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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

How to Help Your Cat When They Lose a Limb
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22nd May 2015
They say that cats have nine lives and although a bit of a myth, our feline friends are known to be pretty resilient creatures. Cats are very capable of adapting to life even though they lose one of their limbs although it takes them a little time. Our feline friends are clever, they are very adept at finding ways to compensate which m....Read Full Article

Nutrient Deficiencies Commonly Seen in Horses
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22nd May 2015
Horses tend to come in after the winter months carrying less condition especially if they've been living out. Luckily, once they are back in work and being fed good quality hay and hard feed, they soon start to put it back on. However, if you compete then you should get too complacent about things because although the majority of c....Read Full Article

Dogs and Superbugs
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22nd May 2015
There are times when our dogs need to be taken to the vet whether it's for a check-up or because they are developing a condition that needs to be investigated. The chances are your pet might have to be given a course of antibiotics in order to fight off an infection and just as in humans, it's essential for the course of medica....Read Full Article

Ten tips on caring for a pregnant cat
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22nd May 2015
If your female cat is pregnant, hopefully this has happened as the result of a planned mating with a good quality sire, with the intention of producing healthy pedigree kittens that will be in demand with responsible owners. If this does not sound like your cat and your plan, have your cat spayed before they breed indiscriminately and ....Read Full Article

When can female cats fall pregnant?
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22nd May 2015
If you own a female cat that you do not intend to use for breeding, the responsible choice to make is to have your cat spayed as soon as they are old enough to safely undergo the procedure. If you are considering breeding from your cat, this is not a decision to be entered into lightly, and you should consider a whole variety of factor....Read Full Article

How to Deal with Hairballs in Dogs
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21st May 2015
Most people know that hairballs can be a common problem seen in cats which can lead to a real health issue. However, although quite rare, dogs too can suffer from them. Hairballs develop for various reasons and when it happens, it can be quite frightening simply because owners don't expect their pets to get them. So why do dogs and....Read Full Article

Is your dog scared of going outside?
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21st May 2015
Most dogs are only too keen to get out of the house at every opportunity, and many dogs not only pick up the meaning of the word “walk” and the activity that surrounds getting their lead, but often, sometimes seem to know instinctively just by how you put your newspaper down or how you look at them that they’re going ....Read Full Article

Your responsibilities when buying a puppy
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20th May 2015
So you’ve decided that you want to buy a puppy. But before you rush off and start phoning around, pause for a moment. Buying a puppy isn’t like getting a new coat or haircut; it has long term, serious implications for both you, your family, the puppy itself, and dogs in general. Don’t jump into a purchase wi....Read Full Article

Detangling matted dog fur without clipping it
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20th May 2015
Some breeds of dog have very short, single layered fur that is not prone to becoming tangled or matted, and may not even need brushing at all. However, most breeds and types of dogs can benefit from occasional brushing and grooming, and for some breeds and types o....Read Full Article

Recognising heatstroke in dogs early on
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20th May 2015
Every summer in the UK, hundreds of dogs from all across the country need to make an emergency trip to the vets, due to falling ill with heatstroke in the hot weather. Heatstroke can be fast in onset and also potentially serious, but it is also entirely preventable with vigilance, and by taking a few steps to ensure your dog’s sa....Read Full Article

First-Aid Kits for Dogs - Must Have Items
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20th May 2015
You never know when a dog might injure themselves especially if you share your home with an ultra energetic character and one that loves cavorting around when out on a walk in a park or countryside. Having a well stocked first-aid kit to hand makes things a lot less stressful when anything does happen. It means you can treat a minor wo....Read Full Article

What to do if You Suspect a Dog is Being Mistreated
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20th May 2015
Most people who own dogs find it extremely hard to understand why anyone would want to hurt or mistreat a canine friend. It's even harder to fathom why somebody might want to do this intentionally let alone though ignorance and negligence. Sadly, it does happen and all too often, dogs have to be rescued from some of the most awful ....Read Full Article

How long does the Parvovirus remain in the environment?
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20th May 2015
Parvo or Parvovirus is a highly contagious canine condition that spreads very quickly among dogs that have not been vaccinated against it, and which is fatal in young puppies in up to 80% of cases. Parvo can be dangerous for adult dogs too, but generally, adult....Read Full Article

Ten treatment options to keep your dog free of fleas
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18th May 2015
Fleas are an annoying problem that all dog owners are aware of, and most dogs will get the occasional itch from an uninvited passenger! Fleas can be challenging to fully eradicate, particularly if they have also infested your home, but you should not consider fleas to be a natural side effect of dog ownership, and just something that y....Read Full Article

Keeping Children Safe Around Dogs
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18th May 2015
It goes without saying that sharing a home with a pet, whether it's a dog, cat or other small animal is incredibly rewarding for both adults and children. For the kids it's a great way for them to learn about responsibility at a young age. However, it's important for children to have a positive experience when they are arou....Read Full Article

Reasons for why dogs might not urinate after surgery
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18th May 2015
Most dogs will go through at least one surgical procedure in their lives, being their spay or neuter surgery respectively. As well as this, many dogs will of course need to have surgery for a health problem or injury at some point, and as well as the critical period of the surgery itself, how well your dog recovers from it is something....Read Full Article



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