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Essential Fatty Acids: Can Omega Fish Oils Improve Canine Osteoarthritis?

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We’ve touched on looking after our pet’s joints before, we looked at how the most common type of joint supplement (glucosamine and chondroitin) can have beneficial effects towards osteoarthritis, a type of degenerative joint disease. New research is now looking in to the possibilities of other supplements to aid the joint health of our beloved pets, and this time around, ... Read More »

Why Does My Dog Scratch So Much?: How Diet Can Cause Itchy Skin

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Dogs itch and scratch all the time, but when scratching becomes excessive it might be time to seek help. There are many reasons as to why your dog might be scratching so much, some simple, some not so much. Some causes of itchy skin include; skin infections, irritation, parasites, fleas or even boredom. Did you know, that food allergies might ... Read More »

Neutering You Cat: Dealing with Increased Appetite Caused by Sterilisation

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Being a pet owner brings responsibilities as well as privileges. One of the most important responsibilities is making education decisions about what is best for your pet. For most cat owners, sterilisation (neutering) is one of these educated decisions. In fact around 90% of cats in the UK are neutered (Murray, 2009). Read More »

Is My Dog Pregnant?: The Signs and Symptoms of Canine Pregnancy

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There comes a time when many-a-worried dog owner may have to ask, “Is my dog pregnant?”. You might think the answer is a simple yes or no, but unlike humans, it can be difficult to gauge whether a dog is pregnant until the final few days of the pregnancy! Typically, canine gestation is around 60-63 days long, beginning on the ... Read More »

Dealing with Worms in Horses: Manage, Test, Plan, Dose

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If you’re a horse owner, there is no doubt that you have at some point had to deal with the menace that are worms. Dealing with worms in horses doesn’t have to be difficult and that is where Pfizer comes in. In time for the 2012 worming season, they released a new website detailing a four point plan that allows ... Read More »

The Dangers of Ticks and Fleas

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Fleas and Ticks can be a serious problem for dogs, especially during the summer months. Many pet owners regard these parasites as a nuisance but some are unaware of the potentially very serious illnesses that can arise from the bites of these pests. There are some potentially very nasty consequences from tick bites such as Lyme disease and anaplasmosis. Even ... Read More »

Top Tips for Keeping Your Cat in Good Health

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A responsible cat owner will not only ensure that their cat is regularly vaccinated, neutered and treated for worms and fleas by their trusted vet, they will take care of their general health at home too. Humans have GPs and hospitals to turn to if we get ill or to check whether our bodies are working as they should by ... Read More »

Nutritional Requirements for your Pregnant Dog and How to Ensure they’re Staying Healthy

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Pregnant dogs require very different nutritional needs than normal dogs and it’s important to educate yourself on them, if you plan on becoming a breeder or if your pet has fallen pregnant by chance. The stages a female canine goes through is very stressful on her and her body and will require certain steps and proper care for her journey ... Read More »

Do Hypoallergenic Dogs Really Exist?

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Pet allergy is fairly common, affecting between 15 and 30 per cent of people with allergies such as asthma. Cats and dogs shed a material called dander from their skin and hair. Dander contains allergens that have been secreted into the animal’s sweat, saliva or urine and it readily becomes airborne, so it can be inhaled by and trigger an ... Read More »

Arthritis in Dogs

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‘Arthritis’ simply means inflammation of the joints. Arthritis is when the protective cartilage or synovial fluid in the joints breaks down. There is no cure for arthritis, but you can help to manage it. Some affected areas include the hips, kneecaps, wrists, shoulders, neck and elbows. Some breeds are more susceptible to arthritis than others. Most cases of arthritis in dogs simply ... Read More »