Poor little Snoopy: you may remember last year he had an aural ablation operation, which basically removes his inner ear canals. This means that Snoopy can no longer hear normally, more a muffled and distorted noise. We went down this route to stop the ear infections that occurred every few months or so. Well, it hasn’t! To put a long story short.
Sometimes the everyday events in our lives bring more chaos than we’d like to deal with. It could be the breakup of a long-standing relationship or it could be stress on the job. Perhaps the kids have all left for college or got married and overnight, the nest is empty. As you look at the four walls around you, you begin wondering what if! Although there are no major crises you are dealing with, you are just walking a tightrope on your own, having lost your balancing pole, that person or thing in your life that always gave you direction. Perhaps it’s time to adopt a pet. They make better companions than most people you know, are loyal and not nearly as needy as your last partner. Why not?
Now I am not talking about those horrible critters, fleas, that cause itching when your pets are infested. I am talking about general itchy skin. Dogs can get hayfever, just like humans and it can flare up in the Summer months. YuMEGA Itchy Dog can help ease the itching, which is great for the whole family. See below to enter a competition to win your very own fabulous Pupnic hamper prize and YuMEGA Itchy Dog.
There are a lot of great reasons to add a pet dog to your growing family. For one thing, owning a pet helps to teach your kids a sense of responsibility, and for another, the unconditional love you get from a dog is enough to brighten up even the darkest of days. I love my dogs, and cat for that matter, but sometimes people do not realise what you take on when you bring home a puppy. Unfortunately, owning a dog is not always plain sailing. Dogs, like other pets, often have unpleasant habits, some of which you won’t realise until it’s too late. To help you make the right decision, here is a quick run-down of the things to be aware of about owning a dog.
Admit it: travelling with the whole family can sometimes be a pain. Even though you endlessly enjoy their company, carrying around bulky prams and coordinating your child’s every move can be exhausting work. Thankfully we have got out of the pram stage now, but there are times where I wish I still had it. Most cases with our family, we mean our little furry friends too, and there are times where you wonder whether or not you could bring your pet along.
New Year’s Eve is one of most anticipated nights of years. But for our pets it can also be night of high anxiety. In the same challenges faced by pets on bonfire night, the loud music, shouting and of course the fireworks may cause our normally calm pets to think their world is under threat. This can have some upsetting consequences. Luckily our friends at Kennedy Wild Bird Food have some handy tips, to ensure your 2017 gets off to the best start for the entire family.
Snoopy, our very snuggly Cocker Spaniel has the largest and floppiest ears I have ever seen on a Cocker Spaniel. It was cute for the first 18 months of his life, but as they got larger, they got heavier. Don’t get me wrong they are still cute, but have been a huge maintenance on our part, the vets part and poor Snoopy. It’s not something you think about when you get a dog, but big and heavy ears can be very painful.
As many of you, we have pets which consists of cats and dogs, both of which have different requirements of care when it comes to firework night. Or in many cases, firework month as they seem to be going of on a nightly basis. We have different issues with the dogs, than we do with the cat but there is a cross over in the level of care we have to take as a family.
Pedigree are on a mission to make sure our dogs get regular dental care and it got me thinking about how we manage to keep on top of it. You love them so much and you want to do everything you can for them. It is hard though when the kids are screaming, the dinner is boiling over the pan and the bath is about to overspill. There isn’t enough time in the day to worry about the dogs teeth and the little pesky grass seeds that get stuck in-between their paws. Here are some of the great ways we keep the dogs teeth clean:
We have three fur balls at home, two dogs and one cat, I find it really hard to keep on top of the house work at the best of times but even more so when you have to worry about muddy paw prints or cat fluff all over the carpet. Sometimes it just seems impossible to get rid of dog smells, but there are wonderful ways and simple ideas to help you keep on top of it all.