Author Archives: Editor

Don’t Give a Dog a Bone!

PDSA issues BBQ warning after puppy undergoes emergency op after swallowing chicken bone… With temperatures set to soar this weekend, vet charity PDSA is bracing itself for an influx of emergencies – after saving a Staffie puppy who wolfed down … Continue reading

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Countdown to National Pet Remembrance Day Begins

The countdown has started to national PET REMEMBRANCE DAY, which takes place on Thursday 5th July. Pet Remembrance Day was launched four years ago by 3D printing specialists Arty Lobster ( The national day provides an opportunity for people to … Continue reading

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Tips for Adopting a Pet for the First Time

Precise figures for the number of animals abandoned in the UK each year are hard to come by but in 2017 the RSPCA found new homes for more than 44,600 animals, so given that the RSPCA is just one of … Continue reading

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WAGTAIL COTTAGE: Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage

Our Editor Marie Carter-Robb has a very dog-friendly cottage available for holiday lets. Wagtail Cottage is a traditional cottage built in the 1890s and situated in the wonderful rambling countryside of rural County Durham, less than 2 miles from Raby … Continue reading

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The ‘Missing Link’ of Dog Training

By Tony Knight Dog Listener I once met a couple in Canberra, Australia who were being bitten on a regular basis at home by their dog. They decided that the offending pooch needed training, so they started attending obedience classes. … Continue reading

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How to Have a Happy Cat (or Dog!)

Pets bring us an unparalleled amount of love and affection, and ask for so little in return, but when our pets are miserable it can really take its toll on our emotional health and wellbeing. Whilst dogs are relatively easy … Continue reading

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Paws Up! Tips When Taking your Beloved Pet Abroad

Taking your pet abroad isn’t as hard as you would think. The truth is that there have been a lot of changes over the last couple of years that have made the whole process way easier, but you do still … Continue reading

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Safe Washing Methods For A Clean and Content Horse

Owning a horse comes with an abundance of pleasure and joy; you have a best friend who soothes you and gives you the excitement of riding. You don’t like discussing the downfalls of having a horse, but it is important … Continue reading

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Beloved Terrier Praised for Supporting Son in Throes of Addiction

A Shropshire family has highlighted the invaluable support rescue dogs can give to people who are battling addictions. Tottie was born in 2003 and was the last of an abandoned litter of puppies to be homed by the Dogs Trust … Continue reading

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How to Dose and Administer Capsules and Tablets to Your Cat or Dog

By Korina Stephens RVN, nutravet (UK) Ltd Getting your cat or dog to take a capsule or tablet can be a challenge. Many pet owners struggle with this, as pets can be very susceptible to anything out of the ordinary in their food. Pets … Continue reading

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