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Don’t bolt your food!

Don’t bolt your food! Those of us that have children will have uttered this immortal phrase many times. A fair few of us who are dog owners will probably have at least thought the same thing, and probably said it out loud. Many is the time we will have given …


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A pet is for life not just for lockdown

A pet is for life not just for lockdown We take great comfort from our pets be they furry, feathery or scaly and even more so during these strange times that are still with us, even though many restrictions have been lifted. Quite a few people took on a pet …


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Face coverings could become the norm, and what will poor doggy do then?

Face coverings could become the norm, and what will poor doggy do then? The changes to our lives over the last few weeks and months keep coming and amongst the more recent edicts for containing the spread of the Covid-19 virus is the requirement to wear a face covering on …


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A new normal

A new normal For quite a few weeks now many of us have found ourselves at home more than usual – working from home, furloughed, self-isolating; while we all follow the government’s advice to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives. Restrictions look like they are about to ease …


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Eyesight To The Blind”

“Eyesight To The Blind” Those more mature pet owners amongst us will recognise the nod to the Who’s rock opera ‘Tommy and are probably also familiar with the joys of how eyesight changes as we age … now where did I put my glasses? As our pets age they may …


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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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