Care of a Chinchilla

Chinchillas are native to the Andes Mountains of Chile in South America. They are medium-sized rodents with a peaceful, friendly nature that makes them ideal pets...

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Care of a Rabbit

Rabbits make intelligent and friendly pets. The following information is to help you enjoy a happy and healthy relationship with your new rabbit.

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Care of a Guinea Pig

Guinea pigs (Cavies) originate from Peru where they roam about the countryside in family groups usually comprised of one male and a group of females and their young...

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Care of a New Kitten

Congratulations on the arrival of your new kitten. Owning a kitten is a wonderful experience and should be a happy one for you, your family and your kitten...

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Care of Orphaned Kittens

Raising an orphaned kittens can be a very heartwarming and rewarding experience; it takes a great deal of care and commitment as they are particularly difficult to raise successfully...

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Spaying Your Female Dog

Spaying your female dog is a normal surgical procedure carried out under general anaesthetic. It involves the removal of her ovaries and womb so she does not come into heat and cannot become pregnant...

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Neutering Your Male Dog

Neutering or castration of your male dog is a surgical procedure carried out under general anaesthetic. It involves the removal of both testicles...

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Coping with Blindness

Animals are incredibly adaptable and can learn to live with blindness while maintaining a very good quality of life. Vision is just one of the five senses that your dog might possess...

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Mammary Tumour Advice

Mammary (breast) cancer causes 52% of all cancers in female dogs, about half of which are malignant. The tumours can be small, simple nodules or large, aggressive growths...

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Winter Safety Advice

Animals are very sensitive to the cold in the same way that we are. With more extremely cold weather on the way it is very important that they are not forgotten about at this time of year...

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Summer Tips

Now that summer is here pet owners will no doubt be taking their dogs for walks more frequently, while cats will want to spend as much time as possible out in the sunshine...

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Running Line

Dog owners are obliged by law to keep their dogs under control. This means keeping it securely on your property at all times...

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Canine Sarcoptic Mange (Scabies)

Sarcoptic mange is caused by scabies mites burrowing within the skin. Mites are found on the skin surface, and it is a highly contagious disease...

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Ringworm

Ringworm is fungal disease of the skin, hair and nails of animals and humans. On the skin the infection often spreads outward in a circular pattern, hence the name...

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Anal Sac Diseases

Dogs and cats have two anal sacs located just under the skin on either side of the anus and are connected to it by small ducts...

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Lice in Cats and Dogs

Lice are small, flattened wingless insects which parasitise the haircoat of animals. Each species of louse is host specific, that is each species of animal has it's own type of louse which...

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Worms in Dogs and Cats

Worms are internal parasites and numerous species affect dogs and cats. They occur in a variety of organs, including lungs, heart, blood vessels, kidney, eye, but mainly in the bowel...

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Safety in Cars

There are many dangers associated with driving with unrestrained pets. Just as we wear seat belts, pets should also be secured in a car or motor vehicle at all times...

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Cleaning Pets Ears

As a result of domestication and selective breeding, dogs’ ears vary enormously, not only amongst breeds but also within breeds...

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Pet Action Guide

Pet Action Guide Template

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Puppy Care Instructions

Don’t take on a puppy unless you want one, and don’t be pressurised by your children. Caring for a pet is an adult responsibility; do not expect children to take this on...

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Picking a Puppy

Are you thinking of getting or giving a puppy this Christmas?  Owning a puppy is a wonderful experience...

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Care of Orphaned Puppies

Raising an orphaned puppy can be a very heartwarming and rewarding experience; it takes a great deal of care and commitment as they are particularly difficult to raise successfully...

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