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Five signs of illness in pets which we shouldn’t ignore, Part 5

Today is the last sign of illness in pets that every owner should be aware off. We hope that this week has been useful to you, and if you have not seen them yet check out the earlier signs of illness in pets blogs covering our pets appetite, pets thirst, pets eating habits, pets activity…

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Tiredness and change of activity in pets

Five signs of illness in pets which we shouldn’t ignore, Part 4

The week is nearly over, and so far we have discussed appetite, thirst, eating habits and today we will talk a little about our pets activity levels. Reduced activity or tiring easily As our pets grow older, they will often be less keen to exercise, and spend more of the day sleeping – while these…

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Changes in pet eating habits

Five signs of illness in pets which we shouldn’t ignore, Part 3

So we have already discussed change of appetite and changes in thirst this week, now today we will look at… Changes in eating habits It’s not just failure to eat – as we discussed above – which can be a cause of concern. Changes in food preference and in eating patterns and appetite can all…

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Signs of illness in pets - increased thirst

Five signs of illness in pets which we shouldn’t ignore – Part 2

Yesterday we looked at how a pets appetite can be a major warning sign that something is wrong. Today we will look at… Increased thirst A number of perfectly innocent situations can lead our pets to want to drink more than usual for a short time – coming back from a particularly energetic walk, for…

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Signs of illness in pets - rabbits and cats

Five signs of illness in pets which we shouldn’t ignore, Part 1

Some problems and symptoms in our pets are obviously serious and no responsible pet owner would delay seeking veterinary attention – collapse, bleeding, or signs of pain or distress, for example. But there are also ‘lower-grade’ signs and symptoms which, while they might not seem so serious or urgent, also merit prompt investigation. This week,…

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Top tips for surviving Fireworks Night with your pet

Fear of fireworks will affect almost all our pets to some degree – loud noises and flashes of light are inherently fearful things! While some pets are extremely distressed and may well require medication prescribed by their vet to keep them safe and prevent them from harming themselves or others in panic, most pets will…

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Thinking of animals during Fireworks Night

Ff you must let off fireworks yourself check out these tips to help local animals… (Why not share these last two tips with your non-pet-owning friends & colleagues?) Let your neighbours know in advance Give some consideration to your immediate neighbours, since they (and their pets) will be most severely affected by the proximity of…

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Emergency first aid kits for pets

Ten things that should be in your pet first aid kit

Whether you keep it in a traditional green first aid box, a Tupperware container or even in a plastic bag in the cupboard, having all your first aid equipment well organised and knowing the right equipment is to hand if you need it can be a great help in handling everything from minor injuries to…

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Chicken and farm pets for children

Farm pets for children

‘Mini-pigs’ and pygmy goats These ‘farm pets’ have phases of popularity – they will obviously only be suitable if you have plenty of outdoor space for them to exercise and graze or browse if appropriate. Most species will need to be registered with DEFRA and your home will need to be recorded as an agricultural…

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Fish and Exotics as childrens pets

Fish and Exotic pets for children

Goldfish Plastic bags of goldfish from the fair are, thankfully, less common than they once were. But goldfish still have a reputation for being quick, cheap, low-maintenance, almost ‘disposable’ pets. If kept poorly, it’s unfortunately true that their life-span is likely to be very short indeed. Fish sourced from fairs or non-specialist pet-shops are sadly…

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