Pets and Road Traffic Accidents

One of the most distressing things for a pet owner to encounter is to witness their beloved pet involved in a road traffic accident. Once over the initial shock there are a few things you can do to increase the chances of your pet surviving. Stay Calm Firstly remain calm, …

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Vet’s Fees

When our animals become ill, the first place we turn to is our local veterinarian. Generally where you take your pet when ill or injured greatly depends not on the quality of service provided, but on what treatment is going to cost. Shop Around Prices vary from veterinarian to veterinarian. …

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Pet Poison Prevention

Every year large numbers of pets end up in veterinarian surgeries due to accidental poisoning. With a few safety precautions you can stop your pet becoming another accidental poisoning statistic. Even the most innocent of substances can poison your pet. Onions, coffee grounds because of their high caffeine content, chocolate, …

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Important Vaccinations for Your Cat

The money spent on vaccinating your cat could save you a lot of money later on. Many diseases vaccinated for can cause your pet prolonged suffering, which need not happen. What Diseases Does the Vaccine Cover? Vaccinations allow your cats’ immune system to recognise specific diseases and build up antibodies …

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Animal Bite Wounds

Each year Hospital Emergency Departments treat thousands of animal bite wounds. Dog followed closely by cat bites cause the highest percentages. Seventy seven percent of these bites are to the face, neck or head on children under the age of ten. With the largest percentage being, face wounds generally to …

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Guinea Pig Safety

Guinea Pigs make great pets and with a little forethought to the perils around your home and garden, you can create a Guinea Pig heaven. Guineas Need Protection. Guinea pigs by nature are natural prey for many predators. Dogs, cats, ferrets, owls and a host of other creatures will see …

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Freshwater Fish Safety

Fish keeping is an interesting and educational hobby. There are however, a few hazards not only to the fish but to the fish keeper as well. Fish in Glasshouses… Fish tanks are commonly constructed from glass, and though of sturdy construction can be easily broken. Never set your tank up …

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Cat Proof Your Home and Garden

Cats have an insatiable curiosity. Everything must be investigated, hunted, and played with; this can sometimes have dire consequences. When cat proofing your home and garden you need to get a cat’s prospective on things. Get down on your hands and knees and see things at a cats eyelevel. From …

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Safe Reptile Choices

A vast array of reptiles are available on the pet market, some easier to care for than others. If you are a beginning reptile keeper start out with species that are easy to care for before advancing to some of the more difficult ones. This ensures your first attempts at …

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Picking Safe Boarding Accommodation

When there comes a need to leave your pet in someone else’s care it is never easy, however a bit of preliminary preparation can not only ease your mind but also ensure you have placed your pet where they will get the best possible care in your absence. A Little …

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