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Thursday, June 22, 2017
Grass seeds

If you have a spaniel, retriever or similar dog and your dog takes walks ANYWHERE where there is long grass, the chances are it may have grass seeds between its toes.

Grass seeds have little barbs at one end which, if not removed, can literally bore into your dog’s tender skin between its toes.

You won’t be aware that there is a problem until it’s too late and the seed has embedded itself into the skin. Because your dog can not remove the grass, it will become infected and often leads to abscesses.

Signs to look out for are:

  • Excessive licking of feet and toes in particular
  • Favouring a foot or limping
Monday, June 05, 2017
Wagging Tails Dog Sitter Janice enjoy a walk with holiday guest, Retriever Archie

South Wales Dog Carer Janice talks about how she joined Wagging Tails and the joy she and her husband get from welcoming guests dogs to stay with them for a holiday. 

It's funny how things happen. I picked up a free magazine to pass the time, while i was waiting for my husband. I...

Monday, April 03, 2017
Wagging Tails' Poodle X applies to be a Pets as Therapy Dog

Pets As Therapy (PAT) is a national charity that enhances health and wellbeing in the community through visits of trusted volunteers with their behaviourally assessed animals. They provide visiting services in hospitals, hospices, nursing...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Cocker Spaniel Bailey, the inspiration behind Wagging Tails

Sadly today we had to say goodbye and sweet dreams to our beloved "little old man" Bailey.  

Our lovely Cocker Spaniel Bailey was the inspiration behind me setting up Wagging Tails ten years ago, indeed some of you may even remember our first logo - a Cocker Spaniel! At nearly 13 years...

Thursday, January 05, 2017
Marion enjoying the company of guest dog Max out on a walk

Are you are dog lover and looking to improve your health in 2017? If so the solution couldn't be simpler (and more cost effective!) than you think. Rather than spending a fortune on gym memberships, running kit and personal trainers you could be enjoying the company of guest dogs coming to stay...

Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Christmas Dog

As dog owners we all want to ensure our dogs enjoy a wonderful Christmas, but with the celebrations come potential dangers that we all need to be mindful of.

In terms of food chocolate is very toxic so save those Christmas tree chocolates and keep them out of reach of your dog. If you’re...

Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Dog watching fireworks

With bonfire night fast approaching you may have already heard fireworks being set off in your local area. For many of us we enjoy the sight, smell and sound but what about your dog? In our house Izzie used to love sitting in the garden watching them go off and Bailey isn’t bothered either way (...

Monday, October 31, 2016

Many of us love Halloween and enjoy the ghost stories and local traditions that go along with it. However, as with every celebration there are things a dog lover should watch out for:

- Chocolate. Highly toxic to doggies.

- Jack-o-Lanterns. Those candle lit carved pumpkins can be...

Friday, October 07, 2016
Golden Retriever, Ted, is a Pets as Therapy dog.

Pets As Therapy (PAT) is a national charity that enhances health and wellbeing in the community through the visits of trusted volunteers with their behaviourally assessed animals.

Pets As Therapy provide visiting services...

Friday, September 30, 2016
Dog Carer Barbara out walking Simpson

This weekend sees focus placed firmly on the elder generations as Saturday 1st October is the United Nations International Day of Older Persons and Sunday 2nd October is Grandparents' Day. The former takes a stand against ageism by "drawing attention to and challenging negative...

Friday, September 16, 2016
Mabel being swabbed for her dog DNA test

Interested in finding out what the make up of your cross breed is? Wagging Tails' Lesley Birch had her beloved Mabel DNA tested to find out more about what makes her tick. Read on to find out the results...

Do you own a dog with a pedigree? Lucky you. You know that your dog is...

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