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Hypoallergenic dogs: fact and fiction

September 09, 2019

We’re all much more aware of allergies these days and their potential to disrupt our lives.  And the numbers of people claiming that they or their children are allergic to dogs is rising. But are hypoallergenic dogs the answer? We take a look.
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The dangers of blue-green algae for dogs

August 21, 2019

In a summer safety special, we take a look at blue-green algae, evaluate the dangers and discover how to protect your dog. Blue-green algae are types of bacteria called Cyanobacteria. You’ll often find these microscopic, plant-like organisms in streams, rivers, lakes and ponds, where they prefer water that is shallow and slow-moving.
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Bee-friendly borage and how it helps your pets

Bee-friendly borage and how it helps your pets

July 31, 2019

Borage is an amazingly versatile herb. It’s wonderful in summer salads and drinks, and its oils are great for your dog’s skin, which is why we love it at Lintbells (more about that later). Oh, and it’s good news for bees, too!
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Why do my knees click?

July 15, 2019

Do your knees click when you stand up, sit down or walk upstairs? We look into what causes those funny little noises and what you can do about it.

As we get older, the sound of clicking knees becomes a familiar accompaniment to all kind of everyday tasks. In the gym, as you bend down to pick up some weights. Standing up when you’ve been sitting down for a while at your desk. Sitting down on the sofa at the end of the day.

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What kind of dog walker are you?

What kind of dog walker are you?

July 15, 2019

When you’re out with your dog, do you chat to everyone you pass by or do you simply want some time on your own to unwind? Try our quiz and discover which dog walking tribe you belong to.
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Top dog beaches for you and your pooches

July 05, 2019

With summer holidays coming up, we share our pick of the best UK dog-friendly beaches.
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Does my dog need Glucosamine?

July 02, 2019

If your dog has stiff joints or is having trouble getting around as easily as before, Glucosamine can help. This natural supplement supports optimum joint health and can help your dog live life to the full.
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Turmeric for dogs: is it a good idea?

Turmeric for dogs: is it a good idea?

July 02, 2019

Turmeric is the new wonder ingredient. But can it alleviate joint stiffness? And is it safe for dogs?

Turmeric is a tropical plant that originates in India and is part of the ginger family. For centuries, it’s been used as a culinary spice, particularly in curries, where it adds a subtle flavour and a characteristic golden colour.

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Signs of Stiffness: Lintbells survey results

Signs of Stiffness: Lintbells survey results

June 14, 2019

In our latest survey, 41% of dog owners say their pet has stiff joints. This is distressing news for animal lovers. Luckily, though, there are lots of ways you can help. Have a read of some of the ideas.

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Does your dog need Vitamin C?

June 03, 2019

We know that Vitamin C is good for humans. But will Vitamin C keep your dog bright-eyed and bushy-tailed? Or could it actually be harmful? Ice and a slice? For humans, the benefits of taking Vitamin C are clear.
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PAWS to spot mobility issues

May 29, 2019

To celebrate the first ever National Dog Mobility Awareness Week, we’re introducing PAWS, a brand new way to spot mobility issues, and we share tips from Battersea on helping dogs with stiff joints.
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5 reasons why your dog refuses to go for a walk

May 16, 2019

Dog on a go slow? Just won’t move? Refusing to budge even when you put on your coat and rattle the lead? It’s just not right, is it? Here we look at why your pooch might be dragging their paws and suggest what you can do about it.
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