Did you know that 9% of people are allergic to pets so keeping a low allergy home will help your friends and family. Pets are the second largest cause of allergies in our home (after dust mites). People can be allergic to pet fur, but most people are allergic to the dander on a pets fur. Here are our top tips to keep your house clean and allergy free   Clean the floor.   Carpet is a dander magnet so opt for tile or lino for easier cleaning. If you cannot get rid of your carpet, use a specialised vacuum…

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Begin preparing your dog for the new arrival as soon as you can. The more time you spend training your dog, the easier it will be for your dog to adjust. Months in advance work on your dogs general behaviour is to a good standard. Teach him not to jump up, not pull on lead and come when called make sure your dog is healthy and up to date with worming and flea treatments allow alone time for your dog to get him used to sometimes being left alone if you don’t want your dog in the nursery, start practising…

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Crate training is a great way to keep your house and new puppy safe in it’s home. It is also an essential tool for house training and building up bladder control. It takes puppies and dogs a little while to get used to crate training but using a boredom buster toys and treats help ease the process. Introducing the Crate Think of the crate as a studio apartment for your puppy. A studio apartment can be the worst place in the world if you have nothing to do in it. However, the same space filled with a flat screen tv,…

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At the moment, we have a full house. Not only do I have my 3 dog, but I also have a huge Saluki foster dog and a Pekingese foster coming tomorrow. Life at the zoo is exhausting and fun, but also messy. My 3 are inches off the ground so their entire underside gets filthy while out on a city walk. And while the Saluki doesn’t have the same problem, he has a habit of peeing on himself when he lifts his leg!!! Gross. With the weather changing and rain becoming the new norm, it is also hard to get…

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Make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise earlier in the day. Keep your dogs inside during fireworks Provide a safe place inside for your dogs to retreat. If your dog is comfortable in a crate, use that Keep the windows and curtains closed. Removing visual stimulation can also help calm dogs. Feed your dog a high carb meal Make sure all your dogs are wearing ID tags with a properly fitting collar. Leave your dog something fun to do – like a frozen Kong filled with his favorite treats. Use white noise or the radio/tv to drown out firework…

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