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Excessive exercise responsible for majority of heatstroke cases in dogs, study finds

Excessive exercise responsible for majority of heatstroke cases in dogs, study finds

The most common cause of potentially-fatal heatstroke in dogs is being exercised by their owners, a study has found. A team at Nottingham Trent University and the Royal Veterinary College found that exertion or exercise – which could include dogs walking, playing or running with their owners – was responsible for three quarters, or 74%, of heat stroke cases. Many of these cases were in the summer months. Hot weather alone was responsible for 13% of cases, while traveling or…

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100 pets booked for a mission ‘impawssible’ flight from China to North America

100 pets booked for a mission ‘impawssible’ flight from China to North America

A plan to fly hundreds of dogs on a chartered plane, dubbed ‘Mission Impawssible’, aims to reunite families from the US and Canada with the dogs they had left in China during the coronavirus pandemic. The ‘mission’ started in May 2020 when Kyla Robertson was trying to find a way to bring her dog Sugar home, according to CNN. Ready to return to Vancouver after two years in China, Robertson and her husband ran into hurdle after hurdle trying to…

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5 golden rules to follow when traveling with an older pet

5 golden rules to follow when traveling with an older pet

Older dogs and cats require much more attention and precaution when taking long trips. While they might be a lot slower now and their puppy or kitten energy might have dwindled with age, that doesn’t mean you can’t take them traveling with you, so long as extra special care is taken! Hazel Imrie, the managing director at PETport, a South African-based pet transport company, shared her expertise and provided five travel tips, published in the Independent Online. 1. Visit your…

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Rocky’s tour du Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France I

Rocky’s tour du Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France I

Bonjour mes amies ! After travelling throughout much of England, I made my way back down to France for a cool (literally) adventure in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France during the late autumn season. Danny and our friend Sophie and I hopped in an early morning train from Brighton to Newhaven and stepped aboard the ferry from Newhaven port to the port of Dieppe. I stayed in a kennel with a pillow for the 3-hour journey. The ferries should really make a section…

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Bike rides and horses in the New Forest: Hampshire

Bike rides and horses in the New Forest: Hampshire

The New Forest is huge! So huge that it takes up a big chunk of the southern region of England. It would take even me, one of the fastest dogs in the world, a long time to run through it all. Even with a bicycle it would still take forever to see it all! Me and my human’s first visit ever to the New Forest took us through the small village of Brockenhurst with a bicycle buggy and now this time…

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Traveling between France and England with a dog: the Ferry

Traveling between France and England with a dog: the Ferry

So you want to travel from England to France with your dog? Or from France to England you say? Or maybe even from England to the Netherlands. Well, I got you covered! I just wrapped up a trip from France and I’m now returning to the United Kingdom and on my way I’m visiting the port city of Dunkirk. But before I embark on the ferry ride, I’d like to share what it’s like to go on this ferry ride…

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Rocky takes a trip to the enchanted village of Kaysersberg, France

Rocky takes a trip to the enchanted village of Kaysersberg, France

Imagine the fairy-tale beauty of Strasbourg concentrated into a small village with just a few roads, a gorgeous castle and some surrounding vineyards. Such a magical place exists and it’s called Kaysersberg! We stumbled upon the medieval village on our search for castles in the Alsace region and I’m sure glad we found it! Located just an hour south of Strasbourg by car, Kaysersberg is worth a visit if you’re ever in the region. As a bonus, it’s a super…

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Rocky’s journey to Wales II: Newport and Penmaenmawr

Rocky’s journey to Wales II: Newport and Penmaenmawr

On our way back down from the Powys we stopped by for a late afternoon stroll and dinner at Newport, Wales. We picked this town because we had heard a lot about it and frankly because it was on our way back to England. Nevertheless we discovered that it was a gorgeous town, despite our visit landing on a gloomy and rainy afternoon. Of course since it was a port city, we drove by the docks and glanced at the…

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Rocky’s journey to Wales: Powys

Rocky’s journey to Wales: Powys

It took one year after living in the UK to visit Wales but the wait was well worth it. We were in search of spectacular castles and coastlines. After much planning Danny and I took a small road trip over to the Brecon Beacons area and found ourselves in the county of Powys, more specifically the town of Crickhowell and the village of Tretower. I was delighted when we first crossed the country line from England into Wales and we…

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A Bull Terrier in Budapest

A Bull Terrier in Budapest

Budapest. Just saying that word evokes images of a beautiful city rich with culture and great people and extravagant buildings. And Hungary. Just saying that word makes me….Hungry. My adventure here followed my journey to Vienna and so we arrived in Budapest on a late afternoon. We had only one full day in Budapest and this time it was just me and Danny because our friend Veronica had returned to Prague. So there we were, two backpacker friends of different…

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