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Kennel Cough

Winchester and Basingtoke areas beware! One morning early last week, I awoke to find a very distressed Pebble. She was (I thought) desperately trying to dislodge something in her throat. Seemingly unable to clear said blockage, I became increasingly worried and took her to see the vet. Immediately on presentation, Colin at Stable Close in…

Helping your dog during and after lockdown

We all know how nice it is to have some company at home especially in these current tricky times. The company of a furry companion is no exception. As I type this, I have one of my chocolate labs, Bumble, curled up by my feet and am listening to the not so soothing sounds of…

Dogs in snow

Caring for your dog in colder months

During the past few weeks, the weather has turned bitterly cold and some parts of the UK have even been able to enjoy a bit of snow. I don’t know about you but when the cold biting weather hits the thermals and layers come out for me. Just like us ‘hoomans’ our pooches can also…

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…

dog teeth cleaning

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…