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Free Pet Competition Win a Dog Duvet and Dog Bed

**FREE PET COMPETITION TIME***
They are giving one lucky follower the chance to WIN a Lumberjack Box duvet and a Boot Bed. All you have to do is LIKE & COMMENT on their Facebook post with a picture of your dog.
Don’t forget to SHARE so your friends and family can enter too

Closes 30th September

 

ENTER HERE

https://www.facebook.com/vetspec/photos/a.500240460012153.1073741835.479155898787276/1773920859310767/?type=3&theater

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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.

Walkies
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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Dog Beds, Make Your Own, Save Cash

How to make your own dog beds and save a load of money.

Beds provide insulation, and support for us humans backs and joints, warmth, and a feeling of security. When a dog has a bed of his own, he feels all this too.
When pet owners ask what items they need to purchase for their pet, a good dog bed is always at the top of the list – plus a collar, leash, and food and water bowls. Dog beds are so important that they aren’t considered optional; but are, instead, a necessary piece of kit for all dogs regardless of size, breed, sex or age.

Some of the benefits a dog bed offers your dog include:

Insulating your dog from the floor, because these can be cold surfaces, in both the winter and summer. In the wintertime, many small dogs love to curl up in a nesting-type bed like a Slumber Ball dog bed, which provides the warmth needed for both comfort and good health.
Your will feel more secure snug and safe with his own private space and resting space.

Cushioning joints and bones – especially for older, arthritic, or overweight dogs. Orthopedic Dog Beds are designed specifically for dogs that need extra joint support and comfort.

Controlling the spread of hair and dander by concentrating it in one, easy-to-clean location. Many dog owners choose a bed offering two covers, so they can always be at the cleanest, and always have a fresh cover when the other cover is being cleaned.
Helping to prevent injuries by keeping your dog from jumping up and down from the settee.

Protecting your outside dog. Outside dogs need a bed as much or more than inside dogs. You can buy an Indoor/Outdoor Orthopedic Dog Bed which is tough and water-resistant and can be used inside or out.
Have a go at making your own standard dog bed, it might just surprise you how cheap and easy it can be.

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