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5 Things To Do Today to Keep Your Pet Safe

5 Things to Do Today to Keep Your Pet Safe As a pet parent, keeping your pet safe can be cause for worry and raise lots of questions about what is the 'right' thing today. In this blog post, we take a look at the five things that you can do today to check-in on your pet's wellbeing and ensure your four-legged friend stays safe this winter. As the evenings get darker and Halloween approaches we're taking a look at what...

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Can Dogs Be Vegan?

Can I Feed My Dog a Vegan Diet? Traditionally dog food has been made largely from meat, but does that mean that our dogs cannot be vegan? In this blog post we explore the rising polularity of plant based diets for dogs, and whether or not vegan dog food are really suitable for your dog. Dogs are Carnivore, right? A carnivore is an animal which obtains its food exclusively from meat, while an omnivore will eat both meat and plants, and can...

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Petmania Puppy of the Year 2021-Coming Soon!

Has your puppy got what it takes to be crowned Puppy of the Year 2021 and win €1500 worth of prizes? The hugely popular Petmania Puppy of the Year is coming back for 2021, with entries opening Monday 30th August! The competition will be run online for with €1,500 worth of prizes to be won by one very lucky puppy. Entries are open from Monday 30th August online at www.petmania.ie. Adorable pooches from across the country have just three weeks to...

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How to Brush a Double Coated Dog

If you are the pet parent of a double coated dog such as a Husky or Golden Retriever, you are probably all too familiar of how challenging it can be to keep them properly groomed. Making sure that their coat is looking their absolute best will require regular brushing—both at home and in a grooming studio. In this blog post, I’ll got through what a double coat is, how to properly maintain this coat, and our top must-have brushing tools. Laura...

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Separation Anxiety and Your Dog: How to Help

Whether you're returning to the office or going back to school, leaving your puppy or adult dog at home alone isn't an easy task. Some dogs adapt right away without their owners being around them throughout the day, while others may cry or bark excessively as soon as their owners walk out the door. It's essential to teach your dog that it's okay to left alone and that there's no need to panic; likewise, you must understand your puppy isn't...

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How to Choose a Kennel and Run for your Dog

If your dog likes to spend most of his time outside, it’s important he has a comfy kennel to retreat to when he needs some rest and escape from the elements. An enclosed dog run also gives them space to roam, while tie-outs are also a great way to give them freedom and yet keep them secure. Choosing a kennel and run can be overwhelming when there’s so much to think about. There are many different kennels and runs available...

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How to Choose a Bed For Your Dog

Every Dog Needs a Dog Bed Every dog needs a space to call its own; so a comfy bed he can relax in will be needed. There is a wide range of beds to choose from, including hard dog beds, soft dog cushions, orthopaedic mattresses and waterproof beds. As there are many types of dogs, there are many types of dog beds, so a lot of thought and consideration should go into your decision on what bed is best for your...

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What Does the Nutritional Information on a Pet Food Label Mean?

Understanding a food label and being able to decipher what it means is a really helpful and easy way to determine if a certain brand of food is suitable for your pet. Details on a food label give you the power to understand the difference between complicated advertising jargon, and knowing what is really in the food. In this blog post, we’ll show you exactly what each section of a pet food label means and how to choose the best...

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The Different Types of Dog Toys

Every dog will have a preference for how they like to play, whether it’s with other dogs, their owners, or by themselves. Toys are an excellent way to help dogs fuel their play instincts and release some built-up energy. All dogs will respond differently to toys and forms of play, depending on their natural instincts, personal preferences, and how you have trained them. In this blog post, we’ll go through all the different types of dog toys and which ones...

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Fitting a Harness For Your Dog

Finding the right harness for your dog is important so he can stay comfortable when out on his walks. If it’s too small, it can cause pain and discomfort; if too big, he can break loose, which can cause all sorts of mayhem! In this blog post, we’ll show you how to correctly fit your dog’s harness, how to measure, and the best types of harnesses for your breed of dog. Measuring Your Dog The first step to finding the right harness...

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