BorrowMyDoggy Blog

Health and advice

Health and advice22 November 2021

5 Winter hazards & how to combat them

Winter is coming... To make sure you have a safe and enjoyable winter, we have put together a list of a few common hazards to be aware of and how to help your pooch stay safe. Read more
Health and advice1 November 2021

4 top tips for grooming for your dog in winter

What happens to a dog’s coat in winter? Due to the dropping temperatures, a dog’s coat will thicken to help insulate them. Here are a few tips on grooming them!Read more
Health and advice8 October 2021

Autumn plants toxic to dogs

As the seasons change, plants and trees are starting to produce, we have put together a list of common plants and whether they pose a serious risk to your dog. Read more
Health and advice8 October 2021

5 Tips for walking your dog in the dark

With autumn and winter upon us it's important to keep you and your dog safe during the darker evenings, here are a few things to consider when walking your dog.Read more
Health and advice10 September 2021

Why BorrowMyDoggy is 'pawfect' for students

Did you know that BorrowMyDoggy has been working with some student unions across the country to get students memberships? See why BorrowMyDoggy is great for students!Read more
Health and advice26 July 2021

Protecting your dog from pests & insects

Here is some prevention tips and handy advice about certain critters, pest and creatures that may be harmful to your dog if they come into contact with them.Read more
Health and advice1 July 2021

Top tips for keeping your dog cool this summer

With the hottest days of the year upon us, here are a few simple things you can do to keep your dog cool and safeRead more
Health and advice20 June 2021

3 top tips to keep your dog safe at the beach

A day at the beach with a dog is a wonderful way to spend time together and enjoy the outdoors. Here are some top tips to help make sure your dog has a safe, yet fun time!Read more
Health and advice6 June 2021

Poisonous plants to dogs

In order to keep your dog safe, it is a good idea to know the potential dangers of the plants and flowers you have in your garden and house.Read more
Health and advice14 May 2021

Virtual dog walk | Mindfulness with Wicket

Mindfulness is a technique which involves paying attention to the present moment. Here you can see what being mindful looks like from a dog's perspective.Read more
Health and advice12 May 2021

Dogs and Mental Wellbeing: Ask a Therapist

Thanks to our friends at Spill, we had a chat with their therapist Graham, all about mental wellbeing and the part dogs can playRead more
Health and advice11 May 2021

Practicing Mindfulness with a dog

This Mental Health Awareness Week our pawsome pals at Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest health charity, have created the most pawfect mindfulness session... With a dog!Read more
Health and advice10 May 2021

Being more like dogs can help our wellbeing

Fluctuating mental health affects us all. With our friends at Luminate, we look at how being more ‘dog’ could benefit our working wellbeing.Read more
Health and advice9 May 2021

The 'pawsome' benefits of BorrowMyDoggy

We wanted to share some of our member stories about how using the site has helped their health and wellbeing in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week.Read more
Health and advice30 March 2021

Tips for you and your dog in the great outdoors

Summer is on its way, at least in some parts of the country, but how do we make sure we all have lots of fun outside, while still staying safe and being on our best behaviour?Read more
Health and advice5 March 2021

Where and how to buy a dog responsibly

Here at BorrowMyDoggy, we want to help guide you through some of the options and help you experience the joy of dog ownership responsibly. Read more here.Read more
Health and advice27 January 2021

Find the right dog breed for your lifestyle

There’s a lot more to choosing a breed than just ticking the “cute” box. Here are some top tips to help you figure out what breed would be a pawfect fit for your lifestyleRead more
Health and advice29 March 2020

BorrowMyDoggy and My Family Vets Q&A

On Friday 27th March we hosted a live Instagram session with Zetland veterinary surgeon, Kathleen Pohl - take a look at the session here.Read more
Health and advice11 August 2019

Can all dogs swim? These breeds can't!

Whether you dog enjoys the water or not there are breeds that aren’t built for a paddle. We did some digging to find the answer…Read more
Health and advice31 July 2019

A dog walking guide to the Countryside Code

We'll be looking through the Countryside Code, and sharing a few tips for keeping your pooch safe while out on an adventure.Read more
Health and advice27 May 2019

Top tips to walking a dog

Whether you have a pooch of your own or you borrow one, there are few things you should take into account before you head out for your walkies. Take a look below to learn more.Read more
Health and advice27 May 2019

Dog lead safety

With over 8 million dog owners in the UK, and a growing number of borrowers too, it’s important we are more aware of how to avoid injury and to ensure we’re holding our furry friends correctly.Read more
Health and advice11 May 2019

Surprising facts about fleas

Although they’re very small, fleas are a bigger deal than you might think. A recent study conducted by MSD revealed some rather shocking statistics about fleas. Find out more about it hereRead more
Health and advice7 May 2019

What are dog 'zoomies' and why do they get them?

Those crazy bursts of energy can come out of nowhere and we watch as our dogs run aimlessly around the house, but why? We thought we’d do some digging to see if we can understand what ‘zoomies’ are. We’d love to share what we found.Read more
Health and advice31 March 2019

How often should I wash my dog?

It can often be unclear when or how often you should bathe your dog. We thought we would shed some light on the matter and offer so best practices on keeping your dog squeaky clean.Read more
Health and advice29 March 2019

Can dogs tell the time?

