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  • The Strangest Things To Find In A Dog’s Stomach

    Posted on November 5, 2012 by Lizzie

    Far from just sitting under the dinner table and hovering up the dropped scraps of food, the odd vegetable or scrap of meat if they’re lucky, our doggie pals have been known to take a liking to consuming the strangest of objects which as you’d expect often result in a bad belly and a trip to the vet. Funnily enough though, despite the old excuse, there are no recorded cases of finding homework in a dog’s stomach.

    From child’s toys and golf balls to cutlery, we now take a look at just five of the strangest things to be found in the stomach of a dog….

    Homer Simpson

    While it’s a well-known fact that chocolate can be lethal to dogs, this 10 year old Dalmatian collie couldn’t resist tucking into a chocolate egg, after all why can’t dogs enjoy Easter just as much as humans?

    What Dixie didn’t realise was the surprise hiding inside the egg, a figurine of cartoon favourite Homer Simpson.

     

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    This post was posted in Dog Advice and was tagged with dog, vet, insurance

  • Halloween Dog

    Posted on October 29, 2012 by Lizzie


    This post was posted in Dog Pictures and was tagged with dog, halloween, pumpkin

  • Shop with DogBeds.co.uk and Donate to Mountain Rescue

    Posted on August 24, 2012 by Lizzie

    Dog Beds are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Pennies – the electronic charity box. Pennies provide an easy and secure way to give a little something to others when you pay online. A few pennies here and there from shoppers can be powerful so Dog Beds wanted to choose a charity our customers can benefit from. Pennies - Electronic Charity Box

    Going walking with your dog in the great British countryside is fantastic. But sometimes thing can go wrong. If you are walking on your own and you slip or have an accident you may be miles away from help. The weather may turn and you could end up trapped and unable to find your way back. This is where Mountain Rescue can help – anyone can call them if assistance is needed. Despite their name, many of the Mountain Rescue teams' annual call outs come from or for those on non-mountainous terrain such as countryside that people may not be familiar with.

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    This post was posted in Dog Charity and was tagged with dog, Pennies Charity, Mountain Rescue, dog walking, countryside

  • Choosing The Right Breed Of Dog

    Posted on February 21, 2012 by Lizzie

    When you make the big decision to get a dog, whether you are buying one from a breeder or adopting one from a dog shelter, it is important to get the right breed for you. Often when people are deciding what kind of dog they want they just base their decision on what the dog looks like or perhaps a breed that they are already familiar with.

    There are a few questions you need to ask yourself about the dog you are after:
     

    • Do you want a pedigree dog or a mix breed?

     

    • Have you owned a dog before or will this be the first time?

     

    • How often will you be able to walk your dog?

     

    • How much space do you have in your house and garden?

     

    • What size dog are you looking for?

     

    • Does any one in your household suffer from allergies?

     

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    This post was posted in Dog Advice and was tagged with dog, dogs, dog breed, choosing the right dog

  • Top 10 Dog Names from 2011

    Posted on January 10, 2012 by Lizzie

    We all know how hard it can be to find the right name for your pet, as it becomes part of your family and the name needs to fit just right.

    So to give you a bit of help and inspiration we’ve found you the most popular dog names from 2011: 

    1.   Buddy (15,184)
    2.   Max (13,810)
    3.   Daisy (12,948)
    4.   Bella (11,773)
    5.   Lucy (11,418)
    6.   Molly (11,049)
    7.   Charlie (10,607)
    8.   Jack (9,949)
    9.   Sadie (9,232)
    10. Rocky (8,475)

    The study of pet names has found that people are rejecting traditional pet names for their dogs, such as Rover or Spot, in favour of those normally given to children.  Families are more likely to call their dog names such as Max and Millie.

    Cultural influences seem to effect the choices for pet, as the name Bella has gone up the ranks, which may have something to do with the surge in popularity of the Twilight series of books and films this year.

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    This post was posted in Dog Information and was tagged with dog, dog names

  • Top 10 Dog Facts

    Posted on January 7, 2012 by Lizzie

    Dogs are the most popular pets in the world hands down, so it might surprise you that there are many facts about dogs that you might not be aware of. It is estimated that there are on average 400 million dogs in the world so here are our top interesting facts about dogs you might not know:

    1. Dogs descend from wolves - Dogs are genetic divergences of wolves, and so were reclassified as a subspecies of the Canis Lupus (grey wolf) in 1993.

