Tag Archives: pets

A to Z on pet care (Part 1 of 3)

Do you have what it takes to be a responsible pet owner? Caring for an animal requires a firm commitment to the animal’s health and welfare throughout his life

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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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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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Vet Talk- Your Questions Answered

When food makes Fido sick Q.  Can dogs suffer from food poisoning? A.  Yes, very definitely, although with modern commercially prepared foods this is infrequent. In the case of super-premium diets the food is prepared in conditions which are equivalent ...

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Emigrating with your pet – your questions answered

If you’ve made the decision to emigrate to another country, you’ve likely considered taking your pets with you. You may be concerned that costs will be exorbitant, but this isn’t always the case. The emigration process takes time – for ...

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Your first best friend

Many of us fondly remember the pets we had as children. They were always there for us – ready to lick away tears, to take part in the silly games we played, and to attentively listen to the important things ...

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Treat pets like human passengers in your vehicle

Pets are members of the family and they are travelling with us more than ever, whether for the traditional trip to the park, holidays or extravagant excursions to the grooming parlour. Safety first There are laws to protect us from ...

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Fireworks alert!

Many animal lovers dread New Year’s Eve. While people are out there having fun, celebrating the start of the new year, it is unfortunately often the case that our entertainment becomes a source of terror for our pets. Here are ...

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Why is clean water so important?

Dogs and cats drink approximately 40-60mℓ of water per kilogram of body weight per day. That means a dog weighing 10kg will drink about half a litre of water per day. This can vary due to environmental factors and the ...

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Human medication for dogs and the Dog Directory 2016

Roxy Blows briefly discussed a recent article featured on the Animaltalk magazine website on Human medication for dogs and the Dog Directory 2016 on her Animal Show on MixFM. To listen to the live clip, please click below. For the full article ...

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