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Ending Puppy Farms with Pup Aid

On Saturday 1st September, Pup Aid hosted their annual free dog show in Primrose Hill, London.  The aim of this event and Pup Aid as an organisation, is to simply put a stop to the demand for puppies, which leads to puppy farming.  They do this by setting their event up to raise awareness for responsible breeding practices and promoting the amazing dogs available for rescue.   Puppy farms are unfortunately still running all around the world where both the breeding dogs and their puppies are kept in horrible conditions, the puppies are then sold in mass and the mumma dogs will go on to have more litters than the maximum frequency...

CC Bear Treats

CC Bear Treats

English based and made, CC Bear treats are made using only the best natural ingredients from British distributors.   The family run business, Chef Christine and lucky taste tester Bubba Bear, have created these all natural, vegan dog treats for dog wellness, to celebrate the magical relationship between dogs and their owners.  Ember and I were so excited when Christine offered to send us some treats to try. Meet our new favourite treats....

Why You Should Take Your Dog on Holiday

Take your dog on holiday

Holiday season is here! Whilst some people prefer to go abroad on super swanky holidays, I like nothing more than an adventure holiday where Ember can come too.  Two years ago we went to the New Forest and we’re going back again this year, I can’t wait!  There are so many benefits of taking your dog on holiday, here are a few of my favourites....

Busters Bisquits

Busters Bisquits

I first found Busters Bisquits on Instagram and was intrigued by the natural ingredients Romana uses to bake the treats. Named in memory of her beloved Buster, these treats are hand baked with love and attention in small batches in her kitchen.  I was so excited when Romana offered to send Ember a trial pack of their classic treat and their new Vegan biscuits....

Summer Tips for Dogs

Summer Tips for Dogs

Summer is on it’s way, which usually in the UK means a few hot sunny days followed by clouds and rain, but this year has been a little different with the current heatwave we are enjoying. However, with this sunshine, it’s important to remember how our dogs get affected by the heat.  Here are a few tips to help keep your dog cool for the summer....

Dogs Die in Hot Cars

Hot Cars

We’ve had the pleasure of a heatwave these past fews days and while most people have been enjoying sensibly it with their four-legged friends, the same sad stories involving dogs suffering in the heat have been hitting the news.   Despite warnings from Dogs Trust and The RSPCA, to name just two, that Dogs Die in Hot Cars, many dogs have been rescued from overheating after being left in hot cars by owners.  It’s hard to imagine any dog lover leaving their dog in a car on a hot day but it, unfortunately, happens all too often.  The matter of the fact is, it’s never okay to leave your dog in a...

Big Tick Project | Our Experience and Tips

The Big Tick Project

In August 2015 Ember picked up a tick on her stomach whilst we were on holiday in the New Forest.  Ironically, the same year in April 2015, the Big Tick Project was launched in the New Forest.  The Campaign was started to raise awareness about ticks and tick-bourne diseases in the UK, to help pet owners protect their pets and themselves.  Each year, veterinary practices collect data and complete a questionnaire to contribute to The Big Tick Project’s Campaign.  The information helps to make up a UK threat map, which shows the risk of ticks in local areas.  Find the map here, is your local area a high risk?  Mine...

Spring Harmony | Dogs and Wildlife

Spring Harmony | Dogs and Wildlife

Spring is the most enjoyable season for walks with Ember, I love being outside when the weather is warmer (hopefully soon, please). However, it is also the worst season and can become uncomfortable for dogs, owners and wildlife alike. Spring synergy with dogs and wildlife isn’t something which comes easy, but I’m fed up of being tarnished with the same brush as other, irresponsible dog owners....