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Getting the best from those presents

Getting the best from those presents No doubt many lucky pups got edible treats for Christmas but some will have been given special toys known as enrichment activities to get them using their brains as well as their stomachs! They are a brilliant idea but you do have to put …


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Something to look forward to…summer holidays!

Something to look forward to…summer holidays! It’s that time of year when many of us start thinking about planning our holidays – it gives us something to look forward to on those cold winter evenings. There’s a little Westie called Ernie in Southend-on Sea who is always thinking ahead, he …


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Can we have a puppy for Christmas?

Can we have a puppy for Christmas? Christmas lists are being written and no doubt some children – and adults – will be putting a puppy at the top of their wish list. But stop and think for a moment, the Dog’s Trust regularly run their adverts ‘A Dog is …


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Fragrant Christmas Gifting

Fragrant Christmas Gifting There is nothing like the soothing smell of lavender and at this time of year cinnamon is a favourite aroma added to lots of natural decorations. Essential oils and fragrances make great Christmas gifts for friends and family but some of these essential oils can be toxic …


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Safety first at Christmas….

Safety first at Christmas…. It is such a joyous time of year for most people and their pets but Christmas doesn’t come without a few things to watch out for. None of us want to be rushing to the Emergency Vet over the holiday so here are some things to …


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Muddy walks can be bad for your dog’s health

Muddy walks can be bad for your dog’s health, but not if you wash and check It cannot have escaped anyone’s notice that our normally dry county has had more than its fair share of rain this Autumn and our hearts go out to the people who have been hit …


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Absent Without Leave

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Absent Without Leave Hopefully not too many of us will experience the heart sinking, gut wrenching moment when our beloved pet goes AWOL but should that happen what are the best things to do to get them home again? First of all stay calm – no pet, however devoted, will …


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Remember, remember, it’s not just the fifth of November these days!

Remember, remember, it’s not just the fifth of November these days! We can officially buy fireworks (including sparklers) from registered sellers for private use on these dates: 15 October to 10 November. 26 to 31 December. 3 days before Diwali and Chinese New Year. At other times of the year …


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Sociable, caring companions

Sociable, caring companions One of VIPPIES specialist clients is Kay Frost, her family of humans and Aerismadin Gun Dogs. Kay is a breeder of these delightful Labrador Retrievers and so when she and husband Brian need a holiday or a bit of extra help that their family of five adult …


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Great news!

Great news! The Archduke Ralph has had his six month review with his vet Nicola at Witham View in Woodhall Spa. She gave him a thorough going over, stretching out his legs and a good all over ‘feel’, some of which caused him to swallow hard, but the good news …


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