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Staying safe in the car...

Staying safe in the car...

A survey commissioned by Ford has revealed that 32 per cent of dog-owning drivers admit to not safely securing their pets whilst driving, thus putting themselves, passengers and other road users at high risk. 

Restraining dogs in a car is a legal requirement in many countries, and is not only safer for the animals but also for drivers, passengers and other road users.

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Which harness is the best for your dog?

Which harness is the best for your dog?

There are plenty of reasons to use a dog harness instead of a collar. For dogs that pull on the lead, or dogs with health issues, a harness may be the better option. Harnesses are fantastic for small or short-faced breeds as they are especially susceptible to pain or injury from pressure around the neck. Harnesses provide better control, and so work better for training and with dogs that pull on the lead. So how do you pick the best harness for your dog?
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Choosing The Right Bed For Your Dog

Choosing The Right Bed For Your Dog

Does your dog sleep in your bed? Or maybe the sofa? Although these may be feasible options, it is also important for them to have a quiet and comfortable place to get some rest without any disturbances. So what's the best type of bed for your dog?
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Is your dog emotionally attached to their toy?

Is your dog emotionally attached to their toy?

Researchers from the University of Bristol Vet School and School of Psychological Science want to hear from dog owners for a new study on pets’ attachment to toys.
The researchers are looking at emotional attachment to specific toys, like the behaviour seen in young children who form strong attachments to blankets and soft toys.
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Favourite "small breed" dog products

Favourite "small breed" dog products

Generally, a small dog is considered to weigh less than 22lbs or be shorter than 16 inches. A few of the most popular small dog breeds include: Yorkshire Terrier, Dachshund and Chihuahua. Small dogs have started to become surrogate children and like children's shopping, dog owners also enjoy shopping and buying for their "fur babies." Whether you are a new owner who needs guidance on what you need, or an experienced dog owner who is looking for ideas, we would like to help. Here are products we recommend if you have a small breed of dog.
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New study shows obesity can cut your dog’s lifespan by two and a half years

New study shows obesity can cut your dog’s lifespan by two and a half years

Research from the University of Liverpool and Mars Petcare’s WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition has revealed overweight dogs are more likely to have shorter lives than those at ideal body weights.
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Solving Pet Food Problems

Solving Pet Food Problems

For thousands of years, dogs have been a man’s best friend. Now, more than ever before, people are spending billions on their pooches, which is the result of a stable growth in pet ownership. This is fuelled by a record-breaking number of millennials owning furry friends. Nearly 35% of all pet owners are now millennials, surpassing baby-boomers by 3%. 43% of those who don’t have the pleasure of owning a dog told researchers that they want one in the future. So, you could say, it’s very popular to own a dog in the UK.
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How to celebrate your pooch's birthday in style

How to celebrate your pooch's birthday in style

It’s safe to say that our dogs are part of the family. Three in four dog owners celebrate their pets’ birthdays, as they would any other member of the family. Many throw parties, buy birthday cakes, and merrily sing Happy Birthday to their pooch on their big day. This is a direct outcome of the humanisation we see across the pet industry today. There is a bigger market than ever for pet-celebrations. Here at PurfectlyYappy.com, we understand how important it is for your pet to have a special day, so we provide everything you may need to make it happen.
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Dogs Trust rehome first dog of the year – on the first day of the year

Dogs Trust rehome first dog of the year – on the first day of the year

It’s going to be a happy New Year for a Bichon Frise Cross who has found her forever home on the first day of 2019 – thanks to Dogs Trust Leeds.
One-year-old Bonnie has stolen the hearts of Wetherby dog-lovers Steve and Val Hardy and staff at the rehoming centre said their farewells as she went to her new home at the very start of the New Year.
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Heroic search and rescue dog Ember wins national competition

Heroic search and rescue dog Ember wins national competition

Yorkshire–based pet insurance provider The Insurance Emporium recently held a competition to find some of the UK’s most heroic pets. An amazing response saw emotional pet hero stories sent from all over the UK – however there could only be one winner.
Although it was hard to choose, staff at the Insurance Emporium voted for Jersey dog Ember, one of the Channel Islands’ first search and rescue dogs, who won herself a well-deserved year’s supply of dog food.
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Older pets vets' bills 3 x times more expensive

Older pets vets' bills 3 x times more expensive

Considering whether or not it’s worth insuring your elderly pet? This may help you decide as data from Agria Pet Insurance has found that average vet bills for animals aged nine and over are almost three times more than the average of pets aged four or younger.
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REVEALED: The UK’s Most Pampered Pooches This Christmas

REVEALED: The UK’s Most Pampered Pooches This Christmas

With the dog population being at a staggering 8.9 billion and 24% of UK adults owning a dog, according to the PDSA, there is no surprise that being a part of the family has owners barking mad on treating and pampering their beloved pets, and with Christmas just around the corner it makes the perfect excuse to spoil your pooch. Find out the top ten cities spending the most on gifts for their pooch this Christmas.
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