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.

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Sep 21, '2020

23 questions you need to ask a dog walker

Finding the right dog walker is not always easy, particularly if you want to maintain the same routine and training. Then there's the question of trust - who will you be happy with to enter your home, secure it and take a member of your family out for a walk without you being there. Professionalism is important too - what happens if something goes wrong or your personal data is compromised? Last but no means least, are you getting what you pay for? Is your dog getting the very best from their walk or are they being thrown into a stressful situations spending far too much time in a car and less out in the park having fun?

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Apr 29, '2020

How to keep dog walks safe and interesting during the Coronavirus outbreak

Maintaining wellbeing and exercise for our dogs during lockdown is a challenge, not least to keep up essential socialisation to stop nervousness – and in the worst cases, aggressive behaviour - creeping in. Walks are absolutely critical to helping our dogs feel comfortable and confident with other people, other dogs and the world at large.

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Apr 21, '2020

BBC Wiltshire invites us to talk about caring for pets during Covid-19

BBC Wiltshire invites our very own Julie Turner from We Love Pets Marlborough to share some reassuring words for our pet owners during the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Mar 23, '2020

A dog walker's guide to avoiding ticks

As we approach what is commonly tick season from March to November it is useful to know as dog owners where the most common species of tick are found in the UK . We have had such a wet winter that it is likely conditions will be very favourable for ticks once the weather starts to warm up this year. It is very difficult to limit the spread of tick borne disease due to the prevalence of wildlife (hedgehogs, foxes, deer, badgers, birds and small rodents) that will be out in places where we like to walk our dogs.

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Mar 5, '2020

How to boost your dog’s confidence on a walk

For particularly nervous dogs who may be sensitive to loud noises, other dogs, people and traffic, walking can be tricky and even dangerous if dogs are off a lead and decide to run home. So how can we help them overcome some of these fears to walk with more confidence? Can it be done?

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Jan 21, '2020

Are you walking your dog correctly?

Ryan White, Managing Director of We Love Pets speaks to BBC Breakfast about how to avoid wrist injury while walking your dog.

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Aug 26, '2019

Dog friendly UK beaches open 365 days a year

We asked our brilliant Facebook community to recommend some of their favourite beaches that are open to dogs all year round.

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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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