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Christmas Food Warning for your pets

At Christmas our houses are full of rich food and drink to celebrate the festive period, many can be highly toxic to cats and dogs. We all know that chocolate is bad for dogs but there are other dangerous foods it’s worth being aware of.  Here are a few of the worst offenders (please note […]

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Our handy guide for fireworks and your pet

With up to 50% of dogs affected by the fear of fireworks the upcoming months are not pleasant for pets or their owners. We offer a few tips that may help alleviate the stress of the upcoming fireworks period. Firstly we start with a plea to anyone planning a fireworks display, we’re not saying don’t […]

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An unexpected Foster Mum

When six, week old kittens, were brought in to Oak Tree Animals’ Charity by builders who were working on a demolition site and who found them huddled under a demolished building, the Oak Tree team knew they had to act fast. At this young age, the kittens were very vulnerable and there was a high […]

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Fleas are a Year-Round Problem

Pet owners assume the colder weather means they don’t need to worry about fleas.  However, centrally heated homes can be a breeding ground throughout the year and the team at Vets4Pets in Carlisle offer us some advice. Fleas live on animals but can feed off humans too, there are more than 2,200 species. They can […]

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Keep Your Pets Active Healthy and Happy this Winter

Oak Tree Animal With autumn approaching and the evenings drawing in, Oak Tree has some top tips for keeping your dog active, healthy and happy. The lovely evening walks you relish with your dog will soon be put on hold for another few months, but this doesn’t need to spell doom and gloom for you […]

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Fireworks and keeping your pet calm

Joanne Briggs of Warathwaite Luxury Boarding Kennels has years of experience caring for animals.  She offers her tips for keeping your pets safe during the stressful fireworks period.  Check their microchipping details are correct Statistics show there is a rise in the calls to Petlog at this time of year as many animals flee due […]

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Fully Fledged Artist Spreads Her Wings

Fully Fledged Art is one artist’s vision to connect her affinity with birds to spark awareness of the natural world and our environment.     Danielle Cook is the woman behind Fully Fledged Art and her relationship with birds goes back to childhood: “It started when I was a young girl living in Driffield in Yorkshire. […]

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Hold the Hot Dogs… Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

It took a while for summer to get here but we have seen some hot days.  It‘s great for us but we don’t have an all-over coat, so imagine how unpleasant it can be for our four-legged friends. Sharon Nicholson and her daughter Lucy, from The Dog Room in Cockermouth, offer advice on how to […]

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Cumbrians generosity to help save Red squirrels

In the last edition of the Guide, we ran a feature about the West Lakes Squirrel Initiative. This small group of volunteers protect Red Squirrels in our area and the charitable organisation, headed by Peter Armstrong and Steve Tyson, cover a huge area from Maryport to Muncaster.   They rely solely on donations and sales of […]

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Oak Tree Animals’ Charity is giving away Golden Tickets!

To celebrate their 110th Anniversary Oak Tree want to give their supporters the chance to win an amazing holiday! Why take part? It’s a great way to support local animals in need while putting yourself in the running to win 7 nights in a holiday cottage in the Borrowdale Valley!  Only 660 Golden Tickets are […]

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