Home from Home Blog

Welcome to the Home From Home Dog Boarding blog!

We will keep you regularly updated with the latest news about us as well as interesting articles about all things dog.

Kamela Prevett BVM&S, MRCVS

Kamela graduated from Edinburgh University in 1997. After working at a large practice in Salisbury, Kamela decided that she preferred a closer bond with patients in a smaller practice environment so joined Cobham Veterinary Centre in January 2008. Kamela is our Consultant Vet; our go-to lady for advice if we have any medical situations.

Kamela is also our Contributing Editor on our blog page giving sensible advice and dismissing some popular myths. Please click on the links below to see what Kam is sharing with us.

Teeth Care

The gold standard is to brush your dog’s teeth daily, just as we do, but unless you start this as a puppy it can be very difficult to introduce to an older dog.

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How to keep your best friends safe this summer

When it comes to the weather, the Great British weather is one of the most unpredictable, one day it's raining, the next it's a heat wave!

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Who are DogLost?

DogLost helps reunite dogs with their owners. Started in 2003, after the founder Jayne Hayes lost her Frenchie, it has assisted over 80,000 owners be reunited with their pets. It is the UK's largest lost and found dog service and best of all they are free!

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Be safe and keep your dog on a lead during lambing season

Each year reports that thousands of farm animals are either killed or injured by pet dogs. With this in mind, we decided to put together some useful tips, not only for dog owners but also for farmers.

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The importance of controlling your dog in public places

Did you know? If your dog is out of control in either a public place, private residence or even in your own home you are breaking the law.

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Pet Insurance - Do you have it?

Pet insurance is something you get to help you protect yourself from unexpected costs that you could face being the owner of a pet.

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The Queen, her latest milestone and the royals pet dogs

You may or may not have heard, but on Monday the 6th of February the Queen of England marked an historic occasion by celebrating her Sapphire jubilee. This means she became the first British monarch to reach 65 year on the throne, adding yet another notable milestone to the list.

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Unwanted Christmas puppies - Facts and figures from the dog charities

After the charity Dogs Trust had spent the Christmas period caring for a record amount of canine casualties, they are urging the people of Britain to think hard about the commitment of owning a dog

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Not Just for Christmas

It’s not just at Christmas, because of the rise in ‘designer’ puppies, it is estimated that 1000’s of puppies a year (almost 200 a day) get smuggled in to the UK

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Support your dog charities this Christmas

Christmas time is approaching and soon the season of giving will be upon us. Today we would like to talk about some of the many charities out there that are able to help dogs that come in to their care

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Go on vacation without having to leave your dogs behind

Ever wanted to go on a short or long break in the UK but couldn’t find any where that you could stay which would also let you take your dogs along and even let them stay in the accommodation with you?

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Preparing for Winter Walks

Here are some ideas to keep your dog warm and safe in the winter.

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Home Boarding or Kennels - Something for everyone, not for everybody!

So you need to leave your dog whilst you go on a holiday or a work trip, what are your options? You have two major choices; a traditional kennel or home dog boarding.

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Whose caring for your pet while you are away?

No one likes to leave there beloved dog behind when travelling around but it is often unavoidable and must be done.

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The signs of heatstroke and how to treat it

Signs that heatstroke is or has set in and that should not be ignored.

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Keep your Best Friends (Dogs) safe this summer

With Britain’s unpredictable weather you never know when a lovely sunny day or heat wave is going to strike, so you must be aware of the dangers heat can do to your beloved pet, how to prevent and treat such things.

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Keep your dog on a lead during Lambing Season

Itís that time of the year when pregnant ewes and newborn lambs are in the fields. It is reported that every year thousands of farm animals are injured or killed by pet dogs.

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New Micro chipping law for dogs

Across the UK as of April the 6th 2016 there will be a new law being enforced making microchipping your canine compulsory.

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Should the kennel club register crossbreeds?

Do you agree that crossbreeds/designer dogs should be classed as the same as purebreds?

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Celebration for Home from Home Dog Boarding

This year is going to be our 20th birthday as we've been placing much-loved dogs in carefully selected family homes since 1996.

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Dog Boarding at Christmas

An exciting time for all members of the family including your pets, Christmas festivities are just weeks away but with many emotions floating around both in the lead up to and on the day, the changes in routine can often be stressful for the entire family and your dog.

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Keep your dog safe while in the dark

Lots of dog owners across the UK will now be walking their pets in the dark. With minimised visibility there are many ways of making your dog walk in the dark a lot more worry-free.

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How to prepare your dog for fireworks

It is getting colder now and at this time of year there is plenty to celebrate with Halloween, Bonfire night, Christmas and New Years all within weeks of each other, it can be a very noisy time of the year too. Many dogs are uncomfortable and scared of loud noises but there are a number of things you can do in order to prepare your dog for fireworks and other loud noises.

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