Showing all posts in category: Dogs

  • Love Your Pet Day

    Posted on February 19th, 2019

    We are a nation of animal lovers, whether you have cats, dogs, rabbits or reptiles, we love our pets. February 20th is Love Your Pet Day. So how can you celebrate love your pet day with you furry or feathered friend? Take a trip to somewhere new Are you a dog owner? Or do you… Read More

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  • We love our pets so much that 14th Feb is Pet Theft Awareness Day

    Posted on February 12th, 2019

    We British are known for our love of animals. So much so that Valentine’s day is also known as Pet Theft Awareness Day. Don’t worry though, you don’t have to buy your pet a Valentine’s gift, unless you want to. But seriously, pet theft is on the rise. I can’t count the amount of lost… Read More

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  • Pet Dental Health Month

    Posted on February 5th, 2019

    Dental health is very important, you wouldn’t dream of going to work or bed without brushing your teeth first, not only is it important to stop oral diseases and ailments but also your friends and family may not want to be around you if you have bad breath. The same is true of our pets…. Read More

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  • How much does a pet cremation cost?

    Posted on February 1st, 2019

    When considering what to do when a pet passes away, the costs for a pet cremation service is unfortunately a determining factor for some people. In this article, I will outline the basic options and costs for a pet cremation at one of our CPC crematoria located across the UK. Individual Pet Cremation Services Individual… Read More

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  • How to stop your dog chewing your furniture

    Posted on January 29th, 2019

    Have you ever walked into your home to discover that your beloved pet has destroyed another piece of furniture? Take a deep breath. Before you think of giving your pet away, know that inappropriate chewing can be stopped. Why do dogs enjoy chewing your furniture? Inappropriate chewing is a common problem in dogs, particularly the… Read More

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  • To euthanise a pet is an act of love

    Posted on January 15th, 2019

    As a pet owner myself I can honestly say my animals are part of my family. I have owned many pets over the years and I have had my share of ups and downs. Pet ownership is not just about having nice walks with a fluffy dog or cuddles on the sofa with a snuggly… Read More

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  • Winter Health Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe

    Posted on January 8th, 2019

    So far this year, winter doesn’t seem to have property arrived – or is that just me? Either way it still important to protect your furry friends from the cold. The following tips have proved effective for me in protecting my own dog from the wet, cold and snow. 8 Winter Tips for Dogs: Wrap… Read More

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  • Pamper Your Pet

    Posted on December 13th, 2018

    At this time of year, who doesn’t want to pamper their pet? Our friends at Sainsbury’s bank have published some ideas on health homemade treats and some gift ideas.  So if you want to spoil your four legged friends try the Pupcake or Cat Cake recipes. However, if your four legged friend is watching their… Read More

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  • Lest we forget

    Posted on November 7th, 2018

    As we approach Remembrance Sunday, our thoughts go to the military personnel that have fought and died in armed conflicts.  In particular, at CPC we think of the animals that have served alongside our brave military personnel. Last year we wrote about the history of service animals and gave some examples of extraordinary animals. In… Read More

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  • Introducing dogs and children

    Posted on October 29th, 2018

    For many people a home is not a home without a pet. Often people choose to introduce a pet to the family when they have young children. In fact, I did exactly this when I thought my son was old enough to have a dog. Consequently, I did a lot of research before bringing a… Read More

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  • Exercise is a vital element of looking after an older dog

    Posted on October 16th, 2018

    Exercising an older dog is a vital element of their routine. However, knowing how much exercise they need can be difficult to judge. The benefits of exercise are many and varied: Maintains muscle and ligament strength and flexibility Ensures joint mobility Improves blood circulation Reduces pain and inflammation Boosts your dog’s mood Improves quality of… Read More

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  • The Final Gift of Love

    Posted on October 9th, 2018

    Her hair is golden with a reddish cast, a strawberry blonde. Mine is faded blonde, with invasive gray at the temples that requires coloring. Well it doesn’t require anything, but I choose not to be gray. I choose not to be old as well, but of course it is happening anyway. And it is happening… Read More

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  • Don’t overlook deaf dogs this deaf dog awareness week

