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Bonding with your small pets

25 April 2018

Hand-feeding is a great way to build a closer bond with small animals. It takes time to build trust, but when your little friend finally feels confident enough to take a treat from your hand, it’s a special moment. Our in-house vet Dr Suzanne Moyes has some tips...

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Do you talk to your dog?

25 April 2018

Research reveals that dogs can understand human communication in ways no other species can. Yet, according to a survey by Dogs Trust, only 1 in 5 dog owners think that bonding with their dog includes actually chatting with them. Are humans missing a trick?

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Keeping your cat safe in the great outdoors

25 April 2018

Cats love to spend time outdoors and allowing them access to the outside world provides them with valuable exercise opportunities and mental stimulation. But what can you do to help keep them out of harm’s way?

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Is too much ball throwing stressing out your dog?

25 April 2018

A game of fetch with a favourite ball is a much-enjoyed pastime for many canines and can be a great way to ensure they are getting plenty of exercise. But, could too much ball chasing and catching be a bad thing?

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It’s official – pets help to relieve exam stress

25 April 2018

It’s exam season and stress levels are at a peak in households across the country. One of the best ways to relieve the tension is to spend time with your pet. In the US, some universities are even rolling out dog therapy sessions with remarkable results...

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Can you get your dog to come back?

25 April 2018

Exploring the great British countryside with your canine pal is one of life’s great pleasures – as long as you’re sure that if you let your dog off for a run among the bluebells, they’ll come back when you call. Our top recall tips can help...

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