3 minute read You may think that once you get a puppy you shouldn’t leave them on their own until adulthood. And though many people perhaps leave their pups alone for too long in the early days, it’s actually advised to leave him alone for short periods of time from Day One. Here’s why… Dogs have a ‘socialisation […]
Are you ready to adopt a puppy?
5 minute read I knew I wanted a puppy or a dog for years. Years and years and years. I couldn’t wait! We had kittens (which turned into cats) when I was growing up. My mum LOVES them. She loves dogs too but hates the rain and knew she’d be the one to take on the daily walks. […]
Which to adopt first –puppy or kitten, adult dog or adult cat?￼
2 minute read There’s no one clear answer to the question of whether to adopt a puppy or kitten first, or even an adult dog or adult cat. But there are some thoughts on the matter… Puppies can be pretty crazy initially, depending on the breed. Kittens can also be nut-bags but they are more delicate so could […]
Why does my dog cry or whine?
4 minute read Crying, or whining, can happen at any stage of your dog’s life. In some cases, it’s pretty obvious why he or she might cry. Other times not. Equally, in some cases it’s not a cause for serious concern, at other times it is. But the first point to remember is that crying or whining is […]
Puppy proofing your home, garden and car
2 minute read When you’re caught up in the excitement of getting a new pup it’s easy to overlook a few necessary pre-puppy checks to avoid potential accidents in the home, garden or car. So, the best thing to do is get down to their level and observe… What could be a potential hazard or cause harm to […]
What is canine parvovirus (parvo) and how to prevent it
3 minute read Canine parvovirus (parvo) is a highly contagious and potentially deadly virus that tends to affect young, unvaccinated puppies the most (though it can affect any breed at any age). It can be directly or indirectly transmitted. Meaning, your dog can pick it up himself through sniffing, licking or consuming contaminated faeces (I know this is […]