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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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Eye Scratch Injuries in Puppies

Puppies are particularly susceptible to traumatic eye injuries from cat scratches as it takes some time, usually 3 months, for puppies to learn to blink rapidly in response to a threatening (or menacing) movement such as a cat claw. Eye scratch injuries in puppies are often seen in the ophthalmology referral hospital. It is young […]

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Biopsy Procedures Explained

What is a Biopsy and Why Does My Pet Need One? A biopsy is when a small sample of a tissue, most often a lump or growth, is taken for analysis to determine what it is. Unfortunately it is impossible to tell what a lump is just by looking at it or feeling it. There […]

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