Research shows dogs help older people sleep

Research suggests that older people who own pets fall asleep more easily and feel more positive than those without a pet. According to research from Kingston University and St George’s University of London, older pet owner’s felt more positive in their environment and fell asleep more easily than those who did not have a pet.…

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How to help your dog cope with fireworks and loud noises

With Bonfire Night around the corner, we look at ways to keep your dog calm during fireworks. The dark nights of Autumn and Winter can be extremely stressful for our pets, especially with the loud bangs of fireworks. It’s believed that around half of the UK’s dog population have a problem with loud noises, and…

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Why a dog care franchise is the perfect opportunity for you

Unhappy with your current career and want to become your own boss? If you are out of work or just looking for your next opportunity it might be the perfect time to become a PetStay franchisee. In the UK, 55.6% of employees are dissatisfied with their current jobs (source: CV Library). Many list lack of…

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60 years of Blue Peter Dogs

Blue Peter is celebrating its 60th birthday this month, first airing on the BBC on 16th October 1958. To celebrate the longest running children’s TV show in the world, PetStay is looking back at the Blue Peter dogs we grew up watching. Petra Petra was the first Blue Peter pet, appearing on the show between…

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World Mental Health Day: Pet Therapy and Emotional Support

For World Mental Health Day, PetStay is exploring how animals and dogs can help improve the mental health of their owners. UK charities Barnardo’s and Mind say there has been a rise in those affected by mental health problems especially in young people, while the elderly have been battling with loneliness and isolation.  While not…

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Spooked: Halloween and Anxiety in Dogs

Halloween can be a fun and exciting time for humans – there’s dressing up, decorations and of course sweets! But it can be an incredibly stressful time for our dogs. With ‘spooky’ decorations, loud noises and the doorbell ringing, your dog can start to feel very anxious, especially if they are already prone to noise…

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DIY Autumn Dog Treats

We’re midway through the Great British Bake Off and the leaves are starting to fall from the trees: it must mean it’s Autumn. If you’re inspired to bake and want to try new recipes that won’t be bad for you, why not cook up a treat for your pooch? DIY Pumpkin Snaps  These are perfect…

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PetStay Health & Care: Conkers

Autumn means colder days, longer nights and falling leaves, but it also means conkers! They’re great to collect with your kids but did you know they could pose a danger to your pet? Not only can conkers cause blockages in your dog’s stomach, but they are incredibly poisonous if chewed or eaten. At this time…

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7 Reasons to Become a PetStay Carer

PetStay is one of the leading home dog boarding services in the UK but it doesn’t just provide a loving and caring alternative to kennels. PetStay also offers people the benefits of having a dog without the long-term commitment. But there are more reasons to become a dog carer with PetStay! It’s your choice! Before bookings,…

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Great Local Dog Walks, by PetStay Edinburgh, East & South Lothian

Alice, owner of PetStay Edinburgh, East & South Lothian, lists a few of her favourite local places to walk her two labradors. Blackford Hill. This walk is a very centralised walk in the city of Edinburgh. The walk can be joined at several points and is a very quick city crossing from Morningside through to Liberton.…

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