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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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.
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.
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?
Ryan White, Managing Director of We Love Pets speaks to BBC Breakfast about how to avoid wrist injury while walking your dog.
We asked our brilliant Facebook community to recommend some of their favourite beaches that are open to dogs all year round.
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...
There are so many so-called "essential" dog walking toys and gadgets on the market these days, it can be difficult to know what is worth investing in and what is a fad. In order to get to the bottom of this, we thought who better to ask than the professionals at We Love Pets?