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How to know if your dog needs to wear a jacket

How to know if your dog needs to wear a jacket

With online searches for dog coats going up dramatically as parts of the UK prepare for freezing temperatures, some may wonder - how do you know if a dog needs to wear a jacket? Here are some tips from tails.com to determine when your dog should and shouldn’t wear a coat.
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Preparing for staycations: pet safety in the car

Preparing for staycations: pet safety in the car

Plans of foreign holidays will once again be shelved for millions of Brits in favour of 'staycations', both due to Coronavirus and the increased difficulty of taking one's dog abroad after Brexit. Anyone planning staycations should make sure to keep their four-legged family members safe on road trips - and here's how.
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Five tips to prepare pets for your return to work

Five tips to prepare pets for your return to work

Some offices are pet-friendly, but it is not always possible to take our pets to work with us. As many return to the workplace, pets left once again alone for several hours may struggle to adjust – especially the so-called “lockdown pets”.

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“Medically unmanageable” Cushing’s disease case resolved with surgery

“Medically unmanageable” Cushing’s disease case resolved with surgery

A ten-year-old crossbreed called Jenkins had to go through complex lifesaving surgery to resolve a “medically challenging” case of Cushing’s disease.
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Betty White Challenge - what is it?

Betty White Challenge - what is it?

After the passing of actress, comedian and animal lover Betty White on New Year’s Eve, her fans decided to celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday by donating to animal charities in her honour.
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Odd objects found in pets over Christmas

Odd objects found in pets over Christmas

With decorations around the house, presents under the tree and food on every surface, sometimes temptation gets the best of the most well-behaved pets – and then it’s up to the vet to recover all the odd things they decided to turn into a snack!
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Ten toxic plants to keep away from your dog this Christmas

Ten toxic plants to keep away from your dog this Christmas

Christmas is on the way and many of us are starting to decorate our homes with plants – although experts advise not to kiss too much under the mistletoe! Kiss or no kiss, though, dog owners need to keep in mind that mistletoe is toxic to dog – and so are several plants we associate with Christmas cheer...
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Slimmer of the year: 100 kilos dog sheds almost half his weight

Slimmer of the year: 100 kilos dog sheds almost half his weight

Staff at the RSPCA Ashley Heath Animal Centre couldn’t believe their eyes when Alaskan malamute Trojan arrived. It is not rare for dogs to be overweight or obese, but the ten-year-old dog’s weight was unlike anything they had seen before: he weighted 101 kilos, roughly the same as a baby elephant.
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Christmas gifts ideas for your dog

Christmas gifts ideas for your dog

Christmas is well on its way, and we all are scrambling for gift ideas for friends and relatives - and in some cases, for our pets! If this applies to you, here are a few gift ideas for your four-legged best friend.

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Vet warns about the dangers of de-icing products as temperatures drop

Vet warns about the dangers of de-icing products as temperatures drop

With temperatures dropping, vets are warning pet owners to take extra caution during the cold spell with salt, grit and antifreeze proving fatal to pets.
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Top tips for exercising pets indoors this winter

Top tips for exercising pets indoors this winter

Rolling out of bed early in the morning to hitting our exercise targets and even walking the dog can prove to be challenging in the cold winter months. So, to ensure our four-legged friends get the daily exercise they need, what other activities can we do with them if we miss a walk?
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Don’t Get Petfished This Christmas

Don’t Get Petfished This Christmas

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched its Christmas Don’t Get Petfished campaign, cautioning the public against buying puppies, kittens, cats and dogs from unscrupulous sellers ahead of Christmas.
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