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Animals Are Purrrfect For Our Wellbeing

Did you know that most households have a pet living in them? Even though owning your very own dog, cat or hamster can be a lot of work and responsibility for the entire family, it is very much worth it. They are a great addition to any family, as they make the perfect play companions for children. Plus, you will find that you get a lot out of their loyalty and companionship as well. And they can even help to teach children some necessary life lessons. For instance, some parents buy their young children small pets, such as hamsters or guinea pigs, so that they can experience death once the animal passes. Even though that might not be the happiest thought, it can help set children up for some of the sad experiences that they will meet later in their adult life. Continue reading “Animals Are Purrrfect For Our Wellbeing”

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Here’s How You Make Your Dog’s Coat Super Healthy and Shiny

When you have a dog, it’s nice to try and make sure that their coat is nice and shiny. After all, a shiny coat is the sign of a healthy dog and it is very easy for you to try and get that glossy coat that you see in advertisements. All you have to do is make a few simple changes while also monitoring the type of food that your dog is eating. Continue reading “Here’s How You Make Your Dog’s Coat Super Healthy and Shiny”

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This Is How To Nail Puppy Motherhood

When you’re thinking about getting a dog, it’s always going to be important for you to adjust to the lifestyle change as much as possible. Because that’s the thing about being getting a dog, your life changes. It has to. You have to make sure that you’re more accommodating, and that you’re okay with the changes that you will have to make. But it’s not all scary. In fact, your life doesn’t overly have to change. You can actually adapt the way that you live now to make sure that you’re really putting your dog’s best interests first. So if you want to work out just how you’re going to do that, let’s walk through five approaches that are going to help you here. Continue reading “This Is How To Nail Puppy Motherhood”

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Better Buddies: Improving Your Relationship With Your Dog

A relationship we can have with any pet is a bond that can’t be broken but there can be issues from time to time. Whether your pet is undergoing a change or there are there are problems with your dog in relation to their health, you’re shaking up their routines by moving to a new place or you’ve even got another pet. Continue reading “Better Buddies: Improving Your Relationship With Your Dog”

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What To Do With Pets When You Go On Holiday

Going on holiday is a fun, exciting time. However, if you are a pet owner, it can also be a little bit stressful. You need to organise what you are going to do with your pet while you are on holiday well in advance of leaving for your holiday. You all love your pets, so here is what you can do with your pets when you go on holiday.

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Pets — should they be in your bedrooms or not?

Do you have a cat or a dog? Do you let your dog or cat sleep in your bedroom or on your bed? You are certainly not alone, as a survey commissioned by leading pet insurer Animal Friends found that nearly half of owners sleep with their pets. My dog has always slept in, or next to my bed and she is now 15 years old. I personally have no issue with sharing a bedroom with a pet because I view them as part of the family.

 

So, do you think it is good idea to welcome your pet into your bedroom? Fitted bedroom specialists DM Design has analysed the arguments both for and against this decision: Continue reading “Pets — should they be in your bedrooms or not?”

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15 Years With My Loyal Friend

I mostly write about being a parent but every now and then I like to include other aspects of my life too and before becoming a Mum my first ‘baby’ in my life was Molly, my border terrier. Today marks a special occasion as it is 15 years since I first clapped eyes on an energetic 7-month-old who needed a new home. It didn’t take much to win me over. She bounded into the house from her awful concrete run in the garden and leapt on me, licking me like crazy. She was so full of beans and personality that I just knew right then that she was the right dog for me. Continue reading “15 Years With My Loyal Friend”