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When walkies can prove fatal!

What is Alabama Rot? Alabama rot is a disease that affects dogs by blocking and damaging the blood vessels in their skin and kidneys. Those affected will usually develop painful ulcers or sores on their legs and can eventually develop kidney failure, which is usually fatal. The disease first appeared among greyhounds in the US…

Beware of the beasties

Although summer seems to have clearly left our shores for this year, we are still seeing evidence in the studio of some nasty beasties. Tick season should really be over but with the prolonged warm weather there are still a few around. There are two types of ticks: They vary in colour and are typically…

Firework Advice From Your Favourite Dog Groomers

Here at Prince Pooch Dog Groomers we are lucky enough to have two soppy chocolate Labs, who love watching fireworks and are not at all phased by the bangs, whooshes and hisses. They are of course the exception.If you could ask your pet what their biggest fear is, their answer would probably be ‘fireworks’. As…

Why Groom Your Dog?

  Grooming is the perfect opportunity to check over your dog to ensure he’s healthy. There are many other benefits to grooming your dog. Aerating the coat Ensuring healthy growth Promoting good blood circulation Keeping grease levels down Helping to reduce housework! Giving your dog a once-over also enables you to check for any balls of…

How to keep your dog safe in hot weather

With the heat in the UK reaching record highs this summer it’s not just we who suffer, our canine friends do too. If your dog/s are anything like my tribe, they love nothing more than rambling along in the countryside sniffing out new exciting smells or having a swim along the south’s beautiful coast. This…

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Essential teeth cleaning for your dog

Cleaning your dog’s teeth is an essential part of a dog grooming routine.Dental disease is very common in dogs and is, as you can imagine, extremely uncomfortable and expensive to treat. Regular cleaning at home will reduce the chance of plaque and tartar build up which can lead to dental disease. If left unchecked, dental…

The importance of clipping nails

Unless your dog is spending lots of time outdoors, walking and running on hard surfaces, their nails will grow too long and will eventually damage your dog’s feet. Many dogs never need to have their nails trimmed professionally as they wear down naturally during their normal day to day routine. Others, however, may not be walked…

Dangers of the Festive Season

Although Christmas should be a relaxing, peaceful, family time, it’s often one of the busiest times of year for veterinary practices. The holiday season poses a host of hazards for our pets, and being aware of these means you can keep your pets happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. Chocolate toxicity is more common during…

Regulation and certification

Dogs Trust have recently published this article concerning Animal Welfare. Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 Summary. These Regulations came into force on 01 October 2018 and repeal the current legislation governing dog breeding, selling and boarding in England: • Pet Animals Act 1951 • Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963 •…