Puppy Awareness Week

Puppy Awareness Week (PAW) starts today and part of the aim is to educate people on buying a pup so they don’t get one that may have come from a puppy farm.  A recent survey was done by the Kennel Club and they asked how and where owners bought their pups and if the puppy had …

Greyhounds

Greyhounds bring back memories of watching World of Sport with Dickie Davies on a Saturday afternoon during the 70’s and 80’s. We would watch the wrestling, the darts and the dog races. Many people only think of greyhounds when it comes to racing but these dogs do make greats pets. Greyhounds are an old breed …

Cocker Spaniels

Did you know…these dogs were originally called Cocking Spaniels and they gained their name from flushing out Woodcocks for hunters?  Due to their small size they were ideal for chasing ground dwelling birds out of bushes and hedgerows. The true origin of these dogs is not known even though they have appeared in paintings and …

Adopting a pet – Part 1

Each year more and more pets are being dumped or given away by their owners.  According to the RSPCA more than 100 animals are being abandoned each day.  This is a 65% increase compared to figures in 2007. There are many reasons why people give away their pets: The pets are too much hard work …

Ticks and the removal of ticks

Every year we get many pets come through our doors with skin problems. The most common causes of these issues are fleas.   Another problem we regularly see is ticks Now the weather is warmer and days are longer, there is a good chance you and your dog will be out in the parks, fields and …