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Rescue dogs: what every owner needs to know

Rescue dogs: what every owner needs to know
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This article contains: dog rescue pets behaviour
Q: Our 18-month-old Staffie-Jack Russell cross is a rescue dog, who was abandoned. He's friendly but quivers when we're even slightly stern with him. Sometimes he growls at nothing in particular, so we gently tell him off but he continues quivering, as he knows he'll be told off again! He also lunges at cars.

Is blood-pressure medication safe for your dog?

Is blood-pressure medication safe for your dog?
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This article contains: dog vaccinations blood pressure
Q: My nine-year-old German Shepherd bitch was prescribed Atenolol for the blood pressure problem SVT two years ago. She recovered well but after her last booster, she became lethargic, unsteady and off her food. I'm worried this year's booster may affect her badly.

How to help your dog lose weight

How to help your dog lose weight
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This article contains: pet diet dog diet obesity
Q: Our Great Dane weighed 75kg when we adopted her a year ago. She has three 20-60-minute walks a day but can't manage more since a leg operation. She won't eat diet food so I give half the amount recommended on the packet, some tripe, two treats a day and some fruit. How can she lose weight?

Seven new ways to exercise your dog

Seven new ways to exercise your dog
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1) Go the distance with CaniXCaniX is canine cross-country running for people of all ages and fitness levels. Over 1,500 teams competed in CaniX UK events last year and the sport looks set to run and run. Humans over 10 years and dogs over one year can all join in and there are graded trails for different abilities. You can enter a 21km distance event if

Social 'petworking' - are you barking?

Social 'petworking' - are you barking?
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This article contains: cat dog pet pets
MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites are some of the main ways we communicate nowadays. We project ourselves into the virtual world for everyone to see. But what if our pets could share in this online experience? What would they have to tweet about? One in ten of UK pets have their own page on sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Below are some of the most famous canines and moggies that have gained thousands of views through social networking.
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