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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

Five interesting facts about the pointer dog breed
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20th February 2017
The pointer (also known as the English pointer) is a medium sized dog breed from the gundog grouping, and so has a long working history. They are fairly unique in terms of their working talent and what they are good for, which is essentially pointing or birding-spotting a b....Read Full Article

Head Pressing in Dogs
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20th February 2017
Head pressing is a condition that can affect dogs during their lifetimes and they can start doing it for several reasons. With this said, when dogs start pressing their heads against objects for no apparent reason, it is usually a sign of there being something wrong with their nervous systems. This includes a condition known as prosenc....Read Full Article

Idiopathic Polyneuropathy in Dogs
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17th February 2017
Idiopathic polyneuropathy is an autosomal recessive disorder that affects Alaskan Malamutes. It is what is known as a neuromuscular disease that first presents itself in dogs when they are anything from three to nineteen months of age and the signs of there being something wrong when they suffer from idiopathic polyneuropathy tend to b....Read Full Article

Trichinosis - An unusual internal parasite that can affect dogs
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17th February 2017
Trichinosis is a type of parasite that is more commonly found in people than in dogs, but one that dogs can catch nonetheless, either directly from people that carry it, or from certain pork-based food products that you may give to your dog as snacks or scraps. Trichinosis is caused by the Trichinella parasite, which is a typ....Read Full Article

Five interesting facts about the Norwegian Buhund that you probably don’t know!
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17th February 2017
The Norwegian Buhund is one breed of dog that we don’t see very much of in the UK, but they are hugely popular in their home country of Norway, and are certainly worthy of consideration as pets by dog lovers in the UK too. Like many Northern dog breeds, the Buhund is a spitz-type dog that has the signature spitz dog traits that m....Read Full Article

Five interesting facts about the Finnish Lapphund
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16th February 2017
The Finnish Lapphund is a medium-sized spitz type dog that hails of course from Finland, and while the breed is hugely popular across the Scandinavian countries, they are somewhat less common within the UK, albeit they are quickly growing a keen following! ....Read Full Article

The Start of The Cat Fancy
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16th February 2017
Although cat shows as such are not much more than a century old, people influenced feline appearance before that, by deciding which cats were loved and cherished and which surplus kittens were disposed of.  Since they were working animals, dogs had been bred and shown for centuries before cats got in on the act.  But when the....Read Full Article

Five fascinating snippets of information about the Chow Chow dog breed
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14th February 2017
The Chow Chow is a breed that is still reasonably unusual within the UK, but they are becoming ever more popular year on year, and today most dog lovers would be able to recognise a Chow Chow on sight if they saw one out and about. If there ever was a breed that....Read Full Article

Noisy breathing and snoring while awake in dogs
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13th February 2017
Some dogs are simply more noisy than others-more vocal, expressive and keen to use their voices and other sounds to let you know how they are feeling and if they need something, and this is what we call voluntary sounds, which means noises that your dog makes deliberately and has some control over. However, when it comes to b....Read Full Article



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