Its getting colder and colder as the days go on, if you have a senior dog, this can effect his or her mobility, extra bedding will be great to retain heat overnight. Do not be tempted to put your dogs bed up close to a radiator or a fire, as he or she might not be fast enough to move out of the way if the heat gets too intense. Specially lined jackets are great for walkies on these crisp mornings, and cold nights.

 

 

Expecting a baby? Already have a dog? If you are worried about how the dog will cope when the new bundle of joy arrives, why not try sound therapy? The Dogs trust have teamed up with vets, to offer a free sound based treatment programme. The link below will take you to the sounds Soothing download and the how to use booklet. Sounds soothing  

 

Are you a parent? If so you may notice how quiet the home is during the day, now schools have returned. While you might enjoy the peace, your pets may feel lonely without the hustle and bustle. Please make sure they are kept happy and stimulated – they will soon get used to less of a crowd!

 

 

Click on the links below to see lots of great information for dog owners

https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/help-advice/dog-behaviour-health/

https://www.dogstrustdogschool.org.uk/dog-school/south-wales/ 

 

 

Click on the links below for some great advice on keeping your dog / cat safe and comfortable during the summer.

https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/help-advice/advice-for-owners/summer-weather-advice

 

https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/dogs/health/dogsinhotcars/heatstroke/-/articleName/HeatstrokeAdvice

https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/seasonal/summer 

 

 

If you are venturing out in snow for a walk, its advisable to keep your dog on a lead as snow can be disorientating, and he or she may become lost.It is always better to keep them on a lead, but if you do decide to let them run around, a brightly colored coat would be great as they will always remain in your sight, also make sure you have an up to date id tag on his or her collar,and that the microchip details are also current.

 

 

Unfortunately antifreeze is highly palatable to dogs, if you do need to use it, be vigilant and mop up any spills immediately.

 

 

 

 

We all see a change in our pets as they begin to enter their golden years.If you notice any of the signs mentioned, then please contact us for advice and support.