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My Puppy Has Fleas and Ticks-What Do I Do?

As a new puppy parent, you want to ensure your little pup has a happy and healthy puppyhood. This includes taking him for his vaccinations, exercise and play, socialising with other puppies, and of course, providing preventative flea treatments. Fleas are tiny yet nasty bugs that like to live in your pup’s coat and feed off his blood from sucking it through the skin. Recognising the signs of a flea infestation is important so you can get rid of them...

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How to Help My Teething Puppy

Raising a puppy is an exciting and joyous experience, but can come with its share of challenges, such as the dreaded puppy 'teething' stage. Like human babies, puppies develop an urge to chew anything and everything once they grow new teeth. Puppies’ teeth tend to be pointed and sharp, which is why they are sometimes referred to as ‘needle teeth.’ To prevent your furniture getting destroyed or little mouths nipping at your toes, it’s essential you find alternative ways to satisfy...

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Irish setter dog in hot weather with sunglasses on

Protecting Your Pet in the Hot Weather

As the sunshine makes a comeback across Ireland and the temperatures begin to rise once again, pet owners across the country are making their way outside to enjoy the good weather with their furry friends. Like their humans, most pets enjoy the warm weather, but it is important to stay vigilant and aware of any signs of distress or discomfort. Dogs and cats can become dehydrated and overheat very quickly in hot weather, and are at risk of heatstroke....

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How To Deal With Separation Anxiety in Your Dog

Heading back to school or back to the office? While this may be a joyous occasion for some, your dog may be feeling otherwise. Whether you’re returning to the workplace or going back to school, leaving your dog at home alone isn’t an easy task. Having enjoyed constant affection and unlimited access and to their humans for the last few months, dogs around the country now find themselves alone during the day again. A change of routine can be disruptive...

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Keeping your Pet Calm During Bad Weather

Helping Your Pet in Bad Weather Claps of thunder and flashes of lightning can be enough to make anyone jump, but your pet may have a different experience. Bad weather and stormy forecasts present a real challenge to our four legged friends, who may start to pant, bark, or hide behind the sofa, frightened of what’s going on outside. It’s heart breaking for any pet owner to watch their dog or cat quivering in fear. Although Ireland is lucky that tornados...

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Finding The Right Vet For Your Pet

When bringing home your puppy for the first time, one of the first things you should be doing is taking him to the vet for a check-up. Vaccinations, neutering, worm doses…your puppy will be visiting the vets quite a few times before his first birthday and throughout his life, so make sure to find a reputable and trustworthy vet. Whether you’re a first time dog-owner or an experienced dog parent looking for a new vet for your loyal friend,...

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How To Tell If Your Puppy Is Growing Okay

One thing you’ll notice the few weeks after bringing home your new puppy is how quickly he is growing. Puppies grow very fast, and after the first week they have already doubled in size from their birth weight. Knowing how big your dog is going to be can help you accommodate for a lot of his needs, such as how much you should be feeding him and finding well-fitted collars. This of course is all essential information that guarantees your...

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Worming Your Puppy

What Are Worms? Worms are a very common parasite in dogs and tend to live in their intestines and respiratory systems. They are one of the most frequent causes of serious illness in puppies, so it’s essential that you treat your puppy for worms as soon as you bring them home. Familiarising yourself with the symptoms and establishing a puppy worming schedule is important if you want to protect your dog from these parasites. How Often Should I Worm My Puppy? Puppies...

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Small jack russell puppy looking sad after neutering at the vets

Neutering Your Puppy-What You Need To Know

What is Neutering? Neutering is a surgical procedure that removes the reproductive organs and prevents your dog from reproducing. In female dogs, it is called spaying. Neutering provides many benefits for both male and female dogs. It is important to make sure your new puppy gets neutered, as avoiding this surgery can cause some unwanted issues later down the line in your dog’s life. This operation is carried out under general anaesthetic. In male dogs the surgery is quite straightforward; A...

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Vaccinations and your Puppy

Why Should I Vaccinate My Puppy? Bringing home a new puppy is a very exciting time. There’s a list as long as your arm of things to prepare for the new arrival-food bowls, beds, puppy pads, crates, toys…you want to make sure your new four legged friend is as comfortable and as happy as they can be. Providing the right care and treatment is essential to maintaining your puppy’s health, and getting your puppy's vaccinations is one of the most important...

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