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How to check your dog for ticks

How to check your dog for ticks

Most dog owners will have come across the pesky parasites that are ticks. They lurk in grassy areas such as fields, meadows, woodland and gardens. So everywhere our dogs love to walk and play! More than just an itchy annoyance for our pooches, ticks can also carry some nasty diseases,...

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Is your dog overweight? How to tell and how to get them back in shape

Is your dog overweight? How to tell and how to get them back in shape

Obesity is becoming a huge problem for dogs in the UK, with pet obesity rates continuing to rise across the country. If you've made a vow to get your own pooch in better shape in the new year, keep reading for some top tips. Why is this important? Quite simply,...

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Christmas tips for cat owners

Christmas tips for cat owners

If we’re not careful, cats and Christmas can equal complete chaos. From how to keep your tree standing, to giving Felix a break from the festivities, we’ve listed some Christmas tips for cat owners to give you and your fur babies a stress-free yuletide this year. Christmas Trees The shiny,...

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What exactly goes into ‘premium’ dog food?

What exactly goes into ‘premium’ dog food?

You may know premium dog food is better for your canine pal. After all, quality ingredients, lower fat and salt levels, and no artificial added extras can only be a good thing. But do you know what exactly goes into these dog foods, to make them premium-quality? And would you...

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Barking Heads Puppy Survey

Barking Heads Puppy Survey

From picking a name to puppy proofing your home, we want to hear YOUR experiences of finding a new dog and bringing them home in our puppy survey. Welcoming a four-legged friend into your home is one of the most exciting times in life. But anyone who has owned a...

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Why buy Barking Heads: 10 simple reasons to try our premium dog food

Why buy Barking Heads: 10 simple reasons to try our premium dog food

We know as well as anyone the huge amount of premium dog food available on shelves at the moment. You go to the supermarket or the pet store with the intention of buying something tasty, that Lucky will lap up in no time, and that is - most importantly -...

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Which breed of dog matches your personality?

Which breed of dog matches your personality?

Just like humans, each of our four-legged pals is completely unique. That being said, some breeds are known and loved for having certain traits - Labradors are even-tempered, Pugs can be notoriously stubborn, and German Shepherds are loyal and obedient, to name a few. If you’ve ever wondered, ‘which breed...

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Eight easy mistakes owners make when feeding their cat

Eight easy mistakes owners make when feeding their cat

These mistakes when feeding cats are easily made - but also easily avoided, once you know to look out for them! While dogs can be seen to be obsessed with food, their body clock working day-in-day-out to remind them that 6.30am is time for breakfast and 5pm is dinner o’clock,...

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Why is a high protein diet so good for my dog?

Why is a high protein diet so good for my dog?

Just like their ancestors, your pooch cab live a healthy, happy life if they are fed a high protein diet. Read on to find out why... Did you know dogs are actually classified as omnivores? Yep - veterinary and scholarly writings label them as omnivores, and it’s true that our canine...

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How to keep your house cat purrfectly happy

How to keep your house cat purrfectly happy

Keep your house cat happy through good diet, exercise and a suitable home to prevent stress, inactivity and obesity. Why do indoor cats have different needs to outdoor cats? Although cute and cuddly with eyes to die for, cats can be a challenge to care for - especially if they’re...

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The biggest pet trends of 2017

The biggest pet trends of 2017

Year on year the human race’s dedication to meeting our pets’ every need and spoiling them with new gadgets, gizmos and treats just keeps on growing. With this in mind, we’ve delved into the biggest pet trends of 2017, to see what’s taking the world of canine and feline fixated...

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The Barking Heads’ guide to dog-friendly days out in the UK

The Barking Heads’ guide to dog-friendly days out in the UK

While you've been exploring over summer, we asked Barking Heads fans what your favourite dog-friendly places to visit on days out and stay-cations here in the UK are. With your nominations, we’ve created a bucket list of spots to head when you and your pooch are ready to head on a...

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