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Tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1926-2022

Her Majesty The Queen was respected, admired, and adored worldwide for many reasons. Perhaps the main reason for her winning such a huge place in the hearts of the nation was the very evident bond she held with her four-legged friends, principally her beloved corgis and horses.

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Tips on Avoiding Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation anxiety is a general term for dogs that exhibit anxious and problematic behaviours when they are separated from a particular person or people. Such behaviours can include barking, crying, urinating in the house and scratching/chewing.

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Nottingham Forest: 2022 EFL Championship Play-Off Final Winners!

Everybody at PocketVet would like to extend our congratulations to Nottingham Forest Football Club for attaining promotion to the Premier League by beating Huddersfield Town in the EFL Championship Play-Off Final at Wembley Stadium.

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Everything You Need To Know About Dog Theft

The pandemic has brought with it a sharp rise in dog thefts, where the surge in demand for puppies has driven the prices up, resulting in criminals seeing it as an easy way to make quick money.

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How to Have a Staycation With Your Dog

With the Covid-19 pandemic and resultant travel restrictions, more of us than ever are planning to holiday in the UK this year. With the rise in dog ownership over the last year, lots of people will be taking a dog with them, perhaps for the first time. We have put together some top tips on travelling in the UK with your dog, to make the experience as relaxing and stress-free as possible!

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Which Vegetables Are Safe For My Dog?

It can be hard to resist letting your dog share your snack, particularly if they give you those puppy dog eyes- but do you know what everyday vegetables are potentially unsafe for dogs?

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How Long Are Dogs Pregnant?

Female dogs are not pregnant for as long as you may think! A female dog’s gestation period lasts for just over two months, approximately 62-65 days.

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How Long Does a Bitch's Season Last?

A season (or heat) is the period of time during which a female dog (bitch) can become pregnant. Most dogs start coming into season from around 6 months of age, although this is variable, with smaller breeds typically starting at a younger age than large breeds, which can start as late as 18-24 months old.

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Why Does My Dog Eat Poo?

Eating poop is a common behaviour in dogs but is one of their less endearing characteristics! It even has a scientific name – coprophagia.

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How Does My Dog See the World?

This is a really interesting question. It is easy to assume that our dogs see the world in the same way that we do, but in fact their vision is quite different to ours.

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Why Does My Dog Eat Grass?

If your dog frequently munches on grass and you find yourself concerned and wondering why, then you’re not alone! We have attempted to tackle some of the explanations for this behaviour to give you a better idea of why your dog may be nibbling on the green stuff.

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A Guide to Ear Infections in Dogs

Unfortunately, ear infections are commonly seen in the pet world, particularly in dogs. Certain breeds of dog are known to be more susceptible due to their ear shape, however all dogs are at risk.

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