7 Easy Tricks to Teach Your Dog | Train Your Dog Month

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This January, as part of Train Your Dog Month, The Association of Professional Dog Trainers is encouraging dog owners to teach their four legged friends some everyday manners. Positive reward training is fun for both the dog and owner and is a great way to strengthen the bond between you. This involves rewarding your dog

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Dogs in the news- September 2018

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It’s been a busy month for dogs in the news this month, and we especially like it when it’s great news stories! Here’s some of the most important news we’ve come across lately: End to puppy and kitten farming Lucy’s Law celebrated the government’s announcement that it will ban the sale of puppies and kittens

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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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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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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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Why Is My Dog Eating Sticky Weed / Clivers / Goosegrass

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I’m sure every owner has a vivid memory spring to mind of their dog doing an excellent impression of grazing cows at the hedge. It’s amazing how much enthusiasm and determination they have to eat as much of the herb as possible! But not to worry, dogs eating sticky weed is actually far more common

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Travelling with your pet? Karen Wild talks travel sickness

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Travelling any distance with your dog might be something they do not regularly do, so here are some handy ways to make the journeys stress-free for you and your canine best pal.   Existing car sickness may be a worry, so firstly, check that your dog is fine on short journeys a long time before

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Yeasty smelly skin? No more nasty niffs for Hamish

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Hamish, a 10 year old Westie, had an ongoing yeast infection which caused him to lose his fur and made his skin black, thick and smelly. Hamish came to his owner Pauline when she was a foster carer for Westie Rescue Scheme and after endless visits to the vets, trying and testing different products, there

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