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The Video below features Bailey (my gorgeous cocker spaniel) wearing his pet protector tag! He's worn it continuously since July and not a single tick, flea or other parasite in sight! Only wish I'd used them on me and the kids in Corfu as we were eaten alive! (Yes perfectly safe for people too!)

 

Dont be typically British and be a cynic like I was, this works for my dog, so why wont it work for you? Our cynicism is the reason a British Company launched in US and other countries too - if it failed to work how would over 35 Million tags be sold
worldwide to date?  Find out more at www.katiepetprotector.com.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbG2p5SvoOY

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Dogs have a reputation as “man’s best friend” for a reason. There’s really nothing better than having one of these four-legged friends by your side or running as fast as they can to chase after a ball you just threw. It’s pretty much impossible to keep the smile off your face when you have a pup around, but even though we know how much we love our furry friends, many of us wonder if our dogs actually love us just as much.  The You Tube Video attached reinforces how much this dog loves their owner.Click here

Take a look at the things dogs do when they want to tell their owners they love them. You never knew what these signs actually meant!

1. Unconditional Love
If you own dogs, you know what unconditional love means. They start loving you from the moment you take them into your hands. Here are a couple of other ways to tell if your dog really cares about you.

2. Your Dog Is Calm When You're Leaving
If your dog is calm, it's showing you a sign of trust. However, if the dog is anxious, it's afraid that you'll leave them and it doesn't trust you.

3. Running ...

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5 Tips for Bringing your Dogs to Work
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How to Get Your Boss to Say Yes

Taking dogs to work are more popular than you may think!
Did you know that dogs can make you happier, more productive and less stressed at work?   It can make employees happier in the workplace and is becoming more common amongst office workers than any other profession.
Other benefits include:-
·         dogs help lower employees’ stress levels at work and help make employees more productive.
·         Dogs reduce blood pressure and life depression too.
·         Dogs give companies a “cool factor – Just being able to bring your tail-wagger to work makes a company a cool place to work.
·         Best company perk? Pooches are more popular than ping pong tables.  When it comes to perks in the workplace, the ability to bring your dog to work is preferred three times as much as the option of have a games area.
·         One potential problem: the biggest downside of having dogs in the workplace would be having to pretend they like their boss’s dog, even if they don’t.

5 Tips For Bringing Your ...

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Summer is finally here, it is time to go on holiday but how do you decide with whom and where you leave your beloved furry friend?
 
Do you book them into a kennel?
If you’ve decided that this is the best option for your beloved furry friend it is worth asking….
1.       Length of Daily walks?
2.       Any playtime?
3.       Daily pampering such as grooming included?
4.       Are they allowed to bring familiar items such as toys and blankets to reduce stress?
5.       What is their daily routine and how long are the pets left without attention?
 
All of the above will make your pet more comfortable in an unfamiliar place.
 
Do you hire a Pet Sitter?
If you’re hiring a pet sitter, it may sound strange but we would suggest interviewing the candidates in person make sure your check our their references. You may prefer this option if your pet is timid, elderly, afraid of strangers or needs the comfort of familiar surroundings.  So many people I have chatted with about this also miss out on one vital part of the selection process…. Seeing your pet with the pet sitter you choose and watching how they interact with each other.
 
Do You Ask a Neighbour, Friend or Family Member
Do you have a willing neighbour or friend that lives nearby?  If so, this may be the preferable option for a pet that typically does not leave the house such as a cat or other ...
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In today’s blog I would like to introduce you to Jackie, a fellow animal lover, who operates a company called www.essexpetprotector.co.uk.  I hadn’t heard of this product until I met Jackie and you may be the same.  This is a chemically and toxin free flea and tick deterrent.  Do you find that your dog or cat don’t like having flea treatments placed on the scruff of their necks?   Do you realised that there are effective alternatives to using strong chemicals on the neck of our beloved animals?

The Pet Protector Disc is the only product in the world which repels fleas, ticks and mosquitoes for an entire 4-year period. It is 100% chemical-free and safe for pets, including puppies and kittens.

·         Repels fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and all other external parasites including Australian paralysis tick
·         Chemical-free, 100% safe for animals and humans
·         Lasts up to 4 years
·         Costs 20 times less than other anti-parasite products
·         Water resistant
·         Effective on dogs and cats of any age (even newborns), any weight, including ill, convalescent and pregnant pets
·         100% odorless
·         Produces Scalar waves and creates an impenetrable, protective shield around the animal’s body
·     &...
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I have been building up to trying Facebook Video Live Feed and you are able to watch my first attempt on our Facebook page aptly called Chums4Pets or hopefully by clicking the link below!!

https://www.facebook.com/chums4pets/posts/1052945588121536?ppost_landing_redirect=1&placement=aymt_see_recent_campaign_tip&source=notification¬if_type=aymt_see_recent_campaign_results_tip
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Things have been going a little crazy at Chums4Pets Basecamp what with the continual improvements to our website, ever increasing numbers of registrations, followers on Facebook/Twitter and running Competitions. That’s not taking into account the impact of school holidays and manning the trade stand at shows/events.

