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New legal powers to think about as a dog owner

December 2015

It would be easy to write about Christmas this month. Tell you not to feed your dog chocolate or mince pies and keep them away from that toxic mistletoe and poinsettia. However, there will be many repeating this important but well-worn message. However, during late 2014 some new powers and laws applying to dogs and their owners have been introduced or extended with some hard hitting consequences for dogs and owners which I thought would be important to discuss regardless of the season.

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Anxious doggy?

November 2015

This season there are many things that can cause additional stress for our beloved furry family members. Fireworks, visitors, parties and even additional food and smells around. What should we look for and what can we do to help them.

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Why you should worm you dog

September 2015

I hope everyone has had a great summer. It’s certainly been busy down here at Calagran Four Paws Hotel. We’ve opened two new a state of the art kennel blocks with everything including real flame effect fires ready for the cooler weather, a new grooming spa facility for residence and non-residence and the off leash play paddocks are now all renewed and back in use after the completion of the new kennels build. We certainly look forward to showing you all round.

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Older dogs...

August 2015

It comes to us all, but sadly to our four pawed friends all too soon, old age. Dogs age at different rates depending on breed and genetics a bit like us. So there are no hard and fast rules on when your dog is old. However, below are some of the things you should keep an eye on as your dog’s years’ advance.

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Getting a new puppy

August 2015

Something close to our hearts this month at Calagran Four Paws Hotel is the subject puppies because we bought home our new puppy this month. However, we see so many people who end up struggling or worse have to hand the dog into rescue because they chose their new family member in haste, overwhelmed by cuteness and repented at the proverbial leisure.

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Home Grooming Tips Between Professional Grooms

July 2015

Every dog needs grooming, some can be groomed from home but a lot of dogs need regular professional grooming. It is essential to know how to maintain your dogs coat in between grooms.

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Responsible dog ownership

June 2015

This month’s editorial topic was requested by a member of the public who owns dogs and who was dismayed at how frequently he saw other owners not necessarily being as responsible as they should be. We all know being a pet owner is both a pleasure and an honour and I just wanted this month to write something about the responsibilities that come with that we should all remember.

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Ten amazing facts about dogs

March 2015

I thought this month we would do some good old amazing facts about your dogs that I have read over recent months.

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PETS Travel Scheme?

February 2015

As our thoughts turn to summer holidays and with PET passports now available you may be thinking of taking your pet with you. We retain the high standards required to maintain a separate section of our site as one of only six quarantines left in the country. As a result we often see pets when they go abroad and things go wrong on their return. This month we thought we would help explain the UK PETS Passport scheme.

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Cat behaviour

November 2014

Here at Calagran Four Paws Hotel we deal with giving cats as well as dogs a great holiday so thought it was about time this month we turned our attention to the feline furry friends in our life. How they behave and why?

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