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Don’t leave dogs in hot cars

Thu 2nd July, 2015

According to the RSPCA, it takes only 6 minutes or less for an animal to suffer severe heat exhaustion in a car. Leaving a dog in a hot car can be a deadly situation for them. Contrary to popular belief, leaving your car windows open or parking in the shade doesn’t make enough of a…

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10 signs that your cat rules the house

Tue 30th June, 2015

Think your cats are your pets…or is it the other way around? Either way we love them all the same! 1. Your phone is filled with photos of your cats. 2. When leaving or arriving at your house, you wave at your cat through the window. 3. You give your cats birthday presents/parties. 4. Litterboxes…

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Pet of the summer winners

Mon 22nd June, 2015

It’s been a tough day at the office trying to pick one winner from all your fantastic ‘Pet of the Summer’ entries… So we’ve been a bit sneaky. We’ve decided to pick THREE winners instead! Each ‘Pet of the Summer’ will star as our cover photo for 4 weeks each, covering the whole of the…

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dogs sense of smell

How much can dogs actually smell?

Thu 18th June, 2015

As humans we see the world mostly through our vision. However, dogs rely on their sense of smell. It’s hard to imagine how much information dogs can analyse through their impressive smelling sense as ours is very feeble in comparison. For a real understanding we think the best way to imagine the difference between a…

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Most Memorable Fictional Rabbits

Thu 11th June, 2015

Even if you’ve never had a pet rabbit, it’s more than likely that we’ve all grown up with rabbits in our lives in some way. Whether your parents read you ‘Bedtime bunny tales’ each night or your favourite character in Bambi was the loveable Thumper, you can’t help but notice rabbits are a popular choice…

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Burgess Pet of the Summer

Wed 10th June, 2015

Want your pet to star as our ‘Pet of the Summer’? All you need to do to enter is submit a photo on to our Facebook wall here: https://www.facebook.com/burgesspetcare. Remember to give us a like if you haven’t already! The winner will be chosen on June the 21st – the first day of summer. Our favourite…

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dogs in summer

Keeping dogs cool in hot weather

Fri 5th June, 2015

We’re very happy to see that summer seems to be finally taking place here at Burgess HQ! With more daylight and warmer temperatures, it can be the perfect incentive to spend all your time outdoors with your dogs. However, make sure your dog isn’t affected negatively by the heat by following our top tips to…

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ferrets

10 things you don’t know about ferrets

Fri 29th May, 2015

Ferrets are infamous for being very playful pets who can squeeze through small spaces. But how many of these quick fire facts did you know about them? 1. All ferret kits are born with white fur. The colour of ferrets’ fur starts to become apparent when they are around 3-4 weeks old. Until then all…

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Why do chinchillas take dust baths?

Mon 25th May, 2015

As a chinchilla owner, it’s common knowledge that your playful pets need to be treated to a dust bath to keep their fur in tip top condition. So why do chinchillas need dust baths? The natural habitat of a chinchilla is in the Andes Mountains. In the wild, volcanic ash gets into Chinchilla’s fur and…

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Top tips for guinea pig runs

Thu 21st May, 2015

Having a run for your guinea pigs is a perfect way to allow them to stretch their legs and explore a new environment. Although they may be little, these pets are awake for a whopping 20 hours each day – so they need plenty of entertainment to keep them occupied! As the nice weather is…

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