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Personality Traits of Exotic Pet Owners

A recent study was conducted in to how pet ownership can portray a person’s character traits. The study looked at the owners of different types of pets and then compared their personalities. The groups were broadly split into; owners of traditional pets – such as cats and dogs, owners of warm-blooded exotic pets – such as sugar gliders, chinchillas etc., …

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How to Reduce Plaque & Tartar with ProDen PlaqueOff

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Unfortunately, dogs aren’t able to pick up a toothbrush every morning and evening to maintain proper oral hygiene. As such, they can start to develop some problems with plaque. Plaque is the build up of bacteria on teeth in such a way that they form a tough protein film over teeth, which can increase the likelihood of gum infections.

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Researchers Use YouTube to Investigate Tail Chasing Behaviour

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Recent scientific research has used the highly popular video-sharing site, YouTube, to conduct a study on tail chasing (sometimes known as spinning) in dogs. Whilst most of us deem tail chasing as a relatively normal yet humorous behaviour, there are suggestions that there could be a relationship between tail chasing and neurological disorders.

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Researchers Suggest Canine ‘Electric Nose’ for Disease Diagnosis

Canine Electric Nose Suggested by Researchers

A dog’s sense of smell is undoubtedly his most powerful sense. Just look at the applications of dogs in everyday use – from sniffing out drugs and bombs to survivors of natural disasters, all rely heavily on the powerful ability of dogs to detection of scents. With that in mind, it may come as no surprise that this canine ability …

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Pet Allergies – Why Suffer in Silence?

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Anybody who owns a pet understands just how frustrating pet hair can be – especially within the home of allergy sufferers. Home owners go to the extent of vacuuming, dusting and cleaning, only to see their efforts go unrewarded. An estimated 10% of the entire population are allergic to animals and even minimal exposure to discarded fur in the home can be enough to trigger a reaction. Factoring into account that 70% of households own a dog or a cat and you can truly understand the extent of this problem and how important it is to minimise exposure. Image by OakleyOriginals

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