    Posted on September 25th, 2018

    This week is deaf dog awareness week. Which I thought would be a great subject for an article; especially following on from the adopting an older dog article published last week. The main difference in looking after a deaf dog and hearing dog is how you communicate. Moreover, once you get the hang of communicating,… Read More

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  • Why you should consider adopting an older dog

    Posted on September 19th, 2018

    We have blogged on the benefits of adopting an older pet before. However, as this is such an important subject I thought we should look at the benefits of adopting an older dog. In my research, I came across an upsetting statistic. It takes up to 3 times longer to adopt an older dog than… Read More

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  • The importance of professional pet photography

    Posted on September 11th, 2018

    Pet photography. Worth it or just a fad for over pampered pooches? At Finlay Pet Photography, we think it’s 100% worth getting professional portraits of your pets taken. Let us explain why. Pets as part of the family According to the PDSA, it’s estimated that 49% of UK adults have some kind of pet living… Read More

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  • How can you help your dog overcome the back to school blues?

    Posted on September 6th, 2018

    Most of our kids are now back at school. Some parents will breathe a sigh of relief that their childcare challenges are at a more reasonable level; whilst others will miss having their children close at hand. What may not occur to many is how our pets react. Pets thrive on routine and enjoy having… Read More

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  • Lend me a pup

    Posted on August 28th, 2018

    I will lend to you for awhile a puppy, God said, For you to love him while he lives and to mourn for him when he is gone. Maybe for twelve or fourteen years, or maybe for two or three. But will you, till I call him back take care of him for me? He’ll… Read More

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  • Six Pointers That You Have Found the Perfect Dog Clippers

    Posted on August 7th, 2018

    You are excited that you bought the first pair of dog clippers and are ready to start the grooming process. Then a question comes into your mind: How do I know that I have found the best dog clippers for the job? Fear, anxiety, and doubt starts to creep in. The following pointers will help… Read More

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  • Why Do Dogs Chew Their Paws?

    Posted on July 24th, 2018

    Dogs usually communicate their discomfort through different behavioral changes. Chewing on their feet is one of these behavioral changes that are used to show discomfort. However, chewing or licking paws is one of the behaviors that get unnoticeable. But if you find your dog excessively chewing or licks his feet you must take this as… Read More

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  • Common Pet Diseases

    Posted on July 20th, 2018

    and how to prevent them The following are some common pet ailments that can cause our pets distress and in some cases even prove fatal. But with a little preparation or knowledge it is possible to avoided or at the very least reduce their impact on your cat or dog.

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  • Dangers of leaving your dog in a hot car

    Posted on July 9th, 2018

    * a guest post from Global Tint * One of the most common animal abuse reports filed against pet owners has been about keeping their pets locked up in their vehicles underneath the scorching sun. This poses a major threat for their pet’s safety and health as they’re essentially trapped in an oven-like environment. Intense… Read More

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  • 5 Ways to Reward your dog without treats

    Posted on June 26th, 2018

    There are so many ways to help a dog learn or reinforce good behaviour. You can reward your dog without relying on treatsyour dog likes can be used as a ‘reward’ and it doesn’t have to pull at the purse strings or put pressure on your dog’s waistline. Dogs aren’t just motivated by things to… Read More

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  • 6 Ways to keep your dog busy indoors

    Posted on June 19th, 2018

    There are a number of reasons why you may need to keep a dog entertained indoors. It may be that your routine needs to change and your dog will be home alone for longer periods of time. Or it could be that poor weather rules out that long walk you had planned. Not only will… Read More

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  • 10 Simple Ways to Keep Your Dog’s Coat Shiny and Healthy

    Posted on June 12th, 2018

    An important part of being a dog owner is keeping your pup healthy and happy. This means providing him/her with enough exercise, feeding pup quality food, playing and cuddling him/her, and taking care of pup’s appearance. After all, a dog’s health can easily be seen just by looking at its coat – it should always… Read More

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  • 7 Surprising dog allergies

    Posted on May 30th, 2018

    Feathers We don’t mean necessarily on a bird! Dogs can be allergic to feathers in down comforters as well as pillows; so if your dog has allergy symptoms, don’t forget to check what’s surrounding them or what they’re sleeping on. Airborne Pollens Hay fever can affect dogs too! Pollen from trees, flowers and grass can… Read More

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  • How to prepare your dog for airplane travel

