Travel Tips for dogs in cars
By admin | May 24th, 2017 | Travelling with your dog

Take a Trial Run If it is your dog’s first time being in the car it is important to get them used to it. This can be performed by getting your dog into the car and leaving it stationary with the doors and boot open. You may want to start the engine so that they can get used to the noise and sensation. During this time give your dog praise, treat it and get it to relax in the car so that it associates the vehicle as a calm and enjoyable place to be. End on your dog getting used to the vehicle before you head off anywhere. With your dog starting to accept your car you can then take it on a short journey before heading off on a full road trip up country. Securing Your Dog Just like it is important for humans to be secure when they travel it is also important that you secure you...

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Buying a puppy or dog
By admin | Oct 21st, 2015 | Oh My Dog

Puppy buying tips! Follow these golden rules on buying a puppy in the UK: Always ask to see the mother & puppies together Beware if the breeder is outside the UK Check vaccination cards. Beware if you can't see the vet's details Pedigree certificates do not guarantee the condition of the puppy Never buy from someone who offers to deliver a puppy or meet you to offer a puppy Consider a rescue dog from your local re-homing centre Here's Some Puppy Farm Facts! 17% of new puppies fall ill within days of arriving home Watch footage secretly filmed by RSPCA undercover officers, lifting the lid on puppy trading Puppy farm pups are often: - sick or diseased - malnourished sold without proper certification removed from their mothers too early ...

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Keeping your dog Cool
By admin | Mar 16th, 2015 | Owner Tips

You may think your dog looks happily relaxed sunbathing in the summer sun, but in-fact prolonged sun exposure not only leads to heat exhaustion, but can also cause sunburn if your dog is not suitably protected. Remember that dogs cannot cool themselves by sweating like humans. Dogs keep themselves cool by sweating a small amount through their pads, but the main way your dog will keep cool is by panting. Unfortunately panting is not enough when it comes to extreme hot and humid days. Because a dog depends on rapid breathing to exchange warm air for cool air, when air temperature is close to body temperature, cooling by rapid breathing is not an efficient process. Heatstroke in dogs It can happen very quickly and if you see the signs you will need to react quickly. NEVER throw your ...

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