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Stress Free Christmas for Pets

I love Christmas – it’s my favourite time of the year. I love the look, the sound and the smell of it. I love decorating the rooms and putting up the tree, hearing all the Christmas carols and even look forward to the cheesy pop songs. I especially love the aroma of festive food and […]

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Obesity in Parrots

When parrots are provided with appropriate diets and plenty of exercise, they tend to keep a good body condition and are not particularly predisposed to obesity. However, these factors are difficult to meet in captivity, and inappropriate diets and lack of exercise are the main causes of obesity in parrots, together with other obesity-related problems. […]

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Dogs are social creatures that have evolved to live with humans. It  isn’t surprising therefore that unwanted behaviour sometimes occurs when a dog or puppy is left ‘home alone’. However, whilst it is often assumed that the problem behaviour is triggered by ‘separation anxiety’, this is not always the case. It is therefore very important […]

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What to Feed Your Pet Rabbit

Rabbits are popular pets, and there is a large amount of information (some reliable, some less so) regarding how to feed and keep these engaging animals. This article seeks to dispel the common misunderstandings about what to feed your pet rabbit, and makes feeding suggestions to support health and long life.   Rabbits are herbivores, […]

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Firework Phobias in Dogs and Cats

Remember, remember the fifth of November….and most of the rest of the year too! Phobic and fearful behaviour in pets is the fifth most common problem that members of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) encounter. Sudden loud noise is one of the most commonly described causes and it’s the run up to the […]

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