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Watch Out For Signs Of Dog Depression

Dog lovers in Northern Ireland have been warned to ensure the current cold temperatures and lack of daylight hours aren’t giving their cherished pets winter blues. Just like us humans, dogs can struggle with their mental health at this time of year with thousands falling victim to something similar to Seasonally Affected Disorder (SAD), according […]

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Northern Ireland ‘model Student’ Anna Robinson Fits Volunteering For Guide Dogs Around Her Studies

Anna Robinson’s days are usually packed. Between juggling her university studies, working at a youth organisation, and a budding modelling career, she has her work cut out. But on top of it all, the former Miss Northern Ireland contestant still has time to volunteer for Guide Dogs. The 19-year-old is one of many volunteers across

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Caring For An Old Dog: Here’s What You Should Do…And Not Do!

Experts have revealed the top things you should and shouldn’t be doing with your elderly dog – including keeping it mentally stimulated, but not expecting it to run for more than 60 minutes. Celebrity vet Dr James Greenwood and dog behaviourist Caroline Wilkinson said teaching your old dog new tricks is beneficial when it comes

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1 In 10 Pet-Owning Tenants Are Currently ‘Hiding’ An Animal From A Landlord

A study of 1,000 adults, who have ever rented and owned a pet at the same time, found 10 per cent are living with a furry friend despite it being banned as part of their rental agreement A further 25 per cent have done so in the past, resulting in tenants feeling anxious (52 per

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More Than A Quarter Of People In The UK Say That Sleeping With Their Dog Improves Their Mental Wellbeing

In the UK alone, over a third (34%) of the population own at least one dog*. It’s no secret that dogs can be the perfect companions and can offer so much love and reassurance to their owner, so much so that many people are spending every possible moment with their beloved pooches. Leading distributors of

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News in Brief: Two In Three Of Us Will End Their Relationship If Our Pet Doesn’t Approve Of Our New Partner

Two in three of us will end their relationship if our pet doesn’t approve of our new partner! The results showed that most of us value our furry friend’s opinion, and 71% of us trust our pet’s judgment over our own, our friends and own family. Luckily, for 7 in ten of us who’ve dumped

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News in Brief: Three Out Of Five Of Us Would Willingly Run Into A Burning Building To Save Our Pet

Three out of five of us would willingly run into a burning building to save our pet, a new survey’s revealed. The poll of cat and dog owners also showed that 81% wouldn’t think twice before saving their pet from danger. Six in 10 of us would willingly fight another person to save our four-legged

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Craigavon Animal Health Business Launches First Charity Calendar

Craigavon business Natural Animal Health has recently launched its first calendar to raise money for two animal charities, the Mid Antrim Animal Sanctuary and the St James City Farm in Gloucester. “You may be wondering why an animal health business has produced a calendar this year. Well so are we!” commented David Willis, the owner

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More Than Half Of Pet Owners Are Jealous Of Their Four-Legged Friend

More than half of pet owners are jealous of their four-legged friend – because they never have to work, have no enemies and get more affection from loved ones. A third of the 2,000 dog and cat owners polled believe their partner actually prefers their pet’s company to them. And more than one in 20

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Meet The Pets Earning Over £22,000 Per Post On Instagram

New research by OnBuy.com has revealed the world’s highest earning animals on Instagram and how much MORE they potentially earn per year compared to the UK average salary*. For example, did you know Jiffpom (@jiffpom), the tiny Pomeranian, can potentially earn 190X the UK average salary? The plucky Pom is social media gold and potentially

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1 in 5 People In UK Admit They Prefer To Share Their Bed With Their Dog Than Their Partner

People in the UK who love their animals would rather kick their partner out of bed than their pet, according to new national research. Eight out of 10 pet owners happily compromise on their own sleep so that their four-legged friend can enjoy a great night’s kip, the nationwide study by Silentnight Pet Beds reveals.

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Dog Fostering – Why You Should Seriously Consider It

Dogs. They’ve been considered as man’s best friend for centuries. For those of us who have experience with dogs, we know how intelligent, affectionate and faithful they really can be. They entertain us, they listen to us when we’re sad and display immense loyalty. And yet all they ask for in return is nothing but

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Former Vogue Model Teams Up With Local Group To Help Stop The Torture Of Animals In Asia

Former Vogue Model and author, Patience Bradley, is backing the campaign to help stop dogs and cats being eaten in Asia through support for the Northern Ireland Protests Against the Dog Meat Trade in China group. A car boot sale will take place on Sunday, 3rd September at Murlough Beach, Dundrum to raise funds for

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PET PRESCRIPTION: 5 Ways Owning A Pet Can Benefit Your Health

Animals have a long history of supporting vulnerable members of society, from Guide Dogs for the Blind to Medical Detection Dogs. But it’s not just people with sight problems or life-threatening health conditions that can benefit from owning a pet. A recent study by the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International revealed that pet ownership

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Critically Endangered Gorilla Born At Belfast Zoo!

The latest arrival was born to mother, Namoki, and father, Gugas, on 28 August 2016. Newborn gorillas cling to their mother’s stomach for the first few months. For this reason, keepers have only recently been able to discover that the infant is a girl and she has now been named Olivia. Gorillas are family-oriented animals

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85% Of UK Dog Owners Don’t Know What They Are Feeding Their Dogs‏

Despite being championed as a nation of animal lovers, British dog owners are still in the dark when it comes to the contents of their dog’s dinner. A survey* commissioned by Forthglade, Devon-based manufacturer of natural dog food, has found a surprising 85% of UK dog owners are not certain of the ingredients that go

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When It Comes To Unconditional Love, Does Fifi Have The Answer?

Recently while dog sitting the cutest dog I have ever met in my life for a friend, I got to thinking about unconditional love and what it means when it’s with an animal. As little Fifi’s second Mummy I watch her licking places that just isn’t right and I think to myself there is nothing

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Pet Owners ‘Happier, Fitter and Wealthier’ Than Counterparts

PET owners are happier, earn more money and are fitter than people who don’t own a four-legged friend, a study has shown. Households which own a dog or cat are also more likely to spend more family time together and have jobs they enjoy.  In fact, ten per cent more pet owners agreed they were

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Top Tips To Giving Your Pet A Stress Free Christmas

A HOME bursting with friends and family, fancy decorations and tasty treats sounds like the perfect Christmas. However, Pets at Home is warning pet owners that a home full of new people, new foods and new presents can be a little overwhelming for our furry friends. A change in routine, including missed walks, late mornings and different

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4 In 10 People Believe They Have Psychic Pets

MILLIONS of pet owners across the UK believe they are living with psychic pets, a survey commissioned by Blue Cross pet charity has revealed. Four in ten Brits across the country believe their four-legged friend has special powers to sense supernatural activity or predict when their owner has a mystery illness. The survey of 2,000

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Four In Ten People Have ‘Pulled a Sickie’ From Work For Their Pet

MORE than four in ten pet owners have ‘pulled a sickie’ from work – because of their PET, it has been revealed. A study of 2,000 pet owners shows they take an average of five days out of the office in a year due to a problem with their pet, but 26 per cent didn’t feel

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PETS: Start At The Beginning – 8 Top Tips For New Puppy Owners From Petminder NI

PETMINDER NI is a Northern Ireland pet service offering an alternative to kennels when it comes to caring for your beloved pets. Whether it’s just a few hours respite or holiday care Charmayne Dockerty’s company offer a wide range of services to take the stress out of petcare. This is the first in a regular

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