As summer has arrived, places that we can walk our dogs unrestricted become harder to find. Our friends at GoCompare have compiled a list of the best spot in every British region that you can roam without worrying about picking up a fine!

 1531476695 tmp GBD 2

 

 

logo goco 172x 2 2

Visit their website 

facebook logo   twitter   

 

 

 

 

Win a Selection of Treats for Your Dog

Multi Award-Winning  Pet Munchies are premium, gourmet treats made with quality, human grade real meat and fish.

Closes 11th August 2018

grey paw

This month we are giving away a selection of grain & gluten free treats from the “Award Winning Pet Munchies" which includes:

Chicken Strips, Duck Strips  & Venison Strips to seven lucky winners!

 

Pet Munchies are a premium gourmet range of dog treats made with 100% natural human grade real meat. No artificial colours or flavours.

Naturally low in fat and salt, dogs love the taste of these superior quality natural treats.

 

header salt

 silhouette 1314467 960 720

Chicken Strips 90g

Quality Real Chicken

This premium gourmet treat is made with 100% natural premium, human grade, chicken breast meat.

These tender strips of chicken can be given as a chew, and are easy to break up for training and rewards.

Naturally high in protein and low in fat and salt, delicately roasted to perfection in their own natural juices.

 

chicken strips pet munchies

 

silhouette 1314467 960 720

Duck Strips 90g

Quality Real Duck

This premium gourmet treat is made with 100% natural premium, human grade, duck breast meat.

These tender strips of duck can be given as a chew, and are easy to break up for training and rewards.

Naturally high in protein and low in fat and salt, delicately roasted to perfection in their own natural juices.

.

duck strips pet munchies

  

silhouette 1314467 960 720

Venison Strips 75g

Quality Real Venison.

This premium gourmet treat is made with 100% natural premium human grade lean venison fused with beef liver.

These delicious strips of venison can be given as a chew, and are easy to break up for training and rewards.

Naturally low in fat, delicately roasted to perfection in their own natural juices.

 

venison strips pet munchies

 

For more information visit www.pet-munchies.com  

facebook icon  tw

 

PQ Awards    

Award K9 Magazine Product of the Year Award 2017Innovation 2018 Logo Winner

 

For your chance to win a Selection of Treats from Pet Munchies just answer the question on the form below! 

Closes 11th August 2018

 animated dog image 0053

 

This competition can be found on the following websites:

Loquax • The Prize Finder • UK Competitions • Competitions Time • Competition Database

 

  1. Competition Entry Form
  2. Which famous dog hangs out with a little yellow bird called Woodstock?(*)
    Please choose an answer from the options above
  3. Name(*)
    Please provide your name
  4. Email Address(*)
    Please check your email address. We can only accept one entry per email address.
  5. Please confirm the captcha
    Invalid Input
  6. (*)
    Please agree to the Terms and Conditions before submitting
  7. Invalid Input


    Here at The Good Vet and Pet Guide we take your privacy seriously However, from time to time we would like to contact you with details of offers, competitions or products we provide,
    Please tick the box if you give us permission to contact you via email. You can opt out at anytime either through the email or email us direct on the website.
  8. Competition Details
    This competition starts on the 12th July 2018 and closes on the 11th August 2018 at 11.59pm in Great Britain;
    Entries received after this date will not be counted
    The prize in this competition is for three packs of Pet Munchies 100% Natural treats for which there is no cash alternative or substitute prize;
    This competition is open to any person over the age of 18 and is restricted to the residents of the UK with access to the internet - excluding the promoter, their immediate families, and anyone else professionally connected with the competition
  9. Terms and Conditions
    Only one entry per email address is permissible;
    No cash or prize alternative offered
    No purchase is necessary in order to enter this competition;
    There is no charge for entering this competition
    The winner will be selected at random from the correct entries received
    Entries with an invalid email address will be discounted
    The winner will be notified by email within 72 hours of the end of the competition and will receive their prize within 3 weeks;
    The winner's name will be made available
    Promoted by the Good Vet & Pet Guide T/A The Good Pet Guys
 

 

Win Two Gencon All-In-One Head Collars 

Gentle control of dogs that pull on the lead

Closes 8th August 2018

paw print clipart transparent 7

The Gencon® Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric, they have been designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head.  The head collar iconsists of two loops that applies gentle pressure as your dog pulls, which in turn will stop your dog from pulling forwards.

