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What to do if you see a dog in a hot car

What to do if you see a dog in a hot car

As we prepare to face more heatwaves throughout summer, the RSPCA is warning pet owners never to leave dogs in hot cars – and that “not long” is much too long.  Here's what you can do if you see a dog locked in a car on a hot day.
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Quaran-tin: dog gets emergency treatment after tongue stuck in tuna tin can

Quaran-tin: dog gets emergency treatment after tongue stuck in tuna tin can

Bonnie was hoping for a tuna snack, but what she got was a trip to the vet’s after her tongue got stuck in the tin can. The ten-year-old Staffie cross managed to gain access to the recycling bin, where the empty tin can had been thrown, but her little heist did not end as planned...
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War on ticks

War on ticks

"I have heard a lot in the news recently about ticks transmitting diseases to dogs. I have a five-year-old crossbreed terrier. How can I best protect her?" Paul Manktelow advises… 

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Pets may face “flea epidemic” in hot weather

Pets may face “flea epidemic” in hot weather

Pet owners are warned that the hot weather could “leave homes at risk of a flea infestation”. The warmer the weather, the faster flea eggs develop into adults – and the flea population has grown in recent years thanks to warm, humid weather.
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“Hands off my toys!”

“Hands off my toys!”

"For the past six months or so  my dog has had a tendency to hoard her toys, and is very protective of them. She becomes stiff as you approach her and even growls a little. She hasn’t actually bitten me, but I’d like to stop this behaviour before it gets any worse."
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Mental Health Awareness Week: the importance of pets

Mental Health Awareness Week: the importance of pets

Throughout this year's Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May) starts, people struggling with mental health are in an even more difficult predicament than usual in these upsetting times. But many can count on the support of our pets - and it can make a world of difference.
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Eight year old boy’s art raises funds for local rescue

Eight year old boy’s art raises funds for local rescue

An eight-year old boy from Thackley, Bradford, decided he wanted to do something special during lockdown to help rescue animals in need - and he is now using his artistic skills to raise vital funds.
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National Pet Month: How To Turn Your Pet Into A Social Media Star

National Pet Month: How To Turn Your Pet Into A Social Media Star

To celebrate National Pet Month this April, Clare Moreton, photo expert at CEWE, shares her camera tips so your pet's photos can go from camera roll cute to blue tick-worthy!

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Rescue charities relieved as Lucy’s Law comes into effect

Rescue charities relieved as Lucy’s Law comes into effect

On 6 April the largely campaigned ban on third party puppy and kitten sales, known as Lucy’s Law, finally came into force after being laid in parliament last May.
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Fireworks Fear: How To Recognise Cat Anxiety And How To Help

Fireworks Fear: How To Recognise Cat Anxiety And How To Help

You’d be forgiven for thinking that cat anxiety isn’t common; these independent, sometimes solitary animals can appear fearless – we all know someone with both a cat and dog and the cat wears the trousers! Cat anxiety symptoms often reveal themselves on fireworks night or during the summer firework season.
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Keeping your Dog Safe in the Garden

Keeping your Dog Safe in the Garden

Dog owners have been warned to steer their pets clear of 13 possible dangers in their gardens this spring.

Outdoor experts from GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk have highlighted the potential hazards dogs could face in British backyards and they are encouraging big-hearted homeowners to take appropriate precautionary measures.

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New Arrival

The New Arrival

One winter’s morning close to Christmas after just having just moved into our new house my mom brought home a 10-year-old golden retriever, much to my father’s horror and my delight!

As a family that had never had a dog before we did not foresee some of the issues that come with owning a dog. In this blog I will try and help some of you readers prepare for your dog’s arrival in advance.

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