With the clocks changing this weekend it got us thinking… Are dogs able to tell time? Read on to see if your pup can really tell how long it’s been since they last ate…Read more
Health and advice31 December 2018

8 ways to make your doggy's life better this New Year

Happy New Year pups! Is there a way our dogs, borrowed or owned, can have an even better year than the last? We’ve found a few small ways to improve your dogs happiness and health.Read more
Health and advice25 September 2018

9 top dog cleaning tips

We all love our furry friends but they can sometimes cause a little bit of a mess - whether that be leaving a trail of fluff behind or a doggy scent wherever they’ve wandered. Read on and discover some simple cleaning tricks for your dog and homeRead more
Health and advice7 August 2018

8 top tips for keeping your dog safe at the seaside

Did you know there can be some hazards for your pup at the beach? Not to worry though, we have pulled together a few top tips to help you and your furry friend have a fun and safe time at the beach. Read more
Health and advice18 July 2018

Is it possible to prolong the life of your dog with a healthy diet?

We all want our pets to a long and happy life, so we follow the rules to keep them healthy; exercise, vet trips, medical attention and of course, lots of love. Does a healthier diet help your dog live longer? For that matter, what is a healthy diet?Read more
Health and advice26 June 2018

10 ways to keep your dog cool

Summer is finally here and the outdoors is great once again! However, as the days are heating up keeping your dog, borrowed or owned, cool in the warmer weather is very important. So we have 10 ways to help your pup keep cool in the summer.Read more
Health and advice31 May 2018

Rainy day activities for your doggy

The British weather is rather unpredictable, so whether we like it or not there are a few rainy days, which mean that us humans and our doggies have to either brave the outdoors or stay inside. So we’ve got some ideas for you; some activities for dogs who are in need for some indoor entertainment.Read more
Health and advice30 April 2018

Dog adoption tips

We love sharing knowledge and educating our community so we’ve put together some pet adoption tips that may help you make a decision about your new addition.Read more
Health and advice22 March 2018

6 natural remedies to get rid of fleas

There is nothing worse than seeing your beloved dog itching and scratching as they try tirelessly to rid itself of those pesky fleas.Cindy Grant a crazy fan of dogs, cats and founder of NolongerWild.com has contributed this pawsome post.Read more
Health and advice9 March 2018

Spring tips to keep your doggy safe

Our friends at Vetfone have shared a few things to keep in mind during Springtime to keep your furry friend safe and sound.Read more
Health and advice1 March 2018

13 winter care tips for your dog

Any clue on how to take care of your pup when the temperatures plummet? We called our friends at Vets Now for some answers and this is what they told us.Read more
Health and advice21 February 2018

How long should you leave your dog alone?

Sad as it is to say, we all have to separate from our furry friend once and awhile. But how much is too much? We asked the experts.Read more
Health and advice24 January 2018

5 training tips for on-the-lead dog walking

Pete Decker, the Lead Editor at The Goody Pet, has kindly contributed this post where he provides some helping training tips for on-the-lead walking.Read more
Health and advice19 December 2017

Paws for thought this Christmas | Unusual doggy incidents

The decorations are up, the wrapping is under way and the festive tunes are blaring - it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! We want our community to have the most pawfect holidays but with festivities underway are you keeping an eye on your favourite four-legged friend?Read more
Health and advice19 December 2017

​Should you let your dog in your bed?

Sharing your bed with your pet is common with over 60 percent of dog owners doing it. But should doggy cuddles be off limits or can fido be welcomed in?Read more
Health and advice14 December 2017

The benefits of dogs for mental health and wellbeing

https://animal-health.co.uk/Did you know that spending time with animals has proven benefits for your mental health and wellbeing? See more about it here.Read more
Health and advice17 September 2017

Why do dogs eat grass? The answer will surprise you.

Read further for pupdates from the BorrowMyDoggy team, from just for fun content to news and helpful advice about our four legged friends, dogs.Read more
Health and advice27 July 2017

Top 10 Dog Friendly Holidays

Read further for pupdates from the BorrowMyDoggy team, from just for fun content to news and helpful advice about our four legged friends, dogs.Read more
Health and advice10 November 2014

The Do's and Don'ts Doggy basics

Read further for pupdates from the BorrowMyDoggy team, from just for fun content to news and helpful advice about our four legged friends, dogs.Read more
Health and advice15 October 2014

Top tips on a healthy diet for your pooch

Read further for pupdates from the BorrowMyDoggy team, from just for fun content to news and helpful advice about our four legged friends, dogs.Read more
Health and advice22 September 2014

4 things to consider before getting a dog

Read further for pupdates from the BorrowMyDoggy team, from just for fun content to news and helpful advice about our four legged friends, dogs.Read more
Health and advice17 September 2014

Ask the Vet - Teeth Brushing Alternatives For Dogs

Read further for pupdates from the BorrowMyDoggy team, from just for fun content to news and helpful advice about our four legged friends, dogs.Read more
Health and advice13 August 2014

Doggy Handling Basics for Owners and Borrowers

Read further for pupdates from the BorrowMyDoggy team, from just for fun content to news and helpful advice about our four legged friends, dogs.Read more
Health and advice16 December 2013

7 Ways to know when you're ready

Read further for pupdates from the BorrowMyDoggy team, from just for fun content to news and helpful advice about our four legged friends, dogs.Read more

Improve employee wellbeing

Offer BorrowMyDoggy for Work as a unique work perk!
Check it out