 

genconallin1

 

 

• Simple and quick to use

• Won’t pull up into your dog’s eyes

• Won’t turn your dog’s head dangerously

• Comfortable and soft to wear, perfect for lead training

• Works on all sizes and breeds of dog

• Recommended by dog trainers and behaviourists

• Unique patented product Made in Britain

• Perfect as a puppy lead to teach young pups lead training

 walking 2797219 960 720

 

Gencon are giving you the chance to win two of their most popular products:

 

The Gencon All-in-1

One piece from head collar to end of lead. When your dog pulls, both loops tighten restricting the whole head, the dog backs off from the restriction.

Only gentle pressure is needed, and there is no need to jerk.

all in one head collar

 

grey paw

 

 The Gencon Head Collar Clip to Collar

This Gencon head collar has the same action as the All-In-One, but comes without a lead. 

The Reflective Head Collar that will enable your dog to be seen on late walks.

the gencon dog training lead collar without lead

 

animal 2030072 960 720

gencon reflective banner

 

For your chance to win a Gencon All--In-One & a Gencon Head Collar just answer the question on the form below! 

Closes 8th August 2018 

 

genconlogo 

Visit: Gencon 

fb tw

 

This competition can be found on the following websites:

Loquax • The Prize Finder • UK Competitions • Competitions Time • Competition Database

 animated dog image 0053

 

 

  1. Competition Entry Form
  2. What is the most common training command taught to dogs?(*)
    Please choose an answer from the options above
  3. Name(*)
    Please provide your name
  4. Email Address(*)
    Please check your email address. We can only accept one entry per email address.
  5. Please confirm the captcha
    Invalid Input
  6. (*)
    Please agree to the Terms and Conditions before submitting
  7. Invalid Input


    Here at The Good Vet and Pet Guide we take your privacy seriously However, from time to time we would like to contact you with details of offers, competitions or products we provide, Please tick the box if you give us permission to contact you via email. You can opt out at anytime either through the email or email us direct on the website.
  8. Invalid Input


    We would like to pass your details onto Gencon so that they can contact with details of their Gencon product, offers and/or competitions. If you give consent to us passing your email address on for that purpose please tick to confirm.
  9. Competition Details
    This competition starts on the 9th July 2018 and closes on the 8th August at 11.59pm in Great Britain;
    Entries received after this date will not be counted
    The prize in this competition is for a Gentle Selection Pack for which there is no cash alternative or substitute prize;
    This competition is open to any person over the age of 18 and is restricted to the residents of the UK with access to the internet - excluding the promoter, their immediate families, and anyone else professionally connected with the competition
  10. Terms and Conditions
    Only one entry per email address is permissible;
    No cash or prize alternative offered
    No purchase is necessary in order to enter this competition;
    There is no charge for entering this competition
    The winner will be selected at random from the correct entries received
    Entries with an invalid email address will be discounted
    The winner will be notified by email within 72 hours of the end of the competition and will receive their prize within 3 weeks;
    The winner's name will be made available
    Promoted by the Good Vet & Pet Guide T/A The Good Pet Guys
 

 

Now this might sound pretty unpleasant to you, but puppies will go mad for this shake.

It’s full of the goodness of liver, and the fresh vitamins you can only get from fruit such as banana.

Either serve on its own or pour over his dried dog food – either way he’ll lap it up.

 dog 0

 

For enough for 2 or 3 puppy drinks, you’ll need:

· Small piece of liver (about 100g)

· 1 banana

· ½ pint milk

Banana

Method

1. Place the liver in a large bowl and cover it with boiling water.

2. Leave it to cook for ten minutes and then drop it into a blender with the peeled banana and milk.

3. Blend everything together (remember to put the lid on the blender – a mistake I’ve made once…) and serve straight away.

 

The content of this article should not replace the advice given to you by your vet. If you are in any doubt, please refer back to your pets veterinary surgeon  

 

Walking is a fantastic way to keep up your fitness levels while you are pregnant.

It builds up stamina, burns calories and helps heart health.

