What to do if a loose dog approaches you on a walk

Dogs are unpredictable creatures. If you come across an unfamiliar dog on a walk, it is not always going to be a friendly meeting. If worse still you see a dog approaching which is not on a lead, it can cause a lot of anxiety both for dog and owner. Here are some tips of…

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Preparing your rabbit for autumn

As the nights draw in and the leaves start to change colour, it is a reminder to all rabbit owners to prepare for the winter months ahead. Autumn can be a beautiful season, but it can also be very damp, windy and cold. Even though extreme, snowy weather usually doesn’t hit us until after Christmas,…

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Stress in cats

What is stress? Is it always bad? Stress is just another word for anxiety and worry. Being worried that something might attack you is a necessary part of being able to avoid it. If you didn’t care at all about situations where your life is at risk, you probably wouldn’t last long enough to pass…

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Noise Phobia in dogs

What is noise phobia? A phobia is the irrational fear of something. The word phobia suggests that the fear response is out of proportion to the source of the fear. This certainly can be the case for dogs who are frightened by noises – noise phobia. How and why does noise phobia develop? Fear of…

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What to do if your cat keeps returning to your old home

This can be a problem if you have not moved very far from your previous home. Cats are by nature territorial. This is especially the case if you have been in your previous home a long time, your cat may have a strong urge to return to its territory. We all remember the childhood films…

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History of the dog

Dogs are descended from wolves… it’s TRUE! One thing is sure, our dogs of today are indeed descended from the grey wolf (Canis Lupus). Academics have long been arguing about the exact timeline and dates. Where and when did dogs split off from wolves? Some studies, all to do with studying genetic material, suggest that…

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History of the domestic cat

History of the cat: Early evolution One of the most recently evolved species within the Felidae family, is the domestic cat or Felis catus. There are 3 groups or genera in the Felidae family (in other words the entire cat family): Panthera (cats that roar: lions, tigers, leopards and jaguars) Acinonyx (the cheetah) Felis (all…

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History of rabbits

We love our rabbits today, we even let them live in our homes with us! Let’s find out how rabbits came into our lives as pets. History of rabbits through the ages All the wild rabbits in this country and all the 305 global rabbit breeds have descended from the European rabbit. Recent research has…

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What to do if your pet goes missing

Microchipping has made reuniting lost pets with their owners so much more successful. So always make sure your pet is microchipped and the details held by the database are up to date and correct. It is a legal requirement for dogs now, but we recommend all your other pets are microchipped too. Here is a…

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