We have all heard the phrase, "Dogs are a man's best friend", but just how true is it? Research carried out in recent years points to this being more accurate than you might think, with dog ownership being linked to a number of both physical and mental health benefits. Read on to find out more...
What are ticks?
Ticks are small, spider-like creatures that we tend to find in long grassy areas. Ticks can’t fly or jump but hold their front pair of legs stretched out to latch onto your dog by sensing body odours, heat and breathing as the mammal brushes past. They are usually found in long grass, where they are at a convenient height for passing dogs and other animals. Once attached the tick will then feed on blood before dropping off when full and perhaps tripling in size! As ticks thrive in grassy, woodland and damp marshy habitats, most ticks are picked up by dogs when out on walks.
Hurrah, it’s that time of year again where the sun starts to poke its head out from behind those winter clouds and bit by bit the temperature starts to creep back up! The arrival of Springtime tends to feel like a welcome relief to most of us, the longer days mean the end of dark walks, bundled up, torch in hand. Instead, its time to start venturing out into nature and getting back to some longer, brighter and hopefully less muddy walks!
If you’ve ever spent time with dogs you’ll know the endless joys they can bring, however permanently welcoming a furry family member into your home isn’t for everyone. Perhaps it’s not the right time for you to jump into full-time ownership, or maybe the costs associated are somewhat daunting. So why not think about the alternative of becoming a boarder?
If you have the ability to welcome a canine companion into your home for a couple of weeks, or even just a few days at a time, you could help to provide a comfortable home from home for a pet whose owners need to get away.
Hayley has been with We Love Pets since September 2018 as a dog walker and pet sitter with our Trowbridge team, and couldn’t be happier!
Hayley loves spending time with a variety of dogs and travelling to a variety of areas, which is why she chose to be a part of the We Love Pets family. She loves being a house sitter and dog walker for We Love Pets, and recently had fun house sitting for 7 dogs at once!
"I feel so much happier with my new body shape and diet as I no longer sit down all day eating biscuits and cake!"
Gordon is one of our dog boarders, as well as a dog walker, and has been a valued member of the We Love Pets team in Reading for nearly 4 years, after responding to one of our adverts on indeed.com.