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Uroliths in Pets: What are they and why do they matter?
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30th January 2019
“Uroliths” is the medical term given to large collections of crystals that mineralise and form anywhere in the urinary tract. They can include kidney stones and bladder stones, as well as smaller stones lodged in the ureters or urethra.  Most crystals that are in the urine are dissolved, and do not cause majo....Read Full Article

Blue Frenchies - All about Blue French Bulldogs
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29th January 2019
The French bulldog is the UK’s most popular dog breed bar none, both in terms of the number of dogs of the breed advertised for sale at any given time on Pets4Homes, and in terms of the number of Kennel Club registrati....Read Full Article

The differences between the English Labrador retriever and the American Labrador retriever
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28th January 2019
Labrador retrievers are one of the best-known and most popular dog breeds all over the world, and even most people who aren’t really familiar with dogs would have no problem picking a Labrador out of a line-up. In terms of the breed’s popular....Read Full Article

Silver Labrador Retrievers - All About Silver Labs
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27th January 2019
If you didn’t know that there is such a thing as silver Labrador retrievers, you are not alone. Most of us are familiar with the usual Labrador colours of black, yellow and chocolate, and these are the three official colours for Labrador retrievers that are recognised by the UK Kennel Club. However, they are not the onl....Read Full Article

Are gps pet trackers worth the money?
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26th January 2019
There is a heart-stopping moment when you realise that your dog has escaped through a hole in the fence, or your cat hasn’t come home for 24 hours. Even if they are chipped, there is a distinct possibility they will still be elusive – chipping is essential, but only useful if someone manages to secure your dog and get them ....Read Full Article

How Do I Take My Dog's Temperature?
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25th January 2019
It can be a really worrying time when a much loved dog is under the weather and you're not sure what's wrong with them. It could be they are off their food or just not interested in going out for a walk which is something they usually love going on. If you cannot get your pet to the vet straight away, you should try to take the....Read Full Article

Guide to Feeding your Dog a Bland Diet
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25th January 2019
When you think about it, your dog has a pretty amazing digestive system considering what they occasionally eat without your knowledge. Dogs are very good at tracking down a nasty smell and if they find anything that's rotting away, the chances are they will eat it only to suffer an upset stomach once you bring them home. Clearing u....Read Full Article

Why Does My Cat Keep Biting Me?
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23rd January 2019
If you have just got a cat or kitten and they occasionally take hold of your hand in their mouths ready to bite you, you might wonder why your new found and usually affectionate feline companion behaves this way. Read on to find out why a lot of cats bite or nip you on the odd occasion, often when unprovoked and for no apparent reason.....Read Full Article

Dog Breeds that Adore Playing in the Snow
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23rd January 2019
It's great fun watching kids and dogs playing in the snow, especially when it's just fallen and there's not a footprint in it. If you share your home with a dog that adores playing around in the snow, you know just how amusing they can be when they first go out in the morning. Not all dogs love the snow, but a lot of ....Read Full Article

How to Deal with Eye Scratches in Puppies
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22nd January 2019
If you have just got a puppy and share your home with a cat, it's important that you take extra care when you introduce the newcomer to their feline companion. Puppies are inquisitive by nature and when they have been well socialised during their time with mum and litter mates, they are generally quite bold too. This means they hav....Read Full Article

Ear Surgery in Dogs
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22nd January 2019
Some dogs are more prone to ear problems than others and if you do share your home with a Cocker Spaniel or other breed that enjoys nothing more than splashing around in water, you will probably be familiar with the sort of issues they tend to suffer from. Not thoroughly drying your dog's ears when they get home can result in them ....Read Full Article

Are Pre-anaesthetic Blood Tests in Dogs Really Necessary?
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22nd January 2019
If your dog has to undergo some sort of surgery to treat a condition they are suffering from, the chances are the vet might suggest they have pre-anaesthetic blood tests to make sure it is safe for them to be put under during the procedure. So why is it that vets advise owners to have these tests done? Read on to find out why it is oft....Read Full Article

Dog Breeds Prone to Skin & Food Allergies
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22nd January 2019
Owning a dog offers many benefits which as most people know includes keeping us healthy and fit. Making sure our canine companions stay in good condition themselves is all part of the responsibility of looking after them. A lot of pedigrees suffer from hereditary health issues, some of which can have a serious impact on their skin with....Read Full Article

The Havana Silk Dog: Not to be Confused with a Havanese
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22nd January 2019
There are many lovely looking dogs in the world and one of them is the attractive and affectionate Havana Silk Dog, a breed that's not to be confused with another one, namely the Havanese. Both dogs are native to Cuba but are definite breeds in their own right although....Read Full Article

The Charming Pumi: A Dog Native to Hungary
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22nd January 2019
The Pumi is another lovely breed native to Hungary and although these attractive dogs are a lesser known breed than the Puli, they have a lot going for them. They first appeared on the scene back i....Read Full Article

More About the Chinook a Lesser Known but Lovely Breed of Dog
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22nd January 2019
There are some very handsome dogs in the world and one of them nearly vanished off the face of the earth several times over the last few decades. The breed is the Chinook, a lesser known dog that has a tremendous amount going for them which includes a lovely personality and extremely intelligent, kind, loyal nature. A Little....Read Full Article

Birman or Himalayan, which cat breed is best for you
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21st January 2019
There are some very beautiful colourpoint breeds around and none are more attractive than the Birman and the Himalayan. If you have set your heart on sharing your home with a colourpoint and just can't make up your mind, this article compares both breeds which could help you decide whether a Birman or Himalayan would best suit your....Read Full Article

Cat Breeds with Big Attitudes
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21st January 2019
If you're the sort of person that boasts a big personality and you're thinking about sharing your home with a feline companion, the good news is there is a great choice when it comes to breeds with big personalities to match your own. There are cats that think more like dogs and others that like nothing more than going out for ....Read Full Article

Secrets to Keeping Your Cat Content
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21st January 2019
If you are new to keeping cats, the chances are you have read a whole lot articles on how to make your home a pet-friendly place for them to live in. You've also more than likely done your research on the best breed to suit your lifestyle too which means you're all set to bring your new pet home. But do you know all the secrets....Read Full Article

Keeping Your Kitten Safe and Out of Danger
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21st January 2019
The majority of people are familiar with the old adage "curiosity killed the cat" and if you have just decided to share your home with a little kitten, you will soon find out why this saying came about! Kittens are curious little characters by nature and like nothing better than to investigate new things and places,....Read Full Article



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