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Arthritis and your Dog – Ralph and Janes Story. Part 2

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This is the second instalment of Jane Crofts’ experiences of living with an ageing dog now diagnosed with arthritis.   Last time I wrote Ralph had just had his arthritis confirmed and I had a month’s supply of pain relief for him and some veterinary advice on his daily exercise. …


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Arthritis and your Dog – Ralph and Janes Story.

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Jane Crofts has agreed to share her experiences of living with an ageing dog as a follow up to her article ‘One ear up, one ear down’. For some time now I have had an inkling that Ralph was slowing up, getting old, a bit stiff. As an avid ball …


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Could You Save Your Pet’s Life ?

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Could you save your pet’s life? Jane Crofts thinks she is better equipped that she was a few days ago.   Those of you who have read my previous articles for VIPPIES will know that I am the devoted slave to Ralph, the nearly 12 years old border collie. So, …


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Doggy Day Care and Sleep Overs

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Doggy Day Care and Sleep Overs – why VIPPIES decided to offer an alternative to boarding kennels   VIPPIES has over a decade of experience in providing high quality care for animals with looking after your dog being at the heart of their business. After all, it started from a …


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Jane Crofts writes about Pet Insurance:

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Before I start I must make it clear that I have no qualifications to comment on insurance policies or financial matters, just a few years of experience as a pet slave and a dollop of common sense. This article is purely to help us all ‘paws’ for a think about …


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Frozen treats you can make for your pets this summer

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As we are (hopefully) finally leaving the cold weather behind, and we are beginning to get a glimpse of summer heading our way, there’s never been a better time to whip up some frozen goodies for your furry friends! Here at VIPPIES, we want our four-legged friends to enjoy summer …


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How to keep your dog happy and healthy this summer

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Spring is upon us: the clocks have gone forward, the weather is finally getting warmer, and the evenings are getting lighter. Winter is officially on its way out, and what better way to embrace the change in season than to head outside to enjoy it?   With all the excitement, …


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How to help your cat and dog make friends

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  Helping your dog and cat be friends with each other is always going to be a daunting and difficult task. Age or background of your pets doesn’t matter, but how their initial meeting goes and how they are supervised together can have a huge impact on their long-term friendship. …


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Are you providing the best care for your guinea pig?

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Guinea pigs, or ‘cavies’, are social rodents who love ‘chatting’. They originate from South America and are fascinating and intelligent animals.   But are you providing your guinea pig with the best care? It’s important that you consider the needs of a guinea pig before deciding to own one as …


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Why walking your dog is important for their health, and yours…

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Dog walking is not only beneficial to your dog, but also to you. As well as being fun, walking has a number of health benefits, and who better to motivate you to exercise than your furry friend walking beside you.   Your health and fitness Walking your dog even a …


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