Get your dog ready for winter

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Dogs, just like people, more or less enjoy  certain seasons of the year depending on their activity, fur, breed or even their owner’s mood during each season.

Although some dogs would gladly get under the covers from late September until the first rays of sun reappear in March, others enjoy the winter months just like children do – rain, snow, sleet or hail.

As guardians of our dogs’ wellbeing, we must take into account the fact that, in the winter just like in the summer, certain precautions are to be taken in order to ensure our best friend’s healthiness and happiness.

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Pumpkin biscuits for dogs

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There is nothing like the pleasure of knowing what our dogs really eat every day. When we beckon them over with a treat to sit or give paw, do we really know what we are giving them? Well, what better than making the treats for our doggies ourselves?

Let’s make the most of Halloween to treat our four-legged companions to something healthy, easy and most of all, yummy:

Pumpkin biscuits

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Safe car journey with your dog

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Have you ever wondered if your car journeys with your dog were entirely safe? What would happen if you were to have an accident or a crash? Are there security systems which can guarantee that our dog would come out of an accident unscathed?

You may already be aware of the following rule stipulated in the Highway Code:

When in a vehicle make sure dogs or other animals are suitably restrained so they cannot distract you while you are driving or injure you, or themselves, if you stop quickly. A seat belt harness, pet carrier, dog cage or dog guard are ways of restraining animals in cars (rule 57).

We tend not to be aware of the fact that most car safety devices for dogs available on the market offer a warranty. Nor is it easy knowing whether the safety level offered by manufacturers in case of crash is in any way government-approved. Continue reading

Your first walk with a new dog

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Just like human beings, every dog is unique. Some are very quiet while some are boisterous. Some love a good walk while some are home lovers. What makes animals all the more endearing and sweet is precisely this uniqueness.

This is also why being a dog sitter can turn out to be more tricky than one would think. You can never know in advance how dogs will behave until you get to know them well.  On the first walk with a strange dog, we thus tend to be on the lookout for its every reaction to different commands and stimuli. Continue reading

Ride with your dog, like a pro!

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Summer is one of the best moments of the year to go for a ride, but you don’t want your dog to be staying home alone while you are having a good time outside in the sun! Therefore we encourage you to ride your bike along with your faithful companion, taking into account the advice which we are about to give you.

Did you know that cycling makes you burn 110 kcals in 20 minutes? For that reason, it is a very healthy activity which requires little effort, as it is up to you to decide on the pace and distance that you deem appropriate. The same goes for your dog, whose physical condition is to be taken into account before embarking on the ride!

The breed and age are the two main factors that you should keep in mind. Whereas some dogs are highly energetic and will love the ride, others not so much. Besides, burning calories also helps dogs to remain fit after a long winter.

Remember that in order to enjoy your doggy bike ride, you must avoid high temperatures. Thus, do not go for the ride at the hottest time of the day, or else your dog could suffer from a heatstroke. Also remember to bring water along with you to cool down your pooch.
What’s more, if your dog is one to pull the leash, there are various bike tow leashes available on the market that could come in handy for you. They consist in clip-on metal bars to be fastened onto the bike frame, easy to attach or remove to suit your needs.

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We are recruiting dog sitters!

Hey there! Are you a dog lover with spare time to give?

Well now you can look after dogs while earning money! Have you ever wanted to take care of man’s best friend? Not just yours but others as well? Or maybe you are already an established Dog sitter, in search of a quick and easy way to get in contact with dog owners? If so we have the thing for you –Gudog is now in the U.K. And we are recruiting dog sitters! Continue reading

Natural food diet for your dog

When we consider our furry friend’s teeth, forgetting breed and size, it is impossible to deny they are fundamentally carnivore.

As a result of this a few years ago a new concept of diet was created called BARF. What started as a small group of people became introduced to the natural dog food world. Today it is a philosophy for those who enjoy preparing their dog’s meals.

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