Category Archives: Pets

  • Spring into Fitness

    Posted on March 31, 2013 by in Dog, Pets, Seasons, Spring

    The clocks going forward combined with that little extra warmth in the air – it’s the perfect excuse to start building up fitness levels – for you and your pets! This is the time of year when increasing the length of walks can be so rewarding.  There are Spring bulbs to see and the first […]

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  • Easter Bunnies

    Posted on March 28, 2013 by in Pets, Rabbit, Seasons, Spring

    Through March and over Easter-time it is traditional to consider hares and rabbits.  While the standard brown bun has long been a popular pet, the Belgian Hare makes an exotic and interesting alternative.  You will be amazed by the range of different types of rabbits there are, from those who look like miniature puff balls […]

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  • Rescue Centre Interview: Alexia Nicholls

    Posted on March 15, 2013 by in Cat, Dog, Pets, Rabbit, Seasons

    Alexia Nicholls is Animal Manager at the Danaher Animal Home in Essex – an organisation that works closely with the RSPCA.  For more information visit RSPCA Essex.     How is the current economic climate affecting pets?  It’s having a pinch effect.  Because more people can’t afford pets or are working longer hours, we are […]

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  • Animal Rescue and Shelters

    Posted on March 15, 2013 by in Cat, Degu, Dog, Ferret, Gerbil, Guinea Pig, Hamster, Mouse, Pets, Rabbit, Rat, Seasons

    The British are great pet owners.  Figures show nearly half of all UK households have a pet.  This means birds, reptiles, small animals, cats, dogs and horses or ponies.  Apparently (according to the Pet Food Manufacturer’s’ Trade Association) there are 8 million dogs and 8 million cats in the UK! These statistics prove the long […]

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  • Rat Hero

    Posted on March 15, 2013 by in Pets, Rat

    Rats were the unlikely hero of a recent television documentary and a feature in The Economist magazine.  They were shown helping locate unexploded bombs, and also being trained to recognise tubercolosis in laboratory tests.  These are smart, social animals that make good pets, if properly handled.  They are happy to be trained and owners say […]

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  • Keeping in trim

    Posted on March 15, 2013 by in Cat, Degu, Dog, Ferret, Gerbil, Guinea Pig, Hamster, Mouse, Pets, Rabbit, Rat, Seasons

    Alongside teeth, nails and claws can be the cause of excessive discomfort for all sorts of pets, from small animals like rabbits and guinea pigs to cats dogs and even birds.  If they get over long, they can become uncomfortable for the pet.  If they are not worn down or trimmed properly they can become […]

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  • Hopping for health

    Posted on March 15, 2013 by in Pets, Rabbit, Seasons

    There are few people who haven’t seen a wild rabbit with myxomatosis – it is very widespread and unfortunately our pet rabbits can catch it.  It passes from animal to animal through direct contact or infected insects such as mosquitoes and ticks.  Pet rabbits can be protected with a vaccination which is given first at […]

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  • Dog Tales

    Posted on March 15, 2013 by in Dog, Pets, Seasons

    Dogs need to be vaccinated for some diseases as early as eight to nine weeks after they are born.  They may then need a booster jab in 12 months or so time.  Different diseases can be prevalent in different regions and dogs that will be regularly visiting kennels, shows or travelling abroad may need additional […]

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  • Cat Considerations

    Posted on March 15, 2013 by in Cat, Pets, Seasons

    A cat is a very fastidious type – and will groom itself quite regularly.  Even so, there are many benefits to giving your cat a helping hand.  Regular grooming creates a good bond between the two of you and gives you a chance to check some important health indicators.  Is the coat in good condition, […]

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  • Keep up with flea protection

    Posted on March 15, 2013 by in Cat, Degu, Dog, Ferret, Gerbil, Guinea Pig, Hamster, Mouse, Pets, Rabbit, Rat, Seasons, Spring, Summer

    Judging by the number of pet owners asking for advice on flea-control, 2012 was an excellent year for these bloodsucking insects.  Besides being irritating and unpleasant, do fleas actually present a threat to our pets or ourselves?  Broadly, the answer is they aren’t a threat in themselves, but they can contribute to weakening an ill […]

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