Tag Archives: pet

Q & A: Why does your dog chase and jump on cars?

Q. Why does your dog chase and jump on cars? A. Most dogs have some instinct to chase moving objects. How strong the instinct is depends on the breed of dog. For example, dogs who were bred to herd or to assist ...

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Q & A: What size cage is best for your rat?

Q. What size cage is best for your rat? A. The ideal rat cage should be made of powder-coated wire and should measure at least 760 x 450 x 470mm (this size will accommodate five adult male rats or six ...

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Requirements of an instructor offering puppy classes

What are the minimum requirements of an instructor offering puppy classes? 1. In-depth knowledge of the puppy development calendar and the ‘critical stages’ of canine development. 2. In-depth knowledge of breeds, and their particular characteristics, development, motivation, original purpose and ...

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10 Things dogs do really well

Dogs have been living in close proximity to people for 15,000 years and during this time they have channelled their natural talents to develop some really amazing skills. Most of us are aware that dogs are intelligent beings with superior ...

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Q & A: Why does your dog eat soil?

Q. Why does your dog eat soil? A. There are several possibilities why a dog would suddenly start to eat soil. One is that the soil eating is due to a deficiency of a mineral substance in his diet. Any diet that ...

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Q & A: My three-year-old pet gerbil recently started to become ‘wobbly’. She also shakes at times and seems unwell. What could be the reason?

Q. My three-year-old pet gerbil recently started to become ‘wobbly’. She also shakes at times and seems unwell. What could be the reason? A. I’m afraid to say that sadly it does sound as if your gerbil is nearing the end ...

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The Chinchilla

8 Questions about these fury bundles of cuteness The chinchilla is the kind of animal who can easily lead a person into temptation. Why? He is so adorable that once you meet one, you might not be able to resist ...

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Christmas rules

The December holiday is a joyous time – but it is also stressful. Celebrating Christmas comes with a lot of organising to ensure that everything goes as planned. The last thing you need is an emergency to spoil the cheerful ...

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