Q: My rabbit is becoming very food-aggressive. Can you give me some advice on how to handle him?
A: Rabbits can become aggressive over food because it is of high importance to them. In the wild, rabbits spend a lot of time foraging. Giving a pet rabbit a whole bowl of concentrated food may result in it 'defending' it. If your bunny has a good-sized hutch and run (as all rabbits should have), scatter the food on the floor or in the grass rather than in a bowl. Think about getting an activity feeder,
Should you feed your pet wet or dry food? And what about mixing? We have the answers - plus the pros, cons, do's and don'ts - for you here. From the PetPeople magazine features archive.
PreparationMany owners regularly prepare specific food for their cat or dog, mix leftovers with commercial pet foods, or even serve up a portion of the familyâ€™s meal. But can they be sure that their pet is receiving the correctly balanced diet needed for optimum health? We have very different dietary requirements from dogs, and especially from cats, who are carnivores.
Water content and freshnessIt's often said of wet food that you're paying for water. This can, however, be an advantage for male cats,
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Q: Our cat retches repeatedly, bringing up white froth. He's a usually healthy outdoor cat, but has also stopped purring.A: It sounds like a grass blade is lodged in your cat's pharynx, the opening between the oral and nasal cavity. Eating grass is normal in cats, but it sometimes gets caught between the two cavities,
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