We Love Pets News

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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Jul 24, '2019

Dehydration in dogs - what to do if you suspect your dog is dehydrated

Water supports every function of the body and it is a vital nutrient for life. It aids in digestion and helps the body to absorb other nutrients in the stomach and intestine. Water also provides lubrication to the joints, spinal cord and muscles and helps to remove waste products via the kidney and colon. The colon will reabsorb water into the body if the dog is dehydrated but this in turn will cause faeces to become dry and the dog will likely be constipated.

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Jun 24, '2019

TICKS: Everything you need to know

As many pet owners will know, we are now entrenched in tick season. These pesky parasites are at their most active in the warmer weather from March to October, so now is the time to be extra vigilant and check your pet for ticks regularly. But what exactly are ticks, what should you look for and what do you do if you find one? Our resident vet nurse Sophie explains all...

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