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All about Laminitis in Horses
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22nd February 2018
Spring is just around the corner and before we know it, the sun will be out and the grass growing like mad.  This is the time of year when some owners’ thoughts turn to laminitis which is associated with the sweet grass of spring. What is laminitis? Laminitis is named after the laminae in the hoof. ....Read Full Article

Junctional epidermolysis bullosa in the German shorthaired pointer
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21st February 2018
Junctional epidermolysis bullosa is an inherited health condition that poses a risk to certain bloodlines of dogs of the German shorthaired pointer breed, which causes blistering of the dog’s skin and mucous membranes. This is of course bo....Read Full Article

Oxalate nephropathy in Tibetan Terriers
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20th February 2018
Many dog breeds can suffer from urinary and kidney stones with both male and female dogs being just as risk. With this said in most cases the calcium oxalate uroliths are what is referred to as nephroliths which in short, means they develop in a dog’s kidneys. Research has al....Read Full Article

Six interesting things you probably didn’t know about your dog’s nose
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20th February 2018
The dog’s most acute sense is their sense of smell, and this is the sense that they rely upon above all others – unlike us humans, who generally rely upon sight first and sound second. All dog owners know that a dog’s sense of smell is much better than ours, and that dogs can smell things that are much fainter and fur....Read Full Article

Multifocal chorioretinal lesions in the Borzoi explained
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19th February 2018
One eye disorder that affects one breed, namely the Borzoi is a condition known as idiopathic retinopathy. The disorder can affect one or both eyes and it manifests itself by causing multifocal chorioretinal lesions in a dog’s eyes. Idiopathic retinopathy is a non-prog....Read Full Article

How can you tell if your dog’s coat is healthy and at its best?
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19th February 2018
When we think of a healthy dog coat, we tend to think of the long, shiny and glossy locks of breeds like the Irish setter or Afghan hound, both of which are highly distinctive and always turn heads tha....Read Full Article

What breeds of dog have the loudest bark?
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19th February 2018
Dogs tend to be fairly vocal animals as a whole, with a wide range of different sounds at their disposal including whines, howls, yaps, and of course, barks. Owning a dog that barks all the time or that tends to leap up and make a big fuss as soon as someone walks past your house or makes a noise can become rather wearing (for you and ....Read Full Article

Using weed killer and pesticides safely in a garden your dog uses
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16th February 2018
Dogs can be very hard on gardens, tracking worn paths through the grass, digging up flower beds, pooping, and generally leaving a mess! However, if you want to maintain a nice garden whilst also allowing your dog to use it, this probably means that you spend some time tackling common garden problems like pests and weeds – and the....Read Full Article

Lorinery –  Horse Bits and Bitting
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15th February 2018
Lorinery is mainly used to refer to bits and the metals that they are made from although it does have a broader context and a Loriner is actually someone who makes the metalwork for all parts of the horse’s tack and harness including the saddle tree.  There still exists today the Worshipful Company of Loriners, a livery comp....Read Full Article

What to do if your dog’s claw bleeds when you trim their nails
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14th February 2018
Not all dogs need their claws trimmed – dogs that are very active and that walk a lot, particularly on hard surfaces, wear their claws down naturally, which keeps them at an appropriate length. However, if your dog’s nails don’t naturally wear down through activity, they will need trimming from time to time to keep th....Read Full Article

History of the Selkirk Rex Cat
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14th February 2018
The Selkirk Rex is a fairly recently developed breed, the first example of it only having only been found in 1987.  So does it really have a history, you might ask.  Well yes, it does.  It is gradually becoming better known, with many people falling for t....Read Full Article

Ten Health Benefits of Cat Ownership
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14th February 2018
It's official – cat ownership is good for you!  There are a number of health benefits of cat ownership, some of which have been scientifically proved, while others have long been known about by those who love cats. Let us take a look at some of them... 1. Cat owners have healthier hearts A study in ....Read Full Article

What Should Horse Owners be Prepared for this Spring
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12th February 2018
Spring is lurking just around the corner although it is rather hard to believe with the current miserable weather.  But it will arrive and the mud will disappear and after all this rain, the grass is going to take off.  So what should horse owners be aware of and prepared for as the season changes? Laminitis ....Read Full Article

Why do dogs sometimes pull faces after eating?
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10th February 2018
Dogs can fairly be described as quite comical animals as a whole, and while most dogs certainly do have a genuine sense of humour, they are just as likely to inadvertently provide amusement with their antics as they are to genuinely try to make you laugh! Additionally, because dogs and humans are of course very different spec....Read Full Article

Cat Shows - a Guide for Visitors
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9th February 2018
Cat shows are held at various locations throughout the year.  In fact, there is probably at least one show nearly every weekend somewhere in the country.  Of course these are of great interest to anyone who wants to show their cat.  But they are also good places for a day out for anyone who likes cats.  Mo....Read Full Article

What Classes Should You Enter at a Cat Show?
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8th February 2018
Showing your cat for the first time can seem quite daunting.  There is a lot to be considered – which show to enter, how to fill in the entry form, how to groom and prepare your cat, and so on.  But when you are about to enter, one of the things you may well be asking yourself is which classes you should enter.  Th....Read Full Article

Dealing with a Cat which is a Picky Eater
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8th February 2018
Some cat owners don't need to worry about whether their cat eats or not.  They simply put down the food, and the cat eats it, no matter what it is.  But cats, like people, are all different.  Some of them can be extraordinarily fussy about what they eat.  They may only like one type of food, or demand constant c....Read Full Article

How to socialise a dog that isn’t used to spending time with others
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7th February 2018
Dogs are by design very social animals, which live in the wild in cooperative packs to give the group as a whole the best possible chances of survival, and to provide support, companionship and reassurance. The same is true for our domestic pet dogs, and dogs want and need to spend time with others of their own kind, and this is an ess....Read Full Article

Laryngitis in dogs
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7th February 2018
Laryngitis is an inflammatory condition that affects the larynx, a part of the throat that is also known as the voice box, and that can affect both people and dogs. Most of us are aware of laryngitis, and many of us will have suffered from it ourselves at some point too – which can lead to a sore throat, a hoarse voice, and poten....Read Full Article

Why does my cat make such a mess with their litter tray? Here are seven potential reasons
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7th February 2018
Many of us provide a litter tray for our cats to do their business, even for cats that can go outside freely – having a litter tray is of course essential for indoor-only cats, but even many outdoor cats use them too, and using a litter tray for your cat can help you to keep an eye on their health, by allowing you to spot any cha....Read Full Article



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