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“Inseparable” sighthound pair looking for home together

“Inseparable” sighthound pair looking for home together

When TJ and Coral met in rescue, it was love at first sighthound. The two arrived at Battersea’s Old Windsor centre separately, but are now so bonded the staff is looking to rehome them together.
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“Can ice water cause bloat?”

“Can ice water cause bloat?”

"I struggled to keep my young Newfoundland cool over the summer. She absolutely loved lying in a paddling pool which I put ice cubes into. She loved playing with the ice cubes and eating them - however, someone has since told me that ice water can cause bloat. Is this true?"
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How much would it cost to insure 101 Dalmatians?

How much would it cost to insure 101 Dalmatians?

Just the spaying and neutering involved to avoid ending up with 1,001 Dalmatians would make any vet a fortune and speaking of vet bills, how much would insurance cost? Someone did the math so you don't have to!
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Cool gear for hot weather

Cool gear for hot weather

Heat waves and sweltering summer days are upon us! We believe a happy dog is a dog outside, and no one wants to forego an adventure because it’s too hot. Check out some of our top gear for hot weather!
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Meet Henry, the UK’s only hedgehog detection dog

Meet Henry, the UK’s only hedgehog detection dog

Hedgehogs are among the UK’s most beloved wildlife but their numbers have been dropping sharply in recent years. Keeping track of the dwindling hedgehog population poses serious challenges, but it’s nothing a dog’s keen nose cannot handle...
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Calls to ban electric collars after Court of Appeal judgment

Calls to ban electric collars after Court of Appeal judgment

The Kennel Club is urging “swift action” to implement a ban on the use of electric collars in England, following a Court of Appeal judgment last week which dismissed the appeal of the Electronic Collar Manufacturers Association and Petsafe Ltd.
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Grooming a nervous dog

Grooming a nervous dog

"I have just rehomed a small terrier cross with quite long, curly hair. I think the coat is going to need professional attention, but she is a very nervous little dog who gets worried about new experiences. How can I best prepare her for a visit to the groomer?" Stuart Simons advises…
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Off the hook: dog saved after eating fish hook

Off the hook: dog saved after eating fish hook

Runa, a one-year-old rescue dog originally from Romania, was rushed to Vale Vets Portishead, after trying to eat a fishing hook her owners suspect may have been deliberately left out.
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Intolerant to gluten

Intolerant to gluten

"Can dogs be gluten intolerant? I need a gluten-free diet and am curious about whether dogs too can develop these kinds of intolerances." John Burns advises...
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Dog groomer ‘inundated’ with haircut requests – for humans

Dog groomer ‘inundated’ with haircut requests – for humans

As hairdressers reopened, the struggle with lockdown locks came to an end as thousands across the country rush to book appointments with any hair salon available – human or otherwise, as dog groomer Corey Lockwood has fund out.
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How well do you understand dog behaviour?

How well do you understand dog behaviour?

Dogs Trust has launched a new interactive survey to better understand the way we interpret dog behaviour. The survey – Public Perceptions of Dog Behaviour & Emotion – is open for four weeks starting on 5 May, and whether you have a canine companion as part of the family or not, Dogs Trust is urging you to take part.
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Unsettled at night

Unsettled at night

"My six-month-old puppy is still creating a lot of noise each night when in his crate and alone. I return to him when he creates a fuss, but I’m not sure if this is a good idea. How can I stop this, please? I’m exhausted and need a good night’s sleep!"
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