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James Watts

BSc Bioveterinary Science. Editor of PetSci. When I'm not writing, learning, discussing, or reading about animals, you know it's the weekend! Currently developing PetSci HealthTrak, the fast and easy way to monitor your pet's weight and calorie intake. HealthTrak offers a simple way to track your pet's progress, helping them achieve a healthy weight and a long, happy life.

Finding Your Perfect Canine Companion

finding your perfect canine companion - chihuahua

There are hundreds of different breeds of dogs out there, varying in almost every aspect – from size to personality. Just compare a Chihuahua to a Great Dane, considering the sheer difference between these two breeds I’m surprised they aren’t different species! So with nearly 400 hundred breeds and new breeds constantly emerging, how do you choose a breed that …

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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

jack russell terrier tooth exam for plaque and tartar

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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