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Cat Breeds that Really Think More Like Dogs
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9th February 2016
There are some amazing cat breeds around these days and some of them are pretty new to the scene. Others have been around for decades becoming popular family pets all over the world. It would be fair to say that many people think of cats and dogs as being arch ene....Read Full Article

The top 5 dog breeds that will make you smile
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8th February 2016
Anyone who owns a dog or spends a reasonable amount of time around dogs will know that they can really boost your mood, make you smile, and cheer you up if you’re feeling a little bit down. There is a very good reason that dogs are commonly used to assist people with disabilities, and it is not just down to the fact that they can....Read Full Article

What to look for when choosing a vet for your cat
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8th February 2016
Owners of dogs and cats are fairly lucky compared to other pet owners when it comes to being able to access local veterinary care for their pets-virtually all clinics in the UK large or small are experienced in caring for our most popular pets, and wherever you live, you probably won’t be far from a vet that can register you!....Read Full Article

Are you a well-trained dog owner?
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6th February 2016
When it comes to training and managing your dog, there are a virtually limitless number of different schools of thought, training manuals and different techniques available, and everyone thinks that the one that they subscribe to is the right one or the best one, regardless of what it is! However, while everyone agrees that d....Read Full Article

What you need to know about ferrets and coat shedding
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6th February 2016
Just like most other furry pets such as cats and dogs, ferrets too shed their coats over time, shedding a small amount of fur over the course of the year and going through larger and more prolific seasonal sheds as well.  A certain degree of coat shedding, particularly in spring and autumn, is totally natural for your pet, but los....Read Full Article

Does Feeding Dry Food to My Dog Help Keep their Teeth in Good Condition?
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4th February 2016
It's important to keep an eye on the condition of your dog's teeth especially as they get older. It's also essential to teach puppies that having their teeth cleaned is not a bad experience, but one that ends with a tasty, albeit healthy reward. If a dog lets you clean their teeth on a regular basis, you'll find they ar....Read Full Article

6 important life skills that mother cats teach their kittens
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4th February 2016
It used to be a common assumption that when a mother cat had successfully weaned her kittens onto solid food, the kittens could be removed from the mother and sent off to their new homes, as they didn’t need anything else from their mum. However, separating the kittens from the mother at six or eight weeks old as used to be the n....Read Full Article

What is Carpal Hyperextension in Dogs?
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1st February 2016
When a dog walks, they do so on the tip of the tips of their toes which is a lot different to how we walk. However, when things go wrong the way a dog walks can often lead to them developing a condition known as hyperextension which sees a collapse in a dog's normal upright stance and it's a problem that needs veterinary attent....Read Full Article

Tips on Keeping Cat Hair Under Control Around the House
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1st February 2016
Sharing a home with a cat is wonderful because they keep you amused for hours with their funny antics when they are not sleeping that is. The trouble is that with all the positives of having a feline friend keep you company there are a few negatives too. One of which is the hair that inevitably gets left around the house, on the furnit....Read Full Article

Why does my Cat Groom themselves so Much?
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1st February 2016
Cats love to be clean and will spend hours grooming themselves. Recent studies of farm cats established that grooming is just as important to them and that they will spend a good percentage of their day making sure their coats are sparkling clean. So it stands to reason that cats living indoors would probably spend longer making sure t....Read Full Article

6 simple ways to save cash when caring for your dog
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31st January 2016
Owning a dog can be an expensive proposition, and when you factor in the lifelong costs including all of the vaccinations, veterinary care and even the bedding and accessories that dogs need, owning a dog and caring for it properly is not something that can really be done on the cheap! That being said, the actual cost of dog ownership ....Read Full Article

Physical changes in male cats after castration
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31st January 2016
If you own a male cat or kitten that you do not intend to breed from, it is important to have them castrated when they are old enough. Castration helps to prevent unwanted sexual behaviours, avoid unwanted litters and remove some potential health and safety risks too, such as testicular cancer in later life, or injuries that can be cau....Read Full Article

How cats use scent to communicate with you and with each other
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29th January 2016
While we usually think of dogs as the animals with the most acute sense of smell, cats too communicate via scent a lot more than we usually think they do, and scent and smell is very important to cats, who like to ensure that everything around them is just so, and smells of them, ideally! In this article we will look at six o....Read Full Article

Can you really retrain an aggressive dog?
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29th January 2016
It is every dog owner’s worst nightmare-their dog inexplicably attacks another dog, bites a person or otherwise displays an unacceptable level of aggression that could potentially be dangerous. Knowing how to cope with this problem and of course, ensure that other dogs and people are protected is something that most dog owners ar....Read Full Article

Tips on How to Walk Your Dog Safely in the Snow
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26th January 2016
Winter can be a lovely time of the year and most dogs love the snow, they get very silly as they run around in it, ploughing their noses through it and basically playing the fool. That's great when you can let them off the lead in the park or when they run around a back garden, but it's important to stay safe when walking your ....Read Full Article

Seven warning signs of illness to watch out for in young puppies
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26th January 2016
If you have bred a litter of puppies from your dog, hopefully you made the decision to do so because your dog is a good quality pedigree breed with plenty of demand from owners for your puppies, knowing that you have made a well thought out and responsible decision to breed means that you can enjoy all of the wonderful parts of seeing ....Read Full Article

Why Does My Puppy Tilt Their Head All the Time?
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25th January 2016
Puppies do some incredibly cute things whether it's sitting there looking as pretty as a picture or trying to pick up their food bowls in their mouths! One of the cutest things they do has to be when they tilt their heads to one side when you call out to them, but with this said all dogs look adorable when they tilt their heads!....Read Full Article

Six health essentials that you should monitor in your kittens first few weeks of life
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25th January 2016
If you are planning to breed from your cat or if for any other reason you find yourself in the position of raising a litter of kittens; perhaps because you unwittingly or willingly adopted a pregnant queen, or are helping to care for a litter of kittens or a lone kitten for any other reason, but it is a big responsibility, however you ....Read Full Article

Would you know if your cat had fleas?
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23rd January 2016
When it comes to fleas, most cat owners are very firm on the idea that their cat does not have fleas and that they would know all about if they did, and anyway, their cat cannot have fleas, because they are treated with a good quality flea treatment product every month-end of story! However, when it comes to fleas, cats and t....Read Full Article

Why are domestic cats frightened of cucumbers?
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23rd January 2016
If you saw the headline of this article and wondered if you had either misread it or if it was some kind of a joke, then the chances are that the current viral video trend of cat owners posting videos of their cats jumping out of their skin at the sight of a cucumber has totally passed you by. If you Google “cat scared ....Read Full Article



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