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Do animals also have feelings?

Many dog owners describe how after a long day at work, they arrive home to a pet who seems thrilled to see them. While some cats are aloof, others are loving and warm. Could these positive reactions be an outward ...

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Q & A: When dogs get bitten

Q: What should I do if my dog appears to have a bite wound? A: Bite wounds in general can range from a simple skin wound to a life-threatening puncture wound into the chest or abdominal cavity and can in ...

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No to human medication for pets

It is not unusual to overhear a conversation where informal advice is given as to what medicine to give your pets for so-called common ails. After all, we live in an age when information is readily available and time is ...

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Q & A: Pet allergies

Q: Can people allergic to dogs and cats still have them as pets? A: Our immune system helps to find and fight foreign substances in our bodies such as viruses and bacteria. Some people have super-sensitive immune systems, which react ...

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Feline feet – 6 things you need to know

Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about our feet. When it comes to our pets, we might sometimes have random thoughts about how adorable those little paws are, but that’s pretty much where it ends. Here are six ...

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Planning for the holiday with your pet

Whether travelling by plane or car, your pet’s comfort, safety and health must be considered. Here are some important information to keep them safe. Pets travelling by air Be informed Compare services between the domestic airlines before booking. The care ...

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Q & A: Parvovirus in dogs

Q: What is parvovirus and is my dog at risk? A: Canine parvovirus is a life-threatening disease caused by a highly contagious virus. The virus affects the gastrointestinal tract and sometimes the heart. Signs of parvovirus usually include vomiting and ...

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Bite-sized grooming tips

Grooming is only one aspect of pet care, and an important one to keep up to date with. Especially if your dog ever ended up looking like this one! Splish splash! While this dog is a clear candidate for a ...

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Dealing with your dog digging in your garden

Have you ever arrived home from work, only to doubt whether you came home to the correct address? Your usually well-cared-for garden has had a make-over, and not the good kind. Next thing Fluffy enthusiastically comes to greet you – ...

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Q & A: Surgery time

Q: How do I properly take care of my pet after he’s had an operation? A: Post-operative care is one of the most important aspects of your pet’s recovery. Depending on the nature and type of surgery, your veterinarian will ...

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Grumpy cat? What to do when her claws come out

Aggression in cats is a common behavioural issue, but it is often not taken as seriously as aggression in dogs – it should be, though! If you notice that your cat isn’t exactly the friendliest companion to be around, it’s ...

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How to deal with dogs jumping up

Your menu is planned and the drinks are chilled. You are ready to host a lovely evening with friends – the perfect way to relax after a long week. They arrive, and when you open the door, chaos erupts. Your ...

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