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Why Do Most Cats Not Like Water?

Why Do Most Cats Not Like Water?

Cats are funny creatures, some actually do like water! It is not uncommon for cat’s to enjoy splashing and pawing at streams of water but this probably has more to do with the play on light or shininess of the water than the love of water. Some breeds of cats are...

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How to get your cat used to a pet carrier

How to get your cat used to a pet carrier

Your cat’s carrier is an essential part of their life. Whether you’re taking them to the vets, traveling to visit your family or friends your cat needs to learn to feel comfortable in their carrier. The best choice is a medium-sized carrier, large enough to fit one...

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Ear Hygiene – We’re all ears!!

Ear Hygiene – We’re all ears!!

When it comes to the shape of dogs ears, there are basically two types; the type that stick up like the terrier or the floppy type like the spaniel. Whilst both types can be prone to infection, the floppy ears tend to be more susceptible. This is because they...

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What You Should Know About Christmas Plants

What You Should Know About Christmas Plants

Planning for Christmas can often involve decking out the house with some seasonal plants and traditional Christmas accoutrements. December is the one time of year when people are more likely to bring some of the outdoors in, with Christmas trees, poinsettia plants,...

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How Has Pet Ownership Changed Over The Last 30 Years?

How Has Pet Ownership Changed Over The Last 30 Years?

The past 30 years have seen changes in lifestyle and how households are structured, this has had an effect on the populations of dogs and cats, with the cat population gradually increasing to outnumber dogs. Dog ownership has shown a minor decrease over recent years,...

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Keeping Them Calm During Fireworks Season

Keeping Them Calm During Fireworks Season

Firework season is now upon us and whilst it can be fun for the family it’s probably not your pets favourite time. The combination of trick or treaters, loud bangs and unfamiliar smells can make pets feel very stressful and this can be traumatic for both the pet and...

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Why Do Cats Need Scratch Posts?

Why Do Cats Need Scratch Posts?

Scratching is part of a cats' natural behaviour. They scratch at tree trunks, fence posts and furniture as a way of leaving territorial marks in prominent places, where they feel most vulnerable. Cats also scratch to sharpen their claws and remove the old outer claw...

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Getting Your Cat Ready for the Great Outdoors!

Getting Your Cat Ready for the Great Outdoors!

It is ALWAYS scary letting the cat out for the first time. Everyone is worried that they will take-off and never ever come back. Maybe you have just taken on a new kitten or cat or have moved house with an existing cat? Whatever the situation, it is understandable...

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