If you have a smaller dog, you may have been in the situation where you have come face-to-face with a larger pooch when out on your dog walks - and for some owners, this can feel quite scary. Larger dogs, to an owner that wants to protect their mini furry friend, can seem intimidating and overwhelming, and a concern when you see them bounding towards your little one.
This can be of equal concern if you are choosing a daycare centre, or a professional walking service for your little dog.
But here's the truth.
Size doesn't generally matter.
Dog walks should be and mostly are enjoyable for all however unfortunately sometimes this goes wrong!
There is a proper dog walking etiquette we can all follow to make sure everyones dog has the fun and stress free walk they deserve! ScenterBarks are here with the vitals for respecting other dog walkers in the area.
While enjoying the delights of the Easter holidays with your family, please keep an eye on your four legged family members.
Here our a few tips of dangers, such as chocolate, to keep away from your pets.
If you know or suspect your dog has eaten anything toxic then please waste no time and as always contact your local vet for advice.
Our dogs can't regulate their body temperatures in the same way that us humans do. We would always recommend reducing your usual exercise regime on very hot days and consider walking your dog in the early morning or evening, when it's much cooler. It only takes an increase of 2 degrees in your dog's body temperature for heat stroke to kick in. Do you know the signs?
- Excessive and rapid panting
- Tired, sluggish and unwilling to move around
- Drooling and reddened gums
- Vomiting and Diarrhoea
and contact your vet immediately.
It’s Tick Time for Dogs! So time to prepare….
These nasty little things can carry lots of diseases that are harmful to both dogs and humans; so whilst a tick is very common they should not be overlooked. As a doggy parent, you must take action.
Getting a new puppy can be such an exciting time! It is also a very big decision with advice all over the place! Scenterbarks are here with our tips to help you from choosing the right puppy for your home through to what you really need to do to give you puppy the best start.