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What should I do if I think my dog has been poisoned?
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2nd March 2019
By poisoning, we mean any form of illness, either externally or internally that your dog may have picked up from your home, garden, out in the woods or almost anywhere. We are not talking about deliberate poisoning. Most dogs are natural ‘scavengers’ and if something looks or smells tasty to eat or rub against, th....Read Full Article

A Guide to Long Reining Your Horse
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2nd March 2019
If you want to long-rein your horse but are not sure how to get started, then follow our simple guide! Long-reining is where the handler places themselves behind the horse, with a lunge line in each hand attached to the bit for control. If you know how to ride, then you can quickly learn how to long-rein as well. It is like r....Read Full Article

Is rat poison also dangerous for dogs?
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1st March 2019
There are several types of poison used to kill vermin, and most can have a profound effect on pets, especially if the poison is ingested. In this Pets4Homes article, we’ll look at the main type that can cause serious problems and the signs of rat poisoning in your dog or puppy. ....Read Full Article

Pets4Homes announce the most expensive gun dog breeds to buy in the UK, and why?
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28th February 2019
There are a great many dog breeds in the UK that today are hugely popular pets, but that historically, have a long working history in various different roles that certain breeds are still widely used for right up until the present day. Whilst most dog owners know enough a....Read Full Article

My dog’s gums are yellow – does he have jaundice?
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28th February 2019
Finding that your pet has yellow gums, skin or even the whites of their eyes can be pretty worrying. And yes, the chances are your dog does have jaundice. The cause of this can arise from several conditions, and this Pets4Homes article looks at the main conditions which can cause jaundice in your dog. So, what is jaundice?....Read Full Article

What does the term ‘pyo’ mean?
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28th February 2019
You may have heard a veterinary team person, breeder, or even pet shop staff mention the word ‘pyo’, but not fully understood what it is, or even means. In this Pets4Homes article, we will look at its meaning, and how this very serious and life-threatening condition can affect pets....Read Full Article

What are the most expensive small dog breeds in the UK, and why?
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27th February 2019
Small dog breeds as a whole are more popular than large ones in terms of the level of demand for them among puppy buyers, and the number of dogs of different size categories owned in the UK across the board. All of the three most popular dog breeds in the UK ar....Read Full Article

How and why to teach your dog to use a settle mat
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27th February 2019
One of the most useful and impressive tricks a dog can know is to settle down in any given place. For older dogs this often comes naturally, but to those prone to running off or those who love to explore new places and say hello to new people, the ability to settle down on command is extremely useful. In order to learn this technique, ....Read Full Article

Pets4Homes announces the seven most popular hybrid dog types in the UK
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26th February 2019
The UK is well known to be “a nation of animal lovers,” and a large proportion of households share their homes with a dog – and you can see a massive array of different dog breeds and types out on the streets and in the dog parks of the UK within most local areas. Everyone has their own particular favourite ....Read Full Article

My dog is scared of noises – all noises, help!
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26th February 2019
It is not just the 5th of November that can cause distress for pets (and their owners), with fireworks whistling and banging in the night air. Of course, it isn’t just one night either, fireworks seem to go on forever, and then starts again on New Year’s Eve! Unfortunately, some dogs can suffer from noise phobia all year ro....Read Full Article

Solutions to Common Horse Riding Position Faults
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26th February 2019
When riding, having a good position not only allows you to use your seat, leg and hand aids effectively but helps both you and your horse to be in balance. However, the slightest deviation of your position greatly influences your horse’s way of going. To understand this better, imagine someone sitting on your shoulders. If that p....Read Full Article

Pets4Homes announce the most popular gun dog breeds in the UK
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25th February 2019
Gun dogs are a group of dogs from various different breeds that were all historically used to assist hunters and shooters to find, flush out, or retrieve prey – or perform a variety of associated roles depending on their particular skills and talents. Shooting parties with gun dogs can still be found across many rural a....Read Full Article

Is the Shih Tzu becoming less popular in the UK? Pets4Homes statistics may hold the answer
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24th February 2019
The Shih Tzu is a very beautiful and delicate-looking small dog breed from the Kennel Club’s utility dog grouping, although many dog lovers assume that this is a ....Read Full Article

Four of the UK’s Ten Most Popular Dog Breeds are Brachycephalic
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22nd February 2019
Everyone has their own personal favourites when it comes to the types of dogs they like, and some of the most popular dogs in the UK are brachycephalic ones, like the French bulldog and the pug. In fact, four out of the UK’s ten most popular dog breeds are brachycephalic, and the French bulldog is the most populous bree....Read Full Article

What is Babesia Canis and is my dog at risk?
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22nd February 2019
You may have heard of the term Babesia and it is a type of disease that affects dogs. It is actually a parasite – a type named a protozoa, and it also has a species that can make humans ill. The type of Babesia that interests vets is Babesia Canis – this is a dog version and was traditionally seen in Europe, but has now sur....Read Full Article

Why does my cat ‘mark’ everything indoors?
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22nd February 2019
Cats can mark their territory in a number of ways – most of them are either unpleasant or annoying for their human owners! Indoor marking problems can be altered so they don’t do it, but it does take patience, time and dedication. However, if your cat marks indoors all these tasks to change the problem and make things bette....Read Full Article

What are the most expensive pedigree dog breeds in the UK, and why?
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21st February 2019
Pedigree dog breeds that are in great demand, very desirable or that offer something out of the ordinary often attract very high purchase prices from puppy buyers, and there can be a wide range of variance between the prices of dogs of different breeds. The price charged for individual puppies from the same litter or produced....Read Full Article

What you need to know about Equine Influenza
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21st February 2019
Equine Influenza is a hot topic at the moment after the recent suspension of UK horse racing by the British Horseracing Authority. Equine Influenza is a highly infectious (meaning bacterial or viral) viral respiratory disease.  It is also contagious which means it can be spread by both people and animals although there i....Read Full Article

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



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