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Use of Basket Muzzles

Over  recent  weeks,  we  have  seen  a  spate  of  dogs  that  have  eaten  silly  objects which  have  caused  serious  intestinal  problems  and  occasionally  life-­‐threatening blockages  necessitating  major  surgery. Some  of  these  animals  have  done  similar  things  before  and  the  owners  have  been aware  of  the  risk.  Sadly,  sitting  dogs  down  and  trying  to  reason  with  them  is unlikely  to  be  a  successful  preventative  measure! If  you  have  a  dog  that  is  a  known  scavenger,  why  not  consider  using  a... read more »

Shampooing dog – probably best not!

Today’s  blog  is  the  culmination  of  a  frustrating  problem  we  see  all  too  frequently at  AlphaPet  – excessive  bathing  of  dogs  and  bathing  with  the  wrong  products. Dogs  were  never  designed  to  be  bathed!  When  was  the  last  time  you  saw  a  wolf on  a  David  Attenborough  program  turn  up  for  a  wash  and  blow  dry? Many  owners  of  certain  breeds  seem  to  feel  that  it  is  a  mandatory  part  of  the  care of  that  breed  to  bath  them... read more »

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