Author archive for Paula McArthur

  • Sheep Worrying On The Increase

    By Paula McArthur on 8 April, 2019
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    Everyone loves the countryside and it’s great that we have so much of it on our door step that we can enjoy with our dogs, however there is a growing problem. With the incidence of sheep worrying increasing by 67% in the last two years, it’s time for a soapbox moment. It is particularly difficult and distressing subject to discuss […]
  • Is your dog walk fun?

    By Paula McArthur on 13 March, 2019
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    Do you walk your dog the same route every day?  Do you find it boring or do you just walk on auto pilot?  Have you ever noticed how excited your dog gets when you go somewhere like the beach at the weekend? That’s because it’s different to their normal routine – unless you are lucky enough to live right near […]
  • Just a Dog

    By Paula McArthur on 12 February, 2019
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    We love this poem by an unknown author who clearly understood what dogs bring to our lives.   JUST A DOG From time to time, people tell me, “lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or “that’s a lot of money for just a dog.” They don’t understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for “just a […]
  • Are you thinking about buying a puppy?

    By Paula McArthur on 23 August, 2018
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    The recent news that the sale of puppies and kittens by pet shops and dealers is to be banned is without doubt good news in the fight against puppy farming. Unfortunately, that still leaves many unscrupulous or ignorant breeders who are selling poor quality, unhealthy puppies to unsuspecting families purely for the money. There are of course lots of responsible […]
  • Is your dog lonely?

    By Paula McArthur on 10 August, 2018
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    Like humans, dogs are social creatures who need the company of others for the majority of their day. Living a life of lonely isolation can cause anxiety, depression and stress which can lead to destructive and other behaviours  which we may deem unacceptable or inappropriate. Day care is often used when puppies are young because owners understand that a puppy […]
  • Cookies Policy

    By Paula McArthur on 11 April, 2018
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      Cookies Policy  Introduction Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. About cookies 2.1       A cookie is […]
  • Customer Privacy Policy

    By Paula McArthur on 11 April, 2018
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    Privacy Policy Doggy Days are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We take your privacy very seriously and it is important to us that you can visit and interact with us, our website & our social media channels without having your privacy compromised.   This privacy policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from […]
  • Assessment Matters

    By Paula McArthur on 7 November, 2017
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    All dog care providers are the same, aren’t they? Those of you who know us will agree that we do not tend to pass comment on items in the media unless we feel particularly strongly about them. Unfortunately, this is one of those occasions where we feel obliged to say our bit. Today we have learned of the tragic death […]
  • Storm Phobias

    By Paula McArthur on 19 July, 2016
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    Summer storms can cause our pets anxiety too. Summer storms are common when we have such mixed weather as we are experiencing currently.  Our pets can become distressed during thunder storms in the same way they might on Bonfire Night. Remember that your pet will probably know a storm is coming because they can feel changes in barometric pressure or […]
  • Keeping your pet safe at Christmas

    By Paula McArthur on 8 December, 2015
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    The Christmas & New Year festivities are on their way, and sadly, the celebrations can sometimes pose safety problems for pets. Apart from the overexcitement and confusion caused by too many guests, there are physical problems too. Whilst not wishing to dampen anyone’s spirits, here are a few things to consider to allow your pet to have a good time […]