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Understanding how the cost of your dogs insurance changes over their lifetime
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23rd May 2017
Taking out insurance for your dog to cover them in the case of an accident, illness or injury or even if they cause damage to another person’s property is a very wise decision, unless you are able and willing to pay out potentially several thousands of pounds in one go if something should go wrong! However, the cost of ....Read Full Article

Seven good reasons to brush your dog regularly
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23rd May 2017
While some dogs’ fur and coats would be virtually unmanageable if they were not brushed several times a week and taken to the groomers for a bath and clip or trim every few weeks as well, other dogs do not technically need to be brushed due to their short, fine fur that does not get tangled or knotted up. However, whether your do....Read Full Article

Kitten proofing your home before bringing your new pet home
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23rd May 2017
Anyone who is preparing to bring a new puppy home will probably be all too aware of the need to go around assessing potential risks and puppy proofing them, which can be just as challenging and involved as making your home safe for a human baby that is just starting to find their feet! However, if you are about to get a new k....Read Full Article

Is it ok if your dog eats out-of-date dog food?
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23rd May 2017
There is no denying the fact that feeding your dog can be very expensive over the dog’s lifetime, especially if you have decided that the best food for your dog is a premium brand, and/or your dog is very large. Buying in bulk can often offer significant savings in the medium term, but this can in some cases be a false economy-fo....Read Full Article

Dog Breeds Known to Get on Well with Cats
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21st May 2017
Some dogs just cannot resist chasing cats, but if they grow up together our feline friends and their canine counterparts usually end up being the best of friends for the rest of their lives. With this said, it would be a mistake to trust some breeds around cats because they boast having high prey drives. If you are hoping to share a ho....Read Full Article

Siberian Forest Cat or Norwegian Forest Cat, which is best for you
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19th May 2017
If you are thinking about sharing your home with a cat that boasts having a longish coat, but are undecided which breed would best suit your lifestyle, two breeds worth considering that stand out from the norm are the Siberian Forest Cat and the Norwegian Forest Cat. This article compares both breeds and although very similar, there ar....Read Full Article

Basset Hound or Basset Bleu de Gascogne, which is best for you
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19th May 2017
Basset Hounds have been a firm favourite family pet in the UK for many years, but there are similar looking breeds that hail from other countries which includes France. One such breed is the charming Basset Bleu de Gascogne and like the Basset Hound they were originally....Read Full Article

Haemangiosarcoma in Dogs
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17th May 2017
Haemangiosarcoma is a condition that affects the cells in a dog's blood vessel. It is a very aggressive form of cancer and it's considered a serious disorder because the tumours form in a dog's blood vessels which means they are often full of blood and when they rupture, it can lead to both excessive external and internal b....Read Full Article

Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada in Dogs
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17th May 2017
Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada is a condition that is often also referred to as Uveo-Dermatological Syndrome (UDS). Studies have shown that certain breeds appear to be more predisposed to suffering from the condition than others although why this is so remains a bit of a mystery. As such, more research is needed into understanding Vogt-Koyanagi-....Read Full Article

Injections vs Oral Treatments for Allergies in Dogs
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17th May 2017
If you share your home with a dog that suffers from skin allergies, it can be challenging to keep on top of things so that your pet is kept as comfortable as they can be all of the time. This begs the question of whether it would be better for your dog to have regular injections to treat their allergy or maybe an oral treatment might b....Read Full Article

Cocker Spaniel or Cockapoo: Which is Right for You
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16th May 2017
Cocker Spaniels have been one of the most popular family pets for decades, but they have always been highly prized for their hunting abilities throughout the ages too. Dependable, loyal and affectionate, Cockers love being part of the family in a home environment and ....Read Full Article

Cauda Equina Syndrome in Dogs
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16th May 2017
A dog's spine is made up of many bones and in between each there is a disc that acts as a shock absorber which in short, offers protection from trauma and shock. There are twenty-seven bones in total that make up a dog’s spine and this does not include those found in the tail. Each of the discs that separate the vertebrae is ....Read Full Article

Dog Breeds Prone to Seizures
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16th May 2017
Sharing a home with a dog can be incredibly rewarding and once you have had a canine companion in your life, it's hard to imagine a world without them. For anyone who is thinking about getting a dog, but are unsure of how to go about it, the first and most important thing to do is to discuss things with the whole family before you ....Read Full Article

Keeping an FIV-positive cat (or one with another immune disorder) healthy
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15th May 2017
Finding out that your cat is FIV positive or suffers from another immune-mediated illness such as feline leukaemia or panleukopenia can of course be very upsetting and worrying, and will mean that your cat may live for a shorter than av....Read Full Article

Afghan Hound or Borzoi, which is best for you
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15th May 2017
If you have set your heart on sharing your home with a larger and more unusual dog, there are many to choose from, but none are more strikingly elegant and handsome than the Afghan Hound and the Borzoi. Both breeds boast being incredibly regal and both have over the years, remained a popular choice with enthusiasts although less popula....Read Full Article

Rare Coat Colours in Cats
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15th May 2017
There are many beautiful coloured cats whether it's a striking ginger tom or a stunning white Persian cat and lots of other in-between. There are many reasons why a cat's coat is a certain colour with breeders trying their best to produce more unusual ones whether in hybrid cats or pure breeds. However, there are certain colour....Read Full Article

Five Questions and Answers Concerning Cat Breeding and Neutering
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15th May 2017
Not many people breed from their cats, unless they own pedigree cats.  But they often have questions about breeding, mating, neutering cats, and related topics.  It is worth knowing the facts, so here are the answers to a few FAQs... My cat is neutered and I never see his penis.  Is that what the vet cut off?....Read Full Article

What is a Norwegian Dunker Dog?
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12th May 2017
A Dunker is a relatively new breed of scent hound that is native to Norway. The breed was developed by crossing scent hounds with Russian Harlequin Hounds, another breed that is rarely seen or heard of in the UK. In their native Norway, the Dunker which is also known as a Norwegian Hound amongst other names and they are highly prized f....Read Full Article

Affenpinscher or Griffon Bruxellois, which is best for you
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12th May 2017
There are some unusual breeds around and none more so than the Affenpinscher and the Griffon Bruxellois, both of which boast having monkey-like faces. They are similar in size and both are prett....Read Full Article

How to leash train your puppy to prevent later problems
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12th May 2017
The first year of a dog’s life is the most important stage in their development, and during this initial year they will be growing and maturing both physically and mentally, and learning from the world around them all of the time. This means that the initial year is both really important and highly-loaded in terms of ge....Read Full Article



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