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Five often overlooked financial costs of dog ownership
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28th May 2015
Everyone knows that owning a dog of any size does not come cheap, even if your dog came to you free of charge in the first place! The lifetime costs of dog ownership for a dog of any size rarely come in at less than £10,000, and that figure covers only the basics such as run of the mill standard food for a small to medium dog, an....Read Full Article

Preparing Your Dog for the Arrival of a New Baby
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28th May 2015
It goes without saying that a new arrival in the family is a very exciting time although it can be a stressful time for dogs. So much changes when a baby arrives and all too often it gets very confusing for a canine companion to have to cope with. The fact they don’t get as much attention can make them feel a little forgotten whi....Read Full Article

10 Of The World’s Rarest Dog Breeds
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28th May 2015
If you’re interested in dogs of all sort, you probably take great delight in trying to work out what breed the dogs that you see out and about are, and then possibly checking with their owners to see if you were right, or very wide of the mark! However, even if you are very knowledgeable about dogs and know your Lurcher from your....Read Full Article

Five universal personality traits of the Border collie
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28th May 2015
Once kept almost exclusively as a working herding dog, the Border collie today is hugely popular all across the world, and particularly here in their home country of the UK. Highly intelligent, full of beans and generally very enthusiastic about everyt....Read Full Article

10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds To Own
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27th May 2015
Making the decision to buy a dog is not something to take lightly, and even if you have enough money put by to make a purchase and buy your dog a collar, lead and other essentials, are you sure that you can afford to keep your dog happy and healthy for life? The lifetime cost of owning a dog of any type that lives to a health....Read Full Article

Five universal personality traits of the English bulldog
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27th May 2015
The English bulldog is an instantly recognisable British institution, for which many dog lovers have a significant soft spot! These stocky, slow-moving and yet undoubtedly noble dogs with a leg at each corner appearance are actually rather less commo....Read Full Article

Scaredy cat - Why is your cat so nervous?
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26th May 2015
So you speak to your cat kindly and encouragingly, and always treat them well and make sure that you are gentle with them. You feed them, house them and pay them attention; but your cat seems to be really nervous or timid, and just getting off the sofa too fast can cause them to flee out of the room! Why is this happening? Is there any....Read Full Article

Does your dog bark at absolutely nothing?
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26th May 2015
Many dogs really love the sound of their own voices, and will bark and vocalise for all sorts of reasons, such as excitement, boredom, to get your attention, to alert you to someone coming, and to warn other dogs or people off their territory. Most dog owners will have witnessed their dogs barking at absolutely nothing at som....Read Full Article

Sunken eyes in dogs
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26th May 2015
If your dog’s eyes appear to be sunken from their normal appearance, sitting deeper within the skull than usual, this is understandably cause for concern. There are a whole host of potential reasons behind why a dog’s eyes may appear unusually sunken in, some of which are serious and others more minor. The veterinary term f....Read Full Article

Top 9 Most Stubborn Dog Breeds
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25th May 2015
If you've just decided to share your home with a canine companion, but are at a complete loss as to which breed might suit your lifestyle the best and you are a first-time owner, there are certain breeds which you might be best keeping away from for one reason or another. It could be they have a high prey drive, or maybe they are k....Read Full Article

Why is my Horse Drooling so Much?
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25th May 2015
Some horses really drool a lot even when they are in great condition and don't have any dental issues. It can be pretty messy when a horse starts to slobber because it goes all over the place! But why do some horses slobber more than others do? Hyper-salivation or excessive drooling can not....Read Full Article

Neodymium Magnets are a Real Danger to Dogs
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25th May 2015
If you share your home with a canine companion you may want to reconsider having any neodymium magnets around the place. The reason being that if your pooch swallows any of these extremely powerful magnets by mistake, you may have to take them to the vet as a matter of urgency or it could prove fatal. ....Read Full Article

How to Set up a Great Environment for Your Guinea Pig
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25th May 2015
Creating a really nice environment for guinea pigs to live in is essential, after all these lovely creatures are going to be spending quite a lot of time in their cages. If you are just about to get a cavy, you need to seriously think of getting the largest cage your budget will stretch to so your new pet can set up home in it and have....Read Full Article

5 Cat Breeds that Take Travelling in their Stride
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25th May 2015
It would be fair to say that cats are not known to like travelling very much. In fact, if anything they like to stay safely ensconced in places they know best. All too often owners have to put up with quite a bit of pitiful howling when they take their feline friends anywhere, which includes quick trips to the vet. Then of course, ther....Read Full Article

Dogs that obsessively lick other dogs
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25th May 2015
“Why does my dog do x-y-z?” Is one of the most common questions from dog owners that observe behaviours from their pet that don’t make any logical sense in human terms, but evidently make perfect sense to the dog! The question becomes even more complex when the behaviour involved is something displayed only by your ow....Read Full Article

Five myths about canine aggression, busted
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25th May 2015
Everyone has at least one story about a really aggressive dog that makes it sound as if said dog was Cujo’s bigger, badder brother, a snarling ball of anger just waiting to savage anyone who passed them by. But canine aggression is complex and multi-dimensional, and often, what we read as aggression is not truly aggressive behavi....Read Full Article

How to Help Puppies and Dogs Suffering from Growing Pains
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23rd May 2015
Very often puppies tend to suffer from growing pains, but it can affect any dog up until they are around 18 months old with larger breeds being more susceptible. Symptoms include lameness and limping with dogs looking uncomfortable on their feet often moving from leg to leg in an attempt to ease the pain. ....Read Full Article

How to Change Your Horse's Feed Safely
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23rd May 2015
There are many reasons why you may need to change your horse's feed. It could be due to a horse having put on too much weight or because they are injured and therefore standing in. It could even be because they are suffering from some sort of illness and totally off their feed, but for whatever reason, when changing a horse's d....Read Full Article

Why Do Dogs Love Rolling in Grass?
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22nd May 2015
At times our canine friends can do the strangest of things which more often than not brings a smile to their owners’ faces. One thing they seem to really enjoy doing is rolling on the grass and will spend minutes savouring the experience whether it's in the garden, in a field or out in the park. They wriggle and squirm on the....Read Full Article

How to Teach Your Puppy Not to Bark
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22nd May 2015
It goes without saying that getting a new puppy is very exciting and the more excitement there is in the home, the more chance a new little friend will want to join in the fun. Some puppies get a bit scared when things get too loud and prefer to hide away until things calm down while others really get too boisterous and what typically ....Read Full Article



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