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5 Weymouth Dog Walks Only The Locals Know About

5 Weymouth Dog Walks Only The Locals Know About

I will keep this short and to the point as there is a lot of information to pack in. It occurred to me that going on holiday with dogs can be fun but sometimes, especially when the weather is warm, its nice to get away from the crowd! Hence the blog ..the title says it all really. 1 Lorton Nature Reserve and my personal favourite. This is a real hidden gem. Miles of virtually empty countryside, often you may only see a couple of other walkers and its teeming with wildlife. Squirrels, deer, birds of prey, lizards, foxes.. we have...


Tis the season to fight fleas... tralalalala lala la la

Keri Squibb

Tis the season to fight fleas... tralalalala lala la la

Ok, so fleas are not much fun but I thought I would try and inject a bit of humour into the subject. Did you know.. Fleas can jump up to 150 times their own height! Thats about 8 inches. Fleas are less likely to be passed from dog to dog than from the dogs environment.  Flea eggs can remain dormant for months and hatch when conditions are right. Fleas are not only a nuisance, a heavy infestation can cause anaemia in your dog. One flea will drink around 15 times its body weight in blood. Any excess is excreted and...


Alabama Rot - What is it?

Keri Squibb

Tags alabama rot, dog, health, skin lesion

Alabama Rot - What is it?

I heard today there has been another case of this awful, and often fatal illness in Dorset, my home county. I know a little bit about it having done some reading over the last year or two and now seems to be as good a time as any for a recap. This disease has no boundaries within the doggy world. Size or breed are irrelevant. It strikes hard and fast unless identified early. Its cause is unknown for sure although it is thought that the culprit may well be mud related. The best advice therefore is always wash your dogs...


Stress Stacking .. what is it?

Keri Squibb

Comments 1 Tags anxiety, behaviour, dog, stress

Stress Stacking .. what is it?

Stress Stacking in Dogs Many of us have dogs who seem to suffer, disproportionately, with anxiety or stress and the smallest thing can be a trigger. I have a springer spaniel, Ziggy, whom I often refer to as having mental health issues but in actual fact I am quite convinced most of his issues are stress related. Imagine the following, Ziggy lives with another spaniel and a collie, in the morning at breakfast time, his bowl is placed too close to one of the other dogs bowls. Ziggy is unhappy with this, he has low self esteem and looks anxiously...


Keeping your dog entertained in winter!

Keri Squibb

Tags busy, dogs, kongs fillers

Keeping your dog entertained in winter!

Anyone who knows me will know I hate winter, the days are not long enough to get everything done, I hate having to wrap up, I much prefer flip flops and everything is so much harder. As a 3 dog household the worst issue is mud and the next is keeping the dogs from getting bored especially in Willows case as being a young collie she needs a lot of mental stimulation. We are quite fortunate, we have a busy household, there is generally someone around and something happening but even we need to be a bit inventive sometimes so I...