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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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Keeping Animals Safe in Hot Weather

Keeping Animals Safe in Hot Weather

With temperatures soaring once again across much of the UK, we thought it a good idea to pass on some of our supporters’ top tips for keeping your animals cool in hot weather. Animals may get uncomfortable and stressed and this might quickly lead to heatstroke. It’s important to avoid this at all costs. This blog looks at the signs to look for, what to do if it happens and how to avoid heatstroke.

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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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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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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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Jack’s Tick Journey

Jack’s Tick Journey

With a background in river and wetland conservation, Isobel Hunt was aware of the threats that pollution poses to the biodiversity of these precious habitats. As a user of integrative veterinary care, she also knew the importance of minimising the chemical load affecting her Jack Russell. This is an example of how it is possible to approach tick management to optimise health and environmental benefits.

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