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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
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Bandit the Beagle relaxing in the garden

Unfortunately, Bandit had not been improving after his hydrotherapy, so, following consultation with both the vet who performed the surgery & the Dog Studio, we decided that we should stop his hydro sessions for a while and see if physiotherapy would work.

The vet nurses at my own...

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Tyler the labrador enjoying agility

In October 2011 we were woken in the night by a strange sound downstairs and couldn’t quite work out what it was. We were straight out of bed and found Tyler our black Labrador, stumbling around, banging into doors and walls and he then fell on his side with his legs paddling in the air. He wasn...

Monday, June 23, 2014
Bring Your Dog to Work Day

Working from home running a dog boarding company we (my wife Lisa and I and our franchisees) are in the fortunate position to be able to welcome our dogs into the office and enjoy their company every day. Indeed they go pretty much everywhere with us and are involved in practically all areas of...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Bandit the Beagle swimming at the Dog Studio, Swindon

Following CT scans showing signs of cartilage damage in one front elbow and possible degeneration due to the onset of arthritis in the other Bandit, my beloved Beagle, had to have a double arthrotomy in March. No definitive cause for the cartilage damage was identified but a twist or pull when...

Monday, May 19, 2014
Dog ready for holidays!

In an ideal world we would all be able to take our dogs on holiday with us or have a friend or family member who is able to look after our faithful friend when we go away. Unfortunately we don't live in an ideal world and very often as dog owners we require care for our pets when we go away....

Thursday, May 08, 2014
Large Munsterlander, Bacchus on his holiday

After much internet searching trying to find someone who could look after our dog, Bacchus, to the same standard as we do, we stumbled across Sarah and Dexter (Wagging Tails CV area). I was unsure as to whether she'd be willing to accept Bacchus as not only were we just outside the "areas...

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Wagging Tails franchisee Sarah Evans with her dog Dexter

As an only child I grew up with a menagerie of dogs, horses and guinea pigs as playmates. I spent many happy hours with the two family Boxer dogs in the garden building jumps and obstacles for them to jump over.

After leaving home I pursued a busy and fulfilling career in Central London...

Monday, November 18, 2013
Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013

I’ve been in the fortunate position of being surrounded by entrepreneurs for the last decade. Their energy, mind-set and problem-solving skills have enthralled me for years.

My most favourite part of their stories is The...

Monday, November 04, 2013
Lottie the Golden Retriever, Wagging Tails newest family member

As many of you are aware from all the puppy photos throughout the summer on our Facebook page, Izzie had a beautiful litter of pups in August. She had 8 pups, 5 boys and 3 girls and she couldn’t have been a better Mum! In the following weeks Head Office became somewhat of a puppy crèche and many...

Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Lisa Suswain of Wagging Tails with her Cocker Spaniel, Bailey

Lisa Suswain is the Managing Director of Wagging Tails, a multi-award winning franchise company launched in 2007. In a nutshell it’s a company run by dog lovers for dog lovers, providing a home haven for dogs while their owners are away on...

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