We Love Pets News

Mar 28, '2021

Can you trust dog walking apps?

Mobile apps that help you find a dog walker, like Wag and Rover, are booming with popularity! But, is your dog safe with them? In a day and age where technology rules, there’s an app for everything, and though it seems convenient to book a dog walker or pet sitter through an app, it might not be the best choice.

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Feb 22, '2021

Does my dog need toys?

Have you ever wondered the question, "does my dog really need toys?" In short, the answer is YES! We Love Pets Stroud and Tetbury's director, Sophie, explains why.

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Feb 15, '2021

Training a puppy? Try house lines!

If you're a new puppy owner, it's important to teach your puppy the difference between appropriate and inappropriate behaviours in and around the house, and the earlier you start, the better! We Love Pets Reading West's director, Amy Pearson, suggests using house lines to train your pup, here's how they can help:

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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,

 

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?"

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Jun 8, '2020

How to stop your dog barking excessively

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May 18, '2020

Why do dogs chew furniture?

Eventually every dog owner is going to come home to find their dog has chewed something they shouldn’t have done in their absence. Although dogs have a great sense of smell and vision which they use to explore the world, dogs also really enjoy gaining new information by putting things in their mouths. All dogs have an inbuilt desire to chew. But why the furniture?

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Feb 25, '2020

Neutering and behavioural changes in your dog

Neutering your male or spaying your female dog will go a long way to help with their health, happiness and make them easier to manage as part of the family in a home environment. You won't have hormones to contend with which can heavily influence a dog’s behaviour and the dog is able to approach life more calmly.

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Oct 17, '2019

How to handle fireworks nights

Did you know that roughly 40% of dogs in the UK are scared of fireworks? Here are some tips on how to prepare for Bonfire night and other fireworks events.

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Sep 16, '2019

What causes anxiety in dogs?

Dogs find security and comfort in routine. A steady and predictable routine lets them know when they can expect to be fed, walked and have their needs met. It lets them predict things like when their owners will be back from work and how their day will pan out.

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