     

    2. Dogs have an incredibly good sense of smell – Dogs can determine a smell at concentration levels 100 times lower than humans can. They have nearly 220 million smell sensitive cells, humans have only 5 million!

     

    3. Dogs have a cooling system – Dogs use their tongues as a form of air conditioning. In hot weather a dog will pant to help evaporate heat from their body. This helps to keep the dog’s body temperature down. Their sweat glands are located only in their paws.

     

    4. Dogs have amazing hearing – They can detect sounds miles beyond the capacity of a human or a cat. With a frequency range of between 40 Hz and 60,000 Hz they can point their ears towards the exact direction of the sound.

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  • Top 10 Dog Beaches in the UK

    Posted on January 6, 2012 by Lizzie

    There is nothing nicer than strolling along a beach with dogs running around you along the sand and in the shallow waves playing and having a great time. Some beaches however do not allow dogs and some are next to busy roads or pebble beaches (not nice on the paws!). Now Christmas is over every dog will be wanting to take their new frisbee or ball to the beach to chase around and splash in the sea with, so we have compiled a list of the top 10 dog friendly beaches in the UK for you.

     

     

    Top 10 Beaches:

     

    1. Perranporth, Cornwall - This beach is a great for a bit of rest and refreshment. 3 miles of surf for your dog to play in.

     

    2. Babbacombe, Devon - This is a small sheltered beach with a beautiful little path winding down to the sand and shingle below.

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    This post was posted in Dog Advice and was tagged with dog, dog walk, beach, beach walks

  • Adopting A Dog

    Posted on January 5, 2012 by Lizzie

    Winter is a hard time for dog shelters and animal charities as they become over run with stray and unwanted dogs. Many families and individuals buy dogs for Christmas as a present for someone or just a companion for themselves. Statistics from the Dogs Trust show that the number of rescue dogs in Britain is the highest it has been for the past 11 years. In the past 12 months over 126,176 dogs have been rescued by local shelters and authorities. This means a whopping 345 dogs are being found every day.

    Adopting a rescue dog is a very noble thing to do, but it isn't easy.

     

    How Does Rehoming Work? 

    When you first decide to adopt a dog you will need to fill in a form letting the shelter know more about yourself. You can also have a chat with the staff at the shelter who will help to match you with the best dog to fit in with you and your current lifestyle. You can also have a look at dogs that currently need rehoming on their website (if they have one) before you visit the shelter.

     

    Once you have decided you definitely would like to adopt a dog then you can visit the shelter and meet the dogs that need rehoming locally to you. It is important to meet them as you cannot tell simply from a photo whether a dog will be suitable for you and your family. After this, the staff will help you to determine a shortlist of the dogs you would like to adopt.

     

    When your dog has been selected it is important to get to know them and bond with them. You will also need to arrange for any other dogs you own to meet the new addition to the family - a member of staff can help you to do this. A home visit to ensure your house and garden are prepared for the new arrival will be undertaken before the dog can come home with you - a secure garden is crucial as some dogs can easily escape.

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  • Danish Design Dog Beds

    Posted on January 4, 2012 by Lizzie

    Danish Design have been producing luxurious dog beds for over 25 years now. They are based in the heart of West Yorkshire and are a family owned company.

    Their products are designed to aid you in finding that perfect bed or accessories to work with you and your dog however you may need it. Whether you are looking for a large bed, a small bed, a mattress or a duvet, Danish Designs have them all.

    Their fantastic reputation has lead to them becoming UK market leaders, manufacturing high quality beds that are both stylish and practical.

    Here are a few of our favourite Danish Design beds:

     

    Danish Design Dalesway Wine Paw Quilted Mattress

     

     

    This wine paw quilted mattress is formulated from very high quality corduroy and comes in an attractive wine coloured finish. This top of the range cushion is easily cleaned and will keep your pet both warm and comfortable.

     

     

     

     

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  • Luxury Dog Beds

    Posted on December 19, 2011 by Lizzie

    We know that lots of people love to spoil their furry best friends. A dog bed is one of the most important features of a dog’s life as it makes sure they stay warm and cosy all through the night.
    We have put together a list of our top 5 luxury beds to show you just how much you can treat your doggy:

    1.Danish Design Rambla Lime Slumber Bed Nest

    This luxury bed is made from high quality cotton and provides high levels or comfort and relaxation for your dog. This product is very easy to maintain as it is entirely machine washable.  This bed comes in 2 colour schemes: Lime and Beige.

     

     

     

     

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