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

A guide to getting into a fitness routine with your dog

Fitness routine with your dog

It’s much easier to stick to fitness routines with your dog by your side. Dogs motivate us to get out and about – they need their exercise everyday. With the fun energy of your furry friend, there’s no better workout buddy.  Just like the daily walk, if you up your fitness routine and make it … Read more

How to stop a dog barking

Dog Barking

Most dogs love a good bark – it’s their way of communicating with us. And for some dog owners it’s part of everyday life. Of course you love the bones of them, but sometimes those persistent woofs can drive you nuts. Not to mention the neighbours too. When barking is too much and too often, … Read more

The new normal: dogs and face masks

getting your dog used to a face mask

Dogs rely on facial expressions and body language to understand and communicate with us, so the new normal of having to wear face masks everywhere can be tricky for them. Your dog might be nervous when you’re out and about – and here’s why. With most of our faces now covered up your eyes are … Read more