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Does My Dog Have Fleas?

It can certainly be the case that your dog has fleas without you being able to find one of these tiny, sneaky critters.
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Does My Dog Have a Cold?

If your dog is coughing, has a runny nose, or is slightly off-colour, you may be inclined to think they have a cold. However, the human cold is not contagious to dogs. So the short answer is no, your dog doesn't have a cold.
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Introduction to Training Your Dog

Having a great relationship with your dog is about encouraging your friend to develop skills that will help him fit into your lifestyle. Being a good pet parent is a little like being a life coach, it’s all about encouragement and gentle persuasion, rather than being the big, scary boss that scares you into submission.
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Does Your Dog Lunge at Other Dogs When Out Walking?

A dog who is "leash reactive" is most likely experiencing some anxiety, fear or discomfort associated with other dogs. The situation is worse on a lead because your dog can’t approach in a safe and relaxed way.
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Dog Noise Phobias: Thunder and Loud Noises

Dog noise phobias are relatively common and can be a source of great distress for you and your pet. If your dog is very anxious with loud noises, some early intervention can stop the problem getting worse and generalising to other situations.
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How Long Do Cats Live: Aging and Your Cat

The first thing to stress about aging in cats is that aging itself is not a disease. There are some normal changes that your cat will undergo.  There are also some abnormal changes that we need to pay close attention to.
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Kong Toys and the Benefits of Chewing for Dogs

Did you know that chewing has a number of benefits for your dog’s health and wellbeing? We cover what they are and how we can encourage this natural behaviour.
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Hachoo! What is Cat Flu and How Do You Treat it?

If your cat is sneezing, has a runny nose or is squinting its eyes a lot, chances are it is suffering from something called cat flu - a virus that is easily spread from one feline to the next.
Dog on the lead

How To Stop Your Dog Pulling On The Lead

Taking your furry friend out for a leisurely stroll can turn into a tug-of-war if your companion has no leash manners. If your dog forges ahead and goes where he pleases, it is time you took back control of the lead.
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How To Stop Dogs Digging

Digging dogs can make a real mess of the garden. These budding archaeologists have many reasons to dig. They will dig to join in with you if you like to garden, they will dig a hole to keep cool, bury bones or out of boredom. Each cause needs a specific solution.
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Teaching Kids To Be Safe Around Dogs

For the most part dogs are our loveable, goofy, tail-wagging companions and important family members. However, teaching children to be safe around dogs, both those they know and those they don't, is an important part of being a pet parent.
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Cool Dog Tricks To Teach Your Furry Friend

Training your dog to do advanced tricks like finding something or bringing their food bowl can be done with just 10 minutes a day and some clicker training. It's easier than you think.
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Playtime and Your Dog

Playtime offers physical and mental benefits that help keep your dog happy and healthy. We share some useful tips for helping your dog have fun with and without you.
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Socializing Your Puppy

Socializing your puppy early will go a long way to ensuring that you have a happy, well adjusted dog that interacts well with people and other animals.
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Dogs That Don’t Shed: Keep Your House Hair-free

If you are thinking of a dog and would like to investigate the breeds that won’t leave your house hairy, consider one of the breeds that has continuously growing hair.