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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Is Halloween spooking your pet?

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This time of year has always been a potentially scary and stressful time for your pet with noisy Firework displays around Bonfire Night.  But since Halloween has grown significantly in popularity over recent years, this adds a whole other problem. Remember dogs don’t know Halloween is just a bit of light hearted fun, to them

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How my dog Addy coped with his firework fear

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Here is a story from one of our Dorwest customers, all about how her English Setter Addy coped with his fireworks fear last Autumn. Sadly Addy is no longer with Gail and the rest of the family but she wanted to share his story Addy’s Firework Fear Both my dogs were rescue ones. Addy came

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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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Are we nearly there yet? Travel sickness explained

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With another holiday season just round the corner it’s that time again when we start thinking about packing up the family and our pets and heading off on a short break. However dogs can get travel sickness just like humans do, even on the shortest of journeys and this can sometimes be a stressful time, but

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A guide to using our products for Fireworks Night

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Well, fireworks night (or month in some areas) is just around the corner. We have been inundated with calls from pet owners for Scullcap & Valerian Tablets and Valerian Compound so they are stocked up and ready for the bangs! We are often asked “how much do I need to give to my pet?” Well

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Herbal Health Tips for Summer Problems Part 2

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Summer thunderstorms and noises   The downside of this hot weather is that inevitably when it eventually breaks we get some violent thunderstorms and these can be scary for our pets. As we don’t have these storms regularly most pets, especially young ones, find the noises and lightning flashes disturbing as it is not something they

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