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.
Last year Ember was lucky enough to try some of Pure Pet Food’s Meaty Sweetie Treats. These treats were a perfect introduction to the Pure Pet Food brand, so I was very excited for Ember to try some of their food.
Ember is doing really well recently on her current food Guru, but we have been wanting to add a little bit of wet food to her evening meal, I instantly knew Pure Pet Food was the best first option.
The food we are lucky enough to try is Chicken Dinner, which is grain free and designed for sensitive dogs, perfect for Ember as she has quite a sensitive tummy.
That time of year is coming up again, firework season is upon us and as usual bonfire night appears to have become bonfire month. Fortunately, Ember isn’t too bothered about the fireworks as long as she is inside, but some dogs can be left terrified by them. Common signs of noise phobia include shaking, trembling, drooling, barking, howling, trying to hide and refusing to eat. Here are some tips for helping your dog on those frightful firework nights:
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 they should. It’s tough knowing that this is still going on, but with organisations like Pup Aid and events like the one they are hosting, we can put an end to this horrible industry. For more information about Pup Aid and their event click HERE.
Whilst some dogs love car rides, Ember included, some dogs struggle with being in the car for a long period of time. If, in your judgement, your dog would enjoy a road trip with you, here’s some tips I have collected to make travelling with your dog an enjoyable and safe experience.
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.
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 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.
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 is! You can find out more about The Big Tick Project here. The Big Tick Project are also sponsoring Dog Fest this year which will be taking place in June in Chesire and Hertfordshire, you can get your tickets here!
Healthy, homemade, trustworthy treats your thing? Then check out Wellybix, they are made by Alison in her County Durham home with ingredients fresh from her garden and of course taste tested by her adorable dog Welly.