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Opinion: You Can Assist Guide Dogs Not Trained For Social Distancing

In this time when so many of our social rituals have changed to accommodate the new rules of a global pandemic, one thing remains a constant: the need to remember to always use your powers of observation and offer a comfortable “physical distance...

Thirty-three Dogs Seized By Gardaí At Dublin Port

Thirty-three dogs were discovered by gardaí yesterday evening at Dublin Port.  Staff from the Garda Immigration Unit found 26 puppies and seven adult dogs during a search of two vehicles.  The drivers were unable to provide any proof of ownership...

Growing Concerns About How Dogs Will Cope After Lockdown

The coronavirus has been a testing time for most of us, but thankfully our dogs have been there for us to provide companionship and emotional support through unprecedented times. But take a moment to imagine the upheaval that your dog must be expe...

Shoppers Need To Be A 'little More Understanding' Of People With Guide Dogs During Coronavirus Crisis

People are being urged to be show extra consideration and understanding to guide dogs and their owners when out shopping for essential supplies during the coronavirus lockdown. The call comes from Guide Dogs charity, which has a branch in Leicest...

Warning That Coronavirus Restrictions Can Prompt Aggressive Behaviour In Dogs

A dog is a man’s best friend – unless they spend too much time cooped up together. Families have been warned that Covid-19 restrictions are affecting canines too, with confusing circumstances that can prompt aggressive territorial behaviour, pa...

Six Ways To Keep Your Dog Active Indoors During Lockdown

Pet owners may find themselves indoors with their dog for longer periods of time than they would usually due to coronavirus lockdown. Without access to long walks or dog day care, pooches can be prone to cabin fever which may lead to behavioural c...

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Should I Feed My Cats Wet Food Or Dry Food?

Tons of pet owners rely on dry food, mainly due to its affordability. Just this option of dry cat food can make one’s head spin, and then there is still the other option of wet cat food to choose from too if that’s your preference. There is no si...

Ethical Considerations Need To Be Made For Service Dogs

Some children with autism and their families are known to benefit from the presence of an assistance dog. Little research has been done on ethical issues that can arise around the dogs’ welfare or methods to limit the stress on both the dog and th...

Top Ways Dogs Can Impact Kids With Autism

Dogs are often referred to as man’s best friend. In fact, the American Pet Products Association found that in 2019, 63.4 million Americans own a dog. Countless studies support the claim that having a dog improves overall well-being, especially for...

Choosing A Dog For Your Child With Autism

A loyal companion, a friend who doesn’t require a lot of conversation, and even a gentle but insistent guardian; a dog can provide these things and more for a child, teen, or adult with autism. According to the Journal of Pediatric Nursing, in a s...

Ways A Service Dog Can Change Your Special Needs Child’s Life

Most people are pretty familiar with the saying, “A dog is a man’s best friend.” Dogs are animated, fiercely loyal, and guarded protectors. But their worth goes beyond just being a trusted companion. For many, these furry friends serve a significa...

10 Ways an Assistance Dog Can Help Your ASD Child Sleep

A child with autism may find it harder to get to sleep, to stay asleep, and sleep earlier in the day. Frequently, the bedtime routine can be challenging for a child with autism, and waking up at a set time can be impossible. Continued lack of slee...

Dog Depression – The Reasons And A Probable Cure

Is it possible for your pet dog to stay depressed? The answer is yes. Similar to humans, even dogs suffer from time to time from depression. Even though dogs don’t possess the human reasoning capacity, that doesn't deprive it from falling into dep...