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Holidays With Pets- What You Need To Know

People with pets, sometimes it is easier to take them on holiday with you. Especially if they are a pet that requires a lot of care, like a dog. Sometimes it is just easier to have them come along for the ride. This is why we are going to share with you some tips on what you need to know when taking a pet on holiday.

Multiple Stops
When traveling to a holiday destination with a pet it is important that you take lots of stops along the way. Your dog, just like you will need to empty its bladder. Its bladder is much smaller so will need to be emptied much more often. They will also, just like you, need to stretch their legs to reduce the risk of blood clots forming. Taking multiple stops will help to reduce the risk of any accidents occurring.

Pet-Friendly Accommodation
When planning your holiday you will need to remember that you are taking your pet along for the journey. You will need to ensure you state this on your booking. As well as ensuring that you research if places have pet-friendly accommodation and allow pets on site. You do not want to drive all the way there just to be turned away due to having a pet on board.

Remember The Essentials
When taking a pet on holiday it can be extremely easy to forget essential items. Especially if this is your first time traveling with a pet. Some of the essential items you need to remember are a lead, a bed, food, a food and water bowl, poop bags, and toys.

These are our top tips for traveling with a pet. Still, remember to enjoy yourselves. And make sure your family pet has the best time possible too.



How To Keep My Dog Happy This Winter

Our dogs are the heart of our families, so we must treat them well and keep them happy this winter. In this article, we are going to discuss some easy ways to keep them happy this winter.

Firstly, every dog deserves a treat, especially when the winter months come around. To keep them happy treat them to a new dog bed and blankets. There is nothing better for your dog than being able to snuggle up in a warm bed on the cold winter days.

Another way to keep your dog happy this winter is still taking them out for their daily walks. It may be a daunting task for you, with the cold, wet and dark days. But they will still enjoy themselves and it is important for them to still get their daily exercise.

Finally, consider buying them so extra treats. They are going to be stuck inside a lot these months, so buy some treats and get them training. It is a perfect time for them to learn a new skill, keeping them active and happy.



Dog Groomers – How to Succeed in this Career

Dog grooming is fun, rewarding and creative, the perfect combination for pet lovers who want to work with dogs. You can train to become a groomer at any point in your life, as long as you know how to make sure you are setting yourself up to succeed.

First, make sure your qualification or training course is right for you. It might be that you need to work flexibly around an existing job, in which case, choose a part time course. If you can train full time, you will be able to develop quickly and become a dog groomer in no time at all.

Speak to the people who you will be working with to find out what the day to day work is actually like. If you aren’t set on grooming as a career, think about getting some work experience first. Offer to volunteer in a pet grooming environment to get an understanding of it.



Hiring a Dog Walker

A dog walker will be able to walk and look after your pet for you whilst you are at work, away or busy. They will usually visit your home, pick up your dog and take them for a walk, which is all part of the service. You will have a schedule with them, agreed in advance to make sure your dog is always looked after.

If you are looking to hire a dog walker, you will need to find someone you can trust. They don’t necessarily need to have a lot of experience, as long as they get on with your dog and provide a reliable service. You will often be able to find good dog walkers on dog walking websites, which set you up with people in your local area. It is usually advisable for you to meet them, with your dog, to see the chemistry. Some walkers can also provide training for an additional cost.



Choosing the Right Bedding for your Pet

There are so many different pet bedding options around. How do you know which one is right for your pet? There is no definitive answer – you will need to base you conclusion on your particular type of pet and its preferred sleeping habits.

If you’re not sure, try out some different types of bedding. Pets like hamsters or mice may prefer sawdust but they might prefer something like shredded cardboard or hay inside their sleeping area. Look in pet wholesale stores to see what is available.

Bear in mind that certain types of bedding won’t be right for certain pets. Bedding types like straw and hay may seem cosy but they can also cause injuries. It is easy for small parts of the bedding to break off and embed themselves in places like your pet’s eye. Do plenty of research into the recommendations for your animals and buy quality pet care products from licensed pet stores.



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