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

In Advisor's Blog Animal Behaviour Digestion General Health By 29 comments

I’m sure every owner has a vivid memory spring to mind of their dog doing an excellent impression of grazing cows at the hedge. It’s amazing how much enthusiasm and determination they have to eat as much of the herb as possible! But not to worry, dogs eating sticky weed is actually far more common

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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

In Animal Behaviour General Health Skin & Coat By 13 comments

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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Back to school blues for your dog

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The summer holidays are almost over, and there is a scent of autumn in the air. New school shoes have all been shopped for and it is nearly time for the kids to return to school days again. The traffic will change to the busier term time, too. We humans understand all about this time

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Could my dog be grieving?

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Bereavement in dogs Has your dog lost their best doggy pal, or perhaps an owner has passed away leaving your dog listless and withdrawn?  Do you think they are grieving? It is heartrending to lose someone, whether a pet or human family member. Remembering that all of our pets are part of the family is

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Settling your puppy into their new home

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Congratulations, you have decided to add to your family with a new doggy companion! What an exciting time, and what a lot to plan for. Follow our insider expert tips to make certain your new puppy gets the best human family they deserve.  If you haven’t yet chosen your puppy, make certain they are absolutely

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Travelling with your dog – safety and sanity!

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As the weather improves, we venture further afield with the family in the car or on the train, heading off to days out or a holiday, and often our dog comes too. Travelling any distance with your dog might be something they do not regularly do, so here are some handy ways to make the

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