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Five universal personality traits of the Ragdoll cat
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6th July 2015
The Ragdoll cat is a large, fluffy longhaired breed that came about almost by accident, when a longhaired white cat of unknown breeding was mated to a non-pedigree Persian cat, producing a litter of unusually laid-back kittens that were incredibly placid an....Read Full Article

Antihistamines for canine allergies
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6th July 2015
If your dog is prone to allergies that make them generally uncomfortable, producing symptoms such as dry, itchy skin, runny eyes and other forms of discomfort, you will need to work with your vet to establish what it is that your dog may be allergic to, and the best way to go about sorting things out. Finding the root cause o....Read Full Article

Five different types of veterinary specialists
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6th July 2015
When you take your pet along to the vet, your first call will be a local clinic that is a general purpose practice, in a way comparable to your GP’s surgery in terms of the general purpose services that the clinic offers. However, unlike most GP surgeries, the average veterinary clinic provides a much greater range of services de....Read Full Article

Should you be concerned about tumours and your aging dog?
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6th July 2015
As your dog reaches maturity and eventually, old age, they are exponentially more likely to fall prone to various health problems and age-related degenerations, both mental and physical, which are all part of the body’s natural, gradual slow down towards the end of their lives. One issue that owners of elderly dogs ofte....Read Full Article

4 Lovely Nordic Dogs That Make Perfect Companions
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6th July 2015
There are many handsome dogs in the world whether they are small, medium or large, tall, short or long with smooth coats, long flowing ones or wonderfully shaggy tresses. There's a dog out there you won't be able to resist falling in love with. Below is a list of the “not so usual” canines which have over recent tim....Read Full Article

The Difference between a Bearded Collie and a Polish Lowland Sheepdog
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6th July 2015
There are many lovely dogs on the planet with some of them boasting quite unique looks. However, a few breeds are quite similar looking which includes the Polish Owczarek Nizinny otherwise known as the Polish Lowland Sheepdog, and the better known lovely ....Read Full Article

Training the Alaskan malamute successfully
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6th July 2015
The Alaskan malamute is one of several sled dog breeds, a grouping that also includes the more commonly seen Siberian husky, a breed that is often confused with the malamute although there are significant differences between the two! The malamute is....Read Full Article

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



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