We Love Pets News

Written by WLP Team

Oct 23, '2020

Why it's important to get your dog walked while working from home

With many of us now working from home, our dogs are enjoying the extra companionship throughout the day. However, whilst most people are busy working at their dining table, less and less of the UK's dogs are getting enough exercise. Especially now the nights are drawing in and we’re heading into winter.

 

The PDSA reported that, even though 81% of dog owners do walk their dog every day, 44% of owners walk their dog for less than 30 minutes at a time and 13% of dogs aren’t walked every day. That’s 1.3 million dogs who aren’t getting walked every day!

 

Dogs need daily outdoor exercise to ensure good physical and mental health. It provides them with mental stimulation and keeps them active, which can help prolong their lives and reduce the risk of obesity.

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Oct 7, '2020

What's really going on at doggy daycare centres?

If you've taken your dog to a doggy daycare centre before, then you probably dropped them off happy believing that they get to play with friends all day which is much more fun for them than being at home by themselves. All dogs love being in the company of other dogs right? It's just what they naturally do. WRONG! Dogs, like children, are not all the same and they're not all suited to the daycare centre set up. In fact, for many it's really damaging to their behavioural health. We look at the common myths dog owners hold about daycare centres and why you should think twice about whether this is the best pet care solution for your dog.

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Sep 7, '2020

Why a professional dog groom is important

 

Cara Mumford, Senior Stylist at our Trowbridge Dog Grooming salon and Jo Mumford, Branch Owner discuss how any breed and type of coat can benefit from a professional grooming service. They talk us through the reasons why grooming is important for keeping your dog's coat maintained and in tip top condition.

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Apr 6, '2020

Homemade Kong recipes to keep your dog busy

Kong’s are a great way to keep your dog entertained during days of being cooped up inside. They can be used as a tool to stop destructive chewing or just as a treat. Here are some recipes to stuff your dog’s Kong with and keep it interesting.

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Mar 30, '2020

Fun games for dogs in the garden

If you have some outside space during the Coronavirus lockdown, getting outside with your dog to play games that will stimulate their minds and bodies could be just the thing, especially to offer some respite from being cooped up indoors all day. Here are some great games to play in the garden with your dog.

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Feb 11, '2020

7 Valentine’s Day date ideas for you and your dog

Your dog thinks the world of you, so wouldn’t it be nice to treat them to something extra special this Valentine’s Day? With so many of us already buying our pooches Valentine’s Day gifts – 61% of Brits are expected to this year – it’s not much of a stretch further to show your dog how much you care and take them on a date! Whether you’ve got plans with a human partner or not, here’s some great ideas on how to spend more quality time with your doggy companion on Valentine’s Day.

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Dec 23, '2019

Puppy proofing your house this Christmas

Whilst we all want to include our four-legged family members at Christmas, there are a few things you may need to do to keep them safe and happy and your presents in one piece!

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Nov 28, '2019

Do tortoises hibernate?

At this time of year, a lot of people with pet tortoises start to think about hibernating their little shelled friends.  However, many people still don’t realise that hibernation can be a dangerous process for a tortoise

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Nov 25, '2019

Press Release: We Love Training Launch from We Love Pets

We Love Pets launch online training hub for animal lovers

The UK is a nation of pet lovers. With 49% of adults owning a pet in 2019, many want to better understand the needs of their pets, or even turn their love of animals into a career. We Love Training is an online pet care training hub aimed at pet lovers and those working or seeking to work in the pet care industry.

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