How do I know if my dog is stressed or scared?

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Anxious? Fearful? Nervous? Scared or stressed? If you have used any of these words to describe your dog, you have probably witnessed them showing one or more of the dog anxiety behaviours below. Our dogs can get stressed and since we can understand how stress makes us feel, all pet owners should be aware and

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What do I do if my dog is a fussy eater?

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Is your dog not eating? Fussy eating? Wondering how to get your dog to eat? If you are reading this blog, some of these things may sound rather too familiar: Feeding your dog by hand Changing dog foods regularly Ending up feeding your dog human food just to get them to eat Standing over them

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5 things that can upset your dog’s tummy and how to help

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Digestive upsets can occur in any dog from time to time, and although not usually serious or long lasting they can be upsetting for owners and may cause discomfort for the dog. Some breeds of dog, or individuals, seem to have more delicate digestions than others and so being aware of your dog’s individual sensitivities

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We’re all going on a Summer holiday…and the dog is coming too!

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Hurray for the summer holiday! But just because you’re heading off on holiday, doesn’t mean your four-legged friend should be left behind. We’ve put together a top tip holiday guide to include the whole family and don’t forget to tick off the checklist. Travelling do’s and don’ts Take note of your dog’s microchip number and

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How to give your dog a natural boost

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Damiana & Kola Tablets are really a bit of a wonder tablet and has two wonderful uses in dogs. It contains three herbs, Damiana, Kola nut and Saw Palmetto extract, these are known for their anti-depressive, and energy-giving properties.  In fact Damiana was used by Native Americans as a nervous system stimulator and used to

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Cats Skin

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Cats can be tricky to read, if they’re flicking their tail, does it mean they’re happy or angry? It’s even harder to tell if something is wrong with them, which is why at Dorwest Herbs we’ve heard several customers ask, “why does my cat’s skin twitch?” and “why is my cat’s skin dry?” We share

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Beau: On the road to recovery

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Beau arrived at the German Shepherd Rescue Elite Essex Kennels where she was due to be put to sleep if they hadn’t stepped in to help her. At that point she was tremendously stressed and was completely scared of her own shadow and the slightest of noises. Beau was never really any good with men

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How and why should I wash my dog?

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Most dogs would rather skip bath time but alongside regular brushing, washing your dog is an equally important step of your dog’s grooming regime. As well as cleaning the coat and removing dust and mud, washing also helps remove any allergens such as pollen, that can be picked up whilst running in the grass. Here

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Understanding your cat

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CAT BEHAVIOURS EXPLAINED Just what is your cat trying to tell you? Rubbing against your legs or furniture This is my home, and I scent things to find my way around. Showing you its behind Don’t be offended, I’m just being friendly. We cats say hello to each other by sniffing tails, just like dogs.

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