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Caring For Your Pet at Christmas

The holidays involve a lot of changes in your home so think ahead and make a plan that will help keep your pet as happy and calm as possible.

Giving a pet as a gift is not a good idea. Deciding to bring a pet into your home is a long term commitment and is ideally done when you can focus on the needs of the new pet in a calm, stress free environment.

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Decorations

As you decorate your rooms make sure decorations and electric wires are out of reach of pets. Some reward-based training may be needed to keep the ornaments on your tree! Be very careful with lighted candles. Keep them high up, away from wagging tails and cats’ w...

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Majority of Irish Dog and Cat Owners Do Not Have Pet Insurance

Allianz Nationwide Research Reveals:

  • 70% of dog owners and nearly 90% of cat owners are without pet health cover
  • Younger people are the most responsible pet owners, with nearly half (46%) of 18-24 year old dog owners having pet insurance
  • 24% of older pet owners insure their animals
  • 34% of pet owners feel pet insurance is too expensive
  • Most expensive vet bills, on average, cost €2,600

New research from Allianz Ireland, who have been insuring pets across Ireland for more than 17 years, reveals that 70% of dog owners and nearly 90% of cat owners do not have pet insurance. Irish pet owners have cited cost, lack of information, ...

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Keep Your Animals Safe and Secure at Halloween

As the dark evenings draw in and we approach the end of October we see signs of this year’s Halloween festivities beginning. Halloween can be exciting for us humans as we head into the dark cold winter but what about our pets?

Halloween can be traumatic and alarming to animals with sudden loud and high pitched sounds and flashing lights in the sky. They have a much higher frequency of hearing than we do and no way of making sense of what is happening. Anything unpredictable in their environment will alert their ‘fight or flight’ response, priming them to run and hide for safety or be aggressive to protect themselves. I...

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5 Places to Pamper Your Pet in Ireland

Our Pets are part of the family and need to be pampered just as much as we do sometimes, so why not treat them to a day out. We have put together a list of the 5 great places to bring your pet for a day out or simply for a pampering.

Canine Creations – 4.9 Google Reviews

If you are looking to get an overall pampering experience we would recommend Canine Creations in Dublin 18, Sandyford. Canine Creations are a multi-award winning dog grooming service and they provide the ultimate dog day spa treatment for your pet. The owner of the company Cathy Bruin has also competed internationally in dog grooming competitions. Canin...

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Looking After Your Pet in the Summer Sun

7 Tips to Keep Your Pet Cool

Finally the summer sun has arrived! Luckily we have been enjoying some lovely sunshine across Ireland over the last few weeks and its set to continue. So while we are out enjoying the sun spare a thought for our 4 legged friends. Here are our top 7 tips to keep your pet cool and some advice should they overheat.

Cool & Breezy: Make sure your pet has access to a shaded, breezy place if outdoors.Hydrate: Ensure your pet has access to plenty of cold, fresh, drinking water at all times. If travelling bring collapsible drinking bowls and offer cold water regularly.Siesta: Walk your dog in the mor...

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Major Accidents and Emergencies in Young Dogs

Some more serious incidents that pet owners may have to deal with and respond to are as follows;

Note: In all emergency situations phone your vet first, let them know you are on your way and get guidance as to what to do in the meantime.

Car AccidentsThis is a very common emergency and, of course, best prevented by keeping your dog on a lead and under control at all times when out of the home. Some dogs rush out the front door as soon as it is opened so get in the habit of putting your dog into a closed room before you answer the door.If your dog is hit by a car try to stay calm and approach him very slowly and quietly...

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