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Is your dog overweight?

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Do you know if your dog is overweight? Many of today’s dogs are overweight or obese. When determining if your dog is overweight take into account your dogs breed, age, and size. Most veterinarians use a 9-point scoring system to evaluate the body condition of your dog. A 1 means your dog is grossly underweight while a score of a 9 shows your dog is extremely overweight. The ideal score is a 5, which is just right. First you should be able to feel your dog’s ribs easily. The ideal dog will have a thin layer of fat over the ribs.

Plymouth dog walks by the sea.

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Today the dogs and I set off for a mornings seaside walk at Mothecombe beach in the South Hams area of Devon close to Plymouth.  This is only a 15 minute drive from where I live...I'm so lucky!
 
Plymouth Dog WalkingWhen we arrived at the car park my car was the only one there, as you can see from the photo; in the summer it's nearly impossible to find a parking space. On the beach, not a soul to be seen...just me and my doggy pals who charged around in the sand chasing each other or racing after seagulls - and digging holes!

Lead walking.

Training your dog to walk well on the lead is very important. If you don't train your dog to walk politely and respectfully on the lead then you will be guaranteed a doggy lifetime of being yanked and dragged around.  It all adds up to the dog owner feeling frustrated and the dog being in charge; not a combination that is healthy.

Of course, there are plenty of aids to control a dog when on the lead ie. halties and harnesses, and sometimes it can be trial and error until you find the correct control lead for your dog.

Electric fences in the countryside!

I spend a lot of time out and about in the country side, and often come across the electric fences that farmers put up to protect their stock.  By electric fence I mean a length of thick string that stretches from upright metal spokes that are about a metre high. This is wired into a battery that, when switched on, electrifyes the string. If you or an animal touches this live fence then a shock is given out, not painful, but enough to scare you or the animal!!  I heard a very alarming story with regard to one of these fences, and I wanted to pass it on to you all as a warning as to how scary they can be.

Winter walks in the rain!

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Another wet and windy day, but still lots to enjoy out dog walking!  I have loads of wet weather clothes to wear, and if I'm wrapped up and have my trusty umbrella and comfy wellies I am happy to walk for miles.  Then, after dropping off all of the dogs that I have walked (having dried them off!!) I go home and light up the wood burner...another winter treat!

Lee

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Hello all and welcome to my first blog!

Today I've been to the beach walking dogs (of course!).  It was fabulous as the Canada Geese were flying over us in dozens of skeins, settling down for the night to graze on fields, on route to other climes.  It makes the reality of Autumn days getting shorter ever closer, and winter is on the horizon. Time to think about having your much loved dog walked by Personal Pet and Home Care before you get home in the dark, saving you having to trek out into the cold night!
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