The heatwave we’ve had this week has left a lot of us looking forward to the cool rain, however, we must remember that this heat can also negatively affect our furry friends. Heat Stroke is a medical emergency for dogs, requiring immediate interventions to lower an affected dog’s body temperature, including moving him to the […]
Every day is ‘Take Your Dog to Work Day’ here at Orvis UK. In fact having dogs in the work environment increases morale and stroking dogs has been proven to reduce stress. Our employees bring their dogs to the stores and we encourage our customers to bring theirs along too, all breeds are welcome! Even […]
Portuguese Water Dogs. Irish Water Spaniels. Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. These dog breeds are all excellent swimmers but having ‘water’ or a body of water referenced in your dog’s name isn’t a prerequisite for water-loving dogs. Many dog breeds and rescue dogs enjoy splashing around and swimming. And some adore the water so much they seem […]
What’s a tick? Ticks are small creatures that survive by feeding on the blood of host animals, such as mice, deer, cattle, birds, and humans. They can pass on harmful bacteria such as Lyme Disease by even a small bite. Ticks are usually found in grass, underbrush, and in densely wooded areas, where they wait […]
By: Orvis Staff Your dog should exercise every day—whenever it fits best in your daily schedule and your dog is able. That’s because the most effective exercise routine for dogs (and people, for that matter) is the one that happens day after day. Morning, noon, or night. Rain or shine. If it’s time for your […]
Your four legged friend has always bounded around the backyard and trotted easily by your side during walks. But now you’re starting to notice that as your dog ages, some of the spring has inevitably gone out of his step. This isn’t always just old age! If you notice them occasionally having difficulty rising from […]
Here at Orvis UK we wanted to start the year right. What better way to do this then to travel down to the Pets as Therapy’s (PATs) new headquarters and present them with a cheque! This wonderful charity help enhance thousands of lives each day by dedicated volunteers and their pets giving up some spare […]
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Take a look behind the scenes with Orvis Ambassador Marina Gibson Fishing as she pays Head Office a visit to get her dogs a brand new dog bed! Watch the video to learn all about how they’re made, including personalisation.
In between all the walks, sleeping and feeding times, there’s one extra activity that makes dog ownership oh so rewarding… playtime! Not only is playing games together great fun, they are also excellent ways to help strengthen the bond between you and your dog, encourage communication, as well as keeping your dog entertained and sufficiently ‘tired out’ when it comes to bedtime.