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Introducing Pawgeous Dog Grooming Wipes

Pawgeous grooming wipes are a durable and environmentally friendly solution to all your mucky pup mishaps.

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How to Toilet Train a Puppy

Toilet training a puppy is a necessary part of their development, but it can be difficult. It is important to follow correct methods and have perseverance.

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Activities to Do with Your Dog on Christmas Day

Stuck for ideas on how to get your dog involved in the Christmas Day activities? Butternut Box is here to help with lots of ideas to get their tail wagging.

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How to Stop a Puppy from Biting

Biting and nibbling is a common behaviour in puppies. Our instinct is to shout and push them away, but this should be avoided. Here's what to do instead...

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15 Christmas Dangers for Dogs

Dogs deserve to celebrate Christmas too. However, you need to be wary of potential dangers during the festive season, such as chocolate, candles and poinsettia.

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How Do I Keep My Dog Calm at Christmas?

Christmas can be a particularly overwhelming time for dogs. Whilst we delight in the festivities, it can make them feel stressed. Follow these helpful tips.

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Are Real Christmas Trees Safe for Dogs?

Yes, real Christmas trees are safe for dogs. Popular varieties such as pines, fir and spruce are all dog-friendly.

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Behaviour & Training

Why Do Older Dogs Wake Up During the Night?

Unfortunately, as dogs grow older they can struggle to sleep during the night. This can be due to cognitive dysfunction, similar to dementia in humans.

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Customer Stories

Copper and Skye

Copper and Skye are two beautiful Alaskan Klee Kais that were, at one point, impossible to feed. Feeding Butternut Box transformed these fusspots into foodies.

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Dogs and Fireworks: All You Need to Know

While some dogs are unfazed by fireworks, others can be left traumatised. Thankfully, there are some precautions you can take to help keep them calm.

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Putting our minds at ease about DCM and grain-free diets

Veterinary nurse team, talks about a recent FDA report on grain-free diets for dogs and how Butternut plans to move forward with the facts.

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6 Tips for a Dog-Friendly Halloween

Check out our tips for ensuring that your dog has an enjoyable and safe Halloween, because they deserve to join in on the woofing festivities.

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Best Dog Breeds for Van Life

Dogs can thrive on a van lifestyle, so long as they have plenty of space and routine. Breeds well-suited to van life are Labradors, Frenchies and Jack Russells.

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Most Popular Dog Breeds UK 2023

As a nation that prides itself on being dog-centric, which breeds are taking top spots for popularity? You may already have your suspicions about some of these.

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Can Dogs Eat Ice?

Yes, dogs can eat ice. However you should be cautious when feeding ice to your dog as it can pose a choking risk and could lead to chipped teeth.

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Can Dogs Eat Seeds?

Yes, dogs can eat seeds. Omega-3 in seeds can help to promote healthy skin and coats. However, they should be fed in moderation as part of a complete diet.

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Can Dogs Get Stung By Nettles?

Yes, dogs can get stung by nettles. They may experience similar side effects to nettle stings as humans, such as: irritation, discomfort, hives and redness.

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Can Dogs Get Conjunctivitis?

Yes, dogs can conjunctivitis. It's best to take your dog to the vets if you suspect conjunctivitis, you can also apply a warm compress to alleviate discomfort.

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Can Dogs Get Depressed?

Yes, dogs can get get depressed. Thankfully, there are things you can do to help. Signs of doggy depression include: withdrawal, lack of appetite and lethargy.

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Dog Breeds A-Z

It is estimated that there is over 300 different dog breeds. Whilst it might be near-impossible to name them all, we've picked out a few of the most popular.

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Can Dogs Get Sunburn?

Yes, dogs can get sunburn. You should take preventative measures to avoid this, such as applying special doggy suncream or keeping them indoors in shaded areas.

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Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Rub Their Face?

Dogs may rub their face for a number of reasons, such as to show affection and seek attention, or simply because they have an irritant in their eye.

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Can Dogs Get Dandruff?

Yes, dogs can get dandruff. Doggy dandruff can be resolved with medicated shampoos, a diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and regular grooming.

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Can Dogs Get a Cold?

Yes, dogs can get a cold. Symptoms of a cold in dogs include sneezing, coughing and a runny nose. A dog cold will usually go away on its own with time.

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Can Dogs Get Hayfever?

Yes, dogs can get hayfever. Sneezing, itchy skin and wheezing can be signs of doggy hayfever. If you're concerned, a vet can prescribe your pooch medication.