Dog health & behaviour

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What jobs can dogs do

31st May, 2024

Thousands of disabled people rely on an assistance dog to help them with day-to-day activities that many people take for granted. You may be surprised to learn that it is not only blind people that are helped by assistance dogs. Assistance dogs are also trained to help people with hearing difficulties, epilepsy, diabetes, physical mobility problems and more. Assistance dogs carry out a variety of practical tasks for people as well as supporting their independence and confidence....

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How to help dog allergies

30th May, 2024

Just like humans, dogs can also develop allergies. What is an allergy? It’s an exaggerated response from the immune system to a trigger (also known as an allergen). Dog allergies are complex, and there are many different types of allergies, but they can generally be split into three main categories: parasites (fleas), food and environmental. ...

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How long do Chihuahuas live

23rd May, 2024

As Chihuahua owners, we often find ourselves asking "how long do chihuahuas live?" The answer to this question is not a simple one. Various factors such as diet, health care, genetics, and lifestyle significantly impact a Chihuahuas lifespan for these little companions. In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into everything you need to know about extending the lifespan of your Chihuahua....

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Understanding the art of licking: How mother dogs teach their pups

13th May, 2024

Dogs share a fascinating language with their offspring that we, as humans, often overlook. One such unique aspect of this language is the act of licking. When puppies start imitating their mother's behaviour as they grow older, one of the things they learn is self-grooming through licking. ...

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What you should know about caring for a disabled pet

8th May, 2024

Caring for a disabled pet is a unique and rewarding journey, filled with challenges and triumphs. This guide covers what you need to know about caring for a disabled pet in the UK and at home, offering you practical tips, advice and insights to support your pet in the best possible way....

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Why is my dog following me everywhere? Understanding the mystery

1st May, 2024

Ever find yourself asking the question, "why is my dog following me everywhere?" If so, you're not alone. Many dog owners notice this behaviour in their canine companions and often wonder about the reasons behind it. To quench your curiosity, we've compiled an in-depth guide that explores this intriguing phenomenon....

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How to crate train your puppy

30th April, 2024

Imagine the crate as a cosy den for your puppy, a safe haven where they can relax and feel secure. Crate training can be a game-changer in your pup's development, teaching them valuable skills and giving you peace of mind....

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How to teach a puppy to walk on a leash

23rd April, 2024

If you've ever wondered how to teach a puppy to walk on a leash, you're in the right place. Walking your furry friend should be an enjoyable experience for both of you....

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How to calm dog anxiety

22nd April, 2024

Changes in routine can be a stressful situation for everyone, including our pets, which can result in anxiety and overall discomfort. There are a number of things that can trigger stress or anxiety in your pet, including holiday events, unfamiliar people, new pets in your household, loud noises, and even travelling in the car. Or maybe your pet is just naturally anxious, this can be common as it can be with humans. Regardless of the situation, there are signs you can see which may tell you your pet is anxious, and there are ways that you can help....