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It’s great that we FINALLY have a summer here in the UK and the weather is glorious but don’t forget about your little friend. While we are looking after ourselves and our family it is just as important to keep an eye on our beloved dogs.

Heat Stroke affects dogs as well as humans and it is all to easy to assume they are ok.

Please have a look at the information below on this great Infographic by Vet Depot and make sure that while we enjoy this amazing weather we also look after our dogs.

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Dogs PawsTrimming your dog’s nails is a vital part of essential grooming. Correct hygiene greatly contributes to your dog’s health and comfort. But, isn’t the idea pretty scary? Are you afraid you’ll cut into the quick (nail bed) and cause your dog pain? Of course, it doesn’t help matters that dogs seriously dislike humans messing around with their paws and claws!

Why is it necessary to trim my dog’s nails?

Mother Nature didn’t intend for dogs to live in houses! The friction of concrete or gravel will naturally keep an outside dog’s nails shorter.

If neglected, long nails will compromise your inside dog’s health. Extra long nails will curl under and begin to grow into the footpads. Not only is this situation painful, it can cause infection. Also, if your pet companion catches one of his long nails on an object, he could split or tear the nail off. This could necessitate to trip to the veterinarian.

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Feeding Your DogBasic Dog Feeding Guide

Is the following scenario something you are going through right now: I just brought a dog into our home the other day. Now, how much should I feed my dog each day? After all, without the right amount of nutrients I know he will not be as healthy, strong and energetic as he should be.

If the above fits you then it is clear you need some advice. First, the most important ingredient in any dog food should be a particular meat. It should say chicken, beef or other definite meats and not byproducts first on the ingredient list on the dog food container. If it says other ingredients first, choose another dog food. Your dog needs high quality protein. Dogs can have problems with corn and various grains that come in some commercial foods so beware of these. Other nutrients should be included in the food such as calcium and other vitamins and minerals. Now, onto the answer to the “how much should I feed my dog” question.

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Caring for your dog's coatYour dog’s coat keeps them warm and protected from the elements. However, it will not stay healthy without the proper care. Grooming your pet’s coat is as important as any other dog health care issue. The exact procedure you go through to do this will depend on the type of coat your dog has.

However, basically grooming involves checking for fleas and ticks, brushing and/or combing, occasional bathing and at times, trimming the coat. In addition, you should cleanse the ears in the proper manner. Below are some specific dog care tips for grooming your pet’s coat.

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Caring for your dogs teethSome of the most important Dog Care Tips for you to know are about the proper care you should give your dog’s teeth and gums. If a dog does not have healthy teeth and gums, it will have a difficult time consuming his food and water. This could lead to other health issues. The following information will help you understand how to go about caring for your dog’s teeth.

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