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Christmas Hazards

Live trees Although a mainstay of any Christmas season, live Christmas trees can be dangerous for cats and dogs. This is because pine needles can be ingested and, in some cases, puncture your pet’s intestines. Not only this, but pine is highly toxic to cats and can potentially cause liver damage. Artificial trees Generally, an…
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Keeping Your Pets Safe at Christmas

Christmas is often a time for festive cheer and indulgence with loved ones – something many of us look forward to all year round. During the Christmas period, it can be more difficult to resist treating your pets with scraps of human foods. However this temptation must be resisted because many harmful ingredients make their…
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The Bulldog – Information, Facts and Advice

Learn about the Bulldog’s history, diet, and health by reading this Bulldog guide – discover what makes this breed unique! The English Bulldog’s Origin The English Bulldog is perhaps the most iconic of the British native breeds, with one of the oldest breed clubs. Their ancestors may have been bred for an era when bull…
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The Cavalier King Charles – Information, Facts & Advice

Learn about the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel’s history, diet and health to discover what makes this breed unique. The Cavalier King Charles’ Origin The Cavalier King Charles’ history makes for an interesting read! The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the King Charles Spaniel were considered the same breed until the early 1900’s, when a division…
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The Golden Retriever – Information, Facts & Advice

Learn about the Golden Retriever’s history, health and diet by reading this Golden Retriever guide – discover what makes this breed unique! The Golden Retriever’s Origin The first yellow Retriever, i.e. the founding creature of this breed, was “Nous” – a yellow puppy from a litter of Black Wavy Coated Retrievers. Lord Tweedmouth is credited…
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The Cocker Spaniel – Information, Facts & Advice

Learn about the Cocker Spaniel’s diet, health and history by reading this Cocker Spaniel guide – discover what makes this breed unique! The Cocker Spaniel’s Origin The Cocker Spaniel gets its name from the job it was originally bred to do – to flush out woodcock on the hunt. Today, they are one of the…
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The Labrador Retriever – Information, Facts & Advice

Learn about the Labrador’s history, diet, and health to discover what makes this breed unique. The Labrador Retriever’s Origin The Labrador, also known as the lab, was initially bred to help the local fishermen bring in their nets and pull carts loaded with fish. The Labrador’s ancestor was known as the St John’s dog. The…
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The German Shepherd – Information, Facts and Advice

Learn about the German Shepherd’s diet, origin and health to discover what makes this breed unique. The German Shepherd’s History Originally a herding breed, the German Shepherd pedigree soon showed just how versatile it could be with its aptitude for many different types of work and service, including within the military – even as far…
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The Bichon Frise – Information, Facts and Advice

Learn about the Bichon Frise’s history, diet, and health to discover what makes this breed unique! The Bichon Frise’s Origin The Bichon Frise is thought to have originated on the Island of Tenerife in the Mediterranean and taken to mainland Europe by traders. The laid-back personality and teddy bear look of this breed meant that…
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The West Highland White Terrier – Facts, Information & Advice

Learn about the West Highland White Terrier’s history, diet, and health to discover what makes this breed unique! The West Highland White Terrier’s Origin A true Scottish breed, the West Highland White Terrier – also known as the Westie – was originally developed from the Cairn Terrier by the Malcolms of Poltalloch in the Mid…
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The Dachshund – Facts, Information & Advice

Learn about the Dachshund’s history, diet, and health to discover what makes this breed unique! The Dachshund’s Origin Short-legged hunting dogs are thought to have been found across Europe since the Middle Ages, but this breed originated in Germany where its name Teckel means “badger dog” – giving a clue to its original work. Today’s…
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The Shih Tzu – Facts, Information & Advice

Learn about the Shih Tzu’s history, diet and health to discover what makes this breed unique! The Shih Tzu’s Origin Lady Browning is responsible for bringing the Shih Tzu to England in 1930, and by 1933 a breed standard had been drawn up. But where do Shih Tzus come from? The Shih Tzu is thought…
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