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Tibetan terrier hereditary health and longevity
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31st March 2015
The Tibetan terrier is a medium sized dog breed which, as the name suggests, hails from Tibet. However, the second part of their name is something of a misnomer, as they are not....Read Full Article

Recurrent conjunctivitis in dogs, and how to prevent it
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31st March 2015
Conjunctivitis is a condition of the eye that a whole range of animals can be prone to, including cats, dogs and people. Some dogs seem to have particularly sensitive eyes and be more prone to developing problems such as conjunctivitis than others, and suffer from recurrent flare-ups of the condition throughout their lives. Conjunctivi....Read Full Article

Milk Thistle and Laminitis in Horses
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31st March 2015
With the spring grasses comes a lot of headaches for owners who know their horses are prone to suffer from laminitis. It can be really frustrating when a horse shows the symptoms of this painful and debilitating disease because it's such a hard condition to manage and treat. The problem is ....Read Full Article

Bathing a cat with as little trauma as possible
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30th March 2015
While dogs tend to need the occasional bath to keep them sweet smelling and in good condition, cats are very clean animals that do not, as a general rule need bathing. Cats certainly shouldn’t be bathed regularly or for no good reason, and many cats will live out their whole lives without ever needing to have to suffer through a ....Read Full Article

Five breeds of dog that can live happily with cats
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30th March 2015
While dogs are hugely popular as pets, cats still outrank dogs by a touch as the most commonly owned pet in the UK, and of course, many people own both a cat and a dog, enjoying the best of both worlds! However, getting a dog to join your cat or bringing a cat into a home with an existing dog can be challenging, as many dogs view cats ....Read Full Article

Staffordshire bull terrier hereditary health and longevity
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30th March 2015
The Staffordshire bull terrier or “Staffy” is one of the most popular breeds of dog in the UK, with pedigree dogs of the breed consistently making the top ten lists, and many times more non-pedigree dogs of the Staffy type and c....Read Full Article

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Cats Explained
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30th March 2015
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats can be very distressing because all too often the prognosis is never thought to be that good. Most of the time when a cat is diagnosed with the condition they only have anything from 6 months to a year although a few cats succumb a lot sooner. However, with this said the earlier HCM is correctly diag....Read Full Article

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



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