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Food Allergy in Dogs

Food Allergy in Dogs Just like us, dogs can be affected by a food allergy or intolerance. It often causes itchiness and stomach problems, but can also manifest itself into something more severe and dangerous. Food allergies most commonly reveal themselves when dogs are less than a year old, but they can develop at any stage in their life. Even if your pet has been eating a particular food for months or for years, they can still develop an allergy to...

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How to Clean your Dog’s Teeth – Dental Care Guide

Cleaning Your Dog's Teeth and Their Dental Care We all want our dogs to be as healthy and as comfortable as possible. From feeding them the right foods, to bringing them out on walks and taking them to the vet, we do everything we can to ensure our beloved four legged friends are in the best shape. But do you know how to clean your dog's teeth and give them a proper dental care routine? It's one thing that can...

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How to spot fleas on your dog or cat

How to Spot Fleas on Your Dog or Cat – and how to get rid of them! Fleas are tiny yet nasty bugs that like to live in your pet’s coat and feed off his blood from sucking it through the skin. Doesn’t sound too great does it? In this blog post we’re going to help you spot the signs of fleas on your dog or cat, show you how to get rid of them, and stop them from coming...

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How Do I Brush My Dog’s Curly Coat?

How to Brush Your Curly Haired Dog’s Coat Curly coated dogs, like the name suggest, have short tight curls all over their body. Breeds like the Bichon Frise, Poodle and Airedale Terrier all have coats like this. There is a common misconception that curly coated dog's don't shed, but this isn't true - all dogs that have hair will shed, so regular brushing will take out the dead hairs, protecting your dog from potential matting, and helping to reduce the...

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How Do I Brush My Dog’s Long Coat?

How to Brush Your Long Haired Dog's Coat Longer haired dog breeds like Maltese Terriers, Bearded Collies, Japanese Spitz and the Lhasa Apso have beautiful long hair that needs daily care to help keeping it looking fabulous, so in this blog post I'm going to show you what to do to keep your longer haired dog looking and feeling great! The main purpose of your dog's long luscious locks is to regulate your best friend's temperature - helping to keep her...

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How Do I Clean My Dog’s Ears

How, and Why, Do I Clean My Dog's Ears? Keeping your dog's ears clean is really important to help prevent nasty ear infections, inflammation or ear mites which can cause you dog's great distress. Breeds with longer ears, and working dogs that spend a lot of time outdoors, are more prone than others to build-up of dirt and potential ear infections than shorter haired breeds. Getting into the habit of checking your dog's ears you'll soon figure out how frequently her...

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How Do I Clip My Dog’s Nails

How Should I Trim My Dog's Nails Keeping your dog's nails trim it's just important to stop them scratching you when they jump up for a hug, it's also vital to ensure good paw health, and if left to overgrown, can cause pain, discomfort, and sometimes irreversible damage to your dog's foot. I would recommend getting your young puppy used to having his nails trimmed from about 4 months old. Starting early will help your pup to learn that nail trims...

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5 Easy Tips for Choosing the Right Pet Food

5 Easy Tips for Choosing the Right Food for Your Cat or Dog Choosing a food for your dog or cat will need some careful consideration, but with our Top 5 Tips, we will help you choose the right pet food every time. 1. Choose a Food That Suits Your Pet's Age The age of your pet is a vital factor when choosing her food. Under 1 year, and your puppy or kitten will be growing rapidly and will needs lots of...

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What Should I feed My Cat?

Carol Doyle, BSc VN DVM Carol DoyIe is a small pet veterinarian in a practice in Ashbourne, Co. Meath and is the human companion to her cats, Nala and Donal, two horses - Indie and Bella, and her dog Phoebe. As a guest blogger and advisor, Carol shares her professional advice with pet owners, answering many of the questions that she gets asked regularly in-clinic. What Should I Feed My Cat? I often get asked what is the best cat food so in...

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Food Diary for Cats

Keeping a Food Diary for Your Cat Keeping a food diary can help you monitor the food and treats you are feeding and understand where your cat is getting extra calories from, and helping you to set your pet on the right track to maintaining a healthy Body Condition Score and weight. Download Our Food Diary Download our food diary and use it to record all of your cat's meals and treats to help find a pattern for when and why your...

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