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What Every Owner Needs to Know about Dog Dental Care

By Ripley

Is your Dog’s Dental Care at the end of a long “To Do” list? Offensive ‘dog breath’ is often the result of poor dog dental care. Whilst most pet parents agree it’s best practice to brush their fur-friend’s teeth, in reality it’s hard to find time. But don’t be down-hearted, because cleaning your dogs’ teeth […]

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Got a Dog with an Upset Stomach? Decision Making Time

By Ripley

It’s the weekend. Yeah! But oh no, you have a dog with an upset stomach. He seems well enough but what he’s producing is most unpleasant. You’re torn. The dog hates visiting the vets, plus sitting for an hour in a packed waiting room is hardly the best start to the weekend. So what to […]

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The Best Joint Care for Dogs: Protecting your Dog’s active Life

By Ripley

Do you want your dog to lead a long and active life? This means protecting your dog’s joints and minimizing risk factors for arthritis. But sadly wanting something isn’t the same as making it happen, and this is where knowing how to help comes in. Perhaps you have an older dog and want to stop […]

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Emergency Dog Care

By Ripley

Canine-nine-nine: Does your Dog require Emergency Dog Care? When your dog is ill, do you adopt the “Wait and see” attitude or phone the vet immediately? As a pet parent it can be difficult to know if your dog’s problem is urgent or can be monitored for a while. To highlight the importance of deciding what […]

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Is it Safe to Vaccinate your Dog?

By Ripley

Dog Vaccines: You want the best for your dog, but advice can be conflicting. Whilst your vet sends out an annual booster reminder card, you read on the internet that vaccinating every year is not healthy. Now you’re confused about what to do. To alleviate that unease, here is a presentation of facts for and […]

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Know When to Say Goodbye to your Dog

By Ripley

Loving Too Much? Know When to Say Goodbye to your Dog Do you love your dog enough to let him go? When a pet is terminally ill, the decision to say goodbye to a much-loved dog is difficult indeed. Guilt, anger, grief, and inadequacy are just some of the feelings that assault us that make […]

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Mental Stimulation for Dogs

By Ripley

Beating Boredom with Mental Stimulation for Dogs… Or, How to Make your Dog Happy! Does your dog: Chew the furniture Bark excessively Dig up the garden Generally behave badly? If you answered “Yes” to any one of the above, then you may have a bored dog on your hands. Bored dogs lack mental stimulation! Why […]

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Why are Vets so Deliberately Annoying?

By Ripley

Have you ever felt frustrated by your vet? Why won’t they dispense medications more freely without seeing the pet? Perhaps your dog has yet another ear infection. The medication worked well last time, so you phone for more ear drops. But the vet reception says “No.” You ask why. “We’re not allowed. The dog has […]

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Why Dog Worming isn’t Just for Puppies

By Ripley

How often should I worm my adult dog? a) Not sure b) Once a year c) Every three – four months d) Monthly Maybe he’s an indoor dog that doesn’t scavenge – so why should you bother? Regardless, the fact is, dog worming isn’t just for pups and for the health of your dog (and […]

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7 Logical Steps to Soothe Itchy Dog Skin

By Ripley

Does your dog suffer the misery of itchy skin? Indeed, it’s likely an itchy dog makes you miserable too because there is an unwritten rule that dogs are worst at 3am (because there’s nothing to distract them). As a pet parent this means being woken by the steady slurp of a licking tongue or the […]

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