Search or browse 2,212 pet advice articles on pet health, pet care and pet behaviour. The Pets4Homes site aims to provide the most informative and useful pet advice and pet care articles and information on all types of pets, from dogs and cats to rabbits and reptiles. Our articles are written by qualified veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, breeders and other writers who have a passion for pets.



24th October 2014
Dogs lick their lips for a whole range of reasons, and often, they are much the same ones behind why we as people might do the same, such as due to a dry mouth, something stuck in their teeth, or because they are tasting something they have eaten! However, if your dog appears to be constantly licking their lips, drooling a lot and deve....Read Full Article

24th October 2014
Dwarf hamsters are fun, cute, and interesting little animals that make great pets. They are easy to look after and inexpensive, making them a popular choice within the small animal owner’s community. Keeping your dwarf hamsters healthy and happy should be your top priority, so here are 10 of the best tips to help you on your way:....Read Full Article

24th October 2014
Hamsters make great pets for people of all ages, and it can be very rewarding to form a strong bond with one another. Training your hamster to do certain tricks is a great way to form a better friendship and level of trust. Be prepared however, it does take some patience and every hamster has its own personality. Some will respond and ....Read Full Article

24th October 2014
Hamsters can be aggressive towards each other sometimes and it can be distressing for them and the owner. While there is always a root cause, you will not always be able to resolve it without separating them. If you have Syrian Hamsters, you will need to separate them at around four weeks old into male and female cages as they are noto....Read Full Article

24th October 2014
1.  Confirm Anxiety In order to help an anxious dog, you first need to be absolutely sure that he is indeed anxious, and that any unusual behaviour is not manifesting as a result of a medical problem such as neurological or thyroid disease. Although a trip to the vet can be stress inducing in itself, it is very importa....Read Full Article

24th October 2014
1.  What exactly is the mismate injection? The mismate injection is also known as misalliance treatment. It is an antiprogestagenic drug which is licenced for the prevention of unwanted pregnancy in bitches. It simulates the structure and competes for progesterone receptors in the uterus. Subsequently, when these recep....Read Full Article

24th October 2014
Genetics is the science of animal heredity and the study of how traits and characteristics are transmitted from generation to generation. It is a complex subject, but a good understanding by breeders is important as the correct knowledge may help prevent the breeding of unsuitable animals and unhealthy offspring.   ....Read Full Article

23rd October 2014
Keeping geese is becoming more popular than ever and as long as you have enough outdoor space, they not only make wonderful guard dogs, but they can help keep grass under control without making a mess of it too. If you are new to keeping these large birds, the good news is that they are relatively healthy birds which don't suffer f....Read Full Article

23rd October 2014
If you are planning to adopt a guinea pig, and are wondering what they eat, or already have a guinea pig and are wondering the same thing - this article will come in handy. I have compiled a list covering most of the foods that are safe, and not safe for guinea pigs to eat. It is not completely exhaustive, so be wary of untested foods.....Read Full Article

22nd October 2014
1.  If you are not intending to responsibly breed from your bitch, four advantages of getting her spayed are: Avoidance of accidental pregnancy and a litter that may be difficult to find homes for Avoidance of false pregnancy Prevention of a very serious bacterial infection of the womb calle....Read Full Article

22nd October 2014
1.  Suitably Sized Accommodation Make sure your snake’s vivarium is of a suitable size. Corn snakes continue to grow throughout their life-span (about 20 years), and can reach up to 1.5 metres long. They grow rapidly when young, and can often mea....Read Full Article

22nd October 2014
Turkeys are pretty impressive looking birds but they can be great fun to have around if you have enough space to keep them in. The other thing you need to bear in mind is that even when kept as pets, turkeys are still considered to be livestock by local councils and therefore you might not be allowed to keep them if you live in town.....Read Full Article

22nd October 2014
Gerbils are generally healthy animals overall, if you do everything you need to do to look after them it is unlikely you will ever have a sick gerbil. However, there are a number of illnesses and disease that gerbil owners should be aware of. Not just to help with noticing any problems, but with preventing and curing them effectively. ....Read Full Article

22nd October 2014
In an ideal world, puppies should not be taken away from their litters until they are eight to twelve weeks old. The reason being that it allows them the right amount of time to learn all about other dogs yet they are still young enough to experience lots of positive interaction with people when they eventually go to their new homes. I....Read Full Article

22nd October 2014
Lots of people keep ferrets as house pets which is hardly surprising because they are such fun little animals to have around. They are the ideal pet for people who have nine to five jobs too because these furry little friends sleep most of the day and wake up in the evening....Read Full Article

21st October 2014
If you own a dog then of course it is because you love them and want to do the very best for them, which involves taking care of all of their needs. As well as the obvious things like the need for food, water and shelter, there are lots of intangibles that need to be taken care of as well, including good training, proper socialisation,....Read Full Article

20th October 2014
As any cat owner knows, having a feline friend around can be very entertaining. Cats are wonderful companions and in time, they definitely know how to get the best out of their owners. As a real bonus, if you have a mouse problem, a cat will soon sort this out for you. If you are thinking about sharing your life and your home with a pu....Read Full Article

20th October 2014
Keeping bantam ducks safe and comfortable during the cold winter months involves a bit of planning. There are some gorgeous breeds out there to choose from including Call Ducks and East Indies, both of which are adorable breeds full of personality and character.  The great thing about keeping bantam ducks is they don't need a ....Read Full Article

19th October 2014
1.  In order to help an anxious cat, you first need to be absolutely sure that she is indeed anxious, and that any unusual behaviour is not manifesting as a result of pain. Although a trip to the vet can be stress inducing in itself, it is very important to rule out medical conditions because the symptoms of anxiety can be very si....Read Full Article

19th October 2014
What is Beagle Pain Syndrome? Beagle pain syndrome is a rare condition also known as juvenile polyarteritis, steroid responsive meningitis arteritis (SRMA), necrotising vasculitis, polyarteritis syndrome, cortico-responsive meningitis, meningoencephalomyelitis, aseptic suppurative meningitis and sterile purulent meningitis.....Read Full Article



Page 1 of 111 Pages    « Previous 1 2 3 4 5 ... 111 Next »


AboutContactTermsPrivacyWrite For UsLink to UsBannersAdvertising
 
© Copyright - www.Pets4Homes.co.uk (2005 - 2014)
Other pet websites sites we operate    |Pet Forums|PetsLocally