The word is spreading across Kent about the community services that we offer so much so we have nearly reached our first 100 registrations which absolutely fantastic news!!!!! As far as we are aware, there is no other UK based company offering pet owners the opportunity to meet Chums who are willing and able to help meet the care needs of any domestic pet. We have received so much positive feedback from Chums and Pets Owners alike that we are motivated and driven to help as many people as possible.

Just this week alone in the press highlighted why Chums are more preferable to high tech gadgets – PetNet is an automatic pet feeder that is connected to the internet and owners are able to control meal times through an app on their phone. However, when their server crashes like it did this week owners have been left distressed and helpless, especially if they are out of the country, trying to sort out an alternative option. Even though the system only crashed for 10 hours this time I, for one, would be worried that my pet’s feeder hadn’...
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 Wow, What a Week!  First I fall over and break by hand followed by 3 days at the Kent County Show meeting so many people and chatting about this community service.  I came away even more enthusiatic about the service and knowing that there really is a need and a want for such a facility!  People in Sussex and Surrey were actively encouraging me to branch out to their counties already but I really want this working smoothly in Kent first so please continue with your support to make this work as smoothly as possible.

Bailey was an absolute superstar and wagged his tail and body endlessly to meet kids, adults and pets endlessly throughout the days.  He even had a little shock when he came face to face with a reindeer!  Who know what he thought of them

A newsletter will following later in the week when I have recovered from the tiredness of the weekend and, at the moment, my children are loving their quieter mum who now has a husky voice from chatting endlessly to so many people.

The numbers are gradually increasing on the site following the Show and I would urge you all to upload a picture of yourself, if you have not done so already and some of your pets too  as we all like to know who we are messaging through the Chums4Pets website.  If any of you love Donkeys, rumour has it that there may be some donkeys added to the site soon who could benefit from some extra ...
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  We love that this article demonstrates how much we benefit from petting animals.  It amazing to think that this war surgeon was helped by the Queen to overcome the trauma he experienced in Syria by feeing and stroking her corgis.

Read the whole article at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36455715  

 

   

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I'm so excited to have Chums4Pets appear in the Kent Messenger today - thank you Claire McWethy for the lovely article! That's me and my pooch Bailey in the pic :)

"A Weavering mum has set up an online matching service for those seeking four-legged friends. The website aims to pair people who cannot look after an animal full-time with dogs, cats and even horses in their area so they can still enjoy all the health benefits that come from pet ownership..."

Here's the whole story on how you can find a pet pal at the click of a mouse...

Kent Messenger article - Chums4Pets

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What a lovely morning to be out enjoying the weather! 

Well today was the first day out with Bailey talking about Chums4Pets at Mote Park, Maidstone with everyone I bumped into and handing out leaflets to all. I met some lovely people, especially some ladies at the cafe (you know who you are!) who really understood that I want to help both people and pets through Chums4Pets to enhance and improve their lives.  Thank you from me and also for pointing out that Bailey was inside the cafe - Trust him with his lovely exurberance to want to say hello to everyone inside and outside! 

Hats off to the dog walkers I met on route too and it was great that we are all working towards a common goal of ensuring pets are well looked after.

Just back from the walk and my legs are throbbing with Multiple Sclerosis muscle spasms due to the exertion this morning, but it was so worth it! 

Dont forget to follow us on facebook and look out for the launch 50% discount code for subscribing members -   www.facebook.com/chums4pets

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Did you know that Chums4Pets is geared up to help people reap the rewards of spending time with animals regardless of age, disability, gender, work and living arrangements. 

People are less like need to see a doctor if they have an animal in their life - simply stroking a pet or watching fish swim can help people to relax, thus reducing heart rates, lowering blood pressures and lifting depression!

So with the holiday season approaching, why not sign up and see if you can find yourself a Pet or a Chum for the forthcoming Summer? 

If you are a pet owner there may not be the need for you to use a dog walker, kennel, cattery or pet sitting service in Maidstone.

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The RSPCA has reminded pet owners to keep their animals safe over the warm months

With temperatures set to soar to 20 degrees Celsius this week, the charity has given advice to pet owners to ensure their animals are comfortable and happy in the heat.

The Met Office has predicted highs of 20 degrees Celsius on Saturday and Sunday, prompting the RSPCA to remind pet owners to consider their animals over the summer weather.

Just as cold, wintry weather can pose a risk to animals, hot temperatures in the summer months can also be hazardous to our furry friends.

Every year the RSPCA receives thousands of reports of animals suffering from heat exposure. The most common calls to the RSPCA's emergency 24-hour line receives is around dogs in hot cars.

A spokeswoman for the RSPCA said: "It's important to remember not to leave any animal in a car or caravan, or in a conservatory or outbuilding, where temperatures can quickly rise to 47 degrees Celsius which can result in death."

Last month, RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes left a thermometer in his van in 15C heat and left it for an hour to see what temperature it would reach inside his vehicle. Within just 60 minutes, the temperature had climbed to 43.5C.

Inspector Joynes said: "In an emergency, it is best to dial 999 and report a dog in a hot car to police. The RSPCA may not be able to attend quickly enough and, with no powers of entry, we'd need police assistance at such an incident.

"If the animal is displaying any sign of heatstroke - such as panting heavily, drooling excessively, is lethargic or uncoordinated, or collapsed and vomiting ...

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