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Food and Water Bowls

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Food and Water Bowls

Here are some pros and cons of the 3 most commonly used materials. • Plastic Bowls. They’re durable and long-lasting. But if you notice your dog gnawing or chewing on the bowls, plastic isn’t your best choice. Ingesting bits of plastic can harm your dog internally. Plastic can also stain and will often develop a biofilm if not scrubbed and cleaned daily. • Ceramic Bowls. They’re heavy and very stable – a good thing if your dog tends to push its bowl around the floor while eating. But ceramic bowls are also porous and will need to be scrubbed and...

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Just how much exercise is enough for your young puppy?

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Just how much exercise is enough for your young puppy?

It is fair to say that by the time your puppy is allowed to go out after his vaccinations then the urge to run him ragged must be uppermost in most owners minds as the pup has become stair crazy being coped up indoors. It is a big mistake to take your new puppy for a long hike when he is very young in the hope of tiring him out. His young bones and joints are just not developed enough to withstand this. He will become over tired and grumpy. You may hurt the pads on his feet and he...

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Dog Collars, Leashes and Harnesses: Which is best for my pet?

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Dog Collars, Leashes and Harnesses: Which is best for my pet?

Going out for a nice brisk walk with your pooch is one of the great joys of pet ownership. But, it can turn into a battle if you don’t have the right equipment. A tough, stylish and durable collar is an important purchase, and having the correct lead can make a huge difference to the enjoyment and safety of the walk for both you and your dog. DOG COLLARS A collar is absolutely essential for your dog. There are a wide range of collars available, from traditional nylon and leather to those used for specific training purposes. If you walk...

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Dog Accessories Basics: What You Need

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Dog Accessories Basics: What You Need

From bedding and grooming to bowls and toys we take a look at all the basic equipment you’ll need to keep your dog happy, healthy and content. If you’re a new (or soon-to-be) dog owner, congratulations! You can look forward to many years of enjoying a fun and loving relationship with your new canine companion. But to truly get the best out of your relationship, you’ll need to ensure you have all the essential equipment to keep your dog happy, healthy and content. BEDDING TIME Can you imagine your life without a comfy bed to crawl into each night? That...

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