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Why is Timothy Hay so Important For Your Fibrevores?

Wed 1st October, 2014

Timothy hay is an essential part of your rabbit, guinea pig or chinchilla’s diet. Hopefully, most owners will be aware of this as there are many factors which make Timothy hay extremely important to your pets. Timothy hay is basically the dried, preserved form of Timothy Grass that grows throughout the UK.  This type of…

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Top Tips For Walking Your Dog

Fri 26th September, 2014

We all know dogs are great companions and getting out into the fresh air with them can be just as enjoyable for you as it is for your pet! There are a few tips that we would like to share with you to ensure that everything runs smoothly whilst you’re out on your walks and…

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What Does Your Chinchilla Eat?

Wed 24th September, 2014

The story of how chinchillas made it into our homes as pets is rather an interesting one. They were initially used as laboratory animals, but it appears that researchers simply couldn’t get enough of them. So, a few were secreted out as pets and from there, the popularity of these animals grew. And, it’s easy…

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Choosing the right Vet for your rabbit

Mon 22nd September, 2014

How Can You Find a Vet That Treats Rabbits? There are a number of ways to locate reputable vets in your area, beginning with online searches. You can start by searching www.findavet.co.uk. This website links into the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and allows you to look for practices according to name, location and…

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The MUST KNOW infectious diseases in rabbits –

Mon 22nd September, 2014

  Which Rabbit Diseases Require Vaccinations? There are two diseases which your rabbits require regular vaccinations against. Both of these can be fatal, and, are endemic in the wild rabbit population. Myxomatosis – This is an insect-borne disease so does not require direct contact with an infected rabbit (though it can also be spread through…

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Five ways to deal with food intolerance in dogs

Mon 22nd September, 2014

  What Are the Clinical Signs of Canine Food Intolerance? If your dog is having digestive issues, there’s a fair chance that you’ll know about it. That’s because many of the signs of food sensitivities are quite smelly. These include: Flatulence Loose stools and diarrhoea Vomiting Remember that while the occasional outburst is likely nothing…

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How to Train Your Cat: 5 Tips and Techniques

Mon 22nd September, 2014

  What’s the Best Way to Train Your Cat There are just a few areas that you should really focus on when training your cats. To get the best behaviour from your snuggly balls of fur, it’s best to work with their nature, rather than against it. This means offering alternatives to bad behaviour with…

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5 Things you need to know before re-homing a dog

Mon 22nd September, 2014

Consider this… Animals that end up in shelters are not bad dogs (unless they’ve been previously trained that way – and certified shelters will not allow these animals to be adopted). However, they have been through quite an experience and may need special homes or extra care to prevent additional psychological damage. Dogs that have…

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How to Look After Your Gerbil Properly

Mon 22nd September, 2014

  What does your Gerbil need? The first thing gerbils need is a place to live. Although you may have seen some inexpensive cages that are meant to be for small furries, most of these are unacceptable for your pets. Gerbils are very active, and they have natural burrowing tendencies and you’ll need to account…

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What Time Is Breakfast for Your Hamsters?

Mon 22nd September, 2014

It is easy to fall in love with a hamster, isn’t it? Sure, they’re not the most social creatures, especially when it comes to interacting with their human owners (though you can overcome this with enough contact with your pets). But, hamsters are just so little, adorable, inquisitive and busy. And that makes them a…

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