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K9 Christmas Gift Guide For Dogs 2021

It's almost that time of year again, where we get the whole family round for a day of fun, laughter, joy, and good food! Make sure you don't forget about your canine companion and all the other furry...

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The Grass Guzzling Hound

Are you wondering why your dog is eating grass? Perhaps you are worried that something is wrong with your furry friend or are simply confused about his obsession with green shoots when out walking?Do...

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How to go paddle boarding with your dog

This summer we are all desperate to get back out there exploring with our pups again. Paddle boarding seems to be the new trend, but can you go paddle boarding with your dog? Of course you can! Stand...

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Introducing Dogs And Children

Encouraging dogs and children to get along shouldn't take too much effort in a happy family. There can be complications though and it’s important to do it right.Not all dogs like children. Small hu...

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Introducing A New Puppy To Your Family Dog

Getting a new puppy is a very exciting time for a household but if you already have a dog in your family it can also be an anxious time as you want introductions to go as well as possible. Over the...

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Getting A New Puppy And The Risks

Are you thinking of introducing a new puppy into your home and looking for the best place to start?As human beings we are natural optimists, aren't we? We like the idea of a Mother dog bringing up...

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Cottage Holidays With Your Dog

When it comes to planning a holiday finding accommodation that welcomes the family dog is essential for many dog owners. Fortunately there are now an increasing numbers of holiday providers who off...

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Hiking In Summer With Your Dog

Hiking with your dog can be the perfect outdoor activity, but there is plenty to consider before heading out on the trail. We are here to help make sure you're prepared for all weathers, unintended de...

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Chuckit Toys at K9 Active

When it comes to choosing a toy for your dog what do you look for? Something robust? Something that will keep your dog amused for hours? Something you can enjoy playing with together with your dog?...

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Do Dog Cooling Products Actually Work?

When the weather starts to warm up, we start thinking about ways to keep our cool and avoid the very worst of the heat, and our dogs are no different! Dogs naturally find ways to reduce their body tem...

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Alternatives to leaving your dog at home

Here at K9active we are very lucky to be able to bring our canine companions into work with us during the day. However in their 2019 PDSA Animal Welfare (PAW) report the PDSA discovered that around...

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Choosing a Good Dog Walker

A couple of generations ago the family dog would have usually had company, in the home, most of the time. Yet with working hours becoming longer and the whole family out to work the house is often...

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Bank Holiday Weekend With Your Dog

Things To Consider When Taking Your Dog on Holiday The Great British Summer is finally right around the corner. With those couple of sunny days in April already giving us a taste of what’s to come...

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National Pet Month

Making your pup feel special this National Pet MonthAs part of National Pet Month, which runs throughout April, we thought we’d put together a short guide with some helpful tips on how to keep your...

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Rise in Dog Thefts

If you use social media you will have noticed the increasing number of posts regarding missing and stolen dogs across the UK. According to DogLost.co.uk, although any dogs can be a target, a signif...

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The Story of HundEnergy.

We are so excited to be stocking tasty new dog protein bars by HundEnergy.! The founder, Sarah, says their aim is to inspire as many dog owners to explore life with their dogs in tow.Their flagship pr...

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Get In Shape For Spring Walks

In a recent blog post we featured an article by Rhona Warnock warning about “weekend warrior syndrome”. We think it’s relevant now more than ever. I’m sure we can all relate to this, but after a long...

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Scared Dogs Wear Yellow

Spring is in the air and dog walkers are appearing where previously there were none. The local walking areas are packed full with new faces and it’s a far cry from those icy walks experienced a few mo...

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Plant Poisoning in Dogs

It is that time of year again where we can start to look forward to spending more time outdoors and for many of us that will mean spending time in our gardens tidying up flower beds and maybe adding s...

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Weekend Warrior Syndrome

On any given Monday, vets’ waiting rooms up and down the country contain a liberal sprinkling of the latest victims of ‘weekend warrior syndrome’. Loosely put, it’s the tendency of dog owners to belie...

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Dental Health Month - Doggy Dental Hygiene

Did you know that February is Dental Health Month? Not just for humans, but animals too! So...should you clean your dog’s teeth? Of course you should, because cleaning their teeth keeps...

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Animal Laser Therapy For Dogs

If your dog has had surgery recently, attained an injury or suffers from chronic pain, K-Laser Therapy could significantly improve their condition. This therapy is a treatment that stimulates th...

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New Ruffwear Gear For Spring/Summer 2021

As one of the first retailers in the UK to stock Ruffwear, and the largest Ruffwear dealer in Scotland, we at K9 Active are so excited to introduce you to their brand new Spring/Summer 2021 collect...

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Indoor Games for Extreme Weather Days

Here in the UK we have only a handful of times where the weather stops us in our tracks, but we do have them. Most of the time we can kit our dogs up, in dog boots and clothing, to tackle the snowiest...

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Christmas Food Banks

Food Banks - Don't forget the dogs.Sadly, food banks are becoming commonplace in our society. People are presenting at hospitals with malnutrition whilst others have more than they will ever need. We...

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Dogs in Warfare - Through the Ages in Remembrance

Dogs have been used in warfare for Thousands of years. They have been used by Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, Romans and many others. Dogs have been doing active service almost as long as we have. They'v...

