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  1. Understanding, Preventing, and Treating Dog Anxiety – Everything you need to know

    DOG ANXIETY: CAUSES

    There are a variety of reasons why your dog has anxiety. The most commonly seen by Veterinarians are fear, separation and aging.

    For example, maybe your dog is forced into an unfamiliar or frightening experience to them, or they have a fear of abandonment, or maybe they have had bad experiences in the past or were not given the correct social and environmental exposure from a young age. These are all very common examples of what causes anxiety in dogs.

     

    Fear-Related Anxiety

    If your dog is frightened by loud noises, strange people or animals, visual objects, and strange and specific situations and environments, then it is most likely that your dog is experiencing fear-related anxiety. While some dogs react more briefly, anxious dogs are bound to react in a more severe way.

     

    Separation Anxiety

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  2. The Medical Benefits of Pets

    Health Benefits of Pets

    Did you know that, as well as being generally delightful, spending quality time with your pet is associated with scientifically-proven physical and mental health benefits?

    The simple companionship of a pet can be a great source of mental support and comfort, and can help to reduce feelings of loneliness - especially important in these times!

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  3. Socialising Puppies

    Socialising Puppies

    Even if your pup isn’t destined to be a “social butterfly”, socialising puppies should be done at a very young age.

    This is so they grow up to be a well-rounded adult in the future.

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  4. Sensitive Stomach = Special Diet?

    Dog and lady in pet store with sensitive stomach foods

    Does your pet have a 'sensitive stomach'? That is, do they intermittently show signs of vomiting and/or diarrhoea?

    There are many potential causes of a sensitive stomach, ranging from food intolerances or allergies to inflammatory bowel disease.

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  5. Introducing Furry Babies To Human Babies

    Introducing dogs to babies

    The prospect of introducing your new human baby to your original furry family member is exciting, but can also be a little daunting.

    Here are some tips for easing the transition for your pet, and keeping bub safe!

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  6. Taking Care of Adult Cats

    Adult Cats

    On the whole, adult cats are pretty self-sufficient little family-members.

    There are, however, some basic home health care procedures that we should be helping them out with.

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  7. Short-Legged Dog Breeds 101

    Short-legged Breeds

    Short-legged dog breeds, such as dachshunds, corgis and basset hounds make for popular pets due to their distinct appearance.

    There are whole internet photo collections dedicated to hilariously chunky corgi rumps - just Google “corgi butts” if your interest is piqued! These dogs are also enjoyed for their loyal, loving and often sassy personalities.

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  8. It Takes One Bite

    Heartworm

    They’re annoying to say the least, and when they bite it can itch for days, but did you know that a mosquito bite can mean a much more serious problem in our furry friends?

    Here is what you need to know!

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  9. Looking After Poodle Cross Breeds

    Looking after poodle crosses

    Do you own an “-oodle?” Poodle crosses (such as the cavoodles and labradoodles) are very popular pets due to their friendly nature, intelligence and appealing looks.

    These dogs are also frequently favoured for their coat type, which in most cases is low shedding – this means less hair on your clothes and furniture!

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  10. Urine Spraying In Cats

    Urine Spraying Cats

    Urine spraying is a unique activity where a cat stands with their tail in the air and delivers a squirt of urine against a vertical surface.

    Most of the time, you won’t even notice your cat spraying but this behaviour can become a ‘behavioural issue’ when a cat starts to do it inside (on the curtains!).

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