Can my dog wear a Christmas jumper?

Blue the Lurcher in a jumper

With all the socialising we do at Christmas (even if it is somewhat limited some years when there’s a pandemic ongoing), we like to look at our festive best. And among the many items of clothing that we choose to help us achieve this, the Christmas jumper is a must have in any wardrobe. What’s … Read more

Christmas is Coming!

baloo under the christmas tree

Carolyn Menteith is a behaviourist with over 20 years of experience working with and training dogs. There is no doubt that after the year that we have all had, and the new challenges that seem set to lie ahead, the thought of the holiday season is even more exciting than usual. Despite all the talk … Read more

Apple gingerbread recipe

apple gingerbread recipe

The holiday season has officially begun, which means the house starts filling up with all sorts of delicious treats, ready for The Big Day (that’s Christmas, FYI). From chocolate and mince pies, to wine and pigs in blankets – there’s a whole host of festive foods that we humans look forward to. Sadly, most of … Read more

Can dogs eat wrapping paper?

Family by the tree

If you ever give a pet a gift that’s been wrapped up, you’ll know that, often, the wrapping paper itself can be more popular than what was inside it. But as your dog enjoys ripping it up and biting at it, should you be concerned? Is there anything dangerous about wrapping paper when it comes … Read more

Which shops are dog friendly?

which shops are dog friendly

If you’re looking for dog friendly shopping spots to get through your Christmas shopping, indulge in those New Year’s sales, or even just for a bit of retail therapy – you’re in luck! We’ve put together this list of our favourite dog friendly shops, because after all, who better to tell us we look great … Read more

Give your dog the perfect Christmas

dog 101 for parents and children

No matter what Christmas looks like this year, your dog can be the star of the whole sparkling show. They’re there for it all – from the crisp morning walks to the post-dinner cuddles, so this festive season let’s give your dog the best Christmas ever. Grab a hot chocolate or your beverage of choice … Read more

Why do dogs like squeaky toys?

why do dogs like squeaky toys

There’s nothing quite like seeing a dog’s butt wiggle and tail wag when presented with a new toy to play with. For many dogs though, the true delight comes when they discover that the toy has a squeaker. The house is filled with the noise of the squeaky toy being chomped on, and hours, or … Read more

Do dogs like belly rubs?

do dogs like belly rubs

You’re sat on the sofa watching a brand new boxset of an evening. Your dog pads into the room and hops up next to you before rolling onto its back and getting comfy. Instinctively, your hand reaches over as you continue to stare at the tv, and you give your dog a belly rub. This … Read more

We have new Charity Partners

community fund

You voted in your thousands and the final three charities who join as our long-term charity partners alongside StreetVet can now be revealed… Having together pulled in almost three quarters of the vote Refuge4Pets, All Creatures Great and Small Animal Sanctuary, and Give a Dog a Bone are officially our new charity partners for 2022 … Read more

Why do dogs like balls so much?

why do dogs like balls so much

There’s nothing like a ball to get the tail wagging, is there? Whether heading out on a long hike, or just going down to the local park, a good ball is the must-have accessory for every dog. When you produce a ball from your pocket, your dog’s eyes will light up as they know this … Read more