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Toilet train your rabbit today

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Q: Can I train my granddaughters' rabbit? She won't use the plastic tray that we bought. We don't want her to be uncomfortable in a wet hutch.A: Rabbits are generally very clean pets and will naturally choose one spot in their hutch to go to the toilet. Watch your rabbit over a number of days and you'll see which spot she's chosen, then place the litter

The dangers of 'hidden' testicles

The dangers of 'hidden' testicles
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Following on from last week's piece on pet neutering, vet Marc Abraham discusses the important topic of cryptorchidism - a condition that can lead to all sorts of complications in male cats and dogs

It's important to recognise if your pet's 'bits' look different to other pets, as these differences can lead to serious life-threatening conditions.

Video: an amazing real-life recovery story

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Sue Millard will never forget the distraught call from her daughter Rebecca, on 6 August last year, after her beautiful Collie-Spaniel cross Ben suffered a 35-foot fall. Here is the story of his amazing recovery back to health. From the current edition of PetPeople magazine.'My daughter had been out walking on a forestry road when Ben went through a hole in a fence and over a sheer drop. His injuries were so bad that he'd been rushed to the hospital.'Looking back, Sue admits that the next few days were a blur for the whole family: 'Ben was in such a state - it was touch and go whether they could save him. None of us got much sleep. We cried so much - we thought we'd lose him.

Neutering: behind the scenes

Neutering: behind the scenes
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Having our pets neutered is highly recommended by most vets - but what actually happens to our four-legged friends when they have the operation? Vet Marc Abraham explains allNeutering is an important part of responsible pet ownership: it not only stops your pet having unwanted litters, but also prevents potential behavioural, medical and surgical problems such as breast cancer. It's also the perfect opportunity to get your pet microchipped.

Spraying: everything you need to know

Spraying: everything you need to know
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Spraying is usually done by cats to mark their territory. But if your cat is spraying inside your home, or excessively, it could be anxious. Here's what to do about it... From the current issue of PetPeople magazine.What is? Spraying is normal behaviour for cats, but is a problem when it occurs in the home. Scent is incredibly important to cats.
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