If you have a dog then there’s no excuse, your furry friend won’t let you off walkies just because you’re pregnant. So get out into the fresh air and enjoy the exercise.

 walking 2797219 1280

 

Dress for the Weather

In the UK climate a sunny day can turn into a showery one in minutes, so it’s best to be prepared. If it’s a warm day dress comfortably in short sleeves. During the colder weather, layer your clothes so that you’re wrapped up warm, but you can remove a layer if you get hot.

A good idea is to carry a waterproof jacket with you during cloudy days, so you can slip it on if it starts to rain. They’re also good for keeping out the wind.

Choose trousers which are comfy for walking and you know will keep you warm and dry if required.

pregnant 3

 

Best Foot Forward

Invest in some comfortable trainers. You can buy ones that have been especially designed for walking which are lighter and include features such as mesh linings and toe bumpers for added comfort.

dog 48227 960 720 

Stay Hydrated

Don’t forget to bring some water with you. It’s easy to become de-hydrated especially during the warmer weather.

 the wet element 1314274 1280

Make Your Dog Comfortable Too

If your dog has a habit of pulling, it might put you at risk of falling. A good solution is to buy your dog a harness, rather than a collar. A harness discourages dogs from jumping. It will make your dog calmer and you’ll have better control

dog profile

Don’t Forget Your Phone

Make sure your phone is fully charged before you leave home and put into your pocket or back-pack. Having your phone means you can call someone if you feel unwell or you have a fall.

 

pregnant 4

 

Avoid the Crowds

If your dog gets anxious when it’s noisy, avoid areas with a lot of people.

Don’t walk in isolated areas, but stick to routes you know well that aren’t crowded.

dog 48227 960 720 

Pick Your Time

Summer means it is lighter for longer, so you can go out a bit later in the afternoon. First thing in the morning will also be cooler. Don’t walk during the summer months at the hottest time of the day. In the winter try and get out before it gets dark.

 pregnant 5

 

Poop Scoop

You’re probably used to bending down to clean up after your pet, but now you’re pregnant bending will be difficult. Buy yourself a long-handled poop scoop and then you can easily clean up after your pet without bending or ending up on all fours yourself!

dog profile 

And, If you can’t walk your Dog

 

pregnant 6

 

If you have problems during your pregnancy, you may have been told not to exercise. If you have a dog, why not find a dog walker? It means your dog gets the exercise it needs, and you don’t have to worry.

Dog walker Sarah has been walking dogs for over three years. She says, “Dog walking was a way to combine two things I love, walking and dogs.” She charges £12 per hour or £6 for a half hour walk and she normally walks two dogs at a time. We have a great time wondering through the countryside and the dogs get a really good workout, they are always tired when they get back home, but they love it.”

So, there you are, if you can, a good daily walk will do you good, wrap up against the cold weather and keep hydrated during the summer months and enjoy the outdoors with your pet.

 

MNature Logo FInal Black

 

Visit their website 

facebook logo   twitter   instagram

 

Mother & Nature is the unique range of maternity wear that’s designed to be worn throughout pregnancy and beyond.

The expandable side panel on all our items means our clothes grow with your bump and then reduce back down after baby is born.

So you have the freedom to carry on enjoying all the activities you did pre-pregnancy, but in comfort and style!

 

pregnant

 

Pet Friendly Gardening 

Our pets tend to be curious animals, so you’ll usually find them roaming around outdoors come rain or shine.

This makes it particularly important to pet-proof your garden, so you can open the patio doors and let them run free, without the worry.

Nicky Roeber is the Online Horticultural Expert at Wyevale Garden Centres.

Here, he gives his top 5 tips for creating a pet-friendly garden, to keep both you and your furry friends happy!

 

friends 1149841 1280

 

 

Pet Friendly Gardening 

Our pets tend to be curious animals, so you’ll usually find them roaming around outdoors come rain or shine.

This makes it particularly important to pet-proof your garden, so you can open the patio doors and let them run free, without the worry.

Nicky Roeber is the Online Horticultural Expert at Wyevale Garden Centres.

Here, he gives his top 5 tips for creating a pet-friendly garden, to keep both you and your furry friends happy!

 

friends 1149841 1280

 

 

Use Pet-Safe Chemical Pesticides and Fertilizers

Having a pet isn’t a reason to let your weeds spiral out of control, but it’s worth noting that many pesticides and fertilisers can be harmful — and sometimes toxic — to animals.

