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3 Extraordinary Looking Dog Breeds
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1st March 2017
There are many lovely looking dog breeds around with some being extra-cute, others strikingly handsome and then there's the more extraordinary looking dogs which, it has to be said usually stop people in the tracks when they first see them. There are three in particular that bo....Read Full Article

Is a Ragamuffin Cat Right for You?
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1st March 2017
If you are reading this, the chances are that you are considering acquiring a Ragamuffin, either a kitten, or maybe an older cat.  Good for you!  These are lovely cats, and you are likely to greatly enjoy owning one of this beautiful breed. Maybe you have alrea....Read Full Article

Watchdog or guard dog?
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1st March 2017
Whatever breed or type of dog you own, the chances are that once they get established in your home and with you as a family, they will start to exhibit some territorial traits in terms of defending their home and family or alerting you if someone approaches. Dogs are by design relatively territorial animals, and any dog from ....Read Full Article

Owning a Cornish Rex Cat
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1st March 2017
If you are reading this, you are probably considering owning a Cornish Rex cat.  So what are these unusual looking cats like as pets, and what can you expect from owning one?  Let us take a look at the breed and its characteristics. History of the C....Read Full Article

Silent purring and meowing in cats
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28th February 2017
Cats start to learn their first vocal signals from the time that they are a couple of weeks old, and they start to pick up the various trills and meows that their mother makes and begin to replicate them very quickly. Purring is also an instinctive sound from cats, and the contented purring of the queen while the kittens feed is very c....Read Full Article

4 Dog Breeds Perfect for House Proud Owners
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28th February 2017
For a long time, people have known that sharing a home with a canine companion can be extremely rewarding. Not only is a dog a great source of interest and amusement, but they help keep their owners fit and healthy too. However, for some people the thought of having dog hair all over the place can be a bit “off putting” whi....Read Full Article

The UKs Most Popular Dog Breed - The French bulldog
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26th February 2017
Up until around a decade ago, the French bulldog was not quite unheard of in the UK, but they certainly were neither as common nor as popular as they are today. The few French bulldog owners that did live in the UK likely spent a lot of time explaining the breed to p....Read Full Article

Hepatozoonosis in Dogs
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26th February 2017
Hepatozoonosis in dogs is caused by what is referred to as a one-cell organism namely a protozoan called Hepatozoon americanum. Dogs develop the disease when they digest a tick rather than when they are bitten by one. It is more commonly seen in dogs that have travelled abroad with their owners and more especially to certain Mediterran....Read Full Article

Niemann-Pick Disease in Cats
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26th February 2017
Niemann-Pick disease is a neurological disorder that's seen in certain breeds with the Siamese being high on the list of cats most affected by the condition. It is a neurological lysosomal storage disease that's caused by an autosomal recessive gene that cats can pass on to their offspring. As such, any cat known to be a &ldquo....Read Full Article

Cats and the Law
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24th February 2017
If you already own a cat or are considering getting one for the first time, it is a good idea to have a basic understanding of what the law is with respect to keeping cats.  Even if you are already a dog owner, you may not know about the law with respect to cats.  In the UK, cats and dogs are treated slightly differently unde....Read Full Article

Activity and Sleep in Cats
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24th February 2017
The domestic cat seems to sleep more than any other animal.  Indeed, adult cats sleep between 13 and 20 hours in every 24 hour period, with the average being around 16 hours a day.   So why do cats sleep so much?  Are there any patterns to their sleep?  And how does this fit in with a cat's daily activity?....Read Full Article

Hybrid Cat Breeds
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24th February 2017
It was once believed that domestic cats mated with local wild felines across the globe, and that this accounted for regional variations of type in the domestic cats.  For a time, some people also  believed that the domestic cat was a hybrid descendant of the African wildcat and the jungle cat.  But genetic analysis has p....Read Full Article

Trends in Cat Breeding
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24th February 2017
There is a huge variety of cat breeds these days.  Not so long ago there were relatively few breeds – the well known Siamese, the fluffy Persian,....Read Full Article

Five interesting facts about the poodle dog breed
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22nd February 2017
The poodle is quite possibly the most easily recognisable dog in the world, even though they come in three different size variants and several different colours! Their densely curled coats can be styled in to a huge variety of different shapes and styles, and the breed is co....Read Full Article

Introducing the wirehaired Hungarian Vizsla
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22nd February 2017
The Hungarian Vizsla is one breed of dog that is really on the up within the UK, and these handsome red-coated pointer-type dogs are now becoming hugely popular all over the world. While up until as recently as ten or so years ago the Vizsla was a fairly unusual si....Read Full Article

What makes a guide dog?
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22nd February 2017
Guide dogs and assistance dogs can help people with disabilities or health conditions to lead independent lives, giving them a level of freedom to live independently that they may otherwise only be able to dream of. We’ve all seen guide dogs out and about at some point, either assisting their handler with their day to day lives, ....Read Full Article

All about the Bergamasco dog breed’s unique coat
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21st February 2017
The Bergamasco is a large, intelligent and very personable dog that hails from the Alpine mountains of Italy and Switzerland, where they were used for many centuries as working herding dogs, to herd and guard livestock. Today, they are popular as pets both within Italy a....Read Full Article

Five interesting facts about the silky terrier
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21st February 2017
The silky terrier or Australian silky terrier looks very similar to the Yorkshire terrier at a glance-and the two breeds are in fact very close relatives. However, if you find yourself looking at a Yorkshire terrier type with a long, luxurious coat that alm....Read Full Article

Five interesting facts about the history of the Shiba Inu dog breed
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21st February 2017
The Shiba Inu is a Japanese dog breed that comes from the spitz grouping, and is just one of the six spitz-type breeds that hail from Japan. The name “Shibu Inu” translates as “small dog,” and while they are not tiny, they are certainly on....Read Full Article

Adenocarcinoma of the Lungs (Lung Cancer) in Dogs
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21st February 2017
Adenocarcinoma of the lungs is a malignant form of cancer that negatively impacts a dog's lungs. It is an aggressive form of cancer that can quickly spread to other parts of the body which includes a dog's brain, bones, lymph nodes and eyes. Sadly, any dog can develop adenocarcinoma of the lungs more especially when they are ov....Read Full Article



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