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Five popular cat breeds from America
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27th April 2015
Some of the breeds of cat that originate in the USA are fairly obvious, as they have the name of their country or state of origin in their name, such as is the case with the American shorthair. Others are not as easy to spot, but the USA is in fact the point of origin for several breeds of cat, many of which are very popular over here ....Read Full Article

Six ways to tell if your dog food is worth the price you pay
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27th April 2015
Dog food is one of those products that is readily available to buy from a huge range of places, such as supermarkets, online, specialist pet retailers, and even your vet. It is also big business, with a lot of competition for market share, and a huge range of options available at every stage of the price spectrum when it comes to makin....Read Full Article

13 Amazing Breeds of Fancy Pigeons
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27th April 2015
For decades people have been keeping pigeons whether to show or race and we are all familiar with what these birds commonly look like. However, there are lots of really fancy pigeons on the planet, some of which are quite stunning and bizarre looking. For centuries breeders have gone to great lengths to produce these extraordinary bird....Read Full Article

Five ways to make life easier for your dog with allergies this summer
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27th April 2015
As the weather starts to get warmer, this can indicate many changes for dogs that are prone to skin problems. For dogs that tend to be sensitive to developing dry and flaky skin, the warmer weather and turning off the heating in the house can often help with their symptoms, for instance. However, for dogs that are prone to seasonal all....Read Full Article

Considerations when feeding a dog with EPI
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27th April 2015
EPI or exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is a serious condition that causes your dog to be unable to turn the nutrients in their foods into the fuel needed for life, leading to them passing back out through the body in the stools, virtually undigested. The condition is also referred to as maldigestion syndrome, and ultimately can led t....Read Full Article

Twenty five fun and interesting facts about budgies
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26th April 2015
Budgies or budgerigars are among the most popular pet birds kept in the UK, and most of us know at least one person who keeps a couple at home! If you are considering a pet bird but do not have the time, space or budget for a larger bird such as a parrot, or if you are s....Read Full Article

How to Assess the Conformation of a Horse
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26th April 2015
Horse lovers are always keen to assess their mount's conformation which is particularly true when they are thinking about buying a new horse. However, it's important to know what to look for and what good conformation actually entails. When buying a horse, having them vetted is essentia....Read Full Article

The Difference between an American Spaniel and an English Cocker
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25th April 2015
Cocker Spaniels are renowned for being great dogs to have around. They have such wonderfully kind natures and tend to act like real clowns and for decades these charming canines have been popular family pets and working dogs. There are many types of spaniel around, but the most well known has to be the Cocker although, the American Spa....Read Full Article

The Difference Between a British and American Shorthair Cat
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24th April 2015
Although they share the same ancestry, British and American Shorthair cats are today quite different breeds both to look at and in their dispositions. These lovely cats were first introduced to the British Isles by the Romans when they ruled most of these lands. It was only much later that the breed was taken across the Atlantic. Over ....Read Full Article

Whippet hereditary health and health testing
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24th April 2015
The whippet is a medium sized dog from the sighthound grouping, which is lean, lithe and leggy! They originate from the UK and share a strong resemblance to greyhounds, to whom they are closely related. The first dogs that later became the whippet breed wer....Read Full Article

How Cats Learn Things
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24th April 2015
Cats are glorious creatures, independent yet affectionate and loyal characters that are fun to be around. However, knowing how cats actually learn things can really help you understand your feline companion which not only benefits your relationship with them, but it makes taking care of them that much easier too. ....Read Full Article

Horse Nutrition - The Basics
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23rd April 2015
With the show season here, it's time to take a look at just what you are feeding your horse because a well-balanced diet means a happier and healthier horse for the months to come. The first thing you need to assess is your horse's body condition and to do this you would need establish whether they are carrying the right amount....Read Full Article

Pembroke Welsh corgi hereditary health and longevity
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23rd April 2015
The Pembroke Welsh corgi is one of two corgi breeds that of course, both originate from Wales. While the two breeds (the Pembroke and the Cardigan respectively) are often simply grouped under the same heading of “Corgi,” the two types are act....Read Full Article

Cardigan Welsh corgi hereditary health and health testing
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23rd April 2015
The Cardigan Welsh corgi is a small, compact native British breed that originates from the historic county of Cardigan in Wales, and was historically used as a working, herding dog for use with sheep. Often just referred to as the corgi rather than by th....Read Full Article

Going camping with your dog - Some things to bear in mind
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23rd April 2015
Summer is fast approaching, and for dog owners, this usually means there are many more opportunities to get out there and find things to do in the great outdoors with our dogs! Camping is just one of these, and a camping holiday with your dog can be a great way to involve them in your family holiday, and allow you to explore new places....Read Full Article

Five common myths and misconceptions about cat and dog rehoming centres
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22nd April 2015
A great many of us came by our beloved pet by adopting them from a rehoming shelter, and this is a great way to give an animal in need a new home while also potentially saving a lot of cash on the purchase price of a pet. Pet rehoming shelters are all voluntary and/or charity organisations that receive no government funding or formal s....Read Full Article

Eighteen interesting facts about chickens
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22nd April 2015
Many people aspire to keeping a few chickens in their garden or smallholding, and enjoying the benefits of a supply of fresh eggs on demand! People that do keep chickens are all too aware that each bird has their own unique personality and set of behaviours, ranging from a best friend to a favourite place to roost for the night. ....Read Full Article

Yorkshire terrier health testing and genetic diversity
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22nd April 2015
The Yorkshire terrier is one of the most popular and widely owned small dog breeds in the UK, and although these diminutive little dogs are today most widely kept as lapdogs and pets, they actually have a distinguished working history! Originally b....Read Full Article

The six Scottish breeds of terrier
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21st April 2015
Scotland boasts being the country of origin for almost 20 dog breeds, of which most are extant to this day. As well as being the ancestral home of four separate breeds of collie, Scotland is also the country of origin of six different terrier breeds too, and we will take a quick look at each of these within this article. ....Read Full Article

Cockatoos: The Most Affectionate Parrots on the Planet
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21st April 2015
There are some truly beautiful parrots on the planet, some small and some very large and quite intimidating birds. If you are new to the world of parrots, but are seriously thinking about sharing your home with a feathered friend, there are certain species which are known to be a lot more people-friendly than others, one of which is th....Read Full Article



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