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Interested in Joining an Equestrian Discipline in 2019?
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16th February 2019
Thinking of going affiliated in 2019?  Here are some handy hints to get you started. The main affiliated equestrian disciplines are British Showjumping, (BS),  British Eventing (....Read Full Article

Watersports for you and your dog to enjoy
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16th February 2019
Everyone knows about taking your dog to the seaside. Most dogs love it, even if a few won’t go anywhere near that ‘terrifying enormous cold blue thing’. However, the opinions of non-dog-owning beachgoers are very sharply divided! Some are happy to see animals enjoying themselves in the sunshine, and others are concern....Read Full Article

Why does my cat fail to use their litter tray?
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16th February 2019
It can be very frustrating for a cat owner when their cat seemingly ignores the litter tray or box and proceeds to use the floor, shoes, even a bed instead. There are a number of reasons why this could be occurring, in this Pets4Homes article, we will look at the 10 most common reasons cats can refuse to use their litter trays. ....Read Full Article

French bulldog accepted colours and so-called rare colours - What you need to know
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15th February 2019
The French bulldog is the UK’s number one dog breed in terms of popularity, and not only are they the most popular with puppy buyers but also the breed that saw the highest number of new pups of the breed registered with the Kennel Club in 2018. This ....Read Full Article

What does arthritis mean for my older dog?
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15th February 2019
Arthritis can affect dogs of any age, but most commonly it is older pets that can be affected by this condition. If your older dog has been properly diagnosed by a vet to have arthritis (there are other conditions which can cause a dog to be lame, for example cruciate ligament damage, tendon damage and sadly some cancers); there are so....Read Full Article

What are the cheapest pedigree dog breeds in the UK, and why?
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14th February 2019
There are over two hundred different pedigree dog breeds recognised in the UK by the Kennel Club, which is the UK’s umbrella organisation for pedigree dog registration, advocacy and improvement. As you might expect, there can be quite a degree of variation between the prices commanded for dogs of different breeds, and o....Read Full Article

Merle Chihuahuas - The truth and facts about the Merle Chihuahua
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13th February 2019
The Chihuahua is one of the most popular dog breeds in the UK – the second most popular overall (according to Pets4Homes Statistics), in fact, which means that a lot of UK dog owners share their home with a Chih....Read Full Article

Can I make a home-cooked diet for my dog?
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13th February 2019
There are literally hundreds of diets available for dogs on the market, supermarket shelves are packed with different types including hypoallergenic, grain free, breed specific, raw, premium foods and cheaper varieties. It is no wonder that many people ask whether a home-cooked diet for their dog is possible and whether it can work out....Read Full Article

Pied French Bulldogs - What is the pied colour in the French bulldog breed?
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12th February 2019
The French bulldog is the UK’s most popular dog breed overall, both in terms of new puppy registrations with the Kennel Club each year and also in terms of the number of adverts for ....Read Full Article

How to Keep Your Dog Safe Around Horses and at The Stables
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12th February 2019
Most people who ride and own horses invariably are passionate dog owners too. If you are one of these people, then you may be thinking about taking your beloved pup to the stables while you tend to your equine friend. However, as one is a prey animal and the other a predator, is it possible for these two species with very different ins....Read Full Article

White Boxer Dogs - What you need to know about the white boxer dog
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11th February 2019
The boxer dog is an enduringly popular dog breed that has a special place in the hearts of many dog lovers, and boxers are in fact the 33rd most popular dog breed in the UK overall. Whilst there are a number of breeds ahead of the boxer in the rankings, boxers have long been ....Read Full Article

Blue Roan Coat Colour in Dogs
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10th February 2019
Roan is the name given to a specific type of coat colour that can be seen in a variety of different animal species, including dogs, horses and cattle. Blue roan is a variant of roan that results in dogs that possess it displaying a distinctive and often very beautiful colouration that may extend across the entire coat, or take the form....Read Full Article

Are Pet Health Plans from Vets worth the money?
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10th February 2019
Many vets offer a Pet Health Club as a service, but are they really worth the money? Is it just a ruse to get you signed up with a plan you are never going to use? This Pets4Homes article looks at why these plans can actually be a good idea! What makes them different from pet insura....Read Full Article

Should you buy a Scottish fold kitten?
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8th February 2019
The Scottish fold is a cat breed with a distinctive physical feature that sets them apart from cats of other breeds, being their curved or folded over ears. This produces a distinctive appearance that makes Scottish fold cats very eye-catching and cute-looking, and ma....Read Full Article

Munchkin Cats - What kitten buyers need to know about the Munchkin Cat Breed
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6th February 2019
The munchkin cat is an unusual and uncommon type of cat breed or type, and one that many people will never have seen in the flesh. Munchkins are distinctive from other types of cats because they have a very unusual physical appearance, due to their abnormally shortened legs....Read Full Article

Should you consider prosthetics for your three-legged dog?
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6th February 2019
It can be a heart-breaking decision if your veterinary surgeon tells you that the only way to save your dog’s life will be amputation, if the limb is either diseased or drastically injured. It will only be considered if that is the last available treatment to keep them alive – no vet wants to remove a limb. Dogs w....Read Full Article

Teacup Chihuahuas - The Facts about Miniature Chihuahuas
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5th February 2019
The Chihuahua is the smallest dog breed in the world, and one that most of us would recognise on sight, even if the tiny size of dogs of the breed came as something of a shock the first time we saw one! Chihuahuas of all types are hugely popular as pets both wit....Read Full Article

Reasons why your trained dog has started house soiling
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5th February 2019
You put a lot of time and effort into training your puppy, and it can be frustrating when your adult dog inexplicably starts soiling in the house. There are lots of reasons that a previously trained dog might forget or lose their training, but getting to the bottom of the reason why will be key to managing the problem and re-training.....Read Full Article

Pink Pugs - Everything you need to know about the Pink or Albino Pug
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3rd February 2019
Pink pugs are indeed all the rage right now, and for good reason. They have everything a ‘standard’ pug brings to the table – cute little faces, adorable personalities and that carry-on size – in addition to a lovely cream coloured coat and an ....Read Full Article

Labrador Retrievers – Are ‘Show dog’ labs and ‘Gundog’ labs substantially different?
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1st February 2019
The Labrador Retriever or ‘Lab’, including black labs, yellow labs, chocolate labs, etc. is a breed of ‘working dog’ or ‘sporting dog’ that is popular all over the world. Popular enough, it seems, that the American Kennel Cl....Read Full Article



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