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Time for a Winter Check-up for Your Dog
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31st August 2015
As the end of August fast approaches, it's that time of the year when autumnal breezes are in the air. Dogs and other pets tend to shed more hair and this means a few more grooming sessions are in order to keep their coats looking good and any excess fluff off the furniture! However, there are other things you can do that would ben....Read Full Article

Why Does My Dog Insist on Digging their Way Out of the Garden?
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31st August 2015
Some dogs just can’t resist the lure of digging their way out of a garden and will religiously do so every time they are left out there on their own. But why do some of our four-legged friends insist on becoming expert escape artists even though they are in a loving, caring environment where they a....Read Full Article

Identifying and treating paw infections in the dog
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31st August 2015
The paws of the dog are one body part that we as dog owners tend not to pay a lot of attention to, until the dog develops a limp or something else goes wrong! While certain paw problems such as cuts, embedded foreign bodies, grazes and burns from walking on hot surfaces tend to be more common paw problems than infections, infection can....Read Full Article

Five canine crises that mean your dog must see the vet
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31st August 2015
If your dog appears to be a little under the weather, acting oddly or otherwise not their usual selves, this generally presents a dilemma to the owner, who is torn between taking their dog along to the vet right away, or waiting to see how things progress instead of potentially making a needless trip and incurring the expense of a cons....Read Full Article

The differences between dog hair and dog fur
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30th August 2015
When it comes to the coat of dogs, the terms “fur” and “hair” are often used interchangeably, and while fur and hair are very much alike, there are also a reasonable amount of differences as well. For some people, owning a dog that has hair rather than fur is preferable, as it is widely believed that d....Read Full Article

Learning more about the most common pancreatic problems in the dog
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30th August 2015
The pancreas is an important bodily organ, both for dogs and for people. It is classed as a glandular organ, and forms an integral part of the wider digestive system as part of hormone production. Some of the core hormones produced in the pancreas include glucagon, polypeptide and of course, insulin, which anyone who is familiar with d....Read Full Article

Feline infectious anaemia - What you need to know
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26th August 2015
Feline infectious anaemia (FIA) is also known as a haemoplasma infection, which is the term used to describe a health condition caused by a certain type of bacteria known as mycoplasma. These mycoplasmas, collectively called haemoplasmas, infect the body’s red blood cells, leading to them becoming damaged, which can in turn lead ....Read Full Article

Why might your dog be licking their paws obsessively?
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26th August 2015
Dogs are animals that like to explore the world around them with their mouths, as you might have already observed from your dog’s propensity to try to lick you, or for some dogs, a preoccupation to hold a stick or toy in their mouths at all times! Dogs also spend a reasonable amount of time grooming themselves by means of licking....Read Full Article

Why do cats always land on their feet?
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24th August 2015
If you own a cat or have spent a lot of time around cats, you will probably have noticed a phenomenon that is virtually unique to our feline friends: when a cat slips or falls from a table or something else above ground level, they almost always land on their feet, rather than in any other position, and even quite a bad fall will often....Read Full Article

Canine hernias explained
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24th August 2015
A hernia is a type of internal problem that can affect both people and dogs, and occurs when a tear develops in the wall of the abdomen, and organ tissue or potentially fat pushes out through it. Hernias can either be present from birth as a congenital defect, or develop later in life due to a weakness in the abdominal wall, or an inju....Read Full Article

The Lovely Silver Tabby American Shorthair Cat
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20th August 2015
Ranked as being among the most popular cats on the planet, the American silver tabby is a very striking feline. Not only are they gorgeous looking, but they also boast wonderfully kind and loyal natures and sharing your home with one means you'll have a friend for life and these beautiful cats when they are well looked after boast ....Read Full Article

Will Changing My Dog's Food Stop Their Itching?
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20th August 2015
It can be really frustrating when a dog develops some sort of skin problem that keeps them itching and scratching till they rub themselves raw. Although food can be the trigger for certain allergies, it does not necessarily mean this is the case with your pooch. In short, changing their diet might not solve the problem even if you buy ....Read Full Article

Recognising Different Types of Aggression in Dogs
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20th August 2015
Most dogs warn you when they are not happy about a situation or feel threatened in any way and they typically do so by growling or backing away. However, if a dog takes things to the next level showing more aggression than they should do, it could be time to seek professional help from an expert dog trainer before things get totally ou....Read Full Article

Canine asthma - Six common triggers
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19th August 2015
Asthma in dogs can be a complex and challenging condition, not least because no two presentations of it are the same, and how badly or how regularly any given dog is affected by it can vary considerably. Asthma in dogs is largely considered to be an allergenic condition, which means that it is apt to flare-ups and periods that are wors....Read Full Article

7 Lovable Short-Legged Dog Breeds
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19th August 2015
There are so many cute dog breeds on the planet and a few of them boast a pretty low centre of gravity. With this said, the adorable looking dogs listed below may have short legs, but when it comes to loving personalities it would be hard to find more affectionate characters than these which is why they make such wonderful family pets ....Read Full Article

Understanding Why Your Dog is Growling
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19th August 2015
Most dogs like to please and will back away from a situation they find stressful. However, if they cannot escape our furry friends will let you know they are scared and they do so by growling. With this said, a dog may growl for other reasons which is why it's important to figure out what's wrong so you know how to react before....Read Full Article

Why is my dog biting his tail?
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18th August 2015
If your dog seems to spend a lot of time biting, chewing or licking his tail, this usually targets the base of the tail and may occur for a wide range of reasons. Some of the causes for this are behavioural or habit-based while others have an underlying medical cause, but either way, biting the tail is usually indicative of a problem o....Read Full Article

A short guide to mating for successful dog breeding
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18th August 2015
If you own a good quality pedigree dog and have the desire to breed from them, you should think very carefully before going ahead. There are a lot of different factors to consider when it comes to mating and producing puppies, and one of the most important of these is if the country really needs more dogs of a certain breed, and if you....Read Full Article

Tabby & Calico Shorthaired Cats, What’s the Difference?
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17th August 2015
There's no doubt that calico and tabby cats are great looking with their gorgeous patterned and striped coats. Tabbies are just that, lovely cats with specific colours and markings on their coats and are not a particular breed and the same can be said of calico cats. The Lovely Tabby Cat Tabby cats have gorgeo....Read Full Article

Coping with Sibling Rivalry in Dogs
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17th August 2015
Sharing a home with two or more dogs can prove a bit challenging at times. If you've got two dogs from the same litter, sibling rivalry is usually not something you need to worry about too much. However, on the odd occasion it can become a real issue which results in them fighting over the slightest things although there are specif....Read Full Article



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