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animal health, antibiotics, dog health, pet health, poo, Staying Healthy -

This month we’re taking a look at some of the issues surrounding our pet’s health, including the effects of antibiotics and why it is important to use them responsibly. Antibiotics are essential to treat all kinds of conditions in people and their pets, but they must be used responsibly, in order to ensure that they remain effective for when we really need them. But why is this so important? Antibiotic can cause a plethora of serious issues which could  affect everybody. If you don’t dispose of unused antibiotics appropriately, this can cause problems by damaging the environment, water quality and wildlife. And...

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cats, dogs, pet health, ticks -

It may be February but tick season seems to be getting longer year on year, Milder winters and wetter summers mean that you’re more likely to find one of these critters on your pet almost all year round. You might think that ticks are harmless but they need to be removed properly or they can cause problems for your pet and spread diseases, so just before they start popping up again in your pets fur, lets take a closer look at ticks and why it’s important to protect your pet from them. Terrier photo by Laura Baker on Unsplash What is...

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cats, cold weather, dogs, pet health -

Although winter can be a fun time for some pets, with crips frosty mornings and lots of snuggling indoors close to a fire or radiator, for some breeds it can be tough - and sometimes problems aren't always easy to spot. So this week we've compiled a list highlighting some wintery hazards to avoid, along with some top tips to help you to keep your cat or dog warm, happy and safe during the winter months. Winter survival tips for cats  Whilst most cats prefer to stay snuggled up indoors during the winter months, they will still need to venture outside and if you cat is...

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How well do you know your dog or cat – are you able to understand their needs? According to a new study by the Royal School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh, some of us may not know our animals half as well as we think. Researchers have found that there is quite a knowledge gap when it comes to understanding what our animals need and what is best for them when it comes to their welfare. Dog Photo by Justin Veenema on Unsplash The study, published earlier this month was commissioned by the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF)....

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dog cleaning, pet health -

We’ve covered a few dog grooming topics on the blog so far, so this week we thought we’d look at a different kind of doggy cleaning tip - how to protect your home from smelly dog hair and muddy paws! After the back-to-back storms and continuing downpours at the moment it can seem like your dog and your home will never be clean again! So we’ve got a few tips today to help keep you sane and stop you from feeling like you’re living in the dog’s house and not the other way around.  Get into a doggy cleaning routine...

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