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5 frequently asked questions about BOAS or brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome in dogs
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16th September 2019
BOAS or brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome is the long and rather complicated name given to a combination of conformation defects that can arise in certain specific types of dogs, and which can have a serious, acute and limiting effect on their health.BOAS can affect a dog’s quality of life, lifestyle and even lifespan....Read Full Article

10 things you need to know about the oriental cat before you buy one
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16th September 2019
The oriental cat or oriental shorthair is an exotic and very handsome cat breed that is eye catching, distinctive, and very appealing to a lot of prospective owners.This is a breed that is closely related to the better known and more widely owned Siamese, and there are a number of similarities between the two breeds in terms of ....Read Full Article

Horse Boots, bandages or nothing at all – what is the best option?
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14th September 2019
If you mention equine leg protection, you are almost certain to start a heated debate!  Almost everyone has a view and if they do subscribe to protective legwear then a preference about which is the best to use is likely to cause disagreement.Horses wear protection on their legs in certain circumstances such as travelling a....Read Full Article

10 things you need to know about the bullmastiff before you buy one
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14th September 2019
The bullmastiff is a large and imposing-looking dog of the mastiff type, and certainly a dog to make you think twice if you happened to meet one alone down a dark alley. This strong, very distinctive looking dog breed is one that has a lot of appeal to quite a variety o....Read Full Article

What dog breeds are the hardest to house train?
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13th September 2019
How long it takes any given owner to train any given dog to do any given thing can be very variable. No one factor dictates success, failure, or how long it will take either, and training for any skill comes down to a combination of the trainer’s skill and consistency, the dog’s capacity and willingness to learn, environmental fact....Read Full Article

Are certain cat breeds and types less likely to trigger allergies in people?
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12th September 2019
Having an allergy to anything can be quite problematic, whether your allergy ranges from a mild occasional annoyance to a potentially life-threatening problem if exposed to the allergen in question, and suffering from an allergy might potentially place some limitations on your life and lifestyle.Many people are allergic to pets ....Read Full Article

10 things you need to know about the Poochon before you buy one
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12th September 2019
The Poochon is one of a number of dog types that are petite and curly coated, and whilst it can be hard to tell different similar-looking dog breeds and types apart unless you’ve very familiar with them, they all tend....Read Full Article

Real-world problems of big-eared dogs
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11th September 2019
Dogs with big ears, they have such endearing features, but those long lugs can cause them some issues. Rather than using them for a complete radar system for incoming threats, friends or the neighbourhood cat, these long ears can and do suffer from several problems and that is the basis of this Pe....Read Full Article

What are the cleverest giant dog breeds?
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11th September 2019
Giant dog breeds tend to be very memorable when we see them out and about, often simply due to their large size – and the fact that huge dogs are fairly uncommon too, and so when we do see one, we tend to remember them!There are numerous reasons why giant dog breeds....Read Full Article

10 things you need to know about the Siberian cat before you buy one
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10th September 2019
The Siberian cat is one that perhaps isn’t a hugely common sight in the UK, but nonetheless one that has a strong following of fans and enthusiasts that appreciate the breed’s lovely personality and very distinctive good looks. Siberian cats are fairly large....Read Full Article

How the conformation of sighthounds differs from that of other dogs
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10th September 2019
The term “sighthound” is a collective name for dogs that hunt for prey largely by sight (rather than by scent) and is a sub-category of the main classification of hounds.The sighthound grouping encompasses many popular and well known dog breeds including the ....Read Full Article

Arthritis in dogs – a guide to helping them
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9th September 2019
Arthritis is one of those diseases that can affect any age of dog. Sadly veterinary practices even see young dogs with arthritic joints. However, the thing to remember is just because your dog has arthritis, that it doesn’t define them and their quality-of-life. With you, as their owner helping, they can live with a very ....Read Full Article

10 things you need to know about the Chorkie before you buy one
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8th September 2019
A Chorkie is a small hybrid dog type that is becoming more and more popular in the UK, and if you’re in the market for a very small dog to join your family this might be one that you’re considering or starting to look into.However, because a Chorkie is a cross br....Read Full Article

Why do some dog breeds have flat faces?
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7th September 2019
Dogs and dog breeds come in a huge variety of different shapes, types and colours, and more or less any trait you can think of will differ to some extent from one dog breed to the next. Some traits are more obvious than others, such as size, coat colour, and build, and when it come....Read Full Article

10 things you need to know about the British longhair cat before you buy one
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6th September 2019
The British longhair is a native British cat breed that is popular and in demand across the UK, although to a lesser extent to their shorthaired cousins. These good looking, loving and luxuriously coated cats are definitely a breed to consider if you wa....Read Full Article

Pets4Homes announces the definitive list of the most popular utility dog breeds in the UK
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6th September 2019
Utility dogs are one of a number of groupings that the Kennel Club in the UK uses to gather together a variety of different individual dog breeds with shared histories or core traits together for showing and registration purposes.There are a total of seven diff....Read Full Article

10 things you need to know about the German shorthaired pointer before you buy one
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5th September 2019
The German shorthaired pointer is a handsome and distinctive looking dog that has a very noble appearance and a great personality to match. They are one of several pointer dog types that collectively have a lot in common but also naturally hav....Read Full Article

Five autumn dog care myths and the truth behind them
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4th September 2019
The slightly cooler days of autumn often come as something of a relief to dog owners after the long hot days of summer, particularly if you struggle with the heat or if your dog is a brachycephalic breed like the ....Read Full Article

Five dog breeds that you might not know originated in Germany
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4th September 2019
If you were put on the spot and asked to name some German dog breeds, the ever-popular German shepherd is probably the first dog you would call to mind. Depending on your familiarity with dog breeds as a whole, ....Read Full Article

Five things you need to know before you buy your first puppy
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3rd September 2019
Just the very idea of getting a puppy can be very exciting, and part of the fun is the whole process of choosing what type of dog you would like, learning more about them, visiting litters, and meeting puppies to make your final choice.Whatever type of dog you intend to buy a....Read Full Article



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