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Dog Advice

01/05/2017
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How To Bathe a Puppy

This bank holiday weekend, we’re giving you 20% OFF Groomers Shampoos with code BANKHOL20, so now is a great time to stock up on your puppy shampoo! Want to know how to safely bathe your puppy? Read our tips and find out: You should bathe your puppy when they are visibly dirty or smelly to keep then clean. How often will depend on the puppy, as some are particularly dirty and will need a bath regularly while others may not. When is it safe to bathe? Ideally, your puppy should... Read More

30/04/2017
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How Often Should I Bathe My Dog?

How often you bathe your dog really depends on a couple of factors: How often they get dirty or smelly If they need a medicated bath regularly As a general rule, bathing once a month is fine for most dogs to keep on top of dirt and odour. Some dogs that have wonderfully clean coats can get away with being bathed less regularly than this. Dogs that have very oily or houndy-smelling coats may be bathed more frequently to keep their coats clean and fresh. Please avoid bathing your pet... Read More

26/04/2017

The Ultimate Cage Mat!

Want something that’s easy to clean for you and comfortable for your pet? Why not spoil them with an Easy Wipe Premium Cage Mat? They’re great for any dog, but are particularly useful for older dogs or puppies that may have low bladder control, as they’re extremely quick and easy to clean! Robust and practical Available in set sizes and bespoke sizes to make them unique to your pet, their cage or their crate 5cm deep high-density foam for the ultimate comfort Completely waterproof, with heat-welded seams Simply wipe or... Read More

20/04/2017

Puppy Socialisation Tips

Why Do Puppies Need Socialising? Socialising puppies involves lots of pleasant encounters with other animals, humans and environments. It’s easy to do, and it could mean the difference between a fearful dog and one that is happy and willing to make new friends. How Do I Socialise My Puppy? The younger the puppy, the easier it is and the quicker it will learn. Between 3 and 12 weeks, the puppy needs to be in contact with lots of people, animals and situations. This is the critical period in which the... Read More

19/04/2017
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A Cage Mat That’s Comfy & Easy-Clean!

Bespoke Easy Wipe Premium Cage Mat Whether your dog is regularly crated at night or in the car, or if you work in a pet-oriented workplace that uses crates or cages, you’ll love the Big Dog Bed Company Bespoke Easy Wipe Premium Cage Mat! What Makes It Special? Ultimate Comfort – It features a 50mm deep high-density foam cushion which keeps dogs cool and comfortable. Super Hygenic – The dog mat has a robust but soft PU cover that is easily sanitised. Easy to Look After – The mat is... Read More

17/04/2017
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Keep Dogs Clean & Fresh With De-Fox-It Spray

The Groomers team have already had it happen to them this month – dogs are rolling in fox poo, and you can’t always stop them from doing it! Luckily we have just the thing you need to clean them up and be rid of that awful smell – De-Fox-It! How Does It Work? Simply spray onto the coat directly onto the affected area and watch it foam, then remove with a damp cloth. For stubborn stains, leave for 10 minutes before rinsing or wiping off. De-Fox-It contains a powerful antibacterial... Read More

15/04/2017
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How Often Should Your Dog… Go To The Groomers

How often your dog goes to the groomer really depends on their coat and on how well you can look after it. One of the first things you should ask yourself when getting a dog is: How much time am I willing to spend grooming them? This includes brushing, bathing, trimming nails, cleaning ears, brushing teeth and washing faces. The less time you’re willing to spend, the more often they need to go to the groomer. Many owners opt to get their dog’s nails clipped at the groomers or vets.... Read More

13/04/2017
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Living With Pets: Why It’s Good For Us

Ever wonder why so many people have pets? There are loads of reasons! But what some people don’t realise is that having pets can be really good for you, mentally and physically. You get more exercise. Whether you’re walking your dog, playing with your cat or chasing your rabbit around the lawn in an attempt to put it back in the hutch. They keep you company. Many people simply keep a pet as a companion so they don’t get lonely. They’re a calming influence, offering comfort and easing anxiety. They... Read More

10/04/2017
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Exercise Pets’ Bodies AND Their Brains

We know dogs need daily exercise to stay fit and healthy, but did you know that exercise can benefit their brains too? Of all the exercise we know, those taken up at Crufts are definitely effective at keeping dogs’ minds active: Flyball – Leaping over hurdles in perfect timing and retrieving a ball that could go in any direction will ensure dogs are staying sharp Agility – Listening and responding to commands quickly while traversing obstacles is very tricky! Try out this kit to get started – click here. Heelwork... Read More