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All about the hound dog group
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27th April 2016
The term “hound” is one that is sometimes used interchangeably with “dog,” but it is also used as a designation for certain types of dogs too, which share a range of common traits whilst still retaining their own individual breed characteristics as well. Used correctly, the term hound describes a breed....Read Full Article

Is Titer testing a viable alternative to regular canine vaccinations?
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26th April 2016
The issue of vaccinations for dogs is something that most dog owners give little thought to, other than once a year when they take their dogs along for their standard vaccinations-sometimes without really knowing what the dog is vaccinated for, or why! While there is scientifically little weight to the general anti-vaccinatio....Read Full Article

What breed of terrier is right for you?
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24th April 2016
The terrier grouping encompasses a huge range of different dog breeds, which come in all shapes and sizes from miniature to large! This means that if you have decided that a terrier is the right type of dog for you, there are plenty of options and different types available for you to choose between! While terriers as a whole ....Read Full Article

Five more common mistakes to avoid making with your new puppy
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24th April 2016
Getting a new puppy is of course very rewarding and exciting, and it can also be something of an emotional rollercoaster too as you try to get your pup settled in, feeling happy, and used to their new living situation, without inadvertently allowing them to get into bad habits! Added to this, the growth and both physical and ....Read Full Article

How to make a claim on your pet insurance
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20th April 2016
If you own a cat or a dog, or even another type of pet such as a rabbit or an exotic animal, it is a really good idea to get them insured, to ensure that you can cover the cost of any veterinary fees for emergencies, accidents or health conditions that your pet may suffer from in the future. Pet insurance can help to ensure t....Read Full Article

What type of sighthound is right for you?
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18th April 2016
The term “sighthound” is used to encompass a fairly broad spectrum of dogs, all of which have one thing in common-they are avid hunters, which hunt by sight rather than scent. Something else that all sighthounds also have in common is their tall, lean and leggy appearance, which means that they can also get up a run fast en....Read Full Article

10 important things to do when you first get your new puppy
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18th April 2016
Deciding to buy or adopt a puppy can be one of the most wonderful, exciting and fulfilling things that you will ever do, and watching your puppy grow, learn, thrive and come into their personality in front of you can be hugely rewarding. But leaving their dam and litter to go with you to a new home can also be rather daunting for the p....Read Full Article

The 5 best cat breeds for an indoor-only home
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15th April 2016
In the UK, the vast majority of our domestic cats are what are known as indoor-outdoor cats, meaning that they have independent access to the outside world, either by means of having a cat flap so that they can come and go as they please, or by means of being let out and let back in at certain times of the day. In order countries such ....Read Full Article

Making a claim against a dog owner’s third party liability insurance
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15th April 2016
Third party liability insurance is generally included in all but the most basic of dog insurance policies, and this insurance can provide an important additional layer of protection and peace of mind for both the owner of the insured dog themselves, and anyone who may have dealings with them. Third party liability insurance i....Read Full Article

What Your Choice of Dog Say About You?
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12th April 2016
There are so many different dog breeds around, some small, others large, some cuter than cute and others a little stranger looking. The one thing all of them have in common, is that they bring a huge amount of happiness and joy into their owner's lives. Over the years, people have come to judge a person on the type of dog they choo....Read Full Article

My Puppy has Hip Dysplasia, What Should I do?
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12th April 2016
Sadly, any dog can suffer from hip dysplasia, although larger dogs tend to be more affected by this painful condition than smaller breeds. It's a disorder that can be passed on from parent dogs to their offspring which is why it's so important for all dogs whether female or male, to be checked out before they are used in a bree....Read Full Article

5 things that cats really don’t like
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8th April 2016
Cats are very independent animals compared to dogs, and they tend to be much more self-sufficient too, and if they are unhappy with something or feel unsettled, many cats will think nothing of extricating themselves from the situation and going outside, or even searching out another person or home to provide for their needs in the inte....Read Full Article

Considerations to bear in mind if you have a cat and a baby
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6th April 2016
If you have a cat that you have had for some time and have recently had (or will soon be having) a baby, you likely feel as if you have your hands as full as possible and may well be rather overwhelmed with all of the various baby-related care issues and scenarios that you will now be responsible for! Many people who are unfa....Read Full Article

What is a cat-friendly veterinary clinic?
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5th April 2016
If you own a cat, you will know that taking them to the vet can be a very stressful proposition, when you take into account the need to close your cat inside, get them into a carrier, transport them in the car, wait in a waiting room full of other pets and then taken into a consult room and be poked and prodded, before being bundled ba....Read Full Article

Information on foods that are poisonous or dangerous for rabbits
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5th April 2016
In order to keep a domestic rabbit happy and healthy, their digestive system needs to be in constant motion, and if they stop eating for even a couple of hours or develop a problem such as constipation, this can cause real problems. When the digestive system of the rabbit stops moving, it is really hard to kick-start it again, and may ....Read Full Article

Siamese cat colour genetics
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4th April 2016
The Siamese cat is one of the most popular pedigree cat breeds both in the UK and worldwide, and the breed has also spread widely in the creation of other breeds, including the Benga....Read Full Article

How to work out a cat or kitten’s age
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4th April 2016
Unless you buy or adopt your cat when they are of kitten age and have a known record of their history, it can be hard to know exactly how old your cat or kitten actually is, and knowing this as accurately as possible is important so that you can tailor your cat’s diet, care and management to fit their age and life stage. ....Read Full Article

Third party liability insurance for dogs-avoiding the loopholes
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3rd April 2016
If you own a dog, having them insured to help to cover the cost of any unexpected or emergency veterinary bills is very wise, and something that all dog owners should consider. However, as well as coverage for your dog’s own veterinary treatment that may be required due to unforeseen circumstances, most dog insurance policies als....Read Full Article

How to tell when the right decision for your dog is rehoming
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3rd April 2016
The idea of having to rehome or give away one’s pet is something that most animal lovers cannot even imagine, and many of us are also quite judgemental and harsh about people who do surrender their pets to a shelter. It is certainly true that the majority of dogs in rehoming shelters are surrendered due to failings on the part of....Read Full Article

How to stop your cat from eating dog food
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3rd April 2016
While dogs have the edge over cats every time when it comes to going overboard when eating and eating all sorts of anything that they can find, sometimes, cats will develop odd or unusual tastes for things too-such as dog food! Dogs are much more likely to try to steal your cat’s food rather than the other way around, b....Read Full Article



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