Puppy health

What a joy a little pup brings to a home. But when choosing a new family member you must look beyond the wagging tail and frisky nature. Good health practices will ensure your new pet has a happy start and a long life in your family. So let’s look at puppy health.   When choosing…

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Kitten health

Welcoming a new pet into your home is such a precious, exciting time, and you want your new kitten to have a healthy happy start to his long life in your family. So, let’s look at kitten health.   Vaccines Vaccination is so important for all pets to ensure they can fight disease. Cats need…

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Why does my dog dig?

Dogs love to dig. And why shouldn’t they? Digging is an instinctive behaviour for these pets. But if your four-legged friend is destroying your prized petunias or making a mess of your expensive lawn, the digging has to stop. Even if you’re not a fussy gardener, your dog’s digging could be a sign that he…

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Cats and fleas

It won’t be long before the chills of winter subside and make way for the warmer weather, when a pet owner’s thoughts turn to sunny skies and fleas. Yes, fleas. And it’s not just dogs that are affected by these tiny terrors. Cats, too, can suffer from the scourge of this little insect.   While…

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Dog breed: Pug

  There must be a lot of pug lovers in this country because these cute little dogs are popping up everywhere – on t-shirts and cushions, mugs and tea towels. You can buy pug iPhone cases and pug socks, pug slippers and pug scarves.   So let’s take a look at this spirited little animal.…

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Dog skin allergies

Ask a vet how much time she spends looking at problem skin in dogs and she’ll probably tell you it takes up a good chunk of her day. Skin allergies not only make a dog feel pretty miserable, they can also affect the family (if you’ve ever lain in bed listening to your dog’s constant…

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