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10 facts you may not know about hamsters

There is more to your pet Hamster than meets the eye.   Here are 10 lesser known facts about these fabulous little house pets.  Hamsters are fantastic first pets, they are easy to look after and brilliant for children to learn how to successfully care for an animal. The Golden or Syrian Hamster is the […]

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Lungworm – The Dog Killer

Lungworm (Angiostrongylus Vasorum) is a parasite that infects dogs with potentially fatal consequences.  Infected dogs can suffer from acute breathing problems, neurological problems and can even bleed to death!  Make sure you understand this important disease and ensure your dog is protected. Lungworm is transmitted by common slugs and snails which dogs can ingest either purposefully of accidentally. Dogs […]

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Constipation in Cats

Feline constipation is encountered relatively commonly in veterinary practice, with many possible underlying causes. This pet health article is intended as a resource for owners seeking further information, discussing what some of these causes might be, explaining the importance of seeking veterinary attention, and detailing how constipation might be investigated and managed. What is Constipation? […]

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The law and your cat

As a cat owner, you can’t be expected to be an expert in relation to the law as it applies to you and your cat but it’s useful to have a general understanding of the legislation that may be relevant to you (e.g. should your cat toilet in a neighbour’s garden, are you inadvertently doing […]

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Ban pet shop puppy and kitten sales?

A change in UK legislation is being discussed in Parliament, concerning the sale and passage of young puppies and kittens. The sale and passage of pets in pet shops (which are licenced and regulated) is currently controlled under The 1951 Pets and Animals Act. Concerns are being raised over the inter-European transport of young animals […]

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Might your dog have parvovirus?

Parvovirus infection in Dogs

Canine parvovirus (CPV) first appeared in 1978 killing thousands of dogs.  It is found throughout the world although incidence in the UK has decreased dramatically with vaccination. CPV infection is characterised clinically with anorexia, vomiting, diarrhoea and weight loss.  Severe cases can result in septicaemia and death. Parvovirus may affect dogs of all ages but […]

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Borrowmydoggy – a dog sharing idea taking the world by storm!

A new concept has popped up over the internet, namely http://www.borrowmydoggy.com. This nifty concept lends itself to sharing your pet dog with people who’d love a pet but for their own reasons aren’t yet ready for one, or other personal reasons why they’d love to partake in a dog share plan. The programme has you […]

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Taking care of hamsters …

Hamsters are one of our most popular small pets. They are entertaining, fairly easy to look after and you don’t have to take them for a walk. They come in a variety of sizes, colours and coat lengths including the Syrian or Golden hamster, the Dwarf Campbell Russian hamster, the Chinese and Roborovskil hamsters, and the Winter White Russian hamster. There are […]

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An Owners Guide To Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance is big business and we are constantly bombarded with advertisements for different sorts of policies for our pets. This can be a bit confusing and the reasons behind the costs of pet insurance can sometimes be a bit baffling. This article aims to enlighten the reader as to why pet insurance works how […]

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