We Love Pets News

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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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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Jun 30, '2020

Dog grooming salon now open at Trowbridge!

 

On Monday 29th June, branch owner Jo celebrated the opening of her new dog grooming salon at We Love Pets Trowbridge with a ribbon cutting event. The new salon welcomed two clients that day for full grooms and a bath. Both left the salon feeling brand new!

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Jun 22, '2020

Dog Poop 101: How healthy is your dog's poo?

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May 25, '2020

Do you know what's in your dog's food?

In the absence of expert knowledge of canine nutrition, the average dog owner is left to their own interpretation of some confusing and vague listings of dog food ingredients. But what do we really know about what is in our pet food and should we trust the health claims we read on the packaging?

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Feb 13, '2020

The dangers of road grit and anti-freeze to our pets

When it’s blowing a gale and freezing outside, our first thoughts for protecting our pets are to keep them warm but did you know about potentially lethal risks that lurk inside our own garages and driveways or a bit further afield on our local roads, pavements and puddles? We look at two common winter hazards pet owners should bear in mind.

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Feb 5, '2020

Dog vomiting virus - do we need to worry?

In response to recent reports of prolific vomiting in dogs, we asked our Vet Nurse Chelsey whether this is an outbreak we should be worried about.

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Oct 21, '2019

How to keep your dog's coat tip top for winter

In winter, the tendency is to keep our dog’s coats longer; thinking that they will be warmer. Or, to put jumpers on to keep them warm, and not just for outdoors but leaving the jumpers on inside as well (even though the majority of households will have central heating on in winter). Wearing jumpers constantly can stop a good flow of air getting through to the dog’s skin, and they can end up with skin conditions, it can also be responsible for matting the coat underneath the jumper.

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Aug 19, '2019

Why do dogs eat grass?

We've all been out on a walk, or thought the dog is much too happy in the garden on their own, only to find them busy eating the lawn! But why do they do it?

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