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3 Beautiful Grey Coated Dog Breeds
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15th October 2018
Dogs come in all shapes and sizes with some having sleek coats and other having curly coats with lots of different textures in-between. Some dogs are easy maintenance when it comes to keeping their coats looking good whereas others are not and as such many of them need to be professionally groomed several times a year to keep things ti....Read Full Article

My vet says my dog has Addison’s disease – what is it?
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15th October 2018
Addison's disease was named after Thomas Addison, who discovered the human version, which we also know as hypoadrenocorticism. It is a very severe excessive hormone imbalance, and in the Animal World, found mainly in dogs. In itself, the signs are non-specific unless the dog has an Addisonian Crisis. If this happens the dog's l....Read Full Article

What pets are great for vegans?
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15th October 2018
Being honest, a vegan can have any pet! The main thing to remember with being a responsible pet owner, vegan or not, is to look after the pet properly and be aware of the Five Welfare Needs. This Pets4Homes article will take a look at the pet choice if a strict vegan lifestyle is being followed and the limitations of the most....Read Full Article

Osteogenesis imperfecta in the Finnish Lapphund dog breed
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15th October 2018
The Finnish Lapphund is a medium-sized dog breed that falls within the Kennel Club’s pastoral group, and whilst dogs of the breed are much more widely kept as pets and companions today, the....Read Full Article

Dog Breeds Prone to Hypothyroidism
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13th October 2018
Hypothyroidism is a health disorder that affects a dog's metabolic function because it negatively impacts their thyroid glands. The result is their hormone production gets interrupted which causes all the problems. There are, in fact, two types of hypothyroidism that dogs can suffer from being primary and secondary. However, there ....Read Full Article

Sharing a Home with a Hound
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13th October 2018
There are many types of hound, whether charming Basset Hounds, lighter boned and taller Basenjis or the graceful and elegant Saluki. But then ther....Read Full Article

Aspiration Pneumonia in Dogs
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12th October 2018
Dogs can suffer from aspiration pneumonia when they inhale fluids and/or foreign bodies into their lungs. It can happen for all sorts of reasons which includes when a dog vomits or when they regurgitate gastric acid from the stomachs. With this said, dogs can develop aspiration pneumonia because they are suffering from some sort of neu....Read Full Article

Why are Black Pugs so Popular?
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12th October 2018
Pugs are an adorable breed that over time have proved to be among the most popular not only in the UK, but elsewhere in the world too. There is a good reason for their popularity, Pugs are delightful characters with clown-like looks and personalities to match. They come in a var....Read Full Article

How to Minimise Your Dog's Shedding
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11th October 2018
Some dogs are low shedders whereas others leave their hair all over the place throughout the year. There are certain breeds that don't shed at all which includes the Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer, a relatively unknown breed in the UK that's building up a fan base. Regular brushing will reduce the amount of hair a dog leaves ar....Read Full Article

Why is my cat's tongue so rough?
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11th October 2018
Cats have amazing tongues and unlike their canine counterparts, they are rough and look quite weird too. A lot of research has been carried out into cats’ tongues and why they are made up the way they are with recent studies showing that a cat’s tongue is that much better at detangled and knotted hair than a hairbrush. ....Read Full Article

How to spot a disease early in an older cat
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11th October 2018
Studies have shown that cats are now living for that much longer than they ever did before which is great news for their owners. It is estimated that the average lifespan of a cat now stands at 15 years whereas in previous years it was only around 11 to 12 years. The problem is that like many other animals, cats are really good at hidi....Read Full Article

Could You Live with a Very Active Dog?
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11th October 2018
Anyone who likes to keep fit and spend as much time in the great outdoors as they possibly can might enjoy sharing a home with a hyper-active canine companion to keep them company. Not everyone would want to share a home with a hyper-active dog because they need to be kept busy both mentally and physically, but for those that do there ....Read Full Article

4 Dog Breeds That Aren’t Barkers
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10th October 2018
All dogs bark, it's one of the ways they communicate with each other and people. Dogs bark for lots of reasons whether it is to let owners know when they want something or when there are strangers about. Some dogs love the sound of their own voices so much they use any excuse to get themselves heard and then there are those that ju....Read Full Article

How to Help Your Dog Through Separation Anxiety
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10th October 2018
Most dogs get super excited when their owners arrive back home from work and it's always nice to be greeted in a loving way by a canine companion. However, some dogs take things a little too far getting so excited that it becomes a nuisance. They jump up, spin around and basically get out of control. When dogs stress out when their....Read Full Article

How to Handle a Dominant Puppy
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10th October 2018
Many owners find it hard to cope with a dominant dog and have real trouble keeping their pets in check whether in the home or when they are out and about in the great outdoors. Dogs are not born "dominant", although some breeds are stronger willed with a tendency to be more domineering than others. The problems usually start ....Read Full Article

Cesky Terrier or Scottish Terrier, how different are the two breeds
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10th October 2018
There are many native breeds in the UK which over time have found a massive fan base in many other countries of the world. One native breed that was used to create another charming dog is the Scottish Terrier and the result was the ....Read Full Article

Should you involve your dog in your Halloween celebrations?
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10th October 2018
At October draws on, many of us look forwards to Halloween with great anticipation, often particularly those of us with children who get very excited about this time of year. Between Halloween decorations, parties, trick or treating, and things that go bump in the night, there is a lot to enjoy at Halloween – and if you....Read Full Article

Recognising the symptoms of stroke in the dog
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10th October 2018
A stroke is a very serious and often sudden in onset health condition that can occur in both people and in other animals like dogs. A stroke is caused when the blood flow to the dog’s brain is compromised, which can lead to a large and diverse number of neurological problems. Strokes in dogs come in two different types,....Read Full Article

Managing your dog when the clocks go back
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9th October 2018
Here in the UK, we are more than used to the clocks changing twice a year to enable us to make the most of the daylight hours, and this means that in spring and autumn respectively, we either gain or lose an hour as we turn the clocks forwards or back in line with the rest of the country. Whilst there is a reasonable amount o....Read Full Article

Ectropion and entropion in the Picardy spaniel dog breed
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9th October 2018
The Picardy spaniel is one of the less well-known spaniel breeds in the UK, but one that is rather more popular in their home country of France, where dogs of the breed have a long recorded history as hunting, pointing and retrieving working dogs as well as pets.....Read Full Article



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