Monthly Archives: December 2014

Hit the dog? Why?

I watched a scene play out in Pets at Home the other day.  A large lady had what was little more than a puppy on the end of a lead. A male shop assistant approached then bent over with hand … Continue reading

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Chase games may not end up quite such fun for your dog after all

The other day, whilst waiting in the queue at Pets at Home, I listened as a man asked if he could buy a laser light for his dog to chase – listed on their website as a ‘laser chaser’. I’m … Continue reading

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The powers of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been touted to help with everything from boosting the immune system in humans and detoxifying kidneys to helping lower cholesterol. Advocates of cider vinegar usually recommend raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized vinegar that comes complete with traces of … Continue reading

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Cigarettes – The Danger to Dogs Goes Way Beyond Passive Smoking

The other day I followed a car, admiring three dogs looking out of the back window. As I passed, I noticed the driver was smoking. Dr Jodie Gruernstern in Dogs Naturally says regarding the dangers of smoking to our dogs: … Continue reading

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It may be His Master’s Voice – but is it the tone or is it the words?

Many dog owners (particularly those who have particularly clever breeds like Border Collies) swear their dogs understand words. Others have always argued that dogs are really responding to tone of voice and the subtlest of body language signals. Tia Ghose … Continue reading

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