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3 Signs Your Pet Needs to Visit a Vet

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An animal emergency isn’t always easy to spot. It is very easy for a pet owner to think that signs of illness or distress are just their pet acting up or trying to get attention. However, it is important that you are able to spot the signs that your pet needs to see a vet so that they can receive the care they require promptly. Below is a guide to four signs you may need to take your pet to see a veterinarian. Read More»

5 Signs Your Dog Might Be Allergic to Grass

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Many people, even experienced pet owners, don’t understand that dogs can suffer from allergies. Often these allergies pass by unnoticed when the pooch in question doesn’t regularly encounter the offending substance, but one allergy that is very likely to be a problem is a grass allergy. Though referred to as a grass allergy, what your dog will really be allergic to is grass pollen. Grass allergies will rarely cause any serious problems, but, just as with humans, they can be very unpleasant to deal with. Read More»

4 Reasons You Might Want to Foster a Cat Instead of Adopting Straight Away

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Cute, playful, and happy enough to jump into your lap for a cuddle, cats are pretty hard to resist. This makes them great pets, but too many people rush into the adoption process without considering whether they are really ready to take on the responsibility. In most cases, everything will work out fine, but it can be a good idea to foster a kitty or two before you commit to owning one yourself. Read More»

How To Keep Your Dog's Kennel Cosy This Winter

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Many dogs live outside all year round and are perfectly happy to do so.  However, it’s important that you make sure your dog’s kennel is adequately equipped during the winter months so that your dog stays warm.  Here are some top tips on how to winterise your dog’s kennel Winter dangers for kennelled dogs The two primary health risks for dogs that live outside in kennels over the winter months are frostbite and hypothermia. Read More»

Slug And Snail Bait Poisoning In Dogs

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The active ingredient in most brands of slug and snail bait sold for use in residential gardens is metaldehyde. This chemical is highly toxic to dogs, and ingestion of even a small amount can damage your dog’s nervous system. It can also, unfortunately, be fatal if your dog isn’t treated promptly. Here’s what you need to know about slug and snail bait poisoning in dogs: Symptoms Your dog will quickly develop the following symptoms when they have ingested metaldehyde: Read More»

4 Questions You Should Ask Your Vet before Making Important Pet Care Decisions

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Taking care of your pet will invariably involve a visit to the vet, whether for routine check-up or to diagnose and treat some ailment your pet has. Just like treatment for humans, you may not always be able to provide the best treatment/care options suggested for your pet, and you therefore need to be armed with all of the facts to make the best decisions for you and your pet. The following questions can help you to get the most out of your veterinarian’s extensive knowledge of animal care. Read More»