Posted on: October 29 2015
It's just as important to keep an eye on your dog’s weight as it is your own. Overweight pooches are susceptible to a number of conditions, including cancer, heart disease and diabetes. If your vet has recommended that Fido lose a few pounds, you need to help him do so straight away. It’s much easier for an overweight dog to return to its ideal weight than an obese one. Here are some tips on how to help your dog lose weight.
Give them specific meal times
Dogs, a bit like us, will eat even when they’re not hungry. Therefore, if you give them access to food 24/7, they will inevitably eat more than they need. The best thing to do is to ask your vet how many calories your dog needs to...
Posted on: September 21 2015
Much to your envy, your dog spends more time sleeping than you. It is therefore vital that you choose the right bed for them so that they can be comfy and sleep well – otherwise they'll be stealing your side of the bed or favourite spot on the sofa!
With so many different styles of dog bed out there, it can be difficult to choose one your dog will love; hopefully our guide will help.
Consider your dog's size and weight
Obviously, a bed that's ideal for a Chihuahua is not going to be suitable for a Great Dane, which is why you must measure your dog to ensure you purchase the right size bed. If you're not sure how to do this, check out our guide to measuring here.
Larger, heavier dogs...
Posted on: July 01 2015
We rehomed Harpo when he was 10 months old and quite a handful! It was tough work to start, but our efforts paid off and we've now got a beautiful, affectionate, smart hound that makes us very proud (most of the time!). We've tried Canicross, synchronised obedience, trick training and scentwork. But my best time is out in the wilds with Harpo - multi-day walks, camping, canoeing, whatever adventure we can find.
Every chance I get, I'll take him on a job with me, presenting anthropology, archaeology and adventure shows for TV or researching pieces for written features. He's come to visit ancient stone circles, met mountain rescue search dogs, wild camped across Dartmoor and canoed down...
Posted on: June 11 2015
Have a holiday for four that the dogs will enjoy as much as you will!
Are you looking for a fantastic pet-friendly holiday that will get your dog's tail wagging? We've teamed up with Cottage Holidays to give away a great break in the Lancashire countryside that's perfect for you and your pets, plus a Muddy Paws dog travel kit worth over £250!
Cottage Holidays are your online holiday personal shopper. They tailor their offering to suit your interests, whether your dream holiday is a romantic cottage in the country, an adrenaline packed break in a National Park or the perfect place for you and your pooch. And with hundreds of cottages to choose from you're sure to find something you'll...
Posted on: June 10 2015
There's nothing a dog loves more than splashing around in the shallow waters on the beach or running the vast open expanses of golden sand that we're spoilt with here in Devon. Being the only county in England with two separate coastlines it ensures that you're never more than an hour away from hearing the sounds of the sea rolling towards the beach. To inspire you, the team at Stay In Devon have picked out some of the best dog friendly beaches in Devon so you can plan your next dog friendly holiday or day out with your four legged friend in the county.
Woolacombe, North Devon
Woolacombe is often found towards the top of the pile when it comes to the best beaches in the UK, in fact it...
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