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Home Alone: How to Deal with Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Does your dog become destructive, bark incessantly or otherwise misbehave when left alone? If so, it could be suffering from separation anxiety. Separation anxiety in dogs often manifests itself in rowdy behaviour such as barking, digging, destroying furniture or other household objects, which can be exhausting for you and your neighbours. Your dog may also …

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Everything you Need to Know About Worms in Dogs

Dogs are prone to several different types of intestinal parasites, with roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms being the most common. Let’s learn a little more about the different types of intestinal worms found in dogs, their symptoms, and how to protect your pet against these common parasites. Signs that may indicate your dog has wormsOf …

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Probiotics for Dogs: What are they, and are they Effective?

Just as in humans, a dog’s largest organ of defence against infection lies in the gut, which contains nearly three-quarters of the body’s immune cells. It is therefore important to keep your pet’s digestive system working efficiently in order to maintain optimal health and wellbeing. Probiotics are a natural supplement that can promote digestive health …

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CAT LOVERS

Moving House? Tips for Making the Move Stress-free for your Cat

Cats typically tend to be creatures of habit and most do not handle change very well, particularly when it comes to moving away from the comfort and sanctuary of familiar turf. If you are moving house, the following tips will help make the transition easier for your pet and help them adjust into their new …

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Feline Urinary Problems & Why They Are Life Threatening

Urinary tract infections are common in cats. However, while kidney and bladder infections frequently occur, many urinary tract issues in cats are not related solely to infections, but also to blockages from urinary crystals and stones. Male cats are particularly susceptible to urethral blockages as the urethra is much narrower in male cats compared to …

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Breathing Problems in Cats: Signs, Causes & Treatment

Cats of all ages and breeds can experience breathing difficulties, which can be life threatening if not treated by a veterinarian in good time. Diseases or issues that affect the functioning of the respiratory system, or the part of the brain that controls respiratory functions, can both cause breathing problems in cats. All breathing problems …

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Disclaimer: The information contained here is intended solely for general education purposes. The information contained herein is neither intended to dictate what constitutes reasonable, appropriate or best veterinary care for any given health issue nor is it intended to be used as a substitute for the independent judgment of a veterinarian.

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