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Why Exercise is so Important for Rabbits
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28th March 2015
Luckily these days more people are aware that rabbits should not be kept in small cages and that they need lots of space to move around in so they can display their natural behaviour. However, there are more reports of overweight rabbits around than ever before which could be due to many things including them being fed an incorrect die....Read Full Article

Tabby cat colour and pattern genetics
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28th March 2015
Tabby is one of the most common coat patterns for the cat, and is also a catch-all phrase that is usually used to describe a variety of different patterns and markings that all fall under the tabby heading. While at a glance all tabby cats might look fairly similar, in reality, there is a lot of possible variance in the patterning of t....Read Full Article

Some frequently asked questions about canine epilepsy
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28th March 2015
Witnessing your dog undergoing a seizure and later getting a diagnosis from your vet that your dog has epilepsy can be frightening for the dog owner, and as epilepsy is not a widely understood condition, it is one that generates a lot of questions about the condition when diagnosed. While your vet should be your first port of call for ....Read Full Article

How to tell if a dog breeder is a responsible breeder
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26th March 2015
The term “responsible breeder” is one that means different things to different people, and in an ideal world, all dog breeders should breed responsibly and with the best interests of both their own dogs, and dogs as a whole in mind. Buying from a responsible breeder is the first step by the would-be dog owner to being a res....Read Full Article

Why Worming Your Dog is so Important
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25th March 2015
Dogs no matter what breed whether they run around in a back garden or are taken out for walks every day will at some time in their lives pick up intestinal worms. Although it's not a very pleasant subject, it's important to know a little bit about this problem so you know how to deal with things to make life more comfortable fo....Read Full Article

4 Questions Dog Owners Frequently Ask
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25th March 2015
Dogs are glorious creatures that come in all shapes and sizes and each one of them boasts their very own unique character. Some dogs need loads of grooming and some are much easier maintenance. Some breeds that boast high prey drives whereas others are quite happy to lounge around on a sofa all day. However, the one constant among our ....Read Full Article

Schipperke dog hereditary health and longevity
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24th March 2015
The schipperke is a Dutch dog breed that is classed as a small sheepdog, and also falls within the spitz dog grouping. They are a small breed, with males standing up to 13.2” tall at the withers and weighing between 7-20lb, with females being sligh....Read Full Article

Five of the best Irish dog breeds
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23rd March 2015
March is here once again, and of course in March comes St. Patrick’s day, the day that people all over the world celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. With this in mind, we’ve selected five of the best Irish breeds of dog that you might not even have known were Irish, or may be considering buying! ....Read Full Article

Making a Walk in the Park Playtime for Your Dog
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22nd March 2015
We all know how excited dogs get when they know they are about to be taken out for a walk and as long as they are well-behaved on their leads, it can be as much fun for their owners as it is for them. If you take your dog to the park on a regular basis, it provides the perfect environment for some playtime. The bonus is it will reinfor....Read Full Article

Should I Give My Horse Electrolytes?
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22nd March 2015
As the weather warms up, it's that time of the year when people start to put their horses through their paces in preparation for the showing and competing season. It's when owners start thinking about adding an electrolyte supplement to their horse's feed to help maintain performance and studies have shown that this is esse....Read Full Article

Is it Safe to Vaccinate a Cat?
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22nd March 2015
Over the last few years there's been a lot of talk about whether it is safe to vaccinate cats because of the reactions it can trigger in our pets. In order for a vaccine to work they must stimulate a cat's own immune system to protect them from certain diseases and they do this by injecting a similar agent as the disease itself....Read Full Article

Fencing options for homes with dogs
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22nd March 2015
If you own a dog, one of your responsibilities as a dog owner is to ensure that your dog does not become a pest to your neighbours, such as by allowing your dog to roam freely or impinge upon your neighbour’s property. It is your responsibility as a dog owner to keep your dog in, and the onus is not on other people to keep your d....Read Full Article

How to proceed if your pedigree dog is diagnosed with a hereditary health condition
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21st March 2015
The health of any given dog is in many ways a type of lottery, and there are no firm guarantees that any healthy puppy that you buy now will remain in good health for the duration of their life. However, the common and testable hereditary conditions that may present within each pedigree breed are more of a known factor, and The Kennel ....Read Full Article

Hereditary health and longevity of the smooth collie dog breed
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21st March 2015
The smooth collie is the short-coated equivalent of the rough collie dog breed, and like the rough collie, was also bred and produced as a working herding dog, and is such is a very lively, intelligent and active breed that requires a lot of entertainm....Read Full Article

What causes cholesterol deposits in the eye of the dog?
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21st March 2015
Cholesterol deposits in the eye of the dog appear in the form of white to grey spots that are oval or round in shape, and generally opaque. They are caused by an accumulation of lipids or fatty deposits in the cornea of the eye, made of cholesterol and the various proteins and chemical compounds that create cholesterol. Cholesterol dep....Read Full Article

How do Cats Get FIP?
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21st March 2015
Sadly, feline infectious peritonitis is a very difficult disease to both diagnose and treat and even indoor cats that have been fully vaccinated can develop the condition. To a certain degree most cats will carry this nasty virus because they will have come into contact with it at some point in their lives. The main reason some of our ....Read Full Article

Shih Tzu dog hereditary health and health testing
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18th March 2015
The Shih Tzu dog is a small and very popular toy dog breed that originated in Tibet, and that has a distinctive long and flowing coat that is often tied in a ponytail on the head to keep the hair from obscuring the dog’s eyes. The Shih Tzu can stand u....Read Full Article

Avoiding hereditary health problems when breeding pedigree dogs
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18th March 2015
The UK is a nation of dog lovers, and while the cat is the most widely owned domestic pet, the dog comes in a very close second! While many people love mutts and mongrels of all types and are not overly fussy about owning a registered pedigree, many more dog lovers are particularly fond of a particular type of dog, from a set pedigree ....Read Full Article

Shetland sheepdog hereditary health and health testing
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17th March 2015
The Shetland sheepdog is also sometimes referred to as the “Sheltie,” and is a small to medium sized dog that is classed as a working herding breed. They are lively, energetic dogs that are prone to being excitable, which, when channell....Read Full Article

3 Easy Ways to Cure Your Cat's Boredom
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17th March 2015
It goes without saying that not letting a cat go outside means you keep them nice and safe. Studies have also shown that indoor cats tend to live that much longer simply because they are far less likely to pick up any nasty infectious diseases or suffer any form of traumatic injury. Naturally, it also means that wildbirds and small rod....Read Full Article



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