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English Toy Terrier or Miniature Pinscher, which makes the better companion?
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27th June 2017
If you are thinking about sharing your home with a small dog and one that will not only be a great companion, but a dog that needs and enjoys being given lots of exercise, two breeds worth taking a closer look at are the English Toy Terrier and the ....Read Full Article

All about the Dragon Li Cat
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27th June 2017
There has always been lots of beautiful cat breeds around some of which have been popular choices with people the world over, whether they are kept as companions or family pets. These days there are even more to choose from and some are ancient rare breeds that nobody has heard of outside of their native country or newer breeds that ha....Read Full Article

The Unusual Donskoy Cat
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27th June 2017
The Donskoy is another unusual hairless breed that's very similar to the Peterbald and the Sphynx Cat. However, there is a difference which is that the Donskoy are hairless which is due to a dominant gene r....Read Full Article

3 Small Breeds of Dog with Big Personalities
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26th June 2017
All dogs have their own unique personalities which their owners help to shape. Some large breeds tend to be on the shy side and others are known to be gentle giants. Then there are the small breeds that are unaware of their size and as such they have big personalities being fearless even though they are tiny in stature. Four breeds tha....Read Full Article

Summer cooling aids for your dog
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26th June 2017
Ensuring that your dog does not overheat in hot weather is really important, because dogs do not sweat and regulate their body temperatures in the ways that people do, and so have different needs and risk factors. The differences between the anatomy and physiology of dogs and people also explains why some factors that are ok for people....Read Full Article

Why are hot cars such a risk to dogs in the summer?
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26th June 2017
Every year, a number of dogs die during the hot summer months due to being left in a hot car, despite a significant amount of publicity and campaigning on the part of dog charities and welfare organisations to raise awareness of the issue. Nobody who leaves their dog in the car in the summer deliberately does this in order to....Read Full Article

English Setter or Irish Setter, what's the difference in the two breeds?
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26th June 2017
Setters have always been firm favourites in the field and for good reason. They are reliable gundogs that enjoy the job they were bred to do, but they also make wonderful companions and family pets thanks to their trustworthy and kind, placid natures. If you are thinking about getting a dog and would like a setter, two breeds native to....Read Full Article

Homing Ability in Cats
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23rd June 2017
Every so often a story turns up in the news about a cat that managed to find its way home, or to an old home, from a long distance away, occasionally hundreds of miles.  On a more mundane level, many cat owners have experienced the problem of moving to a new house a short distance from home, only to get a phone call from the new o....Read Full Article

Cavachon or Cavapoo, what's the difference in the two breeds?
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23rd June 2017
There are many new hybrid dogs that have appeared on the scene over recent years and two of the most popular are the Cavachon and the Cavapoo.....Read Full Article

How the immune system of the dog protects them against disease
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23rd June 2017
Considering how vital the dog’s immune system is to helping to protect against disease and fight off any illnesses that they may develop, not many dog owners are particularly well informed about it, in terms of how it works the way it does and what makes it work at all! Additionally, the dog’s immune system is som....Read Full Article

Four different approaches to diagnosing your dog’s allergies
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22nd June 2017
A reasonable number of the UK’s dogs suffer from allergies of some form, and these are not always acute and obvious enough to cause a major problem for your or your dog. In fact, allergies in dogs go underreported and underdiagnosed a lot of the time when they are very mild or don’t generate a lot of obvious symptoms-much a....Read Full Article

Five tips for dog owners that feed dry food or kibble to their dogs
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22nd June 2017
Feeding dry food to your dog in the form of bags of kibble tends to be the most economical method of feeding dogs as a whole, as well as offering advantages such as a longer storage time once open than wet food, and avoiding contributing to dental decay. However, it is important to pay some care and attention to how you choos....Read Full Article

What can cause your dog’s vaccinations to fail?
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22nd June 2017
Vaccinating your dog against all of the core transmissible diseases that are considered to be a threat to the canine population of the UK is of course a vital part of keeping your dog safe and protected against the main nasties that can affect our pets, and this is something that all responsible dog owners are well aware of. ....Read Full Article

Five things that can cause a bout of colitis in your dog
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22nd June 2017
Colitis is the term that we use to refer to an inflammation of the dog’s colon, and as such is a type of digestive problem that can arise due to a wide variety of different variables. Generally, colitis in the dog tends to be a short-term issue that may flare up for a couple of days but generally be self-limiting and not a huge p....Read Full Article

Five tips for dog owners that feed tins or wet food to their dogs
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22nd June 2017
One of the great polarising debates of dog ownership concerns the best way to feed a dog-wet food, dry food, a combination, raw food, or any other widely recognised feeding ethos that you can think of. However, for most dog owners, the question is simply dry, wet or both-and whatever method you pick for your pet will have its pros and ....Read Full Article

Infections and diseases that are of particular risk to pregnant dogs
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22nd June 2017
If you breed from your dog, it is of course important to make sure that you do everything that you can to make sure that both the dam and subsequent puppies will be well and healthy. This means starting with a healthy, fit bitch that is in excellent condition and is also an excellent example of the breed, and so, will improve the breed....Read Full Article

Identifying acute leukaemia in dogs
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22nd June 2017
Leukaemia is a form of cancer that develops in the blood or none marrow, and that can come in a huge range of different formats that can affect both dogs and other animals including cats and people. One of the most aggressive and fast-growing forms of leukaemia that can affect dogs is known as acute leukaemia, or acute lymphoblastic le....Read Full Article

How a prescription diet can help a dog with kidney disease
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22nd June 2017
Dogs of all types have the potential to develop kidney disease or kidney problems, and the chances of a problem arising tend to increase in older dogs with each year that they age. Kidney disease and other problems of the kidneys can come in a wide range of shapes and forms too, with different degrees of severity and different effects ....Read Full Article

How artificial insemination can be used when breeding dogs
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22nd June 2017
Breeding dogs usually involves introducing a chosen stud dog or sire to a bitch in heat and letting them do what comes naturally-but this is not how all litters come into being and in some cases, the bitch may never even meet the dog that fathers her litter! This is because artificial insemination can be used in place of physical matin....Read Full Article

Tiffanie or Ragdoll, what's the difference in the breeds?
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21st June 2017
Two cat breeds that are new to the world of cats are the Tiffanie and the Ragdoll, both of which have found a large fan base in the UK and elsewhere in the....Read Full Article



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