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Flowers and plants that are poisonous to dogs

The poisoning of your dog can be incredibly upsetting for the owner and hugely distressing for the animal. We run through the plants and flowers poisonous to dogs and what to look out for if you think your animal has been poisoned.

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Our guide to dog-sitting

Many dog owners baulk at the idea of having their pet cooped up in kennels while they’re on holiday. The solution to getting time away and leaving a happy pet at home might be dog-sitting.

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Tech gadgets for pets

The top pet trackers and gadgets

Discover the top tech on the market for pets, from GPS trackers for dogs to pretend prey for cats, there are new and exciting gadgets to make everyone’s life easier.

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Dogs friendly holidays

The top dog friendly holidays in the UK

From lakes to woods and towns to beaches - embrace the great outdoors getting away from it all with your four-legged friends. Discover the best dog-friendly holidays in the UK with our list of destinations and holiday spots.

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Missing dog

How to find a lost dog or cat

We run through some steps to help you find your lost dog or cat quickly.

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The best dog-friendly beaches in the UK

Take your dog to the beach with our recommendations of best dog friendly beaches in the UK. Whatever the weather, enjoy a stroll along the seaside with your four-legged friend.

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National Pet Shows

Headline Sponsor of the National Pet Shows

We're proud to announce that we're the Headline Sponsor of the both National Pet Shows in 2017. Attracting a combined audience of over 45,000 pet lovers, they're the UK's biggest and most loved pet events.

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Travelling with pets

How to have a happy holiday with your dog

Find out where you can take your dog on holiday in the UK and make travelling stress-free.

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Moving house with a pet

A guide to moving house with a pet

Moving house is complicated enough, without trying to explain what’s going on to a confused cat or perplexed pooch.

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Pet being vaccinated

Understanding your pet's vaccinations

Read our guide to vaccines your pet needs to stay healthy, how many they need, for what and when.

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Dog at Christmas

A guide to caring for pets at Christmas

Whether you're treating your own pet or giving one as a gift, be sure every cat or dog a very merry Christmas.

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A guide to cat health

Get our guide to cat diseases and illnesses, and keep your favourite feline healthy.

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Pet grooming

A guide to pet grooming

Read our handy guide to cat and dog grooming, keeping them in tip top condition from nose to tail.

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First pets

A guide to owning your first pet

Check out our guide to making sure you have all you need to welcome your first pet into their new home.

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Unwell dog

A guide to dog ailments and illnesses

For a happy, healthy dog read our guide to helping your best friend avoid common doggy ailments.

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Dog eating food

Essential information for your pet's diet

Read our guide to giving your pet the best diet for good health and vitality.

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Pet microchipping guide

A guide to getting your pet microchipped

Find out everything you need to know about microchipping your pet with our handy guide.

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Discover a sensory garden for dogs

Adding a few plants and features to your garden can create a whole new environment for your pet to discover. We've created a downloadable sensory garden map that you can create for your dog.

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Bark in the Park

Cats and dogs take stage at Bark in the Park

Forget the prancing and preening of dog and cat shows – Bark in the Park was the first ever event that pets begged to be a part of.

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Tips for travelling with pets in Europe

Discovering the world and relaxing with your family are what holidays are all about, but having to leave your pet at home can dampen your holiday spirit. If you decide to travel with your pet, check out our top tips for travelling in Europe.

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Discover a sensory garden for cats

Adding a few plants and features to your garden can create a whole new environment for your pet to discover. We've created a downloadable sensory garden map that you can create for your cat.

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Advice for adopting or rehoming a cat

Whether you’re looking to rehome a cat for a friend, or you’d like to adopt from a local rehoming centre, here’s all you need to know about cat adoption.

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Caring for your pet during the summer

Did you know that pets can get heatstroke, just like us? Find out how to keep your pet away from the heat so that they can stay safe this summer.

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Our guide to pet friendly holidays in the UK

There’s nothing worse than finding the perfect holiday location, only to see a ‘No Pets Allowed’ notice next to the property details. We’ve looked into the best pet-friendly options for you to help make that booking a little easier.

