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Hypo Hounds; An Inspiring Charity

Following on from our TV vet Paul’s fantastic weekend at the National Pet Show, we wanted to enlighten our readers about this fairly new, but very special, charity. Paul presents the PDSA Heroic Hounds awards, one of which went to Teddy, a pet Labrador, who has received some very unique and lifesaving training via the […]

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Nigel Reed On Canine Seperation Anxiety

Some dogs will nervously pace, whine, bark, toilet or destroy the home when left alone. They’ll exhibit these behaviours because they can become stressed not knowing where their guardian has gone or if they’ll ever return. In their minds, the guardian leaving means they have potentially lost their companion, food source and security, which in […]

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Nigel Reed; A reintroduction to one of our experts

Nigel Reed is an author and dog behaviourist with 15 years experience working with dogs with a wide variety of behavioural problems. Nigel passionately believes, and has proven, he can help owners address their dog’s problem behaviour where other training methods have failed. As Nigel explains in his book ‘The Dog Guardian’, “The biggest problem […]

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Dog Aggression; A Remedy

We would like to introduce our guest writer Holly Barry who has provided us with todays article on how to recognise and remedy dog aggression. “Holly Barry is currently working as a Digital PR Executive in Hertfordshire. A recent Journalism graduate from Brunel University in West London, Holly hasn’t always found herself in the digital […]

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It’s getting hot! How does your pet feel?

Here are some simple tips to make sure our furry friends don’t over heat as we head into summer.   Have you ever spent too long in the sun and felt like you were about to boil over? Well humans aren’t the only ones to struggle with the heat, animals are at as much at risk as humans […]

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All you need to know about Kennel Cough – Advice from the Vet

Kennel Cough Well it’s that time of year when we are all thinking about summer holidays.  As a dog owner we have to make decisions – to take our dog with us, or not… The Vital Pet Health Vets have put this professional document together to advise you about the specifics of Kennel Cough. Kennel cough or Infectious Canine Tracheobronchitis, is […]

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Extreme Pet Hoarders

An emerging story of Dorothy Harland, founding member of the Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS) based near Ripon, North Yorkshire, shows an animal lover who took to hoarding pets in her own home. Three dogs and four cats were found, after police and the RSPCA services had entered Ms Harland’s home. Service staff had to […]

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Dogs jumping up

Respecting the universal rule of personal space is taught to most of us from childhood. There are however many dogs that do not understand this rule and invade the space of strangers/ family/friends and their owners. A dog’s intrusive actions of jumping, nudging and invading space can be problematic to an individual, particularly if they […]

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Avoiding confrontations between dogs

As dogs’ guardians, it is our job to ensure their safety at all times. The urban environment has an abundance of threats which could compromise our dogs’ safety including traffic on the roads, dangerous objects and parks from which they can escape. Whilst these examples are potentially dangerous, most owners have their own dogs under […]

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Understanding dog behaviour

Traditionally, being anthropomorphic (attributing human emotions to animals) has been frowned upon in scientific circles. However, in the last decade, a field of study known as ethology has allowed us to be able to discuss how animals might think and feel, and make some careful interpretations on how dogs see the world around them, based […]

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