Tag Archives: skin

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Grooming Groove

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

    Daily Groom Giving your dog a daily groom is a sensible idea for lots of reasons.  Not only does it reduce the impact of doggy hairs and dirt around the house, it also gives you a chance to do a simple daily health check.  As you brush or comb through the coat or fur, you […]

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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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  • Hop to it!

    Posted on March 14, 2013 by in Cat, Guinea Pig, Pets, Rabbit, Seasons, Spring

    This is also the time of year when fleas, ticks and mites can start to become a real problem.  It isn’t difficult to control such infestations however, since there are plenty of applications and treatments that will work.  It is important to check small pets like rabbits and guinea pigs too. Your vet will advise […]

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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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