Back to school blues for your dog

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The summer holidays are almost over, and there is a scent of autumn in the air. New school shoes have all been shopped for and it is nearly time for the kids to return to school days again. The traffic will change to the busier term time, too. We humans understand all about this time

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First Aid for Dogs

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A lot of us know how to give first aid to a person who is in need, but what about when our dog might need it?  We’ve been thinking a lot recently about what we would do for our dogs if an accident or other emergency situation occurred.  We have quite a few dogs at

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Could my dog be grieving?

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Bereavement in dogs Has your dog lost their best doggy pal, or perhaps an owner has passed away leaving your dog listless and withdrawn?  Do you think they are grieving? It is heartrending to lose someone, whether a pet or human family member. Remembering that all of our pets are part of the family is

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5 reasons why Tree Barks Powder soothes poorly tums!

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Digestive issues in your dog (or cat) can vary from the occasional windy or gurgly tummy to diarrhoea, pancreatic insufficiency or something more serious.  The most important point is if you are at all concerned please visit a veterinary professional for their expert advice. This will allow anything serious to be diagnosed, treated or even

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How you can help your dog through a phantom pregnancy

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Phantom pregnancy is a condition which is a tiresome one for the owner as well as the dog.  Bitches who suffer from this can often go on to experience it at every subsequent season.  You often will notice the obvious physical symptoms such as milk production and swollen teats. But also sometimes emotional symptoms too

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Summer dangers for your pet and how to help

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Whether it’s piping hot or a touch cooler this Summer certain problems with our pets often arise. We have therefore put together some herbal tips to help combat these common problems. Fleas and ticks The population of both these parasites rise during the warmer months with increased breeding. The bites of fleas can irritate and

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Settling your puppy into their new home

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Congratulations, you have decided to add to your family with a new doggy companion! What an exciting time, and what a lot to plan for. Follow our insider expert tips to make certain your new puppy gets the best human family they deserve.  If you haven’t yet chosen your puppy, make certain they are absolutely

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Overcoming Sonny’s itchy skin

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Nicola is Sonny the Lurchers owner and here she explains their story of Sonny and his irritated skin Itchy Paws “Sonny is now a 4 year old lurcher,  but his itchy paws started when he was about a year old. His toes are kind of webbed with hair growing between and he just started to

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Hot under the collar? Your dog’s skin disorder

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Although the weather is taking it’s time to warm up this year, we are already getting an increase in Customers who contact us about their dogs having seasonal, non-specific skin disorders. Over the coming weeks we’re going to be sharing a series of blog articles that are designed to give you all the information you need to understand about

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So what actually is a ‘Skin Disorder’?

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Our first blog starts at the very beginning, what actually is a skin disorder?….. expertly written by Dr Claire Miller BVetMed CertAVP MRCVS. Your skin is often referred to as the largest organ of the human body and the same is true for our furry friends. With a myriad of functions, the skin is always

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