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What to do if someone pets your dog without permission

For some owners, it can be worrying and stressful if their dog is approached and/ or touched by other people or children. Not all dogs are the sort of dogs that want to say “Hi“ to everyone. It doesn't mean they are aggressive. However, dogs that do not like their personal space invaded can behave…

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Top Christmas present ideas for your pet

We humans are very good at anthropomorphising; that is we often treat our pets as though they are children. Invariably well intentioned, but it can mean that our pets don't always get what they would want if they could write a wish list for Santa! Here are some of the things they would ask for.…

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Keep your pet safe and happy this Christmas

Christmas is such a fun and busy time for families. Whilst many pet dogs are excited by all the fun and games, some with more anxious personalities can find it all a bit trying. Cats are often also happier when they are away from all the hustle and bustle of the festive season. Here are…

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How to make festive pet treats

One of the best things about the Christmas season is that it gives us an excuse to be creative and have fun making things. So why not combine our festive spirit with making some delicious home-made pet treats. Do remember though that a treat is just that! Something delicious which your pet will enjoy, but…

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Pet diabetes

Though most of us will have heard of diabetes, not all are aware that it can affect our pets too. Diabetes occurs when there are abnormally high sugar levels in the blood, caused by a problem with insulin. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that works to move sugar out of the bloodstream…

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Advice on dealing with the loss of a pet

Embracing the twilight years of our pets can be a wonderful time. Just spending time together, pottering about and enjoying the less active individual can be very rewarding in itself. However, as time goes on, it is inevitable that serious health problems occur in our ageing pets. It is important to discuss any changes you…

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Taking care of your senior rabbit

Rabbits come in many shapes and sizes and age differently, so when a rabbit is said to be “senior” isn’t set in stone. Some rabbits may show signs of ageing sooner than others, and therefore individual rabbits should be assessed rather than categorising on age alone. The smaller breeds such as the Netherlands Dwarf or…

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Taking care of your older cat

Cats are said to have nine lives – many a moggy will go on to live to a ripe old age of 20 years plus or minus a few! What specific needs does my elderly cat have? If your cat has always been allowed to come and go as they please, you cannot change things…

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Looking after your older dog

Sadly, a dog’s lifespan is relatively short compared to our own, and dogs are often referred to as “senior” after the tender age of seven! In very large breeds, such as Great Danes, it is even earlier. Many dogs will however still be perfectly sprightly until much later than this, even into their teens. The…

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