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Smile: dental tips for your dog’s teeth

Smile: dental tips for your dog’s teeth

We're constantly reminded about the importance of our own dental care, but what about our pets' teeth?
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Top 5 Dog Album Artworks Ever (Part II)

Top 5 Dog Album Artworks Ever (Part II)

Is it really a necessary to have to explain such an album cover? Released on DGC records, Odelay was to become Beck’s most successful album of all time, selling over £2.3 million copies. Featuring several Beck’s best singles including ‘Where It’s At’ and ‘Devils Haircut’, the album tends to appear in numerous publication lists of the greatest records of the 1990’s. The image chosen for the album cover came about as a last resort when band members were unable to agree on an image.
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Why do dogs stretch and shake when they wake up?

Why do dogs stretch and shake when they wake up?

I imagine that like myself, most people tend to start their day with a morning stretch. You roll out of bed, or in my case crawl, and lift your arms above your head, arch your back and push your tummy out, letting out either a yawn or some sort of indistinct murmur.

Well, it turns out that dogs, despite doing very much the same, are not following in our footsteps but the steps of their ancient predecessors.

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Fighting the Alabama Rot

Fighting the Alabama Rot

Cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV), more commonly known as the Alabama rot, is an often fatal condition that was first identified in the United States in the 1980s - hence the name. However, it didn't remain confined there: in November 2012, the first cases of Alabama rot in the UK were confirmed. Since then, cases have cropped up in dogs across Britain.
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Top 5 Dog Album Artworks Ever (Part I)

Top 5 Dog Album Artworks Ever (Part I)

With the recent revelation surrounding dogs and their preference for reggae music, I thought it might be rather fitting to take a look at a few of our favourite, dog-related album covers. From Kate Bush to Snoop Dogg and everything in between, I intend to take you on a journey that explores how these canine covers came to be...
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Pets Are a Child's Best Friend, Not Their Siblings

Pets Are a Child's Best Friend, Not Their Siblings

New research by the University of Cambridge and WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition finds children get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than with their brothers and sisters.
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Dog Friendly Events in the UK – February 2017

Dog Friendly Events in the UK – February 2017

February is the month of love. Show your four-legged friend how much you love them by coming along to one of these dog-friendly events or taking them for a long walk through some of the UK’s most beautiful scenery.
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Valentines Pet Safety Tips

Valentines Pet Safety Tips

As Valentine’s Day fast approaches and our pets become ever more besotted by the idea of intruding on what is supposedly the most intimate day of the year, here are a few pointers to avoid any canine conundrums…
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The Most Active Dogs in the UK

The Most Active Dogs in the UK

Dogs in Edinburgh are most exercised in the UK, according to research from UK dog website BorrowMyDoggy.
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Workout like a Dog

Workout like a Dog

If you’re looking to get fit this January, one charity has created a special bootcamp for you.

National pet charity Blue Cross has launched Work Out Like A Dog, the world’s first exercise class aimed at humans with exercises inspired by dogs. The charity is raising awareness of the importance of exercise for a dog's health and happiness, as high numbers of dogs arrive at their centres with behavioural problems stemming from boredom and lack of stimulation because they simply haven’t been exercised properly.
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Social Media Dogs

Social Media Dogs

According to a study released by BarkBox, a New York-based startup dedicated to delivering boxes of doggie goodies, American adults are nothing short of obsessed with their pets - posting about them on social media up to six times per week on average...
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The 'Dog Oscars'

The 'Dog Oscars'

Dogs have long been one of our favourite companions. Here George Welsby takes a look at a few films that have chosen man's best friend as their subject.
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