Category Archives: dogs

Gumtree Clamps Down on Unscrupulous Pet Trading

Gumtree has today announced the introduction of a compulsory paywall in its Pets category, in a bid to deter unscrupulous operators from misusing the platform and discourage the ‘casual’ trading of animals online. From today, anyone wishing to post an … Continue reading

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The Soaring Cost of Veterinary Treatment

New research reveals the average cost of veterinary treatment for dogs and cats has risen by four per cent over the past year, with the average claim rising by £29, from £728 to £757. The overall cost of medical treatment … Continue reading

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Brits to Remember Beloved Pets on National Pet Remembrance Day This Thursday 5th July

Pet owners across the UK will remember beloved pets that have passed over the Rainbow Bridge this Thursday 5th July as national Pet Remembrance Day takes place. The national day of remembrance, launched four years ago by Arty Lobster 3D … Continue reading

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How to Choose a Pet Sitter Before You Go Away on Holiday

Going away on holiday can be a very exciting time for the whole family. After all, you may feel as though there is so much for you to do and even more for you to see. You may also have … Continue reading

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Top Pet Phobias Include Paul Hollywood, ‘Corrie’ and Ice Cream Vans!

Paul Hollywood, ice cream vans, the theme tune to Coronation Street and pizza delivery men have emerged among a list of common PHOBIAS – for the nation’s pets. According to a new poll of British pet owners – nearly half (48 percent) of dogs … Continue reading

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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 (www.artylobster.com). The national day provides an opportunity for people to … 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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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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