Letting your kitten outside for the first time

Advice on letting your cat/ kitten out for the first time Indoors or outdoors? Many people are somewhat risk averse when it comes to letting their kitten outside into the big wide world. Keeping a cat indoors will ultimately be safer. However, like their wild counterparts, cats love freedom and outdoor activity, behaviours which are…

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Puppy socialisation – everything you need to know

The importance of socialisation in dogs What is socialisation? All animals, puppies included, have a special sensitive period at the start of their lives where socialisation takes place. This is the time when they learn to accept things and situations around them, so they are not afraid of them in later life. In dogs, this…

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What to do if you find a stray cat, dog or rabbit

Dogs If you have found a healthy looking dog and there is no owner in sight, here are a few tips about what you can do next: Report the stray dog to the council. They will alert the dog warden whose responsibility it is to fetch the dog. If it is safe and the dog…

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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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