Watch out for ingredients like phosphorus, iron and nitrogen, which can be poisonous to them when swallowed in large volumes.

Many gardening stores now offer pet-friendly and organic pesticides and fertilisers, so you don’t have to frantically chase your dog when you see it with a mouthful of the lawn! 

 black 2365741 1280

 

 

Invest in Plants Your Pet Will Love

The garden flowers and herbs aren’t just there for you to admire. You could try rearing a few plants that will benefit your pet as well.

Dogs are drawn to peppermint when they’re feeling sick or have indigestion, whereas cats love the smell of thyme and catnip which can really boost their moods.

You could even try growing your own vegetables and leafy greens to feed your pet rabbit, to make sure you’ll always have fresh produce to hand.

 wyevale2  

 

Fence The Borders Off

One of the biggest pet-owner worries is to see your furry friend darting off into the horizon. Prevent this by regularly checking for any gaps or holes that might’ve appeared in your fencing.

Additionally, make sure your fencing will be long-lasting, and that it will still be tall enough to contain them when they’re older, wiser and larger!

Whatever precautions you decide to take, make sure the material you choose for these is weather-proof: metal gates and PVC chain link fencing are both durable options and can be bolted down, making them able to withstand even the grimmest weather conditions.

 

protect apet cat proof fence 50 1475648937

ProtectaPet Dog & Cat Fencing  https://protectapet.com/

 

Protect your own plants

You didn’t spend time and money doing up your garden with new plants and a beautiful lawn, just for your pet to come and dig it all up.

To prevent this from happening, try separating your plants from the rest of the garden in their own fenced-off area, or growing them in a shed or greenhouse.

This will help to keep you happy — and your pet out of trouble!

You could also take advantage of the scents that your pet doesn’t like by incorporating these into the surrounding areas of your favourite plants.

Cats hate most plant smells including lavender and geranium, whereas dogs will be put off by citrus plants or ammonia.

 wyevale3

 

Give Them Their Own Area

This can be more helpful for those with smaller animals — like bunnies, puppies and guinea pigs — but creating a designated area for your pet to explore and entertain themselves will keep your pet safe and your garden in great condition.

Whatever area you choose to designate for your pet, just be sure it’s well-shaded and has water and snacks in reach to keep them as comfortable as possible.

Once you've found a spot, you should add some fun toys to keep your pet entertained. Re-purposing some plastic bottles or kitchen rolls will make perfect tunnels for your guinea pigs, whereas making a toy corner packed with squeaky balls and chews for your dog to play with will help to preserve your lawn and flowers.

small pets

 

'If your pet will be spending plenty of time outdoors, it might be worth creating a kennel or hideaway for your dog or cats to shelter away from the sun and have some much-needed rest time where they can still catch a breeze.

Wherever the designated area, be sure not to incorporate any features around it that will be attractive to other animals.

Bird feeders should be kept well away and on high branches to reduce the likelihood of wildlife being harmed, and your furry friend from bringing you a gift every now and again!

 

dogs 408698 1280

 

Your garden will be one of your pet’s favourite places to explore, so take precautionary measures and make it pet-friendly and accommodating for them.

By swapping out potentially harmful chemicals for organic ones, and creating an area for your pet to play in, you can help to keep them safe and happy in the garden for years to come.

wyevale logo

Visit their website: Wyevale Garden Centres

Find a centre

 

facebook logo   twitter   instagram

 

Fruit and vegetables which you can feed safely to your dog

These amazing ingredients are packed full of natural goodness - so get down to your local store and load up!

Your fur family will thank you!

iStock 858711006

 

Plums

Plums are great for dogs, you must never feed the stone.

They are a high source of fibre both soluble and insoluble which are vital for maintaining intestinal health and regularity.

A high source of vitamin C and K a great fat soluble vitamin for immune support.

fruits 2202430 960 720

 

Courgette

Rich in Vitamin C, potassium and magnesium this low calorie vegetable is a great source of fibre.

Packed with phyto-nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin which are great for eye health.

vegetables 2356884 960 720

 

Broccoli

Is known to be one of the best anti-cancer vegetables.

