Did you know that dogs have no minimum dietary carbohydrate requirement?

Who’d have thought your dog’s ancestors were prey-hunting carnivores? It’s hard to believe that your dog descends from a long line of hunters. But it’s true.  Dogs are partial carnivores (known as facultative carnivores) now, but their ancestors were true carnivores. This genetic inheritance means that they still efficiently use animal fat and, if needed, […]

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Does your dog really need their own shampoo?

Do dogs and humans react differently to shampoo? Yes. Human skin has many more layers than dogs’, and is more acidic, with a normal pH balance of 5.5-5.6 compared to dogs, whose pH balance sits around 6.2-7.4. While we have 10 to 15 layers of skin, dogs have just 3 to 5, making them much […]

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Dogs and your Furniture.

We all love our dogs – that’s a given – but where to draw the line when it comes to pooches sleeping on our favourite furniture? The Space Sharer Plenty of us give our four-legged friends free rein to sit on anything with four legs! If this is you, there’s no need to worry. Just keep doing what you […]

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POLLUTED PETS – The toxic burden our pets are carrying


POLLUTED PETS The toxic burden our pets are carrying   Research continues to reveal the extent to which high levels of toxic chemicals are contaminating our much-loved family pets. Most cat and dog owners are aware that substances such as snail bait, rat poison, garden pesticides and human medications are toxic to our pets and […]

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5 Specialist vet services you didn’t know existed

As great as veterinarians are at their job, it is impossible to know everything about everything. This is the reason why some vets choose to specialise into specific fields which they enjoy and excel at. Verterinary specialisation is a difficult process, requiring around 10 years of training, combined with examinations and clinical research. This ensures […]

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Hypoallergenic Dogs & Low Shedding Dog Breeds

Lagotto Romagnolo – ‘Marnee’ – our own Perfect Pets low shed pup / poster girl

Probably the most famous “hypoallergenic” dog is the labradoodle, a cross between a Labrador and a poodle that was specifically developed as a guide dog for a woman whose husband was allergic to dog hair. Since that first cross 30 years ago, oodles of all sorts have become incredibly popular, for the most part because pet […]

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Canine Enrichment and Engagement

Article by Jen Martin at Wildhunde. Dogs are a smart and interactive species that spend every day using their keen senses and instinctual drives to learn, explore and play. They use their nose to sniff out and explore the world around them, keeping themselves aware of potential dangers and hunting for food. A keen sense […]

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CBD Oil: 11 reasons why you should consider it for your dog.

In recent years there has been a surge in interest around the use of CBD oil to manage a range of different health concerns in dogs. Also known as cannabidiol, CBD, derived from the cannabis sativa plant, offers a natural, plant-based alternative therapy worth considering when traditional medications and treatments are not effective in easing […]

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