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Health check 101- when to call the vet

Your puppy is your whole world and it is your responsibility to ensure that he is healthy and well. It is sometimes difficult to know if he is sick, as dogs don’t always show when they’re in pain. And, of ...

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Wildlife Q & A: Dangerous hippos

Q: Why are hippos so dangerous? A: Although hippos are herbivores and seem to just lay there in the water, they are recognised as the most dangerous animals, because they are so aggressive and unpredictable. They are the third largest ...

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5 steps to be a better dog parent

We all want to be the best parents for our dogs that we can possibly be. By following these five tips, you too will be a better pet parent: Implement a routine – animals thrive on routine because there is ...

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Q & A: Stitches, or not?

Q: How do I know when to take my pet to the vet for stitches after a minor accident? A: This is a very difficult question to answer, as it depends on the area of the wound, the cause of ...

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Teach your cat to walk on a leash in 10 easy steps

Many cats can be taught to walk on a leash in the park. It might take time and loads of patience, but if you are determined and your cat is game, you might be the talk of the park soon. ...

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Endangered panda bears

Have you ever wondered why the giant panda bear is so highly endangered in the wild? The most recognisable panda bear is native to the south of China. In his native mountain ranges of central China, the giant panda eats ...

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Helping rabbits with hairballs

Is your rabbit struggling with hairballs? Diet can help. Hairballs can occur in rabbits who are fed an inadequate amount of dietary roughage. Unlike cats, rabbits are unable to vomit, so the hair they lick from their coats can collect ...

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Q & A: Worm transmission

Q: How do worms transmit from animals to humans? A: Transmission of worms from pets to people rarely occurs directly from pet to person. Roundworm and hookworm infection usually occur through the skin of a person (for example if you ...

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Cat pulling her own fur

A cat who has been ripping out parts of her fur and isn’t eating can mean many things. Unfortunately, when it comes to cats not eating, the list of possible diagnoses is almost endless. Most ailments have anorexia as a ...

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Must-have items that you need before puppy arrives

Here is an excuse, if you ever needed one, to hit the shops and spend some money – you can buy items that your puppy really needs. Arm yourself with a shopping list and stick to it. All the cute ...

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Why some wild cats roar

In wild cat species who can roar, the epihyal bone, which forms part of the voice box, is replaced by a ligament that can be stretched. The more the ligament stretches, the deeper the sound of the roar that is ...

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5 tips for a happy and safe hamster

Getting a new hamster can be very exciting, especially if you have done your homework. So, here are five tips that you have to keep in mind if you want a happy hamster. When picking up your hamster, take it ...

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