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Keeping pets calm at firework time

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 firewo Read more

Why do cats purr?

Monday, October 31, 2016
Have you ever wondered why cats make that wonderful rattling sound that we love so much? Or how the noise is actually created? Apparently, cats use purring for a range of reasons, including getting us to do things for them. Purring is a sign of e Read more

Why bunnies should be kept in pairs

Monday, October 31, 2016
Whilst rabbits do enjoy human company, it is always best to keep rabbits in pairs! ‘Rabbits are highly sociable animals’ In the wild, rabbits are highly sociable animals and prefer to live in big groups. To stop your bunny becomin Read more

Why does my dog roll in fox poo?

Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Unfortunately the desire to roll in animal muck, urine, rotting carcasses and other strong smelling disgusting things is a natural instinct that stems back to your dog’s ancestry. In the wild, dogs did this to mask their own scent so that t Read more

Understanding your rabbit's behaviour

Thursday, May 05, 2016
Rabbits are complex creatures and it can be difficult to understand or recognise how they are feeling. The RSPCA have put together a useful infographic to help understand their body language: (http://bit.ly/1ROXmsL) (Understanding Rabbit be Read more

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