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Debate: Would you ever own an exotic pet?

Debate: Would you ever own an exotic pet?
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From lizards to llamas, there are thousands of unusual pets sharing the homes of Britain’s animal-lovers. But how exotic is too exotic?

If an allergy or lack of outdoor space precludes you from owning a dog, cat or rabbit, or you simply long for something a bit different, then have you considered chatting to a cockatiel or interacting with an iguana?

Caring for dogs in their later years

Caring for dogs in their later years
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We all love our pooches, but what happens to them when their owners are no longer able to look after them? Michele Simmons meets the Oldies Club, a registered charity with 40 dogs in its care.

It all started back in 2005 with a 13-year-old Collie called Ted. He was blind in one eye and was found wandering the streets of Warrington, looking very thin and terrified of the cars.

Does your pet have the winter blues?

Does your pet have the winter blues?
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If you’re finding it hard to cope with the cold, grey winter days, then spare a thought for your pet, who might be suffering too. Julian Hall investigates.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is the medical name for what many people call ‘winter blues’. If you have SAD, you may find that your sleep pattern, energy levels and mood change during the winter months.

Hounds for Heroes: Bunker update

Hounds for Heroes: Bunker update
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With the help of ‘puppy parents’, the Hounds for Heroes charity trains dogs to assist former armed forces members and emergency service workers injured in the line of duty. Here, Grace Brandon tells us how her cadet pup, Bunker, has been getting on since we last heard from the pair in September.

'Bunker is now nine months old and has grown into a slim, handsome dog.

Dates for your diary in 2013

Dates for your diary in 2013
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Are you interested in raising money for your favourite charity? Perhaps you’re keen to show off your prize pooch, or want to learn more about training your animal. Whatever interests you, here’s our pick of the best UK pet events taking place over the next few months.
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