Top 5 Dog Dangers (Spring Edition)

Spring is officially here. So here’s to more daylight and even more adventures with your dog. Whether you’re out in the fields or bouncing around the garden, there are a few things to look out for to help keep your dog safe in spring. Here’s our top tips… Look out for livestock Dog walks might … Read more

Money saving tips for dog owners

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Keeping your dog happy and healthy doesn’t have to cost the earth, but owning a dog can add up. Food, toys, vet bills, and insurance all cost money – so we’ve teamed up with Savoo (read about them at the link) to bring you our top money saving tips for dog owners.  Savoo brings you … Read more

How To Choose A Responsible Breeder

Billy Staffie puppy

You’ve set your heart on a new puppy. It’s a very exciting time! But before you take the leap, let’s talk a bit about whether your puppy is right for you – and how to choose a responsible breeder. Puppies are brilliant, gorgeous and need a lot of attention. They grow pretty fast and demand … Read more

Dog theft – what you should do if your dog gets stolen

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A sad fact of lockdown is that more and more dogs are being stolen, and that’s heartbreaking. We’re seeing too many Facebook notices and shoutouts, so we talked to our team of dog owners, behaviourists and of course, Head Vet Sean, to give you the latest lowdown on dog theft – what you can have … Read more

How can I treat my dog’s food allergy?

Westie in the grass

Now you’ve got proof it’s a food problem, how do you treat your dog’s tummy or skin troubles to get them back to peak condition? (And happiness, it’s miserable having an upset stomach or an itch that can’t be scratched). The good news is, once you know what’s causing your dog’s reaction, you can remove … Read more

It’s all gravy: top tips for fussy dogs

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It’s the dinner time standoff – we’ve all been there. Your dog staring at you as if to say, “what the hell is this?”. And as the minutes go by, your patience wears thin. Why won’t they eat?! Whether your dog is a notoriously picky eater, or whether they’re just a bit bored – we’ve … Read more

Healthy treats for your dog this Christmas

Children share a treat with Marnie on Christmas Day

Regardless of 2020’s best efforts to ruin Christmas this year, chances are we’ll still want to make it a lovely day for our dogs.  When it comes to treats, it feels good giving our dogs something delicious to munch on, especially if we’ve made a big fuss about dinner ourselves. To help you stay off … Read more

Does my dog need a coat or a jumper?

Blue the Lurcher in a jumper

When temperatures drop, our minds go straight to winter coats and scarves. So when it gets cold outside, should we be asking, ‘does my dog need a coat or jacket, too?’ It all depends on the breed. When you’ve got a Siberian Husky, the clue is in the name. They join dogs like Malamutes and … Read more

Coping with losing your dog

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Our dogs are part of the family, so when we lose them it can be a rollercoaster of emotions and feel tricky to navigate. Even though you might feel overwhelmed right now,  you’re not alone. Firstly, it’s important to know that how you grieve is totally up to you. For some this is very personal … Read more

Meet Pirate – the world’s oldest Great Dane!

An update: sadly the lovely Pirate passed away in November 2020. He lived a wonderful life, filled with love and treats from his rescuers – he will be missed. “I truly believe we have tails to thank for Pirate still being with us. It’s not very common to see a great Dane as old as … Read more