Hearing Dogs – transforming the lives of deaf people

Hearing Dogs – transforming the lives of deaf people

  Everyone is aware that blind or partially sighted people rely on the help of guide dogs but are you aware that dogs can support those with hearing loss?   ‘We train clever dogs to help deaf people’ say the charity Hearing Dogs For Deaf People. And this...
Why have a dog first aid kit and what should be in it?

Why have a dog first aid kit and what should be in it?

Why have a dog first aid kit?   Accidents and emergencies involving your pet can happen at any time, so it’s always good to be prepared. When you’re just at home, out on a walk, camping, or travelling, it pays to be able to meet any eventuality. And just as you...
7 key vaccinations all dog owners should know about

7 key vaccinations all dog owners should know about

Vaccinations protect pets from serious contagious diseases. Vaccinations are not only needed to keep your dog healthy, but they may be required by boarding kennels, or if your pet travels abroad. This is to prevent the spread of disease. From six to nine weeks of age...
Summer Safety: how to keep your dog safe from the sun

Summer Safety: how to keep your dog safe from the sun

Summer brings heat and strong UV rays; most people are aware of how to protect themselves from the adverse effects of heat and sunlight. However, many are unaware of how summertime can impact on their four-legged friends. Dogs Can get Heat Stroke Dogs sweat and pant...
Chiggers – this mighty mite harms humans and pets

Chiggers – this mighty mite harms humans and pets

What are chiggers? Chiggers are pesky little mites that bite humans and pets. They are a particular pain as they often provoke a severe itchy reaction and the bites frequently become infected. Where do you find chiggers? They are commonly found on meadows, golf...
The deadly danger for dogs in hot cars you may not be aware of

The deadly danger for dogs in hot cars you may not be aware of

Many people still remain unaware of the dangers of leaving dogs in locked cars on hot days. However the blunt fact it that a car can become as hot as an oven very quickly, even when it doesn’t feel that warm. When it’s 22 degrees, in a car it can reach an...
Staying safe from grass seed on summer dog walks

Staying safe from grass seed on summer dog walks

It’s that time of year when dog owners need to be aware of the painful and hidden dangers of flowering grass seeds. This is because flowering grass seeds can cause injury and distress to your pet by getting in your dog’s eyes, ears, paws and under their skin. Dog’s...
Ticks and the danger of Lyme disease for you and your dog

Ticks and the danger of Lyme disease for you and your dog

All dog walkers should be aware of the dangers of a serious bacterial infection called Lyme disease, which is passed on by ticks to them and their dog. It can be a devastating disease, yet it can be easily treated if caught early. Dogs, cats and humans can all get...