Toxic Algae – Danger to Dogs

Toxic Algae - Danger to Dogs

Experts have advised that you ought to take extra precautions when you are walking your dog through areas which may have water infected with toxic algae at the moment. This advise comes after several areas have been confirmed to have been affected. There have been reports of toxic algae being present for instance in Killarney as well as some areas of Northern Ireland too. In the UK moreover, toxic algae has been detected in areas such as Southampton, Fleet, Cornwall, Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire this summer. In Scotland meanwhile, among the areas which have been confirmed to have had toxic algae in the waters are Elgin and Edinburgh.

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Grumpy Cat Facts

Grumpy Cat – the miserable moggy that changed everything

Sour-faced and ever so slightly freaky, Grumpy Cat took the world by storm. An internet celebrity extraordinaire, the miserable-looking moggy was the poster kitten for viral memes. She remains top of the feline pops and an iconic figure that attracted attention across the globe.

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How to keep your dog cool in the hot weather

We all love the summer – although we can’t be assured of lovely weather every day during this period, the raised temperatures and the increased amount of sun is always a welcome change to many of us who want to get outside and soak up some rays now and then.

But what about our dogs? Do they enjoy this change in weather?

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Dog Friendly Destinations to visit in the UK 2019

It’s always a lovely time of the year when you can kick back, take a break, and set off to a wonderful location in the UK to relax, explore and unwind. Whether it is a bank holiday weekend, a full blown holiday, or just a road trip to somewhere you’ve always fancied checking out, a change of scenery always does you good. But what about your most gorgeous of canine friends? Do they not get to come along with you and broaden their horizons? Of course they do!

Taking your dog to a beautiful location in the UK is perfectly doable and, let’s face it, it just wouldn’t be the same without them. All you need to do is fire up the internet machine and get exploring! But, because we’re handy like that, we’ve decided to get the ball rolling with a few ideas of our own of dog friendly destinations to visit in the UK this year.

Dog Friendly Destinations to visit in the UK 2019
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Getting Fussy Dogs to Eat

It is important that dogs eat plenty of food so that they have enough energy, protein, minerals and general nutrients to stay active and to physically thrive, so it can be a bit of a problem when they become a bit of a fussy eater.

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Tips for Take Your Dog to Work Day

There are lots of benefits to Take Your Dog to Work Day – and these include factors which apply to the wellbeing of (human!) professionals and pet communities. With the cause raising awareness and funds for pet charities over many years, the day is a great time to shed a light on ways in which to help boost the safety and happiness of animals. On top of that though, studies have shown that Take Your Dog to Work Day is also great for human happiness and wellbeing, with stress levels of workers being severely reduced, and efficiency and productivity levels rising as a result.

Tips for Take Your Dog to Work Day

With that in mind, and with the day being a growing phenomenon all over the world, here are a few tips which it might be useful to bear in mind if you are planning to take your dog into work this year on June 21st:

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International Guide Dog Day!

That’s right, the 24th April 2019 means only one thing – in our minds at least – and that is International Guide Dog Day! Guide dogs all around the world do amazing work each and every day – it is impossible not to beam with love and respect for those admirable little helpers who devote themselves to making things manageable for those who are without sight.

And that is exactly why there is an International Guide Dog Day, so that everyone can take some time to think about and to celebrate the fantastic work of guide dogs, guide dog trainers and indeed the very special relationship that a guide dog builds up with their best human pals.

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Fun facts about guinea pigs

Guinea pig fun facts

Adorable and surprisingly affectionate, Guinea pigs are popular pets which build bonds with their owners. Also known as cavies, they originated in the grassy plains and semi-arid deserts of the Andes. They can be fascinating to watch and enjoy human contact and so can be excellent pets.

There’s more to guinea pigs than you might think and here are 40 fun facts which will help you to understand these charming creatures.

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About Us

Cuddles Pet Store is a Family Run, Independent Pet Store that opened in 2011. Based In Balbriggan, at the Millfield Shopping Centre, we have a large selection of foods, treats and accessories for all types of pets, including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, cold water and tropical fish, reptiles, birds and more. And of course you can visit our store to see our selection of fish, we have over 30 display tanks in store, as well as a wide choice of reptiles and small animals.

Our Team

Our experienced team are on hand to help and advise you on a wide range of issues, from food and nutrition to behaviour and other needs, and of course help advise you and your family on responsible pet ownership when you’re choosing the new addition to your family. Our team can also help you choose the right products for your pet.

You can call or email us with any questions you may have and we are happy to help.

We can deliver too!

You can have your pet products delivered to your door within 2 to 3 working days with our nationwide delivery service and 3 to 7 days with our European delivery service, depending on which country you are based in.