How to tackle ticks on dogs

One of our biggest fears for our dogs is discovering the presence of ticks. Whilst there’s a common misconception that ticks on dogs are only a problem in the Summer months, warmer weather has seen a rise in ticks all year round. Here are some of the key things to know about those nasty little … Read more

10 of the best dogs from literature

From Toto to Lassie, many of the best dogs from literature have been loyal companions, much like our own. Here’s our list of the top 10 dogs from literature: 1. Toto Appears in: The Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum Breed: Cairn Terrier Famous Quote: “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”  … Read more

How to keep your dog happy whilst you’re on holiday

Leaving your dog for holidays or extended periods can be very difficult to do. Whilst you are preparing for an exciting time away, your dog may not have the same view of the change ahead. Early preparation is key to finding the right place for your dog where he can be happy and content in … Read more

Dog Photography: Tips for taking your dog’s photo

You might have the most photogenic dog in the world but sometimes it can be really tricky to capture a good picture of them. Some dogs are just plain camera shy and some can even sense if you’re trying to take a sneaky picture on your phone. We had a chat with a few of … Read more

Dogs and Wildlife

We’ve probably all seen the video of London Labrador Fenton chasing deer in Richmond Park, but if you haven’t, here he is with his panicked owner hot on his heels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GRSbr0EYYU Although many found the video amusing, there is a more serious issue to consider. We don’t know how Fenton’s epic deer chase ended, but … Read more

Star Signs for dogs

Pet horoscopes have become quite the trend in gaining a greater insight into how the stars influence your pet’s behaviour and mood. For those of us who read our star signs daily, we thought it would be quite a fun idea so to compile a handy guide to see which breed would be the best … Read more

Long journeys with your dog

Long journeys and dogs aren’t an obvious mix but the numbers of pet passports has continued to rise in the past few years (the numbers issued to vet practices rose from 70,000 to 128,000 between 2014 and 2015) and the UK pet travel market is also extremely healthy, so it seems that more and more … Read more

Are you ready for Spring?

Spring officially starts on the 20th March this year, signalling the end of winter and the oncoming summer. Most dogs love spring as they can spend longer outside, enjoying the warmer weather and longer days. In fact it’s thought that some dogs actually get ‘spring fever’ where they get so enthusiastic about the change in … Read more