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Detection dogs trained to find Japanese knotweed – the most invasive plant in UK

Detection dogs trained to find Japanese knotweed – the most invasive plant in UK

Homeowners have two new allies in the fight against the invasive Japanese knotweed: Mick and Mack, a pair of one-year-old Fox Red Labrador Retrievers, are the first dogs in the UK specially trained to detect Japanese knotweed rhizome.
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Vets warn against playing with sticks as dog recovers from horrifying injuries

Vets warn against playing with sticks as dog recovers from horrifying injuries

Vet charity PDSA is warning dog owners to avoid throwing sticks after a five-year-old Jack Russell cross called Marley was left with life-threatening injuries during a game of fetch.
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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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Is renting with pets getting easier?

Is renting with pets getting easier?

Renting with pets is difficult but getting easier, according to property website Zoopla. This comes as welcome news to pet owners, as having a pet often leads to fewer renting options in what’s already a difficult market...
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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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Meet the rescue dogs helping their owners during lockdown

Meet the rescue dogs helping their owners during lockdown

As Battersea Dogs and Cats Home launched Rescues to the Rescue, to celebrate "the joy and comfort rescue pets are bringing their owners", well over a thousand people have submitted video clips and pictures of their rescue dogs and cats "brightening up their lockdown lives"...
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Lucky greyhound finds home with Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts

Lucky greyhound finds home with Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts

Rescued from the greyhound racing industry by Forever Hounds Trust, five-year-old Suzie just had a second stroke of luck: she has been adopted by Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts and his wife Shirley, a Patron and long-time supporter of Forever Hounds Trust.
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A puppy called “Lockdown”? Thousands vote in rescue puppy naming poll

A puppy called “Lockdown”? Thousands vote in rescue puppy naming poll

More than 15,000 people took part to the online poll to choose names for a litter of five puppies that were born at Dogs Trust during the Coronavirus pandemic. Here are the results...
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New Gear for Summer 2020

New Gear for Summer 2020

Summer 2020 has us gearing up to dig into what it means to find purpose and healing in the outdoors with our dogs. We're using the downtime to strengthen our connections and ignite our imagination for the road ahead – dreaming up new ways to explore with our ever-faithful canine companions.
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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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How to Train an Adventure Puppy

How to Train an Adventure Puppy

I made a huge mistake at the beginning with my new puppy, Bodie. I fell into the very common trap of expecting my third Australian Shepherd to be like my other two.
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