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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.

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.

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