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The quick checks that could save your pet's life

The quick checks that could save your pet's life
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This article contains: cat dog rabbit pets health
Examining your pet regularly can help you to nip common ailments in the bud before they become more serious. Brian Faulkner, Petplan's Vet of the Year 2008, outlines the essentials steps of a quick checkupCaring for your pet doesn't stop with feeding and exercise. Noticing that something is unusual in your pet and seeking early veterinary attention can often be the difference between curing a condition or not. Follow this five-minute routine at least once a month with your dog, cat or rabbit and you will not only become familiar with what is normal in your own pet, but you'll be able to help your vet detect subtle abnormalities much sooner.

Cat bite abscesses: what to do

Cat bite abscesses: what to do
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This article contains: cat biting cat bite abscess
In this, the first in series of guest blog posts by vet Marc Abraham, we take a look at the tricky subject of cat bite abscesses - and what to do if your cat falls ill with oneThe clocks going forward this weekend means that we humans can now look forward to enjoying longer daylight hours, but we're not the only ones planning to spend more of our precious time outside.

How to control your dog in the park

How to control your dog in the park
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This article contains: dog barking walking
Q: My dog always barks at other dogs in the park. He's never attacked a dog, but he doesn't sound friendly. When we walk somewhere new, he doesn't bark, and even plays with other dogs. Why? A: As your dog is friendly towards other dogs when he's walked in a new area, I don't think his behaviour is related to a fear of dogs. If you walk him in the same park frequently, it's possible your dog may regard that park as part of his territory. He is probably

Are fleas messing up your life? Here's what to do

Are fleas messing up your life? Here's what to do
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This article contains: cat dog fleas tips
Flea infestations can happen even in the most spotless home or on the healthiest, cleanest pet. Find out how to take control of this unavoidable and irritating aspect of pet ownership.

Things To Know About German Shepherds | Dog Breeds

Things To Know About German Shepherds | Dog Breeds
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This article contains: dog German Shepherd
Praised for their bravery on the battlefield, this highly intelligent dog breed is one of the nation's favourites. From the PetPeople magazine archiveFamous for working alongside the police, the German Shepherd is a highly sought-after pet, jumping onto the podium in third place behind Labradors and Yorkshire Terriers as one of the nation's favourite pooches. Also known as an Alsatian, this breed is a large, solidly built, handsome dog with a sharp intellect and loyal nature.
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