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Practical tips

Practical tips on common dog problems

Helping people with companion dogs

Dogs have a reputation for being good companions, and not without reason. This ability to connect with people is one of the reasons many dogs are used in Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT).

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Flying with your dog

The key to flying with your dog is preparation. Make sure you know the quarantine requirements of the destination country.

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How do I stop my dog barking?

Controlling the noise level of your dog is an important part of being a responsible owner. After all, excessive barking can be annoying, not just for you but for your neighbours as well.

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How to groom and bath your dog

You may be keener than your dog on giving him a bath – especially if he has been rolling around in something unpleasant outside. But to make life easier for you both, there are a few things you can do to make the experience as pleasant as possible. Choose the best location for bathing your dog.

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Travelling with your dog

Travelling with your dog can be great fun if you make the right arrangements. However, poor forward planning can make the experience stressful for both you and your pet.

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“Smile!” How to take the perfect picture of your dog

Every dog is unique and, in the eyes of every ‘pet parent’, the most beautiful animal to ever walk the earth. And that’s just how it should be. But how do you capture that spirit, that personality, that ‘special something’ about your dog in a photograph that you’ll always treasure? Well, the good news is that the advent of affordable digital cameras has made it easier than ever.

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Sickness and Diarrhoea: is it a Canine or Feline Emergency?

The first step, if your pet is being sick or has diarrhoea, is to stop feeding and to give only small sips of water little and often.. If your pet continues to vomit, seek veterinary advice. Self-limiting diarrhoea should normally settle in 2-3 days.

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