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Five universal personality traits of the Hungarian Vizsla
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4th July 2015
The Hungarian Vizsla is a beautiful red-coated dog of the pointer type, which up until a couple of decades ago, was relatively unknown outside of their home country of Hungary. However, the breed today is ever growing in popularity worldwide and par....Read Full Article

Ten ways to puppy-proof your home
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4th July 2015
If you’re getting a new puppy, before you bring them home you should take a critical view of your house with the safety and comfort of your new dog in mind. This means that you may need to make some changes to your home in order to make things suitable for your pup, even if you already own an adult dog. Puppy proofing y....Read Full Article

Seven top tips for kennel boarding a dog that suffers from separation anxiety
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4th July 2015
If your dog suffers from separation anxiety, this can make life more challenging and complicated for both you and your dog, as well as more stressful! A dog that is acutely unhappy with being left alone may well get on just fine when in a boarding kennels, as there are other dogs around and plenty to keep their minds occupied, includin....Read Full Article

Summer safety tips - Your dog and your paddling pool
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3rd July 2015
When the weather hots up during the summer months, man and beast alike tends to head for shaded areas and water to cool down and regulate their body temperature. This means that many of us will set up a paddling pool or even a larger pool in the garden during the summer, which can be great fun for adults, kids and dogs as well. However....Read Full Article

Chemicals that are Extremely Harmful to Pet Birds
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3rd July 2015
Sharing a home with a bird can be extremely entertaining, as pets they bring lots of pleasure into their owner's lives. Some species boast extremely long life spans so owning one is a huge long-term commitment. Taking good care of birds requires time and dedication which means doing quite a bit of research before deciding on what t....Read Full Article

Tips of How to Teach Pet Birds to Repeat Nice Things
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3rd July 2015
Birds make great pets especially if they can be taught to say a few words although just because a feathered friend can repeat something they've learned should not be a reason to share a home with one. With this said, birds are very entertaining characters when they start to speak or sing, although they can be the cause of a bit of ....Read Full Article

Are Dogs Really Smarter than Cats?
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3rd July 2015
If you're an animal lover, the chances are you like cats, dogs, guinea pigs and all sorts of other pets. You may even share your home with a few of them. However, the debate over whether our canine friends are smarter than their feline counterparts goes on as vigorously as ever with dog lovers saying their pets must be more intelli....Read Full Article

Can Dogs Eat Cat Food Long-term?
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3rd July 2015
If you share a home with a dog and a cat, the chances are that on the odd occasion you run out of dog food and give them a can of cat food instead. If the truth be known it would do them no harm to have a little taste of cat food on the odd occasion. However, a dog's nutritional needs are a lot different to that of their feline cou....Read Full Article

Do Older Horses need to be Vaccinated and Wormed?
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3rd July 2015
More horses live for longer than ever before all thanks to a better understanding of their nutritional needs, advancements in veterinary medicines and how to treat certain common conditions successfully. As a result, researchers are always keen to find out how best to keep horses in good health during their golden years which not only ....Read Full Article

Making Sure Horse's Hooves are in Good Condition this Season
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3rd July 2015
Keeping a horse's hooves in good condition is essential and knowing what type of nutrients are needed to ensure they stay healthy means taking a close look at your horse's diet. You need to make sure a horse is getting everything needed to keep all the connective tissues, cartilage, bone and nerves that make up hooves so they s....Read Full Article

Playful Breeds of Dogs
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2nd July 2015
Every dog has their own unique personality which makes them all special and it's their playfulness that often makes them so endearing. However, it would be fair to say some breeds are a little more playful than some of the quieter and more laid back breeds. This is not to say that all dogs can't have their “mad” mom....Read Full Article

When Cats Need Emergency Veterinary Treatment
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2nd July 2015
Cats tend to hide the fact they are sick because of their instinct to protect themselves when they are feeling vulnerable. Very often the signs they are ill are so subtle it makes it hard to pick up on the fact something is wrong and even vets find it difficult to diagnose a condition before recommending a treatment. However, when an e....Read Full Article

How to Feed a Dog after a Bout of the Runs
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2nd July 2015
Anyone who owns a dog knows their pet likes nothing better than when they find something really disgusting to eat or roll in and it's many a pet owner who has had to drive home after a walk with all the windows down in the car just to survive a trip back home. You can give your dog a bath when they have rolled in something smelly, ....Read Full Article

Skin Problems that Make it Hard to Tack up a Horse
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2nd July 2015
Riding in a saddle that fits a horse correctly is of paramount importance, but things like a sore or an injury on their back, withers and around the girth that can make life extremely uncomfortable which means putting a saddle on their back would be out of the question. Recognising there may be a problem brewing before you tack up can ....Read Full Article

Omega 3 Supplements Can Benefit Horses with Lower Respiratory Diseases
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2nd July 2015
Respiratory problems and in particular lower airway diseases are all too common in horses which can be put down to them spending more time stabled in a dusty environment. However, dusty feed can contribute to the problem too which means ensuring hay and bedding is as dust-free as possible when horses need to stand in. ....Read Full Article

What Determines Whether a Dog is being Good or Bad?
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2nd July 2015
Some dogs have amazing recall whereas others do not react instantly when owners call them back. However, they do respond to the command just not as quickly, so does this mean they are being “bad” dogs? The answer is that it really depends on their owners, the circumstances they find themselves in and what is expected of the....Read Full Article

How to Keep Your Dogs Nail's Nicely Trimmed
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2nd July 2015
Dogs usually wear their nails naturally just by running around. However, some dogs don't or certain claws get too long because of the way they walk. Older dogs don't tend to move around quite as energetically as they used to and as a result their nails grow too long which means you may need to regularly trim them to a good leng....Read Full Article

Anything Sugar-Free Could be Deadly for Your Dog
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2nd July 2015
Lots of people like to eat things that are sugar-free because as everyone knows, sugar is not only bad for teeth, but for your general health too. However, most sugar-free foods contain xylitol which is extremely dangerous to dogs if their ingest it. It only takes a very small amount for a dog to get very ill and it could even prove fa....Read Full Article

What to do When Your Cat Goes off their Food
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2nd July 2015
It can be extremely worrying when a cat goes off their food and you can't even tempt them to take a mouthful of a favourite treat. The thing about our feline friends is they cannot go for very long without eating because they are “designed” to eat little and often throughout a twenty four hour period. When they miss a m....Read Full Article

Five advantages of owning two or more dogs
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2nd July 2015
Many people who own one dog or are considering buying a dog often wonder how much hassle it would really be to get two dogs, or even three, and while it is certainly true that more than one dog means more time commitment, financial costs and general care needs, there are also a range of advantages to owning more than one dog, and keepi....Read Full Article



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