Walking your dog on hot days

On hot sunny days asphalt, tarmac and pavements can become too hot for your dog’s paws, causing pain and burns, so at what temperature can you take your dog for a walk, how can you tell if the ground is too hot and what can you do to protect your dog’s paws from the heat?

Summer homemade dog treats

If your dog needs a cool treat on a hot summer's day, then why not use one of our summer recipes for an icy cold dog treats for them to enjoy. Our recipes cover: 
  • Sunshine ice lollies
  • Beach berry frosties
  • Summer pupsicles
  • Berry boost bones
  • Cool-as-a-cucumber crunchies
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Visiting the beach this weekend?

As the weather warms up and we head into summer, you may be thinking of going to the beach or taking your dog on a walk near a lake. It’s important that you are aware of water safety for both you and your dog. Take a look in this section to find out can you take my dog to the beach? Information about taking your dog into the sea, lake or river. The potential health concerns when using a river/lake and paddling pools.
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Can my dog eat ice cubes or ice lollies?

Giving your dog ice cubes, frozen treats or putting ice in their water can be a great way to keep them cool on a hot summer’s day, but is there any risk?

Can my dog eat ice cubes?

Bee and wasp stings in dogs

Dogs are typically stung on their paws or around the face and usually only develop minor pain, irritation or swelling.

Bee and wasp stings in dogs

Dogs die on hot walks

Heatstroke can happen within minutes, which is why it's important to make sure your dog isn’t too hot when you’re walking them during hot weather.

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Summer dangers

Summer is for for spending time outside, relaxing and enjoying the sun. As with every season, summer poses risks which owners should be aware of.

Summer dangers

Awards update

The first batch of certificates are now being issued for shows/trials that were held in early 2021. Find out more about where we are up to in this section.

Awards update

Everything you need to know about getting a dog

Everything you need to know

Getting your first dog is one of the most exciting things you will ever do! We have made a step-by-step guide to help you on your way. 

Find the right breed for you

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