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Look after your pet on Bonfire Night

Look after your pet on Bonfire Night
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Remember, remember… While you’re out enjoying Bonfire Night or having fun with fireworks at home, your pet could be distressed.

Dogs, cats and smaller animals find the loud sizzles, pops and bangs of fireworks distressing, and it is important for owners to take sensible precautions on and around the 5th of November.

Debate: Is it right or wrong to dress up pets?

Debate: Is it right or wrong to dress up pets?
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Alison Jones, owner of pet clothing company Prince & Princess Petwear, explains why she thinks dressing up your pet is just a bit of harmless fun. In response, Lyn Williams, founder of dog charity Happy Dogs, reveals why she’s opposed to terriers in tutus.THE CASE FOR DRESSING UP, BY ALISON JONES

‘We started off selling collars on eBay and it snowballed from there. Business is really booming and we’ve had our best year yet. We ship pet clothes to Japan, Scandinavia and Estonia – but the UK market has really taken off.

Five great games to play with your dog

Five great games to play with your dog
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Playing regularly with your dog will keep him stimulated, teach you about his personality and strengthen the bond between you.

‘All dogs enjoy different games, so working out which kind he enjoys and the rewards he responds to is the first step,’ says Ali Taylor, Head of Canine Welfare at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. ‘Border Collies like to chase toys and bring them back, while a Springer Spaniel will enjoy interaction based on searching for a toy.

Pet pictures could make you work harder

Pet pictures could make you work harder
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We recently told you about research that found owning a pet can bring health benefits and may even help you live longer. Now a Japanese study has discovered that having a picture of your pet on your desk may boost your performance at work.

The experiment, carried out at Hiroshima University, discovered that looking at pictures of cute animals may increase concentration by up to 10 per cent, thanks to a ‘cuteness-triggered positive emotion’ associated with taking motivation from anything that makes you feel good.

What do you wish you'd known before you got a pet? Part 2

What do you wish you'd known before you got a pet? Part 2
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Earlier this year, we devoted a blog post to the things you wish you'd known before you got your pet. We had a fantastic response, so we decided to ask 10 of our favourite mummy and pet travel bloggers, too. Their responses express the joys and challenges of juggling a family and pet.

'I wish I'd known about the early morning rubbish clearances. Even though we feed our pet a healthy diet, she still cannot refuse the allure of bins.

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