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Dog Resources

  A dog is probably the most rewarding ofall pets, but also one of the most demanding. Before you acquire a dog please think first - is there really time for a dog in your home and your life?

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The first year of a dog's life makes all the difference to its future temperament and character. Taking the time to socialise your new dog can result in a friendly dog, which enjoys the company of people, can be taken anywhere and lives life to the fullest.

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All owners are anxious to keep their pets safe. The greatest danger is very obvious ­ traffic. However well behaved your dog, always have it on a lead near the road. Train your dog to come when called. This is useful to get it away from potential hazards. Other dangers are unsuspected.  Some may even be intended as treats.  


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  Unfortunately a few dogs find travelling very stressful because they feel frightened or get motion sick. When taking any pet on longer journeys it is important that you are properly prepared. 


It's an emergency! If you are worried, phone your vet. Be sure to give a thorough description of the problem. Phone first,­ don't rush to the practice as the vet may not be there. Listen to phone messages completely and have a pen ready in case you are given another number. All vets offer a 24-hour service for life-threatening emergencies. Do not give an injured pet food, drink or any human medicines, as some are poisonous to dogs. 

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The information on this website is for informational and educational purposes, and to provide you general pet information. It is NOT meant to be a substitute for professional veterinary care.