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The Damage Bones can Cause to Dogs
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21st January 2019
You would be forgiven for thinking that it is perfectly natural to give dogs bones to eat and that our canine friends have always chewed on them in the wild. If the truth be known, it is quite dangerous to offer dogs any sort of bone especially when they've been cooked in any way because it could seriously injure them and may even ....Read Full Article

Is it Safe to Give Rawhide Treats to a Dog?
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21st January 2019
These days you can find dog treats in every shape, size and flavour. From animal hooves to pigs’ ears and just about everything in-between, the choice is often mind boggling. This is especially true when it comes to choosing a suitable treat for a specific breed of dog. Some treats are now believed not to be very good for dogs, w....Read Full Article

All about miniature donkeys for potential owners
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21st January 2019
If you are contemplating owning a miniature donkey, once you see these delightful creatures, you will instantly fall in love, as will any children you may have. They are cute and loving, but like all animals, only take them on if you have time to properly care for them. They are quite hardy, but the basic husbandry involved in caring f....Read Full Article

Blindness and your Pet
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21st January 2019
Blindness or visual impairment can occur in any animal. You may suddenly find yourself with a pet that has been blind from birth, suffers trauma or one that gradually loses their sight. First, what are the signs that your pet is beginning to lose its sight? Temperament - A once confident pet may become fea....Read Full Article

Get fit with your Dog
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21st January 2019
It’s that time of year where we all make our resolutions of a fit and healthier new year. Our dogs love to share our exercise plan, and it’s great to have a friend to keep you going and motivated. We’ve listed a few exercise ideas and tips for beginners; Walking We all should walk with ....Read Full Article

Riding a Bike with Your Dog
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21st January 2019
Dogs love being with their owners especially outdoors so what better way to spend some quality time together than on a bike ride! Your pup can accompany you either by travelling in a basket or trailer or running alongside you. Which method you choose all depends on the size, age, health and fitness level of your dog. ....Read Full Article

Royal Windsor Horse Show 2019
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19th January 2019
This glorious spectacle is held every year in Windsor, Berkshire on the Queens’ estate during May every year. This year, it commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, a significant event in the British calendar. The dates for this year are 9th – 13th May, and since its’ humble beginni....Read Full Article

Unusual gadgets for your cat 2018/19
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19th January 2019
So, this year’s CES (Consumer Electronics Show) has come and gone, and the gadget-minded have all been inspired by the range of useful devices (and even more entertaining techie toys) the season has produced. But most of the ones we see celebrated have been aimed at humans. Of course, we are the ones with the money, so that is to....Read Full Article

6 Dog breeds that can’t afford to gain weight
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18th January 2019
As much as we love our dogs, if you let them overeat, or eat the wrong things, certain dog breeds are more prone to weight gain than others, purely by their genetic makeup and tendency to laziness! Most dogs will eat anything, particularly if it is a tasty morsel or more ....Read Full Article

Training a puppy not to run away
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18th January 2019
If you own an adult dog that is prone to running off or bolting away from you when out on walks and failing to return when called, this can cause a whole host of problems that will require a lot of work and effort to correct. A propensity to run off and/or not to return when called can develop at any stage in a dog’s li....Read Full Article

Five interesting things you probably didn’t know about new-born puppies
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18th January 2019
Puppies of all ages, breeds, shapes and sizes are highly appealing to us as dog lovers, and few of us would miss the opportunity to meet and befriend a cheerful, cute pup that we spot out and about. However, unless you’ve bred from your own dog or known someone whose dog had a litter that you got to meet when they were very young....Read Full Article

All about the Spanish Greyhound
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17th January 2019
The Spanish Greyhound (known as the Galgo Español ), is quite rare in the UK, purely because breeding has only started in the last couple of years, and this has been from rescue dogs imported from Spain to centres that have only been set up since the plight of these dogs became evident. Pups do come up from time to time, bu....Read Full Article

Myelofibrosis in dogs
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17th January 2019
Myelofibrosis is a type of disorder that develops in the dog’s bone marrow, as a result of the development of scar tissue. This is a condition that can affect dogs and also people; in people, myelofibrosis may be either primary, which means it develops on its own without another root cause underlying the issue, or secondary, whic....Read Full Article

Do frequent baths help to ease allergies in dogs?
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17th January 2019
Suffering from an allergy might seem like a minor problem in the greater scheme of things, but anyone who suffers from a chronic allergy or even a transient, seasonal problem like hay fever will be all too aware that allergies can make you quite miserable, particularly if they remain symptomatic for a protracted period of time. ....Read Full Article

Why do cats sometimes miss treats put right in front of them?
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17th January 2019
Cats are very efficient hunters, and they have great eyesight for detecting the smallest movements of the smallest prey animals nearby. Cats will often sit very still for long periods of time watching bushes and areas of undergrowth where prey might be found, and when this eventuall....Read Full Article

Mites and parasites your rabbit may contract
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16th January 2019
You may not want to think about your lovely fluffy friend contracting anything creepy crawly or anything that may burrow its way into fur or skin. But unfortunately, they do, although the majority do live on the outside of your rabbit and can be cleared up quite quickly. If at any time you are worried about your rabbit, your ....Read Full Article

Lameness in the Papillon
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16th January 2019
Papillons are energetic little dogs that are famed for their fun-loving natures. Their beautiful ears are their best feature and this is where they get their name- ‘papillon’ means ‘butterfly’ in French! Like any dog, a Papillon will occasionally go ....Read Full Article

Dog owners: Are you in breach of rule 57 of The Highway Code?
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15th January 2019
Anyone who has a driving licence in the UK or that is in the process of learning to drive will have spent a lot of time at some point getting to grips with The Highway Code – the UK’s formal manual of rules and regulations for road users. These rules encompass not only drivers of vehicles, but also pedestrians, cy....Read Full Article

Renal cystadenocarcinoma and nodular dermatofibrosis DNA testing for the German shepherd dog breed
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15th January 2019
The German shepherd is a dog breed that really needs no introduction, and this large breed of dog is in fact the 8th most popular breed of all within the UK, out of a total of almost 250 different dog breeds and types that can be found on these shores. ....Read Full Article

Interpreting your guinea pig’s noises
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14th January 2019
For such a small pet, it is amazing the amount of noises they make – they are trying to speak to you to let you know their emotions. This will help in understanding if your pet is not well, so it’s a good idea to work out what these noises mean. The cavy (guinea pig) will try to communicate with you to express man....Read Full Article



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