    Posted on May 23rd, 2018

    International travel with pets has come a long way. However, to benefit from this you will need to carefully plan your journey. In this article we will share some tips on what preparation you need to do when travelling with your dog. Travelling with your dog: Check if your dog is allowed to fly *Not… Read More

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  • The 5 Biggest Challenges All New Puppy Owners Face

    Posted on May 23rd, 2018

    *A guest post by Sienna Penfold You’ve dreamed about this moment for your entire life, and now that you’re finally ready to embrace the bliss and joy of puppyhood becoming a part of your existence, you’re overwhelmed with various concerns. Fret not, because you’re not alone! Puppy parenting truly does come with a whole range… Read More

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  • What do you do if your pet is stung by a bee or wasp?

    Posted on May 11th, 2018

    We can train our cats and dogs to do most things but it’s almost impossible to get them to keep away from a bee or wasp. Soon the bees’ and wasps’ season will be in full swing. And we all know how much our furry pals love to get themselves into trouble. In most cases… Read More

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  • How to help your dog recover from trauma

    Posted on May 3rd, 2018

    *A guest post by HerePup – www.herepup.com  Aren’t dogs one of the cutest creations on the planet? Who would imagine that such selfless and loving creatures can be abused? As shocking as it is, animal abuse is one of the ugly truths of society. According to the statistics gathered by pet abuse.com, dogs are the… Read More

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  • What happens after your dog has been euthanased at home?

    Posted on April 20th, 2018

    The word ‘euthanasia’, is a scary one. But it’s a word most pet owners will hear during their pet’s lifetime. And when we do and the time comes for us to let our pets go; all we want is that their last moments to be as comfortable as possible. This is where pet home euthanasia… Read More

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  • How much does it cost to own a dog?

    Posted on April 12th, 2018

    It’s an exciting time! You are opening your home to a new family member. You may have already fallen in love with a bundle of fluff – but have you considered what owning a dog costs? Did you know that the lifetime cost of owning a dog can be as much as £33,000? The cost… Read More

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  • Here come the fleas

    Posted on March 27th, 2018

    Fleas and ticks can happen any time of year, but they thrive in the warmer months. That may seem like a long way off with the weather being very un-March like. But the sun will come and it’s certain to bring fleas and ticks. So let’s shake off the winter blues and get our pets… Read More

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  • Why dogs can’t eat chocolate

    Posted on March 27th, 2018

    We’re so use to sharing human foods and snacks with our dogs. But there is one snack in particular that you should hold back on sharing and that’s chocolate! I know what you’re thinking… surely just a little piece now and then won’t hurt? But the scary truth is for your doggo, it could. Chocolate… Read More

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  • The importance of dog obedience when planning a family

    Posted on February 23rd, 2018

    Whether you’ve already got a dog and now expecting a baby, or you’ve just had a baby and thinking of adding a dog to the mix. Things in your household will definitely get more chaotic. It’s incredibly important for dog obedience to minimise stress for yourself and the dog and help things run smoothly. Make… Read More

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  • Congratulations Chip!

    Posted on January 25th, 2018

    You may have seen our previous post called ‘They’ll Never Be Forgotten’, which was all about service animals and the great work they do! In the post we also spoke about the PDSA Dickin Medal an award that’s given to service animals for their service in the armed forces. On 15th January 2018 the Dickin Medal… Read More

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  • What to expect when having your pet put to sleep

    Posted on January 23rd, 2018

    Deciding to euthanase your pet is a decision no pet owner will ever make lightly. Whether you’re making the decision to put your pet down because of injury or health reasons, your emotions are bound to take over. We believe that understanding the euthanasia process can help owners come to terms with this incredibly difficult… Read More

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  • How to prepare your dog for the Winter

    Posted on November 28th, 2017

    Now that the cold weather is really kicking in; we here at CPC thought it would be the perfect time to share a few top tips to keep your dog warm this winter. Dogs don’t have the benefit of pulling something cosey out of the wardrobe for themselves, so it’s important to adjust your fur… Read More

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  • The Scoop On The Poop! – Do you think dogs should be allowed in recreational areas?

