Upcoming Webinars

The Rabbit Vet launches

We are very excited to announce the launch of The Rabbit Vet – the first new site to go live on our new custom developed platform for Pet Parents. The Rabbit Vet is dedicated to improving rabbit welfare through educating rabbit parents online through live webinars with rabbit experts – and providing a live rabbit…

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Unexplained weight loss in pets

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 - 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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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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Guinea Pig and Small Rodents as child pets

Guinea Pigs and Small Rodents as pets

Guinea pigs Guinea pigs are smaller than rabbits and somewhat less energetic, and consequently can prove easier to keep well. They still require appropriate clean, spacious and secure housing and room to exercise, and have many of the same dietary and care needs as rabbits, but they are often less nervous and their smaller size…

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Dogs and Cats as pets for children

Getting dogs and cats as a pet for your child

Thankfully, the fashion for buying puppies and kittens as presents for children is now mostly behind us – responsible breeders will even often try to avoid having litters ready to go to homes around Christmas! While dogs and cats for the most part make great family pets, they really are that – children should of…

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Getting a pet rabbit for your child

Getting a rabbit as a pet for your child

Perhaps the stereotypical child’s pet is the rabbit in the hutch at the end of the garden. Unfortunately, this cheap, easy, low-maintenance image couldn’t be far further from the truth! Just like dogs and cats, to stay in the best of health rabbits require annual vaccinations and health checks from the vet, should be spayed…

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