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10 tips on caring for your guinea pig

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Housing & Bedding Hutches and runs should ideally be placed out of the sun, sheltered from the rain and raised off the ground. In winter, the hutch should be moved inside where possible. Straw or shavings are ideal bedding and soiled  Read more

What should I do if my dog eats chocolate?

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
At this exciting time of year when our houses fill with chocolate eggs and treats, it is important that everyone in the family is aware of the dangers and keeps their goodies well out of pets’ reach. Dogs can sniff out chocolate, rip off  Read more

How do I check my pet's body condition?

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
According to research carried out by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) in 2016, 60% of UK vets said that obesity was the biggest health and welfare concern. In addition to putting your pet on the weighing scales, we use body conditio Read more

How to minimise multicat aggression in the home

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Cats are known as solitary survivors yet a recent survey found that 44% of cat owning households had more than one cat. Cats in general prefer not to fight. Instead they use visual and audible communication to avoid physical confrontati Read more

Keeping pets calm during the fireworks period

Monday, October 23, 2017
Increasingly popular at celebrations, fireworks can be very traumatic for our pets. Some simple changes around the house can help reducestress for both dogs and cats. Dogs should be walked before dark so they’re home before any fireworks st Read more

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