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A-Z of dog wellbeing: Neck
  • A-Z of dog wellbeing: Neck

    • By Two Happy Tails
    • 2 Aug 2019
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    Your dog’s neck may be a ‘useful’ part of their form that allows you to tag them with a collar and provide somewhere to clip a lead on to, but a dog’s neck is a delicate piece of machinery and it’s not as tough as you think. Chronic pulling on a dog’s neck from their collar, regardless of their size, will put undue stress on their neck vertebrae a
    A-Z of dog wellbeing: Motion sickness
  • A-Z of dog wellbeing: Motion sickness

    • By Two Happy Tails
    • 27 Jul 2019
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    It’s lovely to take our dogs in the car for days out and holidays, having our furry companion by our side on our adventures, however not all dogs do well in a moving vehicle.  Many pet parents make this unpleasant discovery the first time their dog ‘redecorates’ the interior of your car during your first road trip together. Some dogs may have
    I don’t offer ‘pack walks’ – here’s why
  • I don’t offer ‘pack walks’ – here’s why

    • By Two Happy Tails
    • 18 Jul 2019
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    Read why the benefits of pack walks are mostly for the human providing them, rather than the dogs in their care.
    A-Z of dog wellbeing: Lost dog
  • A-Z of dog wellbeing: Lost dog

    • By Two Happy Tails
    • 16 Jul 2019
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    As pet parents we do everything we can to ensure our dogs are safe, however sometimes they can get spooked and run off. The sinking feeling that you’ve lost your dog is horrid, so in this blog we’ll look at how to avoid this awful situation, and what to do if the worst happens. In the UK there were 56,000 stray dogs last year, and only 57% were re
    A-Z of dog wellbeing: Kennel cough
  • A-Z of dog wellbeing: Kennel cough

    • By Two Happy Tails
    • 3 Jul 2019
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    Kennel cough is the dog version of a human cold, its a mild infection that creates a harsh cough that can last as long as three weeks. Only those susceptible individuals with weakened immunity will get it. Vital animals just respond appropriately, like healthy people who don’t pick up the cold going around, because their immune systems fight off t
    A-Z of dog wellbeing: Joints
  • A-Z of dog wellbeing: Joints

    • By Two Happy Tails
    • 11 Jun 2019
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    Our dog’s joint's really take a pounding.  Repetitive chasing after tennis balls or jumping on and off the bed or sofa all take their toll on your dog’s joints, and for some dogs, that’s a problem.
    A-Z of dog wellbeing: Immune system
  • A-Z of dog wellbeing: Immune system

    • By Two Happy Tails
    • 18 May 2019
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    A healthy, properly functioning immune system operates like the world’s most omnipotent drug. A malfunctioning immune system in dogs can open the door to a host of diseases, such as infection, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and cancer. Find out how you can help your dog stay healthy.
    A-Z of dog wellbeing: Healing
  • A-Z of dog wellbeing: Healing

    • By Two Happy Tails
    • 6 May 2019
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    When an animal suffers disease, physical or emotional injury, the healing process works to restore the normality we know as health where the body is currently unbalanced, diseased, damaged or lacking in vitality. Thinking of injury or dis-ease as a body out of balance, rather than broken or faulty is a far more gentle way of thinking, and one th...
    A-Z of dog wellbeing: Grief
  • A-Z of dog wellbeing: Grief

    • By Two Happy Tails
    • 27 Apr 2019
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    Our animals form strong emotional bonds with members of their family – the humans, cats and other dogs - and often suffer grief when a loved one dies or moves away.  They feel the loss as much as we do and the sudden change in house can be as traumatic to your pets as it is to us humans. Although we don’t yet know how much dogs understand abo
    A-Z of dog wellbeing: Family
  • A-Z of dog wellbeing: Family

    • By Two Happy Tails
    • 17 Apr 2019
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    Any dog can make a wonderful family pet providing the whole family are consistent in the training and socialisation of the dog, and there are boundaries introduces for everyone to follow, including the dog. In these circumstances you’ll have a dog that’s a joy to be around, and that teaches your children respect for animals, the importance of learn