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Pet advice
Pet advice
Pet advice

Dog Maintenance and Safety

As well as helping our dogs look their best, keeping on top of their grooming needs also keeps them healthy, clean and comfortable.

Dogs come in all different shapes and sizes and so do their coats, so their grooming needs can be as unique as they are. Take a look at our maintenance and safety articles and guides.

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How to clean your dog’s teeth

Adult dogs have 10 more teeth than humans do, so with 42 permanent teeth, these gnashers are key to a healthy mouth so it’s important to look after them. Getting your dog to let you take care of their teeth is another story. Here are some top tips on how to clean your dog’s pearly …

Getting your puppy vaccinated – What you need to know

Learn about puppy vaccinations – why we need them, the diseases they prevent and the duration of

Exercising your puppy safely

Find out how much exercise to give your puppy, and vet-recommended activities to assist their

Puppy grooming hints and tips

Discover the benefits of grooming your puppy, plus hints and tips to help you do a great

Key safety considerations for new puppies

Find out how you can give your pet the best possible start to life and how to avoid any

Activities to Keep Pets Busy on a Snowy Day

Read our top ideas for activities to keep your furry friends busy on a snowy

How to protect your Christmas presents from your dogs

How to stop your dog from tearing open Christmas presents before

How to Keep Your Pet Cosy this Christmas

Read our handy tips on ways to keep your pet warm and happy in the colder winter

Three top tips for walking your dog in snowy weather

Read our three tips for walking your dog in snowy weather safely, plus paw health aftercare

Can All Dogs Swim?

Learn dog swimming safety tips and how dogs can differ in their swimming abilities

How to Help Your Pet Lose Weight

Learn how obesity in pets can be prevented and treated, to minimise the risk of developing health

Travelling with your pets

Read the different ways to travel with your pet and how to keep them

Why walking your dog is important

Understand the benefits of exercising your dog

Walking your dog

Read about the different leads and harnesses available for walking your dog safely and

Pooper scoopers

Discussing the pros and cons of pooper scoopers, and domestic usage versus

Dog bowls

Discover the pros and cons of different types of dog bowls to help you choose.

Dog leads

Learn more about the different types of dog leads, comparing the pros and cons of

Dog grooming

Discover our tips on how to groom your dog and why you should do it regularly.

Dog beds

How to find the right type of bed for your dog based on its shape, size, and material.

Dog collars and harnesses

Learn about the variety of collars and harnesses available to dogs and their specific pros and cons.

How to Recognise Animal Abuse

Discover the signs that a pet is being abused, and what you can do to

What happens to stray dogs?

Understand why dogs might stray and what happens when a dog wanders from their usual

Pet theft

Learn why pet theft happens and how you can provent your pet from being


Read about the legal requirement of microchipping and understand why it is


Grooming our dogs allows us to feel for any unwanted hitchhikers like fleas and ticks while providing some time to bond with each other.

You’ll also be able to look for any unusual bumps or cuts as it removes any excess hair and dirt from your dog, keeping them looking their best.

Here you’ll find our articles, tips and guide all around dog grooming and safety, other essential steps in keeping our canine companions happy and healthy.