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Do pets really have emotions?

Do pets really have emotions?
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It's hard to tell how our pets are feeling. Do they feel emotions as complex as ours? Or are we overly attentive to how they feel? Deirdre Vine investigates. From the new issue of PetPeople magazine

How the humble rabbit became the Easter bunny

How the humble rabbit became the Easter bunny
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Ever wondered why rabbits are so often associated with Easter? Vet Marc Abraham enlightens you

This Easter, most of us will be looking forward to getting some chocolate, perhaps in the shape of a bunny. But how did the rabbit become so inextricably linked with Easter tradition?

Everything You Need To Know About Rabbit Before Buying

Everything You Need To Know About Rabbit Before Buying
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Thinking of adding a bunny to your menagerie this Easter? Clare Pemberley offers 26 expert tips to help you keep them happy. From the PetPeople magazine archiveA is for aggressionYour bunny will be much less likely to bite or scratch if neutered or spayed, provided with plenty of space and picked up correctly.

How to treat mange in your dog

How to treat mange in your dog
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This article contains: dog infections mange hair loss itching scabies
Our second post from vet Marc Abraham looks at mange: what causes this unpleasant infection, how it affects dogs and what can be done about itSome common pet diseases can prove notoriously stubborn and expensive to fix, taking weeks or even months to see any improvement. A classic example is mange - infestation of your pet's skin

Does your pet smell? Here's what to do

Does your pet smell? Here's what to do
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If your pet smells bad, you need to identify the source of the odour – for everyone's sake. It may be something simple that you can sort out yourself, or it may need your veterinary surgeon's help. We've asked PetPeople magazine vet Alison Logan for her top tips Is something offensive stuck to your cat's fur somewhere? Has your dog rolled in something unpleasant? Groom it out first if possible (easier when dry) then use an odour-eliminating pet shampoo - remember that cats do not naturally like being washed, and rabbits will need careful drying afterwards. Tomato ketchup is said to be very effective at counteracting the smell of fox muck, which
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