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The Problem With Hatching Chicks In Schools

There are several companies who supply fertilised eggs to schools and nurseries to allow people to watch chicks hatch from eggs, however, there are welfare issues surrounding this project.

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Preventing Fleas and Worms In Dogs And Cats

We love our pets. They live in our homes, share our bed, cuddle with us on the sofa, but fleas and worms love your pet too! It’s so important to keep on top of flea and worming to keep your pet as healthy as