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Cats can be lovely household pets, but they are equipped with razor-sharp claws that, if not used carefully, can cause you and those living in and visiting your home some serious scratches.
For every responsible pet owner, dental care should be a serious priority. Not only can good oral health help to preserve the function of their mouth, but it can also help to protect them against developing painful and debilitating problems. Poor dental care has also been shown to have a wider impact on the health and happiness of your pet.
Most responsible pet owners consider their pets an important part of their family, and are prepared to go to any lengths to keep them safe, healthy and happy. Ensuring that they are protected from illness is a large priority for most owners, and it is now possible to prevent your dog from developing a number of serious conditions including heartworm.
Allergies are not just a human problem, and an increasing number of domestic animals seem to be developing their own intolerances.
Shedding hair is completely natural for many animals and pet hair is a common occurrence in almost every owner’s household. Dogs, in particular, are well known for shedding, and many prospective owners look at shedding levels before deciding which breed to offer a home to.
As humans, we are well used to losing a few hairs down the drain when we take a shower, but why do dogs appear to shed quite so much?
As humans, brushing our teeth and taking care of our mouth and gums is part of our daily routine. However, when it comes to pets, many owners fail to realize the importance of oral health and it falls by the wayside.
As your pet gets older they will likely exhibit changes in their usual behavior. This can cause worry to any responsible pet owner who may not be fully prepared for the differences in the behavior of senior pets.
Human babies are renowned for putting everything and anything into their mouths, and canine babies aren’t dissimilar. Puppies and chewing go hand in hand as they use their teeth to investigate their surroundings
It is not only humans that are seeing the benefit of technological advances in the field of medicine. The development of digital radiology and its use in veterinary care offers a large number of advantages and possibilities previously unseen in the field. This is because digital radiography uses a fixed sensor that contains millions of teeny tiny sensors to capture every single part of the area being imaged.
When your pet goes into kennels it can be a bit like packing to go on vacation as you need to be prepared with everything that they may need during their stay. However, you also need to prepare your pet for being away from you for a longer period of time, particularly if this is their first time in kennels.
Looking after newborn and baby animals can be tricky if you haven’t had to do it before, and it's vital to make sure that they receive the care that they need in order for them to grow up and become happy and healthy adults. Here is our guide to a kitten and puppy care.
Dogs lick in order to communicate with people. By far the biggest reason that your dog greets your return home with a large slurp of his tongue is that it is one of the few ways he has to communicate with you.
Our pets are very much a beloved part of our family, and as such, it is only natural to want to spoil them from time to time. So, what does your canine companion or feline friend really enjoy the best? We have put together this page packed full of ideas of the very best ways to spoil your pet.