Category Archives: Gear Talk

Dog GPS tracker – Can a GPS tracker be used on any dog?

Dog GPS tracker – Can a GPS tracker be used on any dog?

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Microchipping dog law – Will it affect dog walkers?

The Microchipping dog law has come into effect in the UK on 6th of April 2016. All dog owners are now legally required to have their dogs microchipped. They must have their details registered on databases such as Petlog, Anibase or Pettrac. … Continue reading

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New Dog Legislation – Will it work?

Is the new “Dogbo” dog legislation really going to address the dangerous dogs problem? Highly unlikely, as the kind of people who own dangerous dogs which attack other dogs in parks and public places rarely hang around to face the … Continue reading

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Hotterdog- Dog Fleece Jumper

I am lucky enough to share my life with a gorgeous Working Cocker Spaniel named Billie. OK, I admit she doesn’t exactly “work”, not in the sense of chasing things out of bushes or retrieving dead things, but nevertheless she’s … Continue reading

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Tapeworm Treatment for dogs

Taking your dog abroad – Tapeworm treatment for dogs when travelling abroad (Extract from https://www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad/tapeworm-treatment-dogs) “Your vet must treat your dog for tapeworm and record it in the pet passport or third country official veterinary certificate every time you want to … Continue reading

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Dogs – Protect your home from dogs’ hair.

There are a few products that are a must in a dog owner’s home in order to protect it from dogs’ hair, on top of the usual brushes and dog grooming products.The PetWear Wash Bag is one of them. Ideal … Continue reading

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Adders – Do we have an irrational fear of them?

Categorically, yes, we do. Irrational because adder bites are very rare. There have been just 14 reported human deaths from adder bites since 1896, the last recorded one was in 1975. Nevertheless, human beings seem to have an in-built fear … Continue reading

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Cows – Are they really dangerous?

The short answer is yes & no. A spate of recent articles in the press about bovine attacks could lead one to think that the UK is plagued by killer cows with a grudge against humanity. Nothing could be further … Continue reading

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Fireworks season – Prepare your dog

How can you prepare your dog for fireworks season? This is what the vets at Crawford and Crawford Vet Surgeons (ukvetsonline.co.uk) say: Top Tips To Prepare For Firework Season You know your pet better than anybody and will often notice … Continue reading

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Pet Passport – New rules from January 2012

Pet Passport – Great news for dog owners and their dogs travelling abroad. The UK will align itself to the EU countries from January 2012. This means that the 6 months time elapse required between the rabies jab and the … Continue reading

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