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Five Cat Breeds Which Tend to Have Health Problems
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19th August 2017
Any cat can have health problems.  But there are a few cat breeds in which particular health problems seem to occur rather often due to the make-up of the breed, ie its looks or its genetic heritage.  Let us take a look at some of these...  The Manx Cat....Read Full Article

3 of the Cutest Dog Breeds
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19th August 2017
All puppies are cute no matter what breed they happen to be, but there are certain breeds that grow up to be sweet looking adult dogs too which makes it hard to resist just falling in love with them all over again. Over recent years more and more hybrid dogs have appeared on the scene and all of them are adorable looking. However, some....Read Full Article

3 Dog Breeds that Break the Norm
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19th August 2017
There are many extraordinary looking breeds around, some are hairless, others with very wrinkly skin with folds around their faces and then there are those that boast extremely unusual coats. However, there are certain breeds that break the mould when it comes to their looks and these dogs really do stand out from any other breeds, but....Read Full Article

History of The Birman Cat
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18th August 2017
The Birman was the first longhair breed with Siamese-type points.  It is a beautiful cat, with a colourful story of its origins as a temple cat in Burma to match.  Much suspicion has always been attached to the official version of its origins, but...well, read on a....Read Full Article

The History of The Manx Cat
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18th August 2017
The Manx cat is not as popular as it used to be.  Indeed, if this famous symbol of the Isle of Man were to appear today, it might well not be widely accepted, owing to the harmful effects which can be caused by the gene which causes the cats to be tailless.  But it is an old breed which has been around for a long time, so it ....Read Full Article

Cat Breeds Which Are Likely to Get On Well Together
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18th August 2017
For some of us, one cat is simply not enough.  We want more than cats than that, perhaps many more.  But a multi-cat household is a risky business.  Cats are naturally solitary animals, and some of them do not like sharing their home with a new feline arrival.  So when considering bringing a new cat into your home,&....Read Full Article

Cat Breeds Which Are More Likely to Suffer From Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
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18th August 2017
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a heart problem characterised by thickening of the heart muscle.  This reduces the size of the chambers of the heart, and therefore reduces the volume of blood that the heart can pump with each contraction.  HCM is the most common form of heart disease in cats and can cause heart failure, ....Read Full Article

How to determine which traits your dog learned versus those they inherited
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17th August 2017
The “nature versus nurture” debate is one that is very well established when it comes to determining the motivations of both dogs and people, although there is no universal consensus when it comes to establishing which force is the more dominant. For instance, when it comes to people, the debate rages on about whether viole....Read Full Article

What can you do to make sure you are your cat’s favourite person?
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17th August 2017
As anyone who has ever owned a cat will know, cats have no qualms when it comes to playing favourites, and will usually bond more strongly with one member of the household than others, and make no attempt to disguise their preference! If you are the person who pays for everything your cat needs, feeds them and does the unplea....Read Full Article

Using the right techniques to correct your new puppy
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17th August 2017
When you first buy or adopt a new puppy and bring them home, your puppy will likely have had no training due to their age, and will have no idea about the parameters of what is and is not acceptable, nor really any concept that some things are not allowed. Starting off on the right food when your pup first comes to live with ....Read Full Article

Why never leaving your dog alone is as bad as leaving them for too long
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17th August 2017
Leaving a dog alone at home for more than around four hours at a time is never a good thing, because this is about the upper limit for which you can reasonably expect your dog to be able to entertain themselves and remain happy before boredom, frustration and the need to do their business sets in. This often means that people....Read Full Article

Bee sting allergies in dogs
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17th August 2017
Allergies in dogs are relatively common, with a small but significant percentage of the canine community prone to sensitivities to something or other-whether that be a food ingredient, a common environmental substance, or even grass or pollen. Such allergies can range from so minor that they will not display any symptoms through to acu....Read Full Article

Seven of the less obvious symptoms of allergies in dogs
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17th August 2017
A small but significant number of dogs in the UK suffer from allergies of one sort or another, which can be quite debilitating for some but barely even a problem for others. The symptoms that any dog presents with as a result of allergies can be highly variable too, depending on the allergy that they are suffering from and how badly it....Read Full Article

Thrombus (blood clots) and their risks for dogs
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17th August 2017
One of the main processes of a healthy blood and circulatory system is the ability of the blood to coagulate and clot, which is of course vital for wound healing and the normal recovery from scrapes, cuts and other damage to both the skin and internal systems. However, blood clots that form in the wrong place or for the wrong reason ca....Read Full Article

Bursitis infections in dogs
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17th August 2017
Bursitis is a type of infection that can affect the joints of both people and dogs, and anyone who has ever suffered from bursitis will be all too aware that it can be extremely painful as well as severely hampering the normal range of movement of the affected joint. Bursitis occurs when the bursae-tiny fluid-filled sacs arou....Read Full Article

Melanoma and moles in dogs
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17th August 2017
Most people have at least one mole somewhere on their bodies, and most people have several of various shapes and sizes! As we all know, it is important to monitor moles and be alert to any new moles that develop, or changes in the shape, size, texture and other factors of moles, as they can occasionally be cancerous. However,....Read Full Article

Bladder cancer in dogs
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17th August 2017
Bladder cancer is one of the more severe cancers that can affect dogs, although it is fortunately not one of the more common ones, accounting for only about one in every hundred cancer diagnosis in dogs. While there are a range of different types of cancer that can affect the bladder of the dog, the most common variety is called transi....Read Full Article

Colon cancer in dogs
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17th August 2017
Colon cancer is one of the most severe forms of cancer that can affect dogs, and unfortunately there it usually proves fatal, meaning that a diagnosis generally has a poor prognosis for the affected dog. However, there are various methods of palliative care that can help to extend an affected dog’s viable lifespan, keep them comf....Read Full Article

Can your dog tell if you’re tipsy?
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17th August 2017
Dogs and their owners form very strong bonds and of course, know each other very well as a result of this, and many dog owners feel that their dogs have an almost psychic connection to them, and will quickly pick up on their moods, emotions and stress levels, as well as how you feel about other people! This type of close rela....Read Full Article

Do dogs get scared when you’re watching a horror movie?
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17th August 2017
There are a whole range of funny videos on the internet of dogs apparently watching TV and paying attention to what is going on on the screen-such as if they are watching a tennis ball, following a face, or responding to the sight of another dog barking! Some people too like to leave the TV (or radio) on for their dogs when t....Read Full Article



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