Dental disease – the risk of not taking care of your cat's teeth

Dental disease is a very common problem in both young and older cats. It is thought that as many as 85% of cats aged three or over, have some sort of dental disease. As cats get older, disease tends to become more severe. The cause of dental disease starts with the accumulation of plaque on…

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How to brush your dog's teeth and why you should do it

Why you should brush your dog’s teeth If you don’t brush your dog’s teeth, they will almost certainly develop some degree of dental disease as they get older.  Some breeds will get it much worse than others and at a relatively younger age. Not only is bad breath unpleasant to live with; it also means…

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Dental problems to look out for in your rabbit's teeth

What is special about rabbit’s teeth? The layout of a rabbit's teeth is unique, and similar only to other lagomorphs such as hares. The back teeth are used for grinding and the front incisors used for cutting and slicing. They don't have canine teeth as they don't need to kill things to eat. The upper…

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The best toys to engage your cat to play

Do you remember your kitten’s early days? Simply waggling a toy mouse in their general direction was enough to get them geared up to play! Now your cat is an adult, sleeping may well take priority over any form of exercise! We’re here to help with advice on some of the best toys to encourage…

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Top 6 dog walks in the UK

The New Year has rung in and what better way to kick start your resolutions, than to go on an adventure with your canine pal! We’ve compiled some stunning, dog friendly walks across the UK – so what are you waiting for? Grab your walking boots, poo bags and your dog’s lead and off you…

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Settling your kitten into their new home

For a small kitten, moving away from their mum and siblings to a new home can be strange and scary. So, it’s important that we do all we can to build their trust and confidence in us as their new owners. To them, we are total strangers and their new house looks and smells completely…

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Settling your puppy into their new home

So, the big day has arrived and that precious puppy you have been waiting for is finally home with you. Initially, it can be a bit of a shock to the system – for both you and them! However, there are a number of things that can be done to ensure they settle in effortlessly…

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Kitten Socialisation

We’ve all heard of those ‘nightmare’ cats that swipe at anyone who approaches them and hiss at every cat that dares walk near. The fact is, these kitties likely had little to no socialisation when they were a kitten and never really stood a chance. Mixing with other animals and humans does not always come…

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Puppy Socialisation

As the Scout motto tells us: ‘Be prepared’. Socialising puppies from an early age sets them up for success and prevents a multitude of potential issues as they get older. The more we learn about our canine companions, the clearer it has become that socialisation is an essential part of their development and one that…

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