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Spring is in the air and so is a lot of dog hair!

All dogs shed to a certain degree, breeds who are classed as light shedding such as Poodles, Labradoodles, Cockapoos are the breeds that need to be brushed thoroughly on a daily basis and clipped regularly, or their coats can become matted easily as their hair falls out at a much slower rate.

Some breeds have a seasonal shed in the spring when their winter coat is lost but if your dog lives in a centrally heated house it may not register the change of season, so may shed all year round.

What can you do to reduce the shedding?

• Grooming is the key – the hair is going to fall out either way, so it’s best to remove it yourself and throw it away, than let it fall out naturally all over the house. Brushing your dog a few times a week will greatly reduce the amount of unwanted hair on your clothes, furniture and carpets, especially during the shedding season. Undercoat rakes, zoom grooms and slicker brushes are the best tools for double coated breeds.

Double coated breeds have a dense undercoat of short hair over a top coat of longer hair called guard hairs. It’s the undercoat that comes out when a dog sheds, so the fluffier the undercoat the more grooming the dog will require. Examples of double coated breeds are Pug, Jack Russell, Labrador and Huskie. I have dogs that have a regular monthly appointment for a bath and de-shed to help to keep on top of the shedding and their owners have said that they notice a vast difference in the amount of hair in the house.

If you would like a chat about your dogs’ grooming requirements, or to make an appointment give me a call on 07746 485 330.

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Heartburn and I had a great five days in Dubai during February half-term. It was so nice being able to put my shorts on, although not so nice for anyone who could see my legs! We enjoyed temperatures of around 30 degrees. I always think it’s a real tonic this time of the year to get some sunshine when it’s cold, wet and windy at home and that’s most of the year! We stayed at the Sheraton Jumeirah, it’s a good 3-star or basic 4-star hotel in an amazing location right on the beach, where they offer every watersport and never run out of sunbeds for their guests. The hotel is also walking distance to lots of restaurants to suitable for all budgets.

We crammed in visits to the tallest building in the world - The Burj Khalifa which is 840 metres or 160 floors high. Our visit was at night and we had stunning views over the city as far as Abu Dhabi.

Our next stop was the Aquarium at the Dubai Mall where the 10-million litre tank houses over 140 species. Over 300 sharks and rays live in this tank, including the largest collection of sand tiger sharks in the world.

The next day’s excursion was to the best water park in the middle east, which is part of the Atlantis The Palm resort, the Aquaventure Dubai has impressive water rides and adventures suitable for kids of all ages. We flew down corkscrew chutes,

through shark tunnels and the lazy rivers were amazing and often transformed from the lazy river to a raging torrent which was great fun, even for an old bloke! For families with younger children there is a splasher’s kids’ area.

Our final product test was a bit weird for a desert state but Discover Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East was really good fun! An amazing winter mountain- themed complex where you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, take part in many snow events and meet and play with Ski Dubai’s newest residents, the Snow Penguins! Heartburn is learning to snowboard, so we had a great time as there was hardly anyone on the slopes.

On the subject of the Middle East we are now selling an amazing alternative to the skyscrapers and bling of Dubai. Ras Al Khaimah is the next emirate to Dubai and offers beautiful unspoiled beaches, mountains, ancient forts, via ferrata’s, mountain biking and a 2-mile-long zip wire. There is a stunning Waldorf Astoria hotel right on the beach set in beautiful gardens and it’s around 40% less than the equivalent property in Dubai.

Paul Cusack Cockermouth Travel

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