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How to Exercise Your Cat

The Great Outdoors – the Best Exercise Around If available, allow your cat to have as much outside access during daylight hours as they wish – this will stimulate them into undertaking as much natural activity as possible.  You can even join your cat outside if they are comfortable with this. You can also encourage…
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Canine Sports

Your dog’s exercise doesn’t have to stop at walking. There are many different types of fitness that could benefit your pet. Agility is not only a fun and stimulating activity for your dog, it can also help to strengthen the owner-dog bond. The structured but rewarding training can also help to build confidence in a…
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Rehoming a Rescue Pet

Thinking about taking on a new pet? Why not rehome a rescue animal?  There are many in desperate need of a good home and it’s easier than you’d imagine. Please consider your local rescue centres when thinking about a new canine or feline companion.  If you aren’t sure where your nearest reputable rescues are based,…
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How to Socialise Your Puppy

The more different experiences, people and places your puppy sees, the better! Puppy socialisation, as it’s called, means getting your puppy used to the great wide world, and teaching him his place in it so that he knows how to behave and doesn’t get frightened or even worse, aggressive, in certain situations. His mum should…
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Weight Loss in Multi-Cat Households

Start to use a weight-loss food for the overweight cat only and embark that cat upon a weight-loss regime, as recommended by and under the supervision of the cat’s veterinary surgeon. Try a routine of feeding both the cats multiple small meals per day, where they are supervised, so you can ensure they eat their…
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Socialising Your Cat

Important areas in which to socialise and develop your cat include: Handling by humans, especially children and new visitors Travelling inside the cat carrier and going in the car Veterinary examinations, including touching the claws (in case they ever need clipping) and tooth brushing (yes you can train a cat to have its teeth brushed…
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Feeding Your Dog According to its Lifestage

WHAT DOES "LIFESTAGE" MEAN? In summary, there are three key stages when it is vitally important to support your dog by providing them with the appropriate tailored nutrition. These three lifestages include: Growth Maintenance (and there will be a difference in maintenance depending on whether your dog is neutered or not and depending on how…
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Dog Grooming Guide

Many owners decide to take their pets to the local dog groomers for the provision of coat care. This is a great option but if you are new to dog ownership, make sure you go to a groomers that has been recommended by your friend or dog breeder – you may even want to pay…
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Educating Your Kitten

Environment A kitten that has been handled by several people from a young age will be more open and curious; this is the same for everyday sounds. The more stimulating the environment, the more well-balanced the kitten is likely to be. If a kitten has grown up in an environment lacking in stimuli, make sure…
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Kitten Body Language

Kittens have an extraordinary talent for communication. Kittens make use of different communication methods depending on whether it wants to communicate with humans or other animals. COMMUNICATING WITH YOU Purring Kittens first begin suckling to express great satisfaction and total dependence on the mother. When your kitten purrs in your company it is believed to…
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Kitten Nutrition

Kittens have very different needs compared to adult cats when it comes to nutrition. They have a higher requirement for energy to fuel their growth, and kitten diets tend to be richer in energy to account for this. From around 4 months, nutrition can be adapted to account for that change in growth. Energy needs…
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