Author Archives: Lauren

Getting a Dog For Christmas

What to Consider Before Getting a Dog this Christmas

Every year we try to circulate the same message across social media and amongst friends that getting a dog for Christmas is for life. You’ve probably seen tonnes of social media posts or adverts on the television sharing why a dog shouldn’t be a quick last-minute present just because the kids have nagged on for one for a few weeks. Getting a dog is a big decision. They make you their absolute world and will revolve everything around you, so you need to be certain that you can reciprocate the same unconditional love that they will show you. Continue reading

How to Keep Your Dog Occupied During Lockdown

How to Keep Your Dog Occupied During Lockdown

With the current situation due to COVID-19 constantly changing, and the recent restrictions regarding social distancing and lockdown, this has had a major impact on both humans and our animals. I’m currently based in Spain, known as one of the hotspots for the coronavirus pandemic in Europe. It’s here where tough restrictions were placed from the get go earlier in the year. We had a few days of recommendations, but once the announcement came through that schools were closed, and work should happen from home where possible, a lockdown came just a day later. Doors closed, shutters down, and a once bustling tourist hotspot became a ghost town. So what does that mean for our pets that rely heavily on being outside to not only do their business, but to get daily exercise? Well, after the first lockdown here’s what I’ve found.

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Best Cat and Dog Halloween Costumes

15 Best Halloween Costumes for Dogs and Cats

With the rise of social media, pet influencers and “doing it for the gram”, there has been a huge influx in pet owners wanting to join their pets in with Halloween festivities. Maybe you’re hosting a get together with friends and family, or maybe you’re taking your pet for a walk on Halloween or, maybe you just want that cute pic for Instagram, either way, you’re probably on the lookout for the best Instagram worthy pet outfits for your fur baby.

We’ve scouted Instagram to find some cute cats and dogs modelling some pretty nifty outfits and made shopping easy by helping you to shop the look.

Whether it’s Batman, the witches’ pet or something a little more out there like Buzz and Woody, we’ve found an exact replica of the outfits all your favourite pet influencers will be rocking this Halloween.

Let’s get spooky!

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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