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

What do YOU wish you'd known before you got a pet?
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A few days ago we asked people on our Facebook page for the one piece of advice they wish they'd known before they got their pet, and we've had a big response.

Here are just a few of the highlights:

Debate: should cats be kept indoors?

 Debate: should cats be kept indoors?
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Cat lovers: do you think we should let our feline companions roam, or should they be kept inside for their own safety? We've taken a look at both sides of the debate - but what do you think?

How to keep your pet safe and well this summer

How to keep your pet safe and well this summer
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OK, so we haven't had the greatest of summers so far. But when it finally improves, you should be prepared to ensure that your pet doesn't succumb to the hazards that the hot weather can bring. Vet Marc Abraham advises on the dangers to look out for during the summertime

We’re all aware of the risks associated with hot weather, with most of us taking precautions to avoid painful sunburn, annoying allergies and the dreaded heatstroke. But are we protecting our pets enough to allow them to enjoy summer too?

Microchipping: the facts

Microchipping: the facts
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June is National Microchipping Month, and it's all about celebrating and promoting the practice of microchipping for pets. Here are our top six facts about this amazing way of protecting your pet.1. It first came to the UK in 1989, and since then over four million cats and dogs have been microchipped. However with a reported sixteen million cats and dogs residing in the UK there are still many who are not microchipped.2. A recent survey identified that 48 per cent of pet owners didn't know which brand of microchip their pet was implanted with. There are lots

What to do if your dog is overweight

What to do if your dog is overweight
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Do you have a chubby Collie? Is your Puli looking a little roly-poly? You're not alone: canine obesity is a common problem. Vet Marc Abraham explains the tell-tale signs of an overweight dog and offers some tips getting your pet in shape

You've probably heard about the 'obesity crisis' in Britain, but you may not be aware that it is as much of a problem among our canine population as it is in humans.

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