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Pet Blood Bank - Help Save Another Dog's Life

Did you know dogs can give Blood?Neither did we until we discovered Pet Blood Bank. The UK's first and only charity of its kind that provides a canine blood bank service, helping to save the lives of...

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Ruffwear's Colourful NEW A/W Range

The long awaited Ruffwear Autumn Winter range has finally pawed its way to the surface once again and we are here to give you the inside scoop on exactly what you will find new this season.So what’s...

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Get Prepared For Fireworks Season

The end of October and the beginning of November hail the approach of what is often the most stressful time of year for the dog owner Fireworks season. Fireworks might be impressive and awe-in...

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Lighting Up Your Evening Walks

Reflective dog equipment is in the forefront of our minds at the moment, as we know, the darker nights are quickly drawing in and the weather isn't so warm and bright. We need dog lights to see our...

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Over-grooming in Dogs - Why it can be Bad

It’s natural for your dog to groom himself, but over-grooming can signify an underlying problem, and once you realise there’s an issue it might already be so deep-rooted that it can be hard to deal...

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How to keep your dog cool in hot weather

A Cooling Jacket may be the answer! As summer is fast approaching, many dog owner’s thoughts begin turning to the challenges of the warmer weather and how to keep their dogs cool and co...

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Missing You – An Overview of Canine Separation Anxiety

How do you think your dog copes at home when you go out? Maybe you think he is quite happy because he doesn't chew anything or pee on the sofa? Unfortunately canine separation anxiety is more commo...

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Plan your perfect dog days of Summer in our National Parks

In the UK, we are lucky to have as many as fifteen National Parks at our dog’s paws. From dramatic coastlines to breath-taking lochs, even towering forests harbouring tales of bygone eras – we can...

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Brighten up your Dog Walks – Go Geocaching

Dog walking is nice, it’s great in fact, but what if you had the opportunity to take part in a worldwide treasure hunt every time you went? Welcome to the community activity that is geocaching....

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Raw Feeding Dogs- Is it safe?

If you, like many other dog parents have switched your companion to a raw food diet, or are considering it, you might be concerned about information out there that says Raw food is not safe. Here’s an...

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Dog Health – Flat Faces and Summer Sun

Do you live with a dog that has a snub nose or flatter face? Common breeds include the Pug, Boxer dog, Bulldog and Frenchie. Other breeds include the Shih Tzu and some types of cross breed. Th...

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Why Does My Puppy – Understand Dog Behaviour

Are you wondering why your puppy can’t seem to learn what you would like them to do but insists on repeating the behaviour which drives you mad? If so, stick around because we’re about to explai...

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Dog Health - Preventing Heat Stroke

Most of us look forward to the sunny days and warm weather that summer brings but it can cause our canine companions to struggle, especially when exercising. Heatstroke can be a serious risk for...

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Dogs and Hot Cars – Respecting the Heat

Never leave your dog alone in a car on a hot day. If you do see a dog in distress or left alone in a locked car in warm temperatures, dial 999 asap.  Most of us dog owners at some point have...

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Puppy Training – React and Reinforce

Are you wondering why your new puppy keeps displaying the same behaviour regardless of how many times you discourage it? If so read on and I’ll explain why it’s so easy for dogs to learn to do t...

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Your New Puppy – Two Rules to Training Success

So, you've decided which puppy you would like to bring home? Are you now thinking about how you can train them? Perhaps you are a bit overwhelmed with training advice and don’t know where to begin....

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A Puppy – The Right Breed for You

A Puppy - The Right Breed for you Have you decided that you would like a new puppy? If you have and are in the midst of deciding which breed to bring into your home and your life then read on for...

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Dog Health – Rawhide Chews

You won’t find any rawhide chews at K9active. This is because we only sell the best possible food and treats for your dog. Rawhide has some shocking secrets and has hit the headlines in recent y...

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Revolutionary dog chews launched in the UK

No-Hide® Chews are the first healthy alternative to rawhide. Earth Animal’s range of revolutionary dog chews — which are already a huge hit with US canines and their health-conscious ‘paw...

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Business Update in these uncertain times

We would like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU, our loyal customers who have supported and keep supporting K9 Active during these very strange and uncertain times. This is not the norm fo...

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Easter Precautions: The Dangers of Dogs Eating Chocolate

For many children and families, Easter is an exciting time of year. Not only is a time often spent with family and friends but, for children, it is also a time for hunting Easter eggs and enjoying...

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What Every Dog Owner Should Know About Ticks

Ticks are a type of external parasite related to mites, spiders and scorpions. These insects are fairly small but they can pose a great threat to your dog. Not only do ticks feed on your dog’s bloo...

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5 Common Dog Training Mistakes

Dog behaviour and proper understanding is important, isn’t it? Yet sometimes no matter how hard we try we can get in a muddle, usually this is due to making some common dog training mistakes....

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Tool Aims to Help Dog Owners Avoid Pet Regret

New Interactive Tool Aims to Help Dog Owners Avoid Pet Regret Taking home a new furry family member is an exciting time, but sadly, pet regret is a real thing that owners may experience.. In f...

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