The Benefits of Glucosamine & Chondroitin for Your Dog’s Joints

In Herbal Expertise Joints By 4 comments

A good quality Glucosamine joint supplement for dogs and cats can be especially required when movement and suppleness of the connective tissues and cartilage may be compromised, due to normal wear and tear that happens with age or through injury. Glucosamine: What is it and why is it used? Glucosamine is an amino sugar that naturally

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Why your pets love Christmas too!

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Christmas is a time for food, family and festivities. Not only do you enjoy it but so does your pet. More guests and family around the home means more attention for your pets. That means more strokes and kisses, even the lipstick ones from Grandma! However many pets do find it a little stressful if

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How To Calm Down A Dog on Fireworks Night – Even at the Last Minute!

In Advisor's Blog Anxiety & Behaviour By 1 comments

During this festive season, you know that Fireworks are going to occur often and they’ll be scary for your pet; especially for dogs on bonfire night. Don’t worry, there’s plenty you can do to help your dog’s anxiety and settle your pet. Here are some last minute ideas on how to naturally calm down your

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6 Springtime dangers for pets

In Advisor's Blog General Health By 2 comments

Spring has officially sprung and it’s nice to be able to get out in the garden once again, and the best thing any pet owner can do is to be educated on potential garden dangers, as some of the plants and products we commonly use in our garden can be very toxic to animals. 1.Plants

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Why is my dog eating ‘Sticky Weed’ / Clivers / Goosegrass

In Advisor's Blog Animal Behaviour General Health By 29 comments

I have been meaning to write this blog post about Stickyweed for a few weeks now, and I haven’t had the chance to forget to as I get reminded every time my dogs do an excellent impression of grazing cows at the hedge side! I am always amazed at their enthusiasm and determination to eat

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Pawscars ‘Exhibitor of the Year’ Nominees 2018

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The Pawscars is the culmination of the show dog year that aims to congratulate those who have excelled in their expertise. We are always excited for ‘Exhibitor of the Year’ category as we have sponsored this category for 5 years as it’s an award to highlight those exhibitors who have excelled not just in the

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Are we nearly there yet? Travel sickness explained

In Animal Behaviour Anxiety & Behaviour By 2 comments

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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Disgusting, we know – but Why do dogs eat poo? Read our post to find out why

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Coprophagia is the name given to the habit of eating poo, mainly seen in younger dogs but it can become a habit. Although an unpleasant practice it is a common one, and at Dorwest we receive many calls asking for advice on the subject. So to help understand and hopefully eradicate the problem we have

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Manchester Championship Show 2015

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Well this year’s Manchester Dog Show was particularly poignant for Dorwest, as always the show was busy and had an excellent atmosphere! But beforehand at Dorwest HQ we had been busy planning something a ‘little bit special’ along with friends and other traders at the show. And that ‘little bit special’ was a leaving party

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