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Time to Ditch the Ball Flinger

Time to Ditch the Ball Flinger

We may need to rethink the way in which we exercise our dogs. It might be tempting to throw a ball as far as possible for your dog using a ball flinger but there are potential dangers!  Being full of the joys of spring can turn into a sudden disaster for the dog chasing the ball, or an insidious build-up of stresses and strains over time. Yasmin Porritt of Yorkshire Pooches Therapies explains more and suggests alternative exercises and enrichment you can do with your dog to keep them fit and healthy.

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Seasonal Feeding: Making the Most of Fresh Ingredients

Seasonal Feeding: Making the Most of Fresh Ingredients

Nature’s larder provides us with a huge variety of produce at the perfect time when it will be of most benefit to us nutritionally. With a few small changes, we can all benefit from eating seasonally which is better for us, our dogs and the environment. Canine expert Caroline Hearn of Hedgerow Hounds explains the benefits of feeding fresh seasonal produce as part of your dog’s diet with some suggestions for spring, summer, autumn and wintertime.

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Peticide

Peticide

Dr Mark Elliott questions the routine use of pesticides on our animals and asks is the veterinary industry, and related pet businesses, participating in the systemic destruction of human and animal health as well as the environment?

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Supporting a Dog with Kidney Disease

Supporting a Dog with Kidney Disease

Jack is my 15-year-old Jack Russell. He is incontinent and has kidney disease, but it’s not the end of the world. Supporting Jack has been significantly helped by integrated vet care which treats him as an individual with his own specific needs. As well as a mix of conventional and complementary treatments such as herbs, homeopathy and nutraceuticals, this individualised medicine approach has included tailoring his diet. Jack’s excessive drinking and incontinence have become much reduced. We have also incorporated several tricks into making life as easy as possible for him and for us.

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Fireworks: Tips for Terrified Dogs

Fireworks: Tips for Terrified Dogs

Many animal owners and guardians dread the onset of firework season whether it’s Bonfire Night, New Year’s Eve or random celebrations. There are many things you can do to help prepare your dog – or any other animal – and enable them to cope with these potentially traumatic situations. We asked canine behaviourist Julie Moss to tell us more. This article largely relates to dogs, but a lot of information is applicable to any animal that is distressed by fireworks.

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Why some animals get firework phobia

Why some animals get firework phobia

How A Natural Response To Fear Can Worsen To Become A Severe Problem By Julie Moss BSc. Hons, AdvCertVPhys, Dip.APhys. This blog examines how an unnatural fear response to fireworks occurs. Ways you can help your pet overcome these problems are to be found here. What...

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Relaxing your dog with Body Talk

Relaxing your dog with Body Talk

Body Talk is an Energy Therapy that helps to restore balance in areas of your body/mind complex where imbalance has arisen.  Every part of our body and mind is connected to, and in constant communication with, every other part of our body and mind.

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The Christmas Mouse

The Christmas Mouse

The mouse had heard a few beasts flump down on the straw in his time, but this was the quietest, the weariest. The donkey’s long ears flopped either side of his face as he landed, framing enormous brown eyes that drooped with tiredness. He peered at the mouse. “Is...

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The Magic of Christmas

The Magic of Christmas

The Christmas story – in common with similar tales from around the world – is full of hope and healing, and the bond we have with animals shines though…..

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Bob the Christmas Cat

Bob the Christmas Cat

“Twas the night before Christmas….”
Well, it wasn’t so much “Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse”!
More like cat flaps that go bump in the night ….

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Supporters’ Tips for Winter

Supporters’ Tips for Winter

It’s nearly Christmas and winter has arrived with a vengeance after a very long, mild and pretty wet season. Many of us are experiencing minus temperatures, snow, ice and cold winds. So, we thought we’d pull together some information and share some of our Supporters Top Tips for winter!! 

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Addressing Canine Separation Anxiety

Addressing Canine Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety can be challenging for dogs, causing distress when they are apart from their cherished human or animal companion. Even separation from a constant canine friend can trigger anxiety in some dogs. The best support we can offer is to develop independence whilst we are with them at home, allowing them to be calm and content when left alone. We asked canine behaviourist Caroline Spencer to explain how to identify, avoid or overcome canine separation anxiety and provide some top tips for pet parents.

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Remembering Animals in War

Remembering Animals in War

We’d like to mark the enormous sacrifice people and animals have given in times of war, sometimes without choice and often above and beyond the call of duty. This blog honours the many animals who have helped and continue to help safeguard our future.

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War Dogs Remembered

War Dogs Remembered

“Of course, you do know why we run dog agility and working trials as we do.” Like a thunderbolt, these words ignited an emotion in Julia Robertson that would change her life forever and inspire her to found War Dogs Remembered….

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