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Human Food Dogs Can Eat

15 Human Foods that Dogs Can Eat

Just like us, dogs love a good treat throughout the day. If there anything like Rio, he’ll pad his feet and jump up and down in excitement at his bowl when he sees that we all have the same variation of dinner. We cook all of Rio’s dinners each night, usually incorporating fresh unseasoned meat and white rice with different vegetables. He loves watching his dinner cooking in the oven and then racing out to the balcony to have his dinner al-fresco. He’s not spoilt at all, right? Continue reading

Tips for First Dog Show

Tips for Your First Dog Show or Competition

Now, if this was up to me every single dog would be a winner. All those good boys and girls lined up, groomed immaculately and acting like little champions. We love you all. Unfortunately, I’m not a pet show judge. There’s probably a very clear reason for that. How do you choose between ALL of these good doggos!? Absolutely impossible. Yet, pet shows exist and somehow, they choose a winner. (Don’t worry little pups, you’re all winners in my eyes). Continue reading

Where is the Most Dog Friendly Place to go on Holiday?

As we’ve just returned from our two-month road trip, a welcoming escape from lockdown and taking advantage of safely following government guidelines, it got me thinking just how dog friendly each country was when we visited. If, like us, your dog is a core member of your family, you might be considering taking them on holiday. If you’re happy to take the extra baggage and make the extra payments, taking your dog along with you makes the adventure all the more fun. Believe us. Continue reading

Fever in Dogs

Recognising Fever in Dogs

and how you can bring the fever down.

We recently had an emergency trip to the vet with Rio and although all was well in the end, the process was nothing short of scary. There’s one thing knowing something is wrong with your dog, but it’s worse knowing something is wrong, but not knowing what. As our pets can’t tell us what’s wrong or where hurts, seeing them so subdued is a pet owners nightmare. Had we have known the signs and symptoms of fever, how to treat them and what might have caused it, we would have been able to treat Rio much quicker, without the lengthy uncertainty. Continue reading

Dogs to Follow on Instagram

9 Dogs You Should be Following on Instagram

Last updated: August 31st, 2020

Let’s face it, what better accounts to follow on social media than the wholesome daily uploads from Instagram dogs? Personally, I’ve grown tired of being force-fed advert after advert on social media, whether that’s from an Instagram Influencer or last year’s reality show star. I grew tired of seeing the same over-exposed young woman standing in front of the same cafe across London or the same monument in the next big hyped travel destination. It all felt like a drag. Continue reading

Training a Dog in an Apartment or Flat

Training a Puppy in an Apartment

Last updated: August 25th, 2020

If you’re considering getting a dog and, like many people these days, you live in an apartment, you’re probably wondering how on earth you’re going to train a puppy. For people with birds, fish and guinea pigs, living in an apartment is absolutely perfect, but for those with a dog, it does pose a problem or two. But, the good news is, don’t rule it out yet, because it’s absolutely possible to have a dog comfortably living in an apartment, you just have to train them right. Continue reading

Lockdown from a dog's POV

Lockdown 2020 – From a Dog’s Point of View

Dear reader of my diary,

Lockdown from a dog's POVDay 1,068 and finally the humans have caved into my demands and listened to my prayers. The humans, my world, have finally stayed at home and stopped going out for unnecessary trips without me. You’re probably wondering who I am and what I’m all about and why I’m on PetMoneySaver.co.uk, the pet price comparison site so get yourself comfy while I find somebody with opposable thumbs to write about me and my experience. Continue reading

Dog Autumn Bucket List

A Dog’s Autumn Bucket List

Article by Lauren Bate (diaryofaspanglishgirl.com)

After the summer sun has fizzled away, the leaves start to fall off the trees and the autumnal wind settles in, most dog owners and their dog’s find that this time of year is the perfect time for adventures, long walks and more quality time to enjoy together. Let’s face it, the long summer days might be perfect for a beach day or two, but when it all comes down to it, most dogs hate being too hot. Whereas Autumn, autumn weather is a dream.

When it comes to Autumn, lots of us have tons of ideas of what we want to do, but what about extending some of that fun to the dogs in our lives? A Dog’s Autumn Bucket List could be the answer to ticking off all the fun activities that you can do together before the winter nights draw in and we find ourselves cuddling our dogs on the sofa watching Netflix with a cup of hot chocolate every night. Continue reading

Can Pets Cure Depression

Can Pets Cure Depression?

Can Pets Cure Depression?

Article by Lauren Bate (diaryofaspanglishgirl.com)

Disclaimer: If you are in a dark place, we urge you to seek medical assistance, and urgently. This is not a sign of weakness, nor a sign of defeat. It’s a sign of strength and new beginnings. Reach out, you are not alone.

Depression and mental illness is a widespread issue across the UK, affecting 1 in 4 people, each year. It’s time we broke down the stigma, talked about it and addressed how much our pets do for us, not only in day to day life but maintaining our mental health.

The world can be a dark and lonely place once you find yourself in the spiral of depression. Every little thing that was once joyful, is sucked and the point and direction is lost. Every day felt pointless. Lost in the direction of my own cascading mind. Thoughts would pile up and up. I left work, I couldn’t face it anymore. A job I loved. Every day was a battle and I was the one losing. Continue reading