Protecting Your Dog from Chocolate Poisoning This Easter

Written by Irene Hislop on 28 March 2018

Protecting Your Dog from Chocolate Poisoning This Easter

Easter is a risky time for dogs. Their noses give them an edge at the Easter egg hunt. They can sniff out every chocolate egg that the children missed. But of course, those treats are poison to them. Chocolate can kill dogs. So how do you keep your furbaby safe while your children enjoy a festive egg hunt and the goodies the Easter bunny leaves for them?
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Celebrating Paddy’s Day with Your Best Friend

Written by Irene Hislop on 15 March 2018

Celebrating Paddy’s Day with Your Best Friend

While your dog won’t be raising a pint with you, you can include him in some of your Paddy’s Day plans. Some events are very dog-friendly, while others are not. For many, it depends on the individual dog. 
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Dogs are for Life

Written by Irene Hislop on 27 February 2018

Dogs are for Life

We hear the slogan ‘dogs are for life’ every Christmas because animal welfare experts see the same thing year after year. People give puppies (or kittens) as Christmas gifts to people who are not prepared to care for them. 

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Protecting Pets from Severe Weather - are you ready for the 'beast from the east'?

Written by Irene Hislop on 27 February 2018

Protecting Pets from Severe Weather - are you ready for the 'beast from the east'?

Ireland is facing a period of unseasonable, extreme cold as the infamous ‘beast from the east’ strikes. Already news reports have announced the first fatality – a beloved family dog. This is a very loud wake up call. Dog houses, dog boxes and other back garden shelters are not adequate to protect our best friends from this weather. It is time to bring them inside the house.

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Why Canine Dental Care Matters

Written by Irene Hislop on 05 February 2018

Why Canine Dental Care Matters

When you get a puppy, your main concern about his teeth is that they don’t nip you when you’re playing with him. While your dog is young and healthy, it is easy to overlook dental care. But dogs need dental care. Just like us humans, the sooner you start the better.

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Let Your Dog Be Your Personal Trainer

Written by Irene Hislop on 23 January 2018

Let Your Dog Be Your Personal Trainer
Having a personal trainer or work out buddy means that someone else expects you to live up to your aspirations. But most personal trainers have some drawbacks. Professionals have to be paid, and friends are vulnerable to temptation and likely to join us in a day of slacking. Thankfully there is someone there who loves you unconditionally and will keep you on track with your daily workout for no extra charge. It’s your dog.

 

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Keeping Your Dog Safe at Christmas

Written by Connolly's RED MILLS on 11 December 2017

Keeping Your Dog Safe at Christmas
Christmas is when we humans love to indulge ourselves with treats. We feast on things special to the season. However, some of our favourite treats pose a serious danger to our pets, and it is our job to keep them safe. 
 
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Could Your Dog Get Arthritis?

Written by Irene Hislop on 06 November 2017

Could Your Dog Get Arthritis?
Arthritis is one of those age-related ailments that afflicts both humans and canines. Pet owners have to be proactive about arthritis.  We need to understand the condition, take steps to protect our pets from it and know when to take them to the vet for treatment. 

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Bringing Home a Dog from a Shelter

Written by Irene Hislop on 25 October 2017

Bringing Home a Dog from a Shelter
If you are looking to add a new dog to your household, a puppy is not the only option.  Many people prefer to bring home an adult dog from a shelter. 
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