Win a Pet Snuffle Mat for You and a Charity

WIN for yourself and pet and a charity


They are giving away 2 Snuffle Mats; 1 to the lucky winner and 1 to their chosen animal charity. All you have to do to enter is:

1. Like the Pet Snuffle Mat East Midlands page
2. Tagging a friend in the comments who would also like to win a mat would be great
3. Tell us which charity you’re choosing & why

The competition closes when the page reaches 1000 likes and remember sharing is caring


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Pimp Your Dog With Clothes For Free: VIDEO

Pimp your dog by making your own doggy outfits

Cats may be cool as cucumbers, but dogs need a bit of an extra helping hand in the cool looks. They’re lovable, cuddly balls of fur and drool, but they’re not quite as good when it comes to strutting their Saturday Night Fever Outfits.

Thankfully, you can help turn your dog into a player with awesome dog accessories and dog clothes. You can get your pet all dressed up and looking their best, helping him to impress the lady pooches when he takes his daily turn around the neighbourhood. (We do suggest designer dog clothing for that, but not dog booties)

Of course, we do suggest moving past dog Halloween costumes and other funny dog costumes and heading straight to the goods. Whether you’re after fully grown dog clothing or puppy clothes, you can always make your own.
Go on have a go, pimp your dog for all those doggy occasions. Dont spend the hard-earned cash.

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Foraging for Mushrooms, an APP to Help You identify Them

Ever fancied foraging for wild mushrooms to add to a meal or a salad but
never done so because of the risk of picking the wrong variety and getting seriously ill.

Well this may be the answer, an APP for identifying mushrooms whilst foraging in fields and forests.

Mushroom Id

Mushroom Id is a field guide to identifying fungi for safe picking. It is available for the iPhone, ipad,  iPod Touch and Android devices.

The app has been developed by professional published ecologists with the main aim of helping identify fungi in the wild.

Easy Identification

For identification the app asks a short series of questions about the mushroom you have located. Based on your answers, it calculates and displays a short list of the most likely fungi it could be. The user is given an estimated percentage likelihood that the species is correct. Clicking on a mushroom in the list displays more information about it.

MushroomId: Mushroom Identification in You Tube

Mushroom Id can be used to keep a log of your fungi sightings making it easy to build a record of all the fungi you have encountered.

Mushroom Id is an evolving product, and you get free upgrades.

Why was the mushroom always invited to every party? Because he was a fun guy.

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Unusual Trees from Around the Planet: See the Video

Unusual Trees That will Astound You

From rare trees that only one exist in the whole world to trees so weird you won’t believe like dragons blood and rainbow eucalyptus.

Why Trees are so Important

Trees are vital to the planet. They are the biggest plants on the planet, they give us oxygen, store carbon, stabalise the soil and give life to the world’s living organisms. They also provide us with materials for tools and shelter.

Not only are trees essential for life, but as the longest living species on Earth, they give us a link between the past, present and future.

It’s important that woodlands, rain forests and trees in urban settings, such as parks, are preserved and sustainably managed across the world. Play your part and plant some.

Trees benefit health

The canopies of trees act as a physical filter, trapping dust, absorbing pollutants from the air – removing up to 1.7 kilos per tree annually. They also provide shade from solar radiation, reduce noise, bind the soil and provide homes for countless species.

Over 20 species of British trees and shrubs are known to have medicinal properties. The oil from birch bark, for example, has antiseptic properties.

Research shows that within minutes of being surrounded by trees and green space, your blood pressure will drop, your heart rate will slow and your stress levels will come down. Isnt that what we all need?

Any comments as to the unusual trees in this video?, have you seen any? do you know of any exceptional ones?

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moving house

Moving House with a Pet Dog. Top Tips for a Stressless Day

Moving House with a Dog

Moving house is an exciting time, busy, chaotic, stressful. If you have a dog you have even more to consider. Our dogs are more than pets. It’s such a cliché to say they are part of the family but, its true. We need to consider dogs and their needs when moving.

Keep Cool
Dogs are intuitive animals. They know when you’re happy, sad and stressed. Moving house doesn’t need to be the stress fest that most would have you believe. Keep your cool or the dog will be wound up and sense an upcoming disruption. If you’re relaxed through the move, the pooch will be too.

Moving Day
It might be a good idea to ask someone to look after your dog to make sure he’s out of the way. The doors are likely to be left open and you don’t want him running off. If you are going to keep Rover with you then make sure he is comforted and reassured throughout the day. He may panic when he sees all his comforts being taken away from him. Make sure he still has his bowl and treats nearby, his favourite toy and blanket so he still has that feeling of familiarity and safety.

Name Tags
As soon as you start moving change the tags on your dog’s collar, adding your new address etc. so if they run off on arrival at the new home, he should be found and returned to you. Fuss your dog telling him what a ‘Good Boy’… or girl he/she is when you’re putting the new tag on so he/she can join in the excitement of all the new things going on for the family that day.

Lock Down
One of the concerns when you move to a new home with your beloved canine, is that they will find a way out of the new garden. Check the place out when you first get there and before you let the pooch loose outside, check there isn’t a hole in the fence behind the shed or room under the gate.

New House, Old Bed
When you choose a spot for your dog’s bed, be sure to put bedding and toys with the scent of the old house in this spot so he still has that familiarity and comfort.

Patience and Piddling
If you’re moving house with a younger dog or puppy you may need to go back to the beginning of house training all over again, but with older dogs there may be a few small accidents, so you may find yourself having to clean up a few harmless puddles. Be patient.

When you take your dog out for their first walk at his new home, give him time to adjust and explore the new place. Imagine how many new and exciting smells there are for him. Keep him on his lead to begin with. Keep in mind that your new home isn’t only new to you, but to your dog too! The sun may rise at different times, the postman may come earlier or later than at your old home and the cars may be nearer and therefore noisier. Luckily, dogs are resilient and they will adjust so just bear with him.

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