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How to wash and groom a dog’s face
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23rd November 2017
All dogs need to have a bath from time to time to help to keep them clean and remove dirt and smells from the coat, but whether your dog loves baths or hates them and whether you bathe them at home or take them to a groomer, every dog needs to be cleaned up occasionally! If you bathe and groom or even clip and trim your own d....Read Full Article

Five interesting facts about Dalmatians
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22nd November 2017
The Dalmatian is one of the most instantly recognisable of all dog breeds, with their proportionate, well-balanced builds and of course, very obvious black and white spots! The outgoing personality and fun-loving temp....Read Full Article

Five considerations to bear in mind if you want to breed from your French bulldog
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21st November 2017
The French bulldog, according to Pets4Homes is currently the most popular of all of the dog breeds found in the UK today (November 2017), and these small, loyal and very entertaining little dogs ....Read Full Article

Are laser pointers good toys for cats?
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21st November 2017
Many cats become rather sedentary as they get older, preferring to eat and sleep rather than playing, hunting and exploring the world. This is a natural part of aging, but can also lead to weight gain over time, which can have a direct and negative impact on your cat’s overall health and longevity. This means that many cat owners....Read Full Article

Why the Alaskan malamute is so well suited to work in cold weather
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20th November 2017
The Alaskan malamute is one of the most outgoing, energetic and lively of all dog breeds, and they are also smart dogs with a strong streak of mischief! Originally used as sled dogs in Alaska, one of the coldest and most inhospitable areas of the world, the Alaskan....Read Full Article

Cats and the primordial pouch
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20th November 2017
If you own an adult cat or see a lot of cats out and about, you may have noticed that many of them have a slight paunch in their lower belly that hangs a little lower towards their hind legs, and that may move slightly from side to side as they walk. However, this doesn’t necessarily indicate that your cat is getting a little too....Read Full Article

Is Brexit going to make it harder to take your dog abroad?
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20th November 2017
“Brexit” is a word that most of hear or say several times a day at the moment, and none of us really know what’s going to happen or how the whole thing is going to shake down – including the government itself, which is far from reassuring! One thing that we do know for sure however, is that a whole lot of things....Read Full Article

Snow nose in dogs - Loss of colour pigment
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17th November 2017
Snow nose is the term used to refer to a sometimes temporary loss of pigment on your dog’s nose, which may come and go as the seasons change. Nobody knows exactly why this happens – or why it happens to some dogs but not others – but the condition isn’t painful or harmful to your dog in and of itself. ....Read Full Article

Canine Multiple System Degeneration (CMSD) Health Testing
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17th November 2017
Canine multiple system degeneration or CMSD is a hereditary health condition that is found in some populations of dogs of the Chinese crested and Kerry blue terrier dog breeds. The condition h....Read Full Article

Riding horses in the winter months
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17th November 2017
Now that the clocks have gone back, all equestrians are facing the battle of short daylight hours and usually inclement weather to go with it.  With so many chores that need doing around the yard at any time of year, it often proves difficult to fit in time to actually ride.  So if you are working or have other commitments, h....Read Full Article

Ten Kitten Myths
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16th November 2017
There are a number of widely held beliefs about kittens which simply aren't true.  Here we take a look at ten of these 'kitten myths'... 1. Kittens are Very Easy to Take Care of A kitten is probably less work than a puppy.  But taking care of a kitten for the first time requires quite a lot o....Read Full Article

Should You Get a Male or a Female Kitten?
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15th November 2017
Getting a new kitten is incredibly exciting.  There is so much to think about.  You need to decide whether you want a pedigree kitten or a moggie, and if a pedigree kitten, what breed you would like to own.  Then you may have views on the kitten's colour, and on whether you want a long haired kitten or a short haired....Read Full Article

Hereditary nephritis or Samoyed hereditary glomerulopathy health testing
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15th November 2017
Hereditary nephritis, also known as Samoyed hereditary glomerulopathy, is a dominant hereditary health condition that can be found in the gene pool of some dogs of the Samoyed breed. The condition is caused by a gene mutation on the X chromosome, and usually leads....Read Full Article

Cancer in Cats - Diagnosis And Treatment
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14th November 2017
The very mention of cancer can strike fear into the heart of many people.  This is not surprising, since cancer is a serious disease, and we all worry about a diagnosis of it, whether for ourselves, our relatives, or our beloved cats.  But in cats as in people, there are many different types of cancer, all alike in that they ....Read Full Article

Five important things you should tell your new dog walker
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13th November 2017
Because most modern dog owners can’t stay at home with their dogs all day every day, dog walkers and dog sitters are very common today, and many dog owners use the services of a walking or sitting service to help to care for their dogs. If you go out to work all day, having a dog walker come in the middle of the day to ....Read Full Article

What makes the Portuguese water dog such a good swimmer?
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12th November 2017
The Portuguese water dog is one of the canine world’s best swimmers – after all, the clue is in the name! This is a distinctive-looking breed that can often be seen sporting a half on, half off haircut called a lion cut, and today, they are very pop....Read Full Article

Five Dog Breeds with Webbed Feet
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12th November 2017
When we think of animals with webbed feet, we tend to think of ducks, otters and various other amphibious animals that can be found living in and around water sources. But some breeds of dogs actually have webbed feet too, and for a few breeds, this is a standard breed trait that is perfectly normal and included within the breed standa....Read Full Article

Five funky tech gadgets to get for your dog
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11th November 2017
New technological advancements and the ever-growing accessibility of smart tech means that today, apps, gadgets and gizmos are simply part of our daily lives, with a virtually limitless range of potential applications. From fitness trackers to smart button reordering systems to bespoke programmable GPS apps, tech is making inroads into....Read Full Article

Pyelonephritis in dogs - A bacterial infection of the kidneys
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11th November 2017
When dogs are fully grown and have reached adulthood, their bodies are really good at fighting off and avoiding opportune infections such as virus and bacteria, due to a combination of their standard vaccination protection and the development of their own full adult immune systems. This means that dogs who are grown up and ge....Read Full Article

How do greyhounds run so fast?
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10th November 2017
The Greyhound is the second fastest animal on earth – coming second only to the cheetah, and capable of reaching a flat-out running speed of up to 45mph. If you have ever seen a greyhound take off into an effortless-seeming flat-out gallop, you have probably marvell....Read Full Article



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