Tag Archives: fur

  • Grooming Marvellous!

    Posted on October 1, 2013 by in Autumn, Pets, Rabbit, Seasons

    Rabbit breeds have a wide range of coats, with different ratios of soft, furry undercoats to longer, coarser outer coats.  Whatever the length of coat, however, matting can be an issue.  This is where the hairs get tightly bound together, pulling at the skin and sometimes restricting movement. It can be uncomfortable, but if it […]

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  • Claws and nails

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

    As autumn draws on so fur, coats, claws and nails can suddenly attract more of our attention.  When pets spend more time indoors, then owners begin to notice the fall out, as nails scratch, claws catch and hair accumulates around the skirting boards.  A good groom is the ideal solution. If you can’t face cutting […]

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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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  • Flystrike

    Posted on March 15, 2013 by in Ferret, Guinea Pig, Pets, Rabbit, Seasons

    Hutch hygiene and good grooming are the key when you’re keeping any small animals like rabbits, guinea pigs or ferrets outside during the summer.  The reason is that any dirt or detritus left in the heat will attract flies.  They will then be attracted onto the pet by any dirt or matted fur in which […]

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  • Cats in the Home

    Posted on March 14, 2013 by in Cat, Pets, Seasons

    Cats can be catastrophic around the house.  The sweetest bundle of fluff can quite quickly turn into a curtain wrecker and furniture destroyer.  A contented cat, however, is unlikely to do much damage around the house.  Most destructive behaviour is the result of boredom.  The RSPCA recommends that an indoors cat must have access to […]

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  • To wash, or not to wash

    Posted on March 14, 2013 by in Dog, Pets, Seasons, Winter

      Whether it’s cleaning off winter mud or something worse, many owners like to wash their dogs.  The question is how frequently and what with? Washing pets won’t hurt them, but it should be more of a weekly than daily activity.  It is important to use a pet friendly shampoo, designed so it is not […]

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  • Coat Control

    Posted on March 14, 2013 by in Cat, Dog, Pets, Seasons, Spring

    As April starts to take hold so many pets start to shed their winter coats in preparation for the warmer days ahead.  Moulting is common across most species, and even those that are kept indoors will show a vestige of change over these months.   With most dogs, cats and small animals, this is a time […]

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