Most nutrients are found in the stem but all parts of the vegetable can be fed. Packed with vitamin A, C & K it’s low in fat and high in fibre. 


appetite 1239149 960 720

 

Pepper

Any colour

Red, yellow, orange or green are all great for your dog.

Loaded with water peppers make a great snack for renal dogs or part of weightless diets. Rich in Vitamin A, B6, C, E & K they are full of antioxidants protecting the body against free radicals.

peppers 154377 960 720

 

Mango

Mangoes are not only sweet, but they are rich in fibre. High in vitamin A, B6, C & E this fruit is a sweet immune supportive treat.

Mangos are not only full of antioxidants they also contain quercitin which is fantastic for decreasing inflammation, especially in dogs with allergies.

background 1239241 960 720

 

Raspberries

Packed with antioxidants these yummy berries are a great source of magnesium, Vitamin C both important for a healthy immune-system and minerals potassium and manganese supporting tendon health.

berry 2270 960 720

 

Blackberries

Naturally self selected by many dogs for their powerful antioxidant content, helping to reduce free radical damage on cells.

Packed with vitamin A, C, E & K for heart and skin health.

berry 2275 960 720

 

Pumpkin

Pumpkin is highly nutritious, rich in fibre supporting a healthy microbiota. It’s packed full of potassium to support healthy muscle function.

Rich in Vitamin C and beta-carotene for immunity and eye health. Its zinc content is also supportive of skin and coat health.

autumn 72294 960 720

 

Asparagus

Asparagus is a great veggie for gut health, containing amino acid asparagine, which acts as a natural diuretic supporting urinary tract health.

It also contains vitamin A, B6, C,E & K as well as minerals iron, copper and calcium.

appetite 2038 960 720

 

Article by Different Dog

different dog logo tranparent

View our site here 

Tekephone: 01743 384 562

facebook logo   twitter    instagram cropped

 

❛ Our Dog Food. It's Different ❜

New menu every week. Cooked like you would at home. Delivered to your bowl.  Different Dog is the first dog food company to cook a different recipe every week.

Prepared and cooked by hand, their food contains only fresh, seasonal ingredients and a lot of Lshaded 304508 960 720 V E.

 

differentdog 

Cool Bed LS1 1024x1024

Win a Scruffs Cool Pet Bed & Cool Mat

Facebook Photo Competition

 

Accepting entries from anywhere in the world 

Click on the image below to submit your entry.

Can't see the image?  Click   here  

 

COMBO GIVEAWAY! ?❄️? This June, we're giving two lucky winners a chance to grab a brand new Scruffs Cool Pet Bed & Cool...

Posted by Pets Love Scruffs on Saturday, June 2, 2018

 

Click on the image above to submit your entry - Closes 20th June 2018

 

Self-Cooling

The self-cooling products use a water and non-toxic gel solution to provide cooling properties for your pet.

The beds are constructed using channels filled with the cooling solution to provide a surface typically 5 – 10 degrees cooler than room temperature as well as adequate support. There is no need refrigerate or freeze these products.

icon cooling large

The Scruffs® Cool Dog Bed features a foam base for enhanced comfort and support, along with a breathable 3D mesh for improved air flow. The bed is designed to provide relief for your pet.

Scruffs® Cool Dog Bed side walls are constructed with an integral 100% recycled green fibre fill, this provides greater cushioning characteristics and enhanced durability during washing.

The inner Self-Cooling Mat is filled with a non-toxic gel, and will be typically 5-10 degrees cooler than room temperature. When in use, the mat will maintain its cooling properties for approximately 1hr depending upon the environment.

To reset the mats cooling properties simply leave unused for 1hr, there is no need to freeze or refrigerate.

 

 Cool Beds x3

 

 

 

 

The Scruffs® Cool Dog Mat is designed to provide relief for your pet. Filled with a non-toxic gel the self-cooling mat will be typically 5-10 degrees cooler than room temperature. 

When in use, the mat will maintain its cooling properties for approximately 1hr depending upon the environment. To reset the mats cooling properties simply leave unused for 1hr, there is no need to freeze or refrigerate. 

 

cool mat great dane

 

 

 

 

 

What time of day do you walk your dogs? 

Nearly half (48%) of us take our dogs out in the morning. How about you?

time of day