8 Things You Didn’t Know About Cats Skin

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Cats can be tricky to read, if they’re flicking their tail, does it mean they’re happy or angry? It’s even harder to tell if something is wrong with them, which is why at Dorwest Herbs we’ve heard several customers ask, “why does my cat’s skin twitch?” and “why is my cat’s skin dry?” We share

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Beau: On the road to recovery

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Beau arrived at the German Shepherd Rescue Elite Essex Kennels where she was due to be put to sleep if they hadn’t stepped in to help her. At that point she was tremendously stressed and was completely scared of her own shadow and the slightest of noises. Beau was never really any good with men

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How and why should I wash my dog?

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Most dogs would rather skip bath time but alongside regular brushing, washing your dog is an equally important step of your dog’s grooming regime. As well as cleaning the coat and removing dust and mud, washing also helps remove any allergens such as pollen, that can be picked up whilst running in the grass. Here

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Understanding your cat

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CAT BEHAVIOURS EXPLAINED Just what is your cat trying to tell you? Rubbing against your legs or furniture This is my home, and I scent things to find my way around. Showing you its behind Don’t be offended, I’m just being friendly. We cats say hello to each other by sniffing tails, just like dogs.

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Why is my dog eating ‘Sticky Weed’ / Clivers / Goosegrass

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I have been meaning to write this blog post for a few weeks now, well I get reminded everytime my dogs do an excellent impression of grazing cows at the hedge side and I am always amazed at their enthusiasm and determination to eat as much as possible! This very common herb has a few

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Herbs that heal the heart

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Help with your dog’s heartbreak. Just like humans, animals can experience times of sadness, anxiousness and loss. If your pet is experiencing one of the three below then the herbal experts are here to impart words of wisdom. Phantom pregnancy. Phantom, pseudo or false pregnancies occur more frequently in dogs than cats, and bitches that

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Travelling with your pet? Karen Wild talks travel sickness

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Travelling any distance with your dog might be something they do not regularly do, so here are some handy ways to make the journeys stress-free for you and your canine best pal.   Existing car sickness may be a worry, so firstly, check that your dog is fine on short journeys a long time before

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Yeasty smelly skin? No more nasty niffs for Hamish

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Hamish, a 10 year old Westie, had an ongoing yeast infection which caused him to lose his fur and made his skin black, thick and smelly. Hamish came to his owner Pauline when she was a foster carer for Westie Rescue Scheme and after endless visits to the vets, trying and testing different products, there

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How to turn down the heat for Megan and Ben

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A common issue that owners face when having both male and female dogs is when the bitch is in season. This is how Anne kept the calm in her house with her dogs Megan and Ben.   When a male and female dog live in the same household, it can be a trying time for

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