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American Bobtail or Manx Cat, which is best for you?
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27th April 2017
Cats bring so much pleasure into the home. They are always up to something when they are not snoozing because all cats like to take a nap or two throughout the day especially in warm, tucked away and cosy favourite places around the home. If you are thinking about getting a cat and would like one that's a bit different than the res....Read Full Article

Health Issues that Need Immediate Attention in Dogs
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27th April 2017
Sharing a home with a dog is a great experience, but you should always be ready for any health problems that might happen which could be at any time whether it's an accident or some sort of condition your pet develops. There are some health concerns that can wait a little while before a dog needs to see a vet, but other health issu....Read Full Article

Savannah or Bengal, which is best for you?
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27th April 2017
Over recent years more exotic breeds have appeared on the scene and they have found their way into the hearts and homes of cat lovers the world over for good reason. Beautiful cats are sought after and some exotic breeds are very expensive, but they are not only gorgeous looking, they also boast having exceptionally nice personalities ....Read Full Article

Interesting Things about Kittens
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27th April 2017
Kittens are so cute even when they are first born and their eyes are shut. For the first few days and weeks, kittens are extremely vulnerable which means they need extra care from their mothers. This involves her giving them very specific things so they can go on to grow into healthy mature cats. This article explains just what kittens....Read Full Article

6 Healthier Breeds of Dog
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27th April 2017
There are many dog breeds with some being newer to the scene than others which makes hard for people to choose which kind of dog would best suit their lifestyle. There's lot to factor in when deciding what breed to choose and it's best to carry out as much research as possi....Read Full Article

Dog Breeds Prone to Diabetes
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26th April 2017
There's been a lot of research into diabetes in dogs mainly because more of them seem to be suffering from the condition than ever before. The studies have established that some breeds are more susceptible to developing the condition although if a dog is obese no matter what breed they happen to be and whether they are male or fema....Read Full Article

Training and managing a Siberian husky effectively
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26th April 2017
It is certainly fair to say that the Siberian husky is among the most challenging of dog breeds to own, when you take into account their large size, outgoing personalities and really onerous exercise requirements. Their handsome appearances that are highly distinctiv....Read Full Article

Problems that can arise with polydactyly in cats
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26th April 2017
Polydactyly refers to having extra digits, like fingers or toes-and a polydactyl cat is one that has extra digits, usually on the front feet, which look and act a little bit like thumbs. While having extra toes can pose a problem for some species of animals, in cats it is usually perfectly fine, and some cats even manage to move around....Read Full Article

Can you get a puppy if you work full time?
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26th April 2017
A huge number of dog lovers have dreams of bringing home their very own puppy one day, but for many people who would really like to have a dog, they make the very responsible decision that this is simply not possible for them at the current time, and that to do so would be unfair on the puppy itself. This means that if you do....Read Full Article

How shelters assess the temperament of dogs for rehoming
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26th April 2017
Dog charities, rehoming shelters and even the pound that many local councils will use to house found and unowned dogs all have several roles to fulfil when it comes to helping dogs as a whole. As well as safeguarding the welfare of the dogs in their care, promoting responsible ownership and raising funds, they are also highly committed....Read Full Article

Why do certain set factors lower your dog’s insurance policy?
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23rd April 2017
When you browse for an insurance policy for your dog or fill in the forms to agree to a policy, virtually all insurance companies (regardless of the level of coverage) ask a short series of set questions near to the start of the form, with simple yes or no answers. While this questions are simple and standard-is your dog neut....Read Full Article

Head shaking in dogs: Identifying the causes
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23rd April 2017
Everyone shakes their head from time to time without thinking about it-say, because you have a hair irritating your ear, an itch, or to dislodge something that is annoying you. The same is true for dogs, and because dogs have larger ears with larger openings, it is often done to deal with an itch in or around the ear. This is perfectly....Read Full Article

Why do giant dog breeds live shorter lifespans?
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23rd April 2017
A very rough rule of thumb when it comes to dogs and dog breeds is that smaller breeds as a whole tend to live for longer lifespans than larger dogs, and particularly giant breeds. In fact, many giant breeds only reach an average age of seven or eight, or even shorter in some cases....Read Full Article

Japanese Chin or Pekingese, which is right for you?
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22nd April 2017
There are many wonderful toy breeds around that make wonderful companions although some are not the best choice for families with young children. With this said, they are great family pets in households where kids are slightly older and who therefore understand how to behave and play with smaller dogs. If you have made up your mind to ....Read Full Article

Potential problems to consider when buying a puppy raised outside
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22nd April 2017
Pets4Homes always recommends that when buying a puppy as a family pet, you make sure you get your puppy from a seller who makes sure that their puppies have been socialised from a very early age and are raised in their  home environment, have interacted with their litter mates and are use....Read Full Article

The 10 Longest-Lived Cat Breeds
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21st April 2017
Cats have a relatively short lifespan, and after losing a cat, many people swear that they will never have another one.  Sooner or later, however, most of us decide to get another cat, and we want that new cat to live as long as possible.  So it is natural for us to look for the longest living breed of cat.  Of course, t....Read Full Article

Training a deaf Dalmatian successfully
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20th April 2017
The Dalmatian dog breed is very distinctive looking and highly appealing to many dog lovers, not at all hindered by their image in popular culture due to films such as 101 Dalmatians, and their hugely entertaining and very outgoing personalities! Their looks, te....Read Full Article

Bergamasco or Komondor, which is best for you?
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20th April 2017
Two dog breeds that really stand out from the crowd are the Bergamasco and the Komondor with their gorgeous corded coats and owning one of them will cer....Read Full Article

Five Questions and Answers Concerning Kittens
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20th April 2017
Kittens are gorgeous, but they are not the same as adult cats.  If you are thinking of getting a kitten, here are the answers to some questions you may have... What age should a kitten be when you get it? Ideally kittens should stay with their mothers until they are ten to twelve weeks old.  Many private....Read Full Article

Yorkshire Terrier or Australian Silky Terrier, which is best for you?
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19th April 2017
There are many small and toy breeds around today, some are pedigree and others are hybrids, but all of them are charming canine companions to share a home with. If you are thinking about getting a smaller b....Read Full Article



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