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How to select a friendly, confident cat or kitten

Deciding to add a new cat to your home is a very exciting process and by following the advice below, you will have the highest chance of selecting a friendly, confident cat who fits in well into your ...

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Breathing rapidly when sleeping - when should you be concerned?

Does your sleeping pup suddenly start breathing quickly when they have previously been slumbering peacefully or is there a consistent change in your dog’s breathing once they go to sleep? This article...

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What are probiotics? Why and when should I give them to my dog or cat?

Probiotics, you can buy them everywhere but what are they actually?

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Lily poisoning in cats

Lilies are one of those everyday items we keep in our homes and gardens that are potentially deadly for our pets. Read our article to learn what you need to know to keep your cat safe.

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How to introduce cats

It's never easy introducing cats to each other and we've got some tips to help out!

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Help! My dog’s ear is bleeding

There are several reasons why your dog’s ear may be bleeding, click to find out more!

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My dog has a swollen face

Facial swelling in dogs can have multiple causes, all of which require veterinary attention. Facial swelling will usually be accompanied by pain and will generally make your dog feel miserable. Contin...

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My cat has a swollen face

Facial swelling in cats can have multiple causes, all of which require veterinary attention. Facial swelling will usually be accompanied by pain and will generally make your cat feel miserable. Contin...

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Should I try to make my dog sick?

Occasionally, your pet may eat something that could be harmful and may need to visit their vet to be made sick. It is never recommended to make your pet sick at home. There are risks associated with i...

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How to reduce stress in multi-cat households

Are multi-cat households more stressful? Having more than one cat in the home can lead to feelings of stress, frustration and issues with aggression. Here you can find tips on how to reduce stress, ag...

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Dog and cat bites

The mouths of dogs and cats are filled with bacteria which can cause serious infections if a bite occurs. In addition the teeth can penetrate into tissue and cause both superficial and deeper, more se...

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Waxy ears in cats - routine care and cleaning

As in humans, it is normal for your cat to produce some ear wax and is not usually a cause for concern. However from time to time, wax can build up in your cat's ears and cause discomfort due to an un...

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Are shock collars really that bad?

A shock collar is a device which delivers an electric shock to an animal and is used as a training tool. They may also be called electronic collars, remote collars or e-collars. Continue reading this ...

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Top tips for cat litter trays

Choosing the right litter tray for your cat is so important. From size, shape, location and substrate material, all of these things should be considered when choosing a tray. Read more about the corre...

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Why is my cat scratching at the furniture?

Scratching is a natural and very important behaviour for the cat. However problems can arise when cats scratch furniture or other objects in the house that the owner deems undesirable.

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How to make your garden cat friendly

Many cat owners spend time making their home more cat friendly, but often do not consider how cat friendly their garden is. If you have a garden where other cats from the neighbourhood frequent, this ...

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Halloween hazards and Bonfire Night - how to keep your pet safe

Halloween can be a wonderful time of year with lots of sweets and chocolates in abundance, creative costumes and a great time had by all. However our pets may feel very different, with dangers posed b...

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Pros and cons of keeping a cat indoors

For most cat owners, it is an important decision on whether you should keep your cat indoors or allow them access to the outside world. There are pros and cons of both options which this article will ...

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Top five health problems in older cats

As cats age, they can be more prone to certain age related disease processes. Early detection and management of these age related issues leads to a better quality of life for older cats. Read more in ...

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Could my dog’s diet be making him itch? Cutaneous Adverse Food Reactions (CAFR)

Cutaneous Adverse Food Reactions (CAFR), also known as food allergies, food intolerances, dietary sensitivity or hypersensitivity, can develop at any age. They are seen as skin changes, due to an inap...

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