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Dog Christmas Safety Survival Guide

Dog Christmas

Christmas is coming (read that in a Jon Snow voice, of course) in fact, it’s only a week until Christmas Day.  It’s Ember’s first Christmas with us and while Christmas is supposed to be stressful, with some fun too, it’s obviously more stressful when you are a dog owner.  In order to make sure that Ember has the safest first Christmas, I’ve been making a list, and checking it twice. So I thought I would share with you to make sure the Christmas period goes smoothly for your dog and you....

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....

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...

How to Know if Your Products are Cruelty-Free

Until it becomes required for companies to label the background of their products, how easy would that be, it can be difficult to work out which companies do not test their products on animals.  Why is it the good guys have to jump hoops in order to ensure customers are aware of their cruelty free products? But don’t worry, there are many ways you can use to work out if your favourite products are cruelty free, as well as finding more cruelty free brands....

Going Cruelty Free | Cool to be Kind

Going Cruelty Free

Looking for a New Year change that you can stick to?  How about one that is kind to animals, good for the environment and better for you; try going cruelty-free.  This could be in many ways – through your makeup and home products or by becoming vegetarian or even vegan.  Over the past two years, I have completely changed my mindset and become cruelty-free and vegetarian....

Guru Dog Food 

Guru Dog Food

In an attempt to stop Ember acting like a kid on smarties, the vet’s words not ours, we decided to change Ember from puppy food to a fully fledged adult diet. I hadn’t heard a lot about Guru, but I had seen a bit of hype on social media so I was interested to try it out, the team at Guru were more than happy to send a sample which, went down a treat....