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MEET CHEEKY CHIEF

They say cats have 9 lives, but Chief the greyhound has had 3 already, and he still has a lot of living to do with his new owner Katia, but it has been a journey already!

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How diet affects your dogs’ brain development

As humans, we know all-too-well how nutrition affects our physical and mental state. We are taught from a young age that putting the right type of food into our bodies will keep us healthy and feeling good. At some stage we have all felt the effects of eating poorly, the food coma from devouring a greasy meal late at night or feeling the high from a caffeine or sugar hit.

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BEND IT LIKE BENJI

This is Benji, known affectionately as Mr Buttons. 

Benji came to GAP in November 2019 and almost immediately became one of our favourites. Benji was odd, or as we like to call it, unique. He would lick his food like it was ice cream melting on a hot day, rather than eat it. He also liked to drag his bed out in the dirt. 

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Can dogs and cats get along?

If you’ve already got a dog and are looking to introduce a cat into your home, it will take some time to create a harmonious environment where everyone can live safe and happy.

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Can dogs really sense our emotions?

Whether it’s “spidey sense” or “smelling your fear”, humans have long suspected that animals can sense how a person is feeling. Many dog owners report the same about their pooches. They seemingly know when we’re stressed, angry, or unwell – we’ve even heard stories of dog knowing something is wrong before their humans even realise it themselves!

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How much sleep do dogs need

The average dog sleeps between 12-14 hours a day. This is a culmination of day time napping, and overnight sleeping. Puppies and older dogs need even longer, and greyhounds are well known for sleeping more than 18 hours a day.

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Weird dog behaviours explained

When you witness your pooches ‘odd’ behaviour like humping, butt scooting and eating poop, you’re not alone in asking yourself ‘is my dog normal?’ These types of activities showcase instinctive animal behaviour which can be seen in all dog breeds the world over.

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Does my dog have worms?

Worms are extremely common in dogs and the chances are that your dog will have worms at least once in their life. Once diagnosed, generally worms are easily treated and your beloved companion will be back to themselves in two shakes of a tail.

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How to choose the right bed for your dog

Just like humans, dogs need their own space to rest and recharge. While most of the time they are happy to lounge around anywhere in the home (particularly by your feet or on the sofa), it’s important they have a dedicated spot where they can retreat and get some well-earned sleep.

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Why you should be using a martingale collar

Not all collars were created the same, particularly for dogs with necks wider than their heads, like greyhounds. Choke collars and slip collars are designed to tighten (and keep tightening) when a dog pulls on them, this can cause injury to dogs like greyhounds.

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