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Brushing your pet's teeth – what to remember

Brushing your pet's teeth – what to remember
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Good dental health contributes to the long-term wellbeing of your dog, cat or rabbit. Vet Alison Logan explains what to bear in mind when brushing your pet's teeth.

Since it’s not natural for a cat or dog to have their teeth brushed, it’s wise to introduce dental care from an early age and make it part of your pet’s daily routine.

Staffies really are softer than you think

Staffies really are softer than you think
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In recent years, hundreds of unwanted Staffordshire Bull Terriers have flooded animal rescue centres because of the breed’s unfairly tarnished reputation. But now action is being taken to put this right.

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has experienced a staggering 326% increase in abandoned Staffies in 15 years (that's from 580 dogs to 2,470) and other rescue centres have similar stories to tell.

Our 5 favourite online pet videos

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Animals and animal capers have been a staple of video-sharing website YouTube since its first content was uploaded in 2005.

This first video was 18 seconds long and featured an elephant in a zoo. Rather more exciting videos have followed – from skateboarding dogs to football-loving cats – and the antics of our furry friends continue to make up a large percentage of the 4 billion hours of video watched each month on YouTube. Here, we share our top 5 online pet videos.

Debate: Are foxes a problem for pet owners?

Debate: Are foxes a problem for pet owners?
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Foxes are thriving in our cities, and despite their reputation for raiding bins, digging up lawns and making loud mating calls, a survey carried out by Channel 4’s Foxes Live programme showed that the vast majority of people in Britain like foxes.

We want to know what pet owners think.

Preparing your rabbit for winter

Preparing your rabbit for winter
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Wild rabbits huddle underground to share body heat in winter, but pet rabbits are put at risk if their owners fail to take the necessary steps to protect them. Karen Cornish looks at how to keep them safe

Celia Haddon, author of One Hundred Ways to a Happy Bunny, says, ‘The most important thing is to have a really sturdy house for your rabbits.

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