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wise about winter walking

With fewer daylight hours as we head towards winter, it is more than likely those of you with dogs have either had to rearrange when you walk them to make the most of the light, or find new routes that are safely lit. If you live in rural areas or need to walk your dog…

No fear from fireworks

With bonfire night soon to be upon us and fireworks getting stocked in shops, have you spared a thought for how you can help your pets cope? With such acute hearing, the sights and in particular the sounds of fireworks exploding can be traumatic for all animals, so it is worth preparing for any event…

Happy pets at Halloween

Halloween can be a scary time of year for our pets – especially dogs and cats. With unannounced knocks at the door, visitors of all sizes dressed in scary costumes and loud noises from the street, Halloween can be confusing and frightening! However with a few small changes to your routine, you can help keep…

Preparing the garden for winter

With the overnight temperatures dropping, it won’t be long until we start waking to frosty mornings! For those of you who use a greenhouse to keep your delicate plants protected from the cold, you may want to start thinking about getting it prepared for winter. It’s always good to give your greenhouse a good clean…

Making the most of fallen leaves

It’s official – autumn is here! While you may be a little blue that the nights are drawing in – or feeling a little blue thanks to the dramatic change in temperature – you’ll probably have noticed the leaves starting to shift to their amber hues and it won’t be long until they are covering…

Time for a shampoo and blow dry?

With the muddy autumn months soon to be upon us, now is an excellent time to think about giving your dog a good groom and getting rid of any excess hair that will make the task of keeping them clean and dry all the more difficult. Winter brings with it an endless cycle of paw…

Keeping out unwanted visitors

Are you the owner of cat who can come and go as he (or she) pleases thanks to a useful cat flap? If so, you may have experienced one of the following problems… Have you ever come home from work to an empty cat bowl yet hungry cat? Or has your usually tidy cat wreaked…

Time to get your lawn in shape

As the weather is still warm, September is the ideal time to give your lawn a bit of attention – and after the summer we’ve had, it is probably well deserved! Firstly you’ll want to look to repair the general wear and tear that has occurred over the last few months, and to do this…

Bring your fence back to life

With a bit of care and attention, your garden fence will last far longer than if it is left untouched all year round. As winter is on its way, now is a great time to bring your fence back to life – and you’ll be surprised how much of an effect it has on the…

Home away from home

While many of us love holidaying with our pets, there are occasions when taking your pet away with you just isn’t realistic. Leaving your pets behind can be a daunting prospect but don’t fret – you’ve got options! Why not enlist the help of a family member, friend or pet sitting professional to take care…