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Adopt an Animal with Mayo SPCA

If you have been thinking of getting a dog or cat, then look to adopt an animal. Think Adoption First. Meet NWSPCA, who are partnered with our store in Westport. Find out below how you can offer a forever home to one of the dogs or cats in their care. Who are they? Mayo SPCA exists to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome abandoned and neglected animals in Mayo. They are a voluntary organisation, made up of volunteers who believe in an animals right...

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How to find and choose a puppy trainer

From teaching your puppy basic obedience to advanced training for agility competitions, a great dog trainer can make all the Even if you have years of experience with dogs, a professional trainer can help you troubleshoot problems and hone your abilities. Plus, group classes have the wonderful benefit of socializing your dog. But how do you know when you’ve found the right trainer for your puppy? Finding the right dog trainer Joining a puppy or dog training class can be a great way to...

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Looking after your puppy’s dental health

We all want our puppies to be as healthy and as comfortable as possible. From feeding them the right food, to bringing them out on walks and taking them to the vet for their vaccines, 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 puppy’s teeth and give them a proper dental care routine? It’s one thing that can often get overlooked, but is...

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Making positive experiences for your puppy

The key to a happy, well socialised adult dog is ensuring they have lots of positive experiences as a puppy. Laying the groundwork early on for a well behaved dog is essential for your puppy's growth and development. However, the introduction of new experiences needs to be gradual and controlled. It must also be done when your puppy is relaxed and feels safe. It’s vital that puppies learn about everyday life in a positive way. Read our blog below on...

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5 Must-Dos for Grooming Your Puppy at Home

The best way to set your puppy up for an easy and stress-free experience at the grooming studio is to ensure they are used to the sensation of being groomed from an early age. They won't be able to visit the grooming studio, of course, until they've had their two vaccinations shots; however, that doesn't mean they shouldn't be brushed and bathed in the comfort of their own home. Read our blog below on our top tips on getting your...

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How to Throw a Party for your Dog

Thinking of throwing a 'pawty'? What better way to show our infinite love for our furry family members than by throwing a birthday 'pawty' for them? As our dogs become an increasingly central figure in the family unit, there's no doubt that there's been a significant growth in trends such as celebrating your pet’s birthday in recent years. According to our Pet Report of 2023, more than three quarters of the population celebrate their pets birthday annually, with the most common...

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Summer Essentials For Your Dog

With the sun beating down and the garden furniture out once again, it looks like summer is finally here. The warm weather and longer evenings means we're spending more time outdoors with our canine companions. As we whip out our suncream, ice coolers, and outdoor games, it’s important to think of our dogs’ needs, too. To help you out, we’ve found some of our favorite summer pet products to beat the heat while having fun outdoors. M-Pets Cooling Mat This cooling mat is...

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How to apply a spot on treatment

Applying a spot-on treatment doesn't need to be scary - in fact, it is very easy!. Below we have a very simple to follow step-by-step guide on how to apply it correctly. If you need help applying your spot-on treatment, our team can help you in-store. How to apply a spot-on treatment Spread the hair between your pet's shoulder blades Open the spot-on treatment and apply directly to the skin Allow the treatment to dry in and avoid petting them. Shop flea & tick spot-on...

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Introducing a New Cat into your Home

Welcoming a new cat into your home is an exciting time, but for the cat, adjusting to a new home can be a tense and frightening experience. It’s essential to remember that bringing a new feline friend into your home requires careful planning, consideration, and a lot of patience. In this blog post, we’ll show you how you can help your kitty settle into their new home, what to expect in their first few nights, and how to make them feel...

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Outdoor vs Indoor Cats

Some cats are homebirds who seem perfectly happy and comfortable to stay safe and cozy inside. Other felines may meow, wail, or even dash frantically for the door so they can go roam and explore the great outdoors. If you're trying to decide if your cat should be strictly indoors or only outdoors, we've put together some informatin about cat safety, health, and happiness to keep in mind when making this important decision. Pros of Keeping Your Cat Indoors Safety: Indoor cats...

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