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Dog friendly places to visit in the UK

Pets, just like their owners, need a change of scenery from time to time. So why wait for a dog friendly holiday? Pack your dog’s toys, put your suitcases in the car boot and hit the road! We’ve picked our favourite dog-friendly hotels to stay in the UK and some fun activities to do while you're there.

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Guide to microchipping your pet

It's now a legal requirement for all dog owners in England, Scotland and Wales to microchip their pet. We’ve put together a guide on what it means for you and how it works.

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Advice for what your cat can eat

Cats need the right food to fuel their metabolism and keep them in tip-top condition. Meat is essential to fulfill their dietary requirements, but they can eat a broad range of other things too. We've put together some recipes for some tasty treats you can make at home.

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Pet safe garden - A to Z of safe plants

We want to help pet owners keep their pets safe and healthy, which is why we’ve created this guide to safe garden care for cats and dogs.

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Danger for dogs in summertime

Spring is a great time to get out in the garden or take those long walks which you've missed out on during the dark and cold winter. However, there are some hidden dangers for your dog which you may not be aware of. We've compiled a list of things to look out for in your four-legged friend.

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What to consider when getting a kitten

If you’re thinking about bringing a new kitten or young cat into your home, there are a few things you need to consider and prepare for in advance of their arrival.

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How to make dog walks fun

A daily walk is an important part of maintaining a happy, healthy lifestyle for your dog. But like any routine, doing the same things and going to the same places every day can become a little dull. Follow our five tips for making walkies even more fun for you both.

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Are you thinking of getting a cat?

If you've decided to adopt or buy a cat, you probably think that you've considered all the pros and cons. But here are a few things about owning a cat that you might not have thought of…

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Advice for what your dog can eat

Dogs can eat meat, vegetables and starchy food but like us and need a balanced diet in order to stay healthy. However, that’s not to say you can’t treat them every now and then, so we’ve created some tasty recipes for your dog to enjoy.

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All you need to know about rehoming a dog

If you're considering rehoming, we've pulled together all you need to know here. Before you take a rescue dog into your home there's a few points you should consider:

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Five tips to stop your pet being stolen

Both dogs and cats are being targeted by opportunist thieves and organised gangs causing heartache for owners. With pet thefts in the UK on the rise, we share a few tips to help you keep your pet safe and, hopefully, recover your pet should thieves strike.

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We translate secret language of cats

Cats' moods can change rapidly – it can be hard to know what to do, and when! But don’t worry. We’re here to help you understand what’s going on inside that little feline head. It’s not just about the meowing, it’s also about body language. Pay attention to the ears, tail, eyes and body posture and you'll be closer to understanding cats.

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Safer travelling with pets

Travelling can be stressful for the whole family, but for animals that may not be used to long journeys, it can be especially traumatic. Here are a few tips on how to make travelling with pets as smooth and safe as possible.

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Is your dog getting hot under the collar?

We've developed a revolutionary way to let you know when your dog is getting too hot with the MORE TH>N Thermocollar and provided some top tips to help keep your pet cool.

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50 bucket list experiences for dogs

Every dog has its day - or at least they should have 50 essential doggy must-dos under their collar in their lifetime. We've worked with TV vet Marc Abraham and Visit Britain to compile a "Bucket List" for our canine friends.

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Springtime care for your pets

Spring is in the air, and with the winter behind us it's time to look forward to better weather (we hope!). Here are a few tips and reminders to help you have happy dogs and cats through the warmer months.

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Protecting your pets from floods and storms

Floods and storms can often hit without much warning, so it pays to be prepared if you have pets. We’ve put together some practical steps you can take to protect your pets.

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Cold weather advice for pets

Winter can be a dangerous time for pets, especially when the weather turns to ice and snow. We've prepared some cold weather tips to keep your pets happy when the weather turns nasty.

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How to calm your dog on bonfire night

It's the least favourite time of the year for cats and dogs as bonfires blaze and a flurry of fireworks are blasted into the skies. But we're trying to make things more bearable for your pets this Bonfire Night with the world’s first films for cats and dogs, created to help them relax around loud noises.

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