How to bond with your rabbits

Do you have a rabbit or are you thinking about getting one or two? If so, here are a few pointers about how to go about improving or developing your relationship with your bunny. Rabbits are beautiful, curious animals that deserve to live full and enriched lives. Here are some basic bunny requirements that will…

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Grooming your dog

Developing a grooming routine with your dog early on is a great way to get to know your dog and check that he’s healthy at the same time. Grooming doesn’t just mean brushing All dogs benefit from a regular grooming session but how much your dog will require will depend on the breed and the…

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Cat grooming tips

Most cats will spend a significant part of their day grooming themselves. Their bodies are so flexible and supple, they can reach all parts with ease. They also have backward pointing spines on their tongues – basically a built in comb! Moulting occurs in cats throughout the year and grooming helps remove this loose hair.…

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How to train your dog to do the perfect recall

Picture the familiar scene: The sound of “Alfie”…”Alfie”… come here!… drifts across the park, to the unconcerned dog busily investigating a lump of wet grass. He looks up lethargically and spots his frustrated owner. Safe in the knowledge that his owner is still there, Alfie continues to enjoy his sniffing. Does this sounds familiar? Being…

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How to stop your cat scratching the furniture

Why do cats scratch? As much as we love our cats, we could often do without their natural tendency to scratch furniture, curtains and carpets. Cats scratch with their front claws by dragging them downward from the vertical or backward from the horizontal surface. This action also known as “stropping”, loosens and removes the outer…

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House training your rabbit

Sharing your home with a couple of rabbits can be a rewarding and fun experience. However it’s a decision which should not be taken lightly. Your home will need to be bunny proofed so that you can live in harmony and the house rabbits will also need their own safe enclosed area. Rabbits live in…

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Choosing a new puppy or kitten

Pet dogs and cats can be with us for the best part of two decades, so it’s worth spending time getting the decision right and making sure you’re ready for the commitment. The following should give you an idea of how to go about the process and remember your veterinary practice is always there to help.…

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Spring pet advice

It’s been a long winter; it seems we have been bundled up in big coats forever! As the nights start to draw out, many of us are looking forward to enjoying some spring gardening and getting out and about for some long awaited country walks. Dogs and cats are pretty good at avoiding hazards most…

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How to get rid of fleas

Prevention is always better than cure If you are a member of the Healthy Pet Club, then you will get all your monthly flea and worm preventative treatments included in the scheme. These help to keep your pet healthy and flea free. Flea species have lived on our planet for hundreds of millions of years.…

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