Category Archives: Dog Care

Dogs and heat stroke

Tweet Despite the frequent return of wet weather we’ve had this spring and summer, when the sun does make a reappearance we tend to end up with the opposite extreme and a heatwave. Don’t you just love the British weather?! … Continue reading

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Summer hazards for your dog – wasp and bee stings, snake bites and fights!

Tweet The best thing about the summer has to be spending time in the great outdoors having fun with your four-legged best friend. But there’s bound to be a downside, isn’t there  – and here are a few to consider: … Continue reading

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Grooming the German Shepherd – Cooper’s visit to 4 Paws!

Tweet Take a look at Cooper. This lovely lad is a mid-coated German Shepherd, so the hair is not short – but it’s not long either. At just over a year old, Cooper had shed his puppy coat, but hadn’t … Continue reading

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Bloat – a serious and dangerous condition in dogs

Tweet Bloat is a condition that should not be confused with human bloating. We might feel uncomfortable and bloated after a heavy meal, it’s a feeling that will pass. For dogs, bloat is far more serious and can become life … Continue reading

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Blue-green algae – be aware!

Tweet Every year I hear of people whose dogs have become seriously ill or have even died as a result of drinking water that contains Cyanobacteria, and the more we are aware of this toxic algae the less pets will … Continue reading

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Grooming the Lagotto Romagnolo

Tweet The Lagotto Romagnolo originates from the Romagna region of Italy. The local dialect word ‘lagotto’ translates as ‘Duck Dog’ and this breed was most definitely trained to retrieve ducks from the marshlands. Duck hunting declined in the early 1900s … Continue reading

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It’s time to spring clean your dog!

Tweet Christmas is out of the way, we seem to be coming out of one of the worst ever periods of rain and flooding, it has to be time to start getting your dog into shape and ready for spring. … Continue reading

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Our new four legged friends visiting 4 Paws…

Tweet January was a very busy month and we welcomed ten new friends to 4 Paws pet grooming parlour in Aldershot. First, was Mable a very sweet Irish Terrier who came from Whitley in Surrey. Mable’s coat needed to be … Continue reading

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Buying your pet’s drugs and treatments online

Tweet There is a vast quantity of products available online to enhance your pet’s wellbeing and fun. Visit a website to buy a doggy shampoo or a comb and you could end up spending hours browsing hundreds more items that … Continue reading

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Let’s talk summer holidays and Christmas!

Tweet So hands up who’s making plans for Christmas 2014?! We may be just one month into the new year but I’ve already booked in a number of clients who want their dogs groomed pre-Christmas – now that’s what I … Continue reading

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