrors, and (importantly) how to remove a tick from your dog. All … Read more

How to use a flea comb on dogs

Wet Spaniel running in grass field towards camera

With the weather warming up and the lighter evenings, we’re all out and about with our dogs for longer. Maybe you’ve just upped your walks to two or three times a day. A long-awaited treat for you both, but also for these persistent parasites. So it’s best to be on your guard and whip out … Read more

How do you host the perfect dog birthday?

Golden Labrador looking into camera from sitting position, with birthday party confetti behind

The date’s in the diary. It’s marked on the wall calendar. Yes, your dog’s birthday is coming up. Have you made big plans? Or keeping it low key? Much like us, some dogs are super sociable and are the life of the party. Others prefer a quiet celebration with that special someone. Here, we’ve put … Read more

Planting a dog-friendly garden

Golden Cocker Spaniel looking right in front of blurred garden background

Getting outside with our dogs is one of life’s great pleasures. And what better way to spend that time than mucking in with some dog-friendly plants and gardening – after all, a dog makes an ideal digging partner!  When making decisions about beds, borders and bulbs, it’s worth knowing how to plant a dog-friendly garden. … Read more

What Easter treats can my dog eat?

Australian Shepherd lying down with Easter bunny toy

With Easter just around the corner, many of our thoughts will be turning to treats like chocolate, egg hunts, or maybe a roast lunch with the family. But before your dog joins in the celebrations, read our guide to which Easter foods are safe for them to eat – and which to avoid! Roast lamb … Read more