How to help your Rescue Dog settle into their new home

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Rescue dogs – A forever dog for a forever home  I love the description for a rehomed dog, of looking for their ‘forever home’. Of course, all dogs should be ‘forever’, but sometimes situations in life change and leave the dog without owners that can care for him or her.   Fortunately as caring animal

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How to start feeding raw to your dog

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Raw feeding is growing in popularity and we have lots of customers who tell us how their dog has benefited in many ways from a diet change to raw food.  We also get asked for information on how to start feeding raw, so we asked James Beattie who has a really great Instagram account Pretty

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Dorwest to the rescue!

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We are really excited that this year Dorwest are extending their calming hand to UK Dog Rescue Centres up and down the country to help dogs in a rescue environment that struggle with anxiety and noise phobia. We are asking YOU to nominate your favourite rescue centre by visiting the Dorwest social media accounts (Facebook,

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Help calm your dog this Fireworks Season

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Dorwest are here to help No sooner is the summer turning to autumn are we are busy planning for Bonfire Night and the whole ‘ fireworks season’ this time of year can be especially stressful for pets and humans alike. If your dog suffers from even a mild noise phobia the months of October and

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Don’t Panic with Karen Wild

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Helping your pet through the firework season. Is it too late to do anything to help your dog or cat now that the season is upon us? It may be that you didn’t realise that they would be affected until the first bangs and whizzes exploded outside your home. Even a pet that hasn’t previously

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Karen Wild’s Firework Countdown

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Is there any good news if your pet is one that becomes stressed and unhappy around Fireworks season?   The answer is, yes! There are lots of things we can do in preparation to settle them down, so here is an easy-to-achieve 3-2-1 countdown. You still have plenty of time, so let’s get (quietly) cracking.

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Canine Massage – Why do I need vet consent?

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Our friends at the K9 Massage Guild have written this great article we would like to share with you. With the increase in ‘alternative therapies’ for our pets it is really important to use properly trained professionals, you really do owe it to your dog or cat to use a trained therapist and make sure

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Peanut Butter – Is it safe for your dog?

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There have been many articles and stories in the press and on social media recently about the possible dangers of giving Peanut Butter to dogs, so we thought you might find it useful to have some more information on this.  We’ve done some research and this is what we’ve found out, we hope it helps.

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Skin – Do you raw feed your dog?

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It’s become the biggest change in dog feeding for many years as more and more owners turn to feeding raw meat to their pets.  Here at Dorwest we feed our dogs this way and have done so for more years than we care to remember, and so we are ideally placed to understand the concerns

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Finn’s Last Chance

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When Finn first arrived at Last Chance Hotel Animal Rescue in Cornwall, we thought he would die within days. He had a massive skin infection due to a flea allergy, ear infections and was extremely underweight as well as having muscle wastage and arthritis in his back legs. He was rushed to the vet, who

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