Hop along to a Rabbit Awareness Week event between 23rd and 29th of May to find out how to keep your pet happy and healthyRabbits are the third most popular pet in the UK, with over 1.6 million owned up and down the country. They make excellent pets and will stay happy and healthy with your care and commitment. But as with any pet, they are a big responsibility for owners, which is where Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) comes in.
Q: Some days we can hear the liquid in the ear canal of our four-year-old Labrador. Our vet says that she suffers from overproduction of earwax but doesn't have an infection. Can we do anything to help her?A: Labradors are commonly seen in veterinary clinics for ear problems, which usually begin with excessive wax build-up in the
Ever wondered how to get your dog to sit? Here, trainer Colin Tennant shows us how. From the PetPeople magazine archiveStep 1: Start in an enclosed room so there are few distractions. Hide some treats (Fish4Dogs or tiny pieces of cheese, sausage or chicken) in a pocket or bag on your person. Call the dog's name and put the treat near his nose to immediately get his attention. If your dog is too energetic, tie him with a lead and
Dog Jay's long-term health conditions meant he was always at the vets. Fortunately owner Catherine Humphreys' Petplan policy made things that bit easierPetplan has helped out my 11-year-old rescue dog Jay on numerous occasions during his life. His problems started when he was only one; his mouth was itchy all the time and, although he never broke the skin, he would scratch it all the time.
Q: Last year, I adopted a young male Border Collie. Though generally friendly, he was aggressive to other dogs and, sometimes, people. Following training classes, he's fine around other dogs and I take him to my local pub to get him used to strangers. Is this an appropriate socialising method for him? A: You sound as if you are doing the right things. In many cases of aggression, the behaviour is fear-based and
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