Dog Walking in Ditton, Aylesford and Larkfield

Exciting News Due to expansion Poppy and Pals are now excited to offer our weekday dog walking and doggy day care services in Ditton, Aylesford and Larkfield.  As well as Maidstone, Loose, Fant, Barming, Allington and Penenden Heath. Fully Insured DBS Checked First Aid Trained Friendly team with a qualified dog trainer and a vet…

Are You Cut Out To Be a Dog Breeder?

Puppies are one of the greatest joys in life- so let’s face it, a job where you’re surrounded by fluffy bundles of joy every day is pretty much the dream. If you’re passionate about animals, it might have crossed your mind at one time or another as to whether you could become a breeder. It…

Kitty Care For Older Felines

Cats can make the most wonderful pets. They are loving and full of personality, although they can be a little mischievous sometimes as well. But with a significantly shorter lifespan than humans, if you do decide to get a cat as a pet you need to be prepared to look after it not just when…

New House, New…Pet?

The saying goes ‘new house, new baby’, and for most people, it’s the truth. With the extra space and the time, a new addition to the family is never far behind. For some, a new house means a new yard that is bigger than the last one and this means a new pet!   Whether…

Summer vs. Your Pets: A Season-Surviving Guide

We can all agree that summer has come to the UK at last. There was the glorious heatwave of mid-June, which we all rushed to make the most of, well aware of the fact it probably wouldn’t last. Which, if previous summers are to go by, it won’t. Ah well, such is life on these…

Dealing with Your Dog’s Golden Years

It’s not all that easy to tell how long a dog is going to live. Sure, we can see the average lifespans of particular breeds, but there are so many factors to consider that can influence how long a dog lives and what sort of quality of life they’re going to have in those later…

Earn money off your dog walking bill.

Find out more about our referal scheme . Recommend us to your friends, family and neighbours who live in Maidstone (must be in our coverage area). Make sure they mention you. Once they book set walks (minimum of 5) or other services such as cat or house sitting (value of over £50) we will credit your…

Quick and Easy Doggy Ice-cream

Easy & Quick Doggy Ice-Cream 1 Ripe Banana 1 Tub of goats milk yogurt 2 t/bs of peanut butter (check it doesn’t contain xylitol) Add small bits of veg or fruit (carrot, peas, apple, blueberries etc) Mash all together. Freeze in a kong or other treat toy for 4 hours. Serve and relish in the…

Luxury Dog Day Care with a Difference

Why our dog day care is different. No fences, no wire, no boundaries. Other than those in the parks and along the hedge rows.  We DON’T sit in a house, why would we when we live in beautiful Maidstone with rivers, orchards and fields. We have limits on the dogs we take out. We are…

Dog Travel Tips

Summer is arguably the best season of them all, not least for the travel opportunities that it offers. While your holiday overseas is the highlight of the year, there’s plenty to see and do at home in the UK as well. As a dog owner, the idea of taking to the roads in search of…

It Doesn’t Take Much To Make A Pet Happy

Having a pet in your family is a great and wonderful thing. Being able to live side-by-side with an animal of a different species is a gift which many people enjoy. But, despite the love and care, people want to give their animals; too many fall short. And, this is a shame because it doesn’t…

A Shopping List For Every New Dog Owner

If you have never had a dog before, knowing what to buy can seem overwhelming. To get you started, here are some items that should be necessary for any new dog owner. A baby gate Okay, so your dog may not be a puppy, but there will still be some areas in the house where…

Professional dog walkers in Maidstone

What does a professional dog walker in Maidstone does and what they don’t! What a blog post to set myself to write but I think it’s time. I am not an industry leader, far from it but I am a stubborn old moo with very specific ideas and opinions about pretty much everything!  I have been…

SHOWHAS Pet Water Bottle

SHOWHAS Silicone Pet Water Bottle Review

I don’t usually review things for this blog but I have found a new favourite toy that I want to share with you guys.  The SHOWHAS silcone pet water bottle. At the time of writing this we are having a heatwave, well for Britain anyway so I have yet again been on a search for…

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Dog Emotions and How To Spot Them

Whether you have just decided to get a new dog or you have had one for a while, one of the joys of dog ownership is getting to know their unique personality traits. Just like human beings, your pooch will go through various moods throughout the day, but you may struggle to pick up on…

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Dog Walking Code of Ethics

The Poppy and Pals Dog Walking Code Of Ethics Due to an extreme amount of media hype in recent years about just how much money there is to earn in the pet care industry there are a lot of dog walkers popping up and although most of them are well meaning unfortunately not all have…

Mastering Doggy After-Care

Medical care for your pet is very important The short time after an operation or other medical procedure can be very dangerous for your pet. At this point, their body is very sensitive. But, they are unaware of this. This means that they will try to live their life normally; while you have to pick…

Feeding Your Fussy Furry Friend

Pets add to your life Pets are wonderful things. They give people the chance to avoid loneliness. They give parents a way to teach their kids how to look after something. But, most of all, your pets are an extension of your family. To them, you are everything in their life. And, with this comes…

Best Pet For The Kids

Pets are fascinating for children Kids love pets. It is undeniable. They can grow up with an animal companion which does wonders for them and their health for a huge glut of reasons. Yet choosing the right animal for your children can be quite a tough decision to make. They will think they know what…