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The Importance of Neutering Your Pets

Fri 24th October, 2014

What Is Neutering and Why Your Pet Needs It? Neutering is a surgical procedure whereby reproductive organs are removed from a male animal. It is called spaying when it refers to a female animal though you can generally use the word neutering as a catch all. And, most domesticated pets should be neutered; it’s not…

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Protecting your dog whilst walking in winter

Fri 24th October, 2014

This week we were asked… “It’s coming up to my first winter with my dog and I want to make sure he is protected from harsh weather when we go on our walks. Do you have any tips to make sure he is safe? He is quite old I adopted him from a rescue centre…

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Our Top Tips for Bonding Your Rabbit

Thu 23rd October, 2014

Will Your Bunny Bond?  If you haven’t yet adopted a rabbit, your very best bet is to ensure that you bring home a bonded pair. This will save you plenty of time – and perhaps a few tears too. That’s because bonding a pair of rabbits can take anywhere between two weeks and a few…

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Diary of Cat Adoption – Part 1

Thu 23rd October, 2014

When my partner and I moved into our new house back in April, we knew that eventually we’d want a four-legged friend to join us. Since I was 12 my parents have had a dog that they rescued from Dog’s Trust in Darlington, and Patrick’s family have had a cat since he was nine years…

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How to Ensure Your Hamster is Happy and Healthy

Thu 23rd October, 2014

A Weekly Health Check for Your Hamster Is Important All pets need regular care and attention. The best way to ensure that any animal you care for remains in best health is to check them over weekly for signs of poor health or disease. Not only will this alert you early if there is an…

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Enrichment Activities for Your Gerbil

Wed 22nd October, 2014

Enrichment Begins at Home The most important thing you can do to enrich the lives of your gerbils is to provide them with a suitable home. Rather than just an old cage, you really want to look for a gerbilarium. This involves a cage on a bit of a tank filled with natural wood shavings….

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What not to feed your dog or cat this Christmas

Tue 21st October, 2014

During the festive period it can be extremely tempting to feed your dog more than you would usually. Not only is this bad for the digestive system and overall health, there are many foods that are fine for humans, but can prove fatal for our four-legged friends. Chocolate There’s a lot of chocolate around at…

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A rabbit is for life, not just for Christmas

Mon 20th October, 2014

With Christmas just around the corner, we bet most of you are thinking about presents and what to buy your family and friends. We know that the ‘not just for Christmas’ message is a long standing one, but it really is an important message. It’s tempting to buy a fluffy little bunny at the festive…

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How much do you know about Chinchillas?

Mon 20th October, 2014

Chinchillas are friendly animals that are well-known for their timid nature and soft, luxurious fur. They can make a great pet for older children and adults – but how many of these facts did you know about them? 1. The word chinchilla literally translates to ‘little Chincha’. The beloved pet was originally named after the…

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How to protect your pets on Bonfire Night

Sat 18th October, 2014

Bonfire Night is a day that sparks fear and dread into people and their four-legged friends everywhere. A large proportion of dogs and cats have a fear of the explosions following fireworks, and it can make for a stressful few days around 5th November. Here are our top tips to keep your pooches and their…

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