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Ten tips to avoid spooking your pets this Halloween

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Halloween will soon be here.  While Halloween may be great fun for many, it can be a time of real worry for our four-legged friends.  Having the door knocked or bell rung throughout the evening then people dressed in strange looking outfits shouting “Trick or Treat” could spook even the most placid of pets and […]

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Webcast: Choosing the right pet care for your dog

I’m often asked by owners what factors they should consider when choosing their pet carer – whether that’s because work means their dog has to be left alone for periods of time during the day, or they are going on holiday.  Having run a successful pet care and behaviour business for over ten years, you […]

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Baby proofing your dog

“Congratulations, you’re having a baby” said the doctor, confirming the results that the little pregnancy stick had revealed just a few days earlier.  It was 28th December 2012.  A wide range of emotions came to the fore as I suddenly I found myself saying aloud ”but what about the dog?” Over the last eleven years […]

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Grief in dogs

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Ask most dog owners and they’ll agree that their pet is a highly valued member of the family. So, when the inevitable happens, the grieving process we go through is often similar to what we’d experience if a human family member or close friend had died. But what about those of us that have multi-pet […]

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Ageing in dogs – and me!

As I write this post, my ageing Basset Hound Howard lays by my feet snoring.  At 9 years of age, his muzzle has whitened, his eyebrows have greyed and he is noticeably stiff when he arises from his bed. According to the Guinness Book of Records, the greatest reliable age recorded for a dog was […]

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