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Golden Retriever saved by lifeguards after swimming to group of seals

Golden Retriever saved by lifeguards after swimming to group of seals

Rosa the Golden Retriever was enjoying a day on the beach when she noticed a group of seals and decided to reach them – but she swam much too far out at sea in the process, and RNLI lifeguards had to guide her back to shore...
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Expert advice: water safety for dogs

Expert advice: water safety for dogs

Dr Jessica May, UK lead vet at FirstVet, gives her advice on how to keep your dog safe around bodies of water this summer.
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“Can dogs have ice-cream ?”

“Can dogs have ice-cream ?”

"My dog Flora adores ice-cream. Is it OK to feed her this as a treat in summer to help keep her cool?" Anna Cherry advises…
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Couple finds out they adopted grandson of their old dog

Couple finds out they adopted grandson of their old dog

Doreen and Stewart Hawthorne, from Coventry, decided to adopt another ex-racing Greyhound after their previous rescue, 13-year-old Mavis, passed away. What they didn’t know is that they were about to meet her grandson!
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Dogs in hot weather

Dogs in hot weather

"I have a six-year-old French Bulldog who really struggles in hot weather. Do you have any tips for keeping him cool in summer?" Paul Manktelow advises…
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UK’s pet boarding businesses set to shut down as staycations soar

UK’s pet boarding businesses set to shut down as staycations soar

With kennels and catteries already on their knees due to almost non-existent demand and lack of support, research by thegoodkennelguide.co.uk has now found that “many of the nation’s licensed boarding kennels will be forced out of business by August” as staycations soar due to travel restrictions and uncertainty.
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Galahad, Dogs Trust Canterbury’s biggest ever rescue, finds a home

Galahad, Dogs Trust Canterbury’s biggest ever rescue, finds a home

A four year old mastiff called Galahad – the biggest dog ever taken on by Dogs Trust’s Canterbury Rehoming Centre, weighting 100 kilos – has been adopted.
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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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