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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
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Hearing Dogs tour exhibition

Read Sunny Montague's account of her inspiring tour of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People training centre in Buckinghamshire.

My daughter Olivia and I were invited to attend a tour of...

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The Kings Arms, Cookham, Berkshire

Sunny Montague, owner of Berkshire & Buckinghamshire dog boarding business Wagging Tails, runs the rule over the Kings Arms, a dog friendly pub in Cookham. 

I wandered into the Kings Arms in Cookham this week...

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Jim Suswain of Wagging Tails post rescue with a NewfoundFriend

Wow! What a day!

Saturday 19th September was an early start for me as I made the journey up to the Cotswold Water Park in Gloucestershire for a 9am start to help Hilary get set up for her “Take the Plunge” event in aid of Hearing...

Thursday, October 01, 2015
Bandit on the run! - by Andy Biggar, "The Dog Photographer"

Hilary Coates and her Beagle, Bandit, had a great day with the "Dog Photographer" Andy Biggar. Read her account of the day she spent with Andy. 

I was lucky enough to host Andy Biggar, aka "...

Thursday, October 01, 2015
St Giles House, Shaftsbury Estate

Running your own business is challenging and having the support of skilled people you trust can prove invaluable. Inspiration and motivation can come to us in many guises one of which is through communication with our peers. A quote that I read recently stated that,

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Wagging Tails Pet Care Franchise network

Joining the Wagging Tails Franchise family is a big decision.  There are lots of questions to be asked by both franchisor and potential franchisee.  Firstly you need believe the business model is right for you - what does a day in the life of...

Thursday, July 02, 2015
Wagging Tails logo

On the afternoon of Friday 26th June we were shocked to see a video circulating via social media showing a dog shut in a car, bearing our company logo, barking. The video and other photos also shared via social media reported that two dogs had been left in this car in a Homebase car park in...

Monday, June 15, 2015
Two dogs sleeping curled up together

Hilary Coates of Swindon dog boarding company Wagging Tails recently attended Dog Behaviour Consellor Donna McDonnell's talk on Understanding the Language of Dogs. In this post she writes about what she learnt. 

I was lucky enough to notice information about a talk by Drove Vet...

Monday, May 11, 2015
Vipera Berus by Benny Trapp

Read qualified Vet Katy Dalton's post about Adders, Britain's only venomous snake.

As the summer approaches we are already hearing reports on local social media sites of adder sightings and encounters. Adder ‘hotspots’ are being flagged up but I would encourage everyone to be...

Friday, April 24, 2015
The Cockapoo Club GB logo

Sue Day, owner of Cockapoos Bess and Maisie talks about the Cockapoo Club of Great Britain (of which she is a founder member) and the enjoyment of owning this crossbreed.

The Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel x Poodle) has grown in popularity in recent years due to its sweet, biddable,...


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