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How to make your pet allergy a thing of the past

How to make your pet allergy a thing of the past
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Your new pet has arrived and is just starting to settle into its new home. And then it hits you - you're allergic to this beautiful bundle of joy. What do you do? We examine the options for people allergic to their pets. From the PetPeople magazine archive Pet allergies are, at best, a nuisance. At worst, they can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort. If you plan to get a pet, you might be frustrated to learn that some dogs can make you itch and cats make you sneeze. But can allergy sufferers live with pets?

Why you need to brush your puppy's teeth (and how to do it)

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Q: We've been advised to clean our puppy's teeth. Is it really necessary? How can we train him to tolerate it?

A: Yes - not only will it reinforce his position within the family pack (at the bottom!) but it will also improve his overall health. Allowing plaque to accumulate can lead to tooth and more general infections. But it is

Does your dog eat poo? Here's what to do!

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Q: I have a two-year-old Labrador that eats other dogs' poo! He searches for it as soon as he is off the lead and ends up throwing up at home. What can I do?

A: The habit you describe is quite common and is called coprophagia. In addition, you have a Labrador - and Labs tend to eat anything! To stop him from doing it, keep him occupied

Six simple steps to a balanced diet

Six simple steps to a balanced diet
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A balanced diet is essential for good health and an energetic pet. But what exactly is meant by a balanced diet? To keep your particular pet eating the best diet for them, keep in mind the following factors:1: Different species, different needs Each species of animal differs in the way it handles food and therefore each has different dietary requirements. For example, cats have a very definite need for

Four easy ways to get fit - with your dog's help

Four easy ways to get fit - with your dog's help
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Looking to improve your fitness, but less keen on blowing hundreds of pounds on a gym membership? Then why not combine a new fitness regime with your dog's daily exercise? It's easy, and your dog will love it too.

Expert research has shown that the average cost of a monthly gym membership is £31*, which works out at £372 a year. So if you want to shed the pounds but keep your bank balance healthy too, exercising with your dog is the perfect solution.We've spoken to personal trainer Mickey Cunningham from Body Studio gym, and he's recommended these fun, effective and low-cost ways to get fit with your dog.
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