With Christmas only a few days away, the clock is ticking to get those final stocking stuffers! When considering chew toys and treats for your pup, we advise against the festively shaped and coloured rawhide chews, and here’s why:
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Meet Lucy, an animal enthusiast and welfare advocate who’s ready to trade her two-legged customers for their furry, four-legged counterparts. When browsing franchise opportunities for her husband one day, Lucy stumbled upon We Love Pets; “I had no idea there was an existing franchise that fitted me so well!”
We have all heard the term man’s best friend but what does it really mean? Sometimes we treat this term to mean a furry friend who helps his master, but this idea goes so much further in the world we live in today. As we pause to remember those who have fallen this Remembrance Sunday, let’s spare a few thoughts for the outstanding and heroic work of some of our pets too.
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,
We Love Pets Veterinary Nurse, Chelsey Wheeler explains: "Walks for you dog are about so much more than just a toilet break. They provide physical exercise, mental stimulation and enrichment with opportunities to socialise and build relationships, supporting both their overall physical and mental health. We have recently seen how being confined to our homes has detrimental effects on our own wellbeing, so why should it be any different for our dogs?"
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.
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.
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.
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.