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12/02/2020

About our Premises Flea Spray

Oakwood Premises Flea Spray is a very effective insecticidal spray intended to treat the environment of dogs and cats to eliminate fleas. 

Protects spray areas up to 12 months against the emergence of fleas from eggs and larvae.
Protects the environment for up to 3 weeks against adult fleas which might invade the premises from outside via the animals.
Suitable for use in all indoor and odour areas such as kennels, pet bedding, pet clothing, chairs and, carpet.
Ideal to use in conjunction with Oakwood Flea Shampoo for Dogs with Sensitive Skin. To eliminate fleas form your dog.

Part of OAKWOOD’s Fleas Solution Range

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 Categories: Pet Care, Medicated, pets, pet care, dogs


10/02/2020

Pet Grooming Tips!

Regular grooming should be an essential part of your pet’s health care routine and grooming is a good opportunity to give your pet a good check over for fleas, signs of irritation or any lumps that may require veterinary care. All dogs and cats require some brushing but the amount of time spent each week varies hugely between breeds and type of coat. Some long -haired breeds require brushing nearly every day, while those with shorter coats may only need a brush once a week.

A good time to brush your pet is when they are relaxed. For dogs, this is usually after a walk and for cats when they are chilled out and ready for a nap.  Get them used to being handled all over from a young age and keep grooming sessions very short when you start. A grooming mitt, like the Oakwood Pet Grooming Glove is the perfect tool to help get puppies and kittens used to being brushed.  The glove is gentle and removes loose hair as it massages the coat.  This glove is also great for adult pets that are wary of regular brushing.

Your grooming routine should also include and cleaning ears and trimming nails as necessary.

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 Categories: Pet Care, pet care, grooming


10/02/2020

Looking after your pet in winter

Winter can be dangerous for eldery and young pets. It is important to ensure you are taking special care of them in the colder months. 

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 Categories: winter, pet care


08/11/2019

Ten Tips to keep pets cool this summer

Summer is a perfect time to make the most of warmer weather and longer days by spending more time with your pet. Your furry friends may need some extra care to help them keep their cool and safe.

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 Categories: Pet Care, Everyday, Medicated, tips for summer, pets, pet care, dogs


14/12/2015

Tackling Paralysis ticks

The Australian paralysis tick is a very dangerous little creature responsible for the death of hundreds of dogs and cats each year. It lives in bushy coastal areas along the eastern seaboard of Australia from north Queensland to eastern Victoria. Ticks are most prevalent from spring to autumn however they may occur at any time of year.


 

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 Categories: ticks, summer, petcare, pet care, care


25/08/2015

Help! My Dog Chews Everything

Chewing is a perfectly natural behaviour for dogs – it’s instinctive and most dogs clearly enjoy it. Problems arise, however, when dogs chew things they shouldn’t. From a dog’s perspective it can be very hard to work out what they are and aren’t allowed to chew and this can be very frustrating for their owners.  But the good news is that it is possible to understand why your dog is chewing and how to stop it.

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 Categories: pets, pet care, chewing


09/02/2015

8 reasons why daily exercise is great for your pooch.

 We all know that regular exercise offers many health benefits to humans, but exercise has huge benefits for dogs of all ages too. Dr Katrina Warren talks about pet health and fitness this month, here are 8 reasons why daily exercise is great for your pooch.

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 Categories: Pet Care, pet exercise, pet care


13/01/2015

Travelling with your Pets!

Are you planning on travelling with your pet over this summer holiday period? Oakwood Pet Care Ambassador Dr Katrina Warren, shares with us her tips on travelling with pets!

Nothing is more fun than a family holiday when the four-legged friends are invited too but careful preparation is important to ensuring the whole family has a safe and healthy time. Get some more tips here:

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 Categories: Pet Care, Everyday, Medicated, travelling with pets, tips for summer, pets, pet care


05/11/2014

Puppy Handling & Grooming Tips

Handling and Grooming your Puppy

Teaching your puppy to enjoy being handled and groomed is essential.  It’s much nicer and easier to own a dog that actually enjoys being touched and this behaviour starts by teaching your puppy to like it from the very start.

The idea is to teach your puppy that every time you touch/handle them in different areas, they get rewarded with lots of treats. For example, you touch your puppy’s tail and give them a treat, then you touch your puppy’s foot and give another treat.  You want your puppy to enjoy this interaction into their personal space.  You also need to recognize the areas that your puppy is uncomfortable about and take these areas slowly. It’s important to take your time and work within your puppy’s tolerance.

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 Categories: Pet Care, Everyday, Medicated, puppy handling, puppy grooming, pet care, dogs


27/08/2014

Boredom Busting Tips for your Pet

Pet owners are familiar with the joy and benefits our animal companions bring to our lives.  But sometimes things don’t go as planned and problems arise.  It’s not surprising when you consider that the way we live with our pets is changing. 

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 Categories: pets, pet care


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