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Indoor Activities for Cold and Rainy Days

Indoor Activities for Cold and Rainy Days

There are days during winter when neither our dogs nor we feel tempted to go for a walk. If staying inside gives you cabin fever, your dog may feel the same. Ensuring your dog remains active indoors is not just about burning off energy; it’s essential for their mental and physical health. Without sufficient exercise and stimulation, dogs can develop destructive behaviours, anxiety, and even health problems. 

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How to Tell if Your Dog is Happy

How to Tell if Your Dog is Happy

As devoted pet owners, we often wonder what's going on in our furry friends' minds. Understanding our dogs' emotional states ensures their well-being and happiness. But how can we tell if our beloved canine companions are truly happy? Unlike us, dogs can't verbalize their feelings, making us need to learn to read their unique language of joy.

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Dogs’ Sixth Sense: detecting disease

Dogs’ Sixth Sense: detecting disease

Man's best friend is known for loyalty, playfulness, and an uncanny ability to sense our emotions. But did you know that dogs can also detect certain medical changes in humans? From recognizing the onset of a seizure to sniffing out diseases, our canine companions never cease to amaze us with their heightened senses. While all dogs have an impressive olfactory system compared to humans, certain breeds are particularly renowned for their extraordinary scenting abilities such as Bloodhounds, Basset Hounds, Beagles, German Shepherds, Pointers and Labrador Retrievers to name a few.

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How cold impacts dogs

How cold impacts dogs

As winter arrives, it brings along colder temperatures that can have a significant impact on our furry friends. Dogs, just like humans, are affected by the changing weather conditions, and pet owners must understand how colder temperatures can impact their beloved companions, especially pawrents of short-haired and small dogs. 

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How mental health impacts your dog’s behaviour

How mental health impacts your dog’s behaviour

Cognitive/mental health in dogs relates to the wellness of their brain and mind, influenced by factors like diet, training, age, surroundings, breed, and genetics. A dog’s daily activities and mental health are interconnected, with their cognitive well-being also affecting their behaviour. Essentially, a dog with good cognitive health is likely to exhibit good behaviour. The challenge is finding ways to promote this healthy mental state and, consequently, desired behaviour. Learn how in this blog.

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What is the best dog food?

What is the best dog food?

Selecting the right food for our furry companion is one of the most important decisions we make in regards to their health. Whether you provide your dog with dry food, wet food, raw food or home-cooked food -  the healthiest diet should ensure all the nutrients needed for growth, maintenance, repair and general well-being. Malnutrition occurs in cases where the dog receives an unbalanced diet. Prevention is better than cure, and a wholesome, balanced diet combined with regular exercise, love and care can maintain our dog’s health from puppyhood through to “the golden age”. 

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Dog Food for Brain Health: Key Ingredients

Dog Food for Brain Health: Key Ingredients

Physical stimuli through playtime and training will benefit your dog's mental health. Equally important is to provide your dog with a healthy diet to support brain function from puppy to senior. Nutrients like antioxidants, protein, probiotics and Omega 3 play an important role in brain development as well as cognitive health and should be a part of your dog’s daily diet. 

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Socialisation: the essential guide to a confident puppy

Socialisation: the essential guide to a confident puppy

The journey of raising a puppy is filled with the joy of companionship and growth. An essenitial aspect of this journey is socialisation. Socialising a puppy is crucial for their development into a well-adjusted, confident and trusting adult dog. This comprehensive guide aims to cover the importance of socialisation, what to socialise to, things to watch out for and frequently asked questions (FAQs).

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