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Do dogs have night vision – can they see in the dark?

There’s no doubt that our dogs see the world differently from us. Not only do they rely much more on scent to navigate their environment, but their eyes are adapted to see better in low light than ours are. While our dogs originally evolved as nocturnal or crepuscular (dawn and dusk) predators, we evolved as […]

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Dogs summer allergies, relief from seasonal symptoms

For some of us, allergy season can be miserable. Itchy eyes, running nose and sneezing fits can all drive us further inside our homes while our friends are enjoying the good weather outside. But it’s not just us that suffer from seasonal allergies. It’s estimated that around ten to fifteen percent of dogs suffer from […]

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Can I give my dog Zyrtec? What you need to know

Just like us, our dogs can suffer from allergies. Whether their air-born, seasonal or food related, allergies can make our dogs miserable. From itchy eyes, runny nose and constant licking the symptoms of allergies are widespread. Not only that, but the causes of allergic reactions are often difficult to pinpoint. So, if we can’t find […]

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How to clean a dogs ears, 6 simple steps

No matter what type of ears your dog has, ear cleaning is a necessary part of your dog’s basic grooming routine. Dogs ears are warm, dark and moist all of which provide the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Not only that but, some dogs have a lot of hair in their ears. Although ear hair […]

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Dog years compared to human years

When we share our life with a dog, one of the things that often comes up is our dog’s age compared to our own. As both human and dog grow older changes are noticeable in energy levels, sleep time and desire to play. But our dogs age much faster than we do. Calculating our dog’s […]

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Why do dogs lick their paws? Sore paw solutions

It’s normal for our dogs to spend a certain amount of time licking and chewing their paws. This self-grooming process is entirely natural and in moderation is just part of our dogs daily cleaning ritual. However, there are times when licking becomes excessive. It can be incredibly frustrating to hear your dog constantly chewing their […]

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Dogs and new years eve – keep your dog happy

Once Christmas has passed there’s a short but welcome lull in festivities. For many of us, it’s the calm before the storm that is New Year’s Eve. While you may have successfully navigated Christmas day with your dog. There’s still one more big night of excitement before things get back to normal. Dogs can find […]

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Dogs and Christmas trees – barking up the right one

With Christmas coming ever closer, it’s time to think about planning for the holiday season.  With all the excitement of selecting a tree, buying gifts and decorating our homes it’s important not to forget about our dogs. Christmas can be a confusing time of year for our dogs. Not only do we erect a perfect […]

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Can dogs get sick from being cold?

Winter is coming, and while we may want to stay in the warm and dry, many of our dogs have a different idea. As temperatures fall and the risk of ice and snow increases. Gloves, hats and scarves are reclaimed from their summer hiding places and reinstated to protect us from the cold. But how […]

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Dogs and Thanksgiving – 9 tips for a safe celebration

There’s nothing better than getting friends and family together to celebrate Thanksgiving with a spectacular dinner. But if your family includes members with four paws, fur and a talent for snaffling things they shouldn’t, extra care is needed. Thanksgiving offers our dogs numerous opportunities to eat something they shouldn’t. Our dogs can get themselves into […]

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