    Posted on November 15th, 2017

    It’s safe to say that the question, whether or not we should allow dogs in parks, brings a lot of discussion. In recent years, local councils have created Dog Control Orders (DCOs) stating that dogs must either be kept on a lead or are no longer allowed on that particular site. The question is whether… Read More

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  • Great Kong Stuffing Ideas

    Posted on October 13th, 2017

    Dog puzzles or a stuffed dog toy are great for keeping your furry friend busy indoors. These types of toys offer dogs the mental stimulation they need especially when you aren’t around; so I think you’ll agree that they can be a godsend. In this post we’re focusing on Kongs, which you can  stuff with… Read More

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  • 8 Ways to Help Dogs with Separation Anxiety

    Posted on September 19th, 2017

    *A guest post by John Devlin, Author of Dogsbarn.com Separation anxiety is a common issue with many dogs and one that owners struggle how to resolve. First, let’s find out what causes this behaviour and look at some tips to help dogs which suffer from this serious issue. There are various levels of separation anxiety…. Read More

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  • How to avoid buying from a Kitten or Puppy Farm

    Posted on September 6th, 2017

    Whether you’re looking for your first pet or you’re looking for an addition to the family; we all know it’s an exciting and overwhelming process. But what do you really know about where the puppies or kittens are from? There are so many different ways to find a pet, but unfortunately not everyone can be… Read More

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  • Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in the UK

    Posted on August 3rd, 2017

    Do you want to give a dog a home? How do you know how your dog will behave? How do you know how big your dog will get? Or how much exercise a dog will need? The good news is that a dog’s breed will provide some guidance on the above questions. The bad news;… Read More

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  • Should you let sleeping dogs lie?

    Posted on July 25th, 2017

    Our pet’s can hide so many things from us. When its food or a toy, it’s easy to see the funny side but when it comes to your dog’s health and it slipped past us; we’re the first to blame ourselves. Of course regular checkups at your vet are extremely important but we’d also like… Read More

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  • Service dogs and their impact on human society

    Posted on July 19th, 2017

      Service dogs are specially trained dogs whose purpose is to help perform tasks that are too difficult or too dangerous for their human handler. Specially trained from birth service dogs provide support for a large range of people, from those with mobility issues such as the blind and physically disabled to the police and… Read More

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  • The Paw Prints They Leave Behind

    Posted on July 14th, 2017

    Nostalgia can hit you when you least expect it. When it comes to pet loss it can be such a beautiful thing. After pet loss thinking back on the time you’ve had with your cat or dog can be ‘bittersweet’! For some the pain of pet loss can never entirely disappear, but you can find… Read More

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  • 6 Signs your dog is about to bite!

    Posted on July 5th, 2017

    Many owners don’t think that there dog will bite, but contrary to this belief any dog can bite. It’s not specific to a particular breed. A dog bite can occur when they feel threatened, in a stressful situation or when defending themselves, other pack members or territory. More often than not most owners will be… Read More

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  • Are You Looking to Bring a Furry Four Legged Fido into Your Home? Here’s What You Should Consider!

    Posted on June 27th, 2017

    We love to cuddle and play with them, their soft fur and their smushy faces; but have you really thought about what it takes to provide the best care for an animal? Animals help us lead happier and healthier lives but in return they deserve and warrant a lot of time and attention for them to… Read More

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  • How much does a dog cremation cost?

    Posted on June 22nd, 2017

    We don’t want to think about it! Your dog not being around anymore but the reality is; they can’t be with us forever. The loss of your pet is the hardest thing you’ll ever have to deal with as an owner and for most of us at CPC we have all experienced the highs of sharing… Read More

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  • 3 Baked Doggy Treats That Fido Can’t Resist

    Posted on April 20th, 2017

    A guest post by Joe Hughes – Village Bakery Making your own dog treats can be a rewarding experience, especially for kids. But there are also many benefits to baking your own treats. When you make your own treats, you’re in full control of the ingredients. That means you can make healthy treats using wholesome… Read More

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  • You should be aware of these toxic plants if you are a gardener and own pets

    Posted on March 14th, 2017

    As spring has sprung and the weather changes (hopefully), we’ll all be looking to get out into our gardens more. With that in mind we need to be wary of some of the toxic garden plants out there. Now if you’re like me, over the winter months gardening may not have been very high on… Read More

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