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How to Prepare When Bringing Home a Rescue Dog

Posted on September 21, 2017

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Bringing a rescue dog home is an overwhelming feeling. It is a big moment of joy for you and your family. However, before you bring it home and put a new personalised dog tag on their collar, there are a few things you should know.

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Personalised Dog Tags and Other Gift Ideas

Posted on September 11, 2017

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We’re not sure you need an excuse to celebrate and pamper your darling pooch?  But we encourage you wholeheartedly! Celebrate the special bond an owner shares with their dog(s) and highlights the different roles a dog can play in your life; whilst also creating awareness about the importance of the rescue and protection of dogs.

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How are you Celebrating Dog Day?

Posted on August 24, 2017

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Dogs truly are a man’s best friend and the most loyal creatures that ever walked the planet, so make sure to spoil your faithful companion for Dog Day on Saturday 26th August.

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Does Your Dog Have a Medical Condition?

Posted on August 17, 2017

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Looking after our pets is our number one priority, especially when they have health conditions which mean they require medication or special foods. When you are out and about, a medical alert pet tag will ensure that anyone who comes into contact with your dog is aware of their additional needs.

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Have You Got Your ID Tag for International Cat Day?

Posted on August 8, 2017

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There are an estimated 500 million cats roaming the streets around the world, but how many of them could be identified? Make sure that you have your cat ID tag for International Cat Day on Tuesday 8th August.

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How to Keep Kids Safe Around Pets

Posted on July 25, 2017

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Children and pets can have the greatest friendships, bonding with one another in a unique and incomparable manner. However, things can quickly go downhill if the proper parameters aren’t put in place. The last thing you want is for any accidents or bad behaviour to happen, which is why it is important to bear safety in mind at all times.

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Pet Fire Safety Day – What You Need to Know

Posted on July 18, 2017

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Keeping our pets safe at all times is the number one priority for all owners, but would you know what course of action to take in the event of a fire?

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Keep Your Pets Cool this Summer

Posted on July 13, 2017

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The warm weather of summer is something that we all look forward to when tolerating the frost of winter, but it can be easy to forget about the health risks that the rising temperatures pose to our furry friends.

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Summertime Pet Care

Posted on June 30, 2017

Walking Dog in SummerBritish summertime is something that can be incredibly empowering and a source of joy and happiness for all involved – when the mercury reaches the mid-twenties, that is! The rest of the time, our summer weather consists of elusive and highly temperamental bursts of sunshine with the odd rain shower and storms thrown in for good measure.

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Travelling with your pet this summer

Posted on June 30, 2017

Your pets are part of your family and family holidays can definitely be more fun when your four-legged friends are invited along too! To ensure the whole family has a safe and healthy time, Australia’s celebrity vet, Dr Katrina Warren, has put together some tips we love to help you plan your holiday and be well prepared.

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ENSURE YOUR PET’S RECORDS ARE UP TO DATE

 

Before your departure make sure your pet’s microchip details are up to date and that they are wearing an ID tag with a contact number that works where you are staying. This is the quickest way to ensure you will be reunited with your pet should they become lost.

If your pet has a Bow Wow Meow Smart Tag, log on to their profile and update all your holiday contact details and any other useful information should your pet become lost while away.  Or order a Bow Wow Meow Smart Tag before you leave for dispatch within 24 business hours by first class post for only  £9.95 including our popular eZeClip.

 

PREVENTION, PREVENTION, PREVENTION

 

Prevention is better than cure and you don’t want a sick pet to ruin the family’s holiday feeling. Before you travel, check your pet’s vaccinations and worming are up to date and take your pet’s vaccination booklet with you on the trip. If needed, you should update your pet’s vaccinations one week prior to your departure. If you have an older dog, it is advisable to get a full vet check done before you leave.

Your holiday destination may well harbour fleas, so apply a flea preventative before you leave and take your pet’s own clean bedding for them to sleep on.

If you are travelling to a coastal destination, phone ahead to the local vet at your destination and ask if paralysis ticks are prevalent in the area. Paralysis ticks are deadly and you need to start preventative treatment prior to departing for your holiday – often two weeks ahead.

 

ON THE ROAD

 

When travelling in a car, it is important to have cats and small dogs confined in a crate and large dogs harnessed. This prevents them from becoming flying missiles, should you have an accident or have to apply brakes urgently.

Have regular toilet and water breaks. With cats, it is best to offer them a litter tray inside the car unless they are trained on a lead or harness. Cats are far more likely to bolt off in strange territory.

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MAKE YOUR PET FEEL AT HOME

 

Pets will appreciate it if their new environment feels like home even when they are far away. It is a good idea to pack your pet’s regular food as you can never rely on being able to buy it at your holiday destination and a sudden change of diet may cause tummy upsets.

When you arrive at your destination keep your pet confined indoors. Many pets get lost on holidays and you can’t be too careful. With dogs, be sure to keep them on a lead for the first couple of days whenever you are outdoors. Please make sure your dog stays away from the local wildlife and if in doubt keep them on a lead. Cats should remain indoors at all times, unless they are familiar with walking on a lead.

Check local regulations and laws about pet ownership at your holiday destination, you will usually be able to find these on local Council websites.

Weather conditions at your holiday destination may differ from those at home. If it is cold, your pet may need a coat when walking outside, if it’s raining a rain coat may be a good idea.

Taking your pet’s bedding and toys will help them to feel at home very quickly.

Hope you and your pet have a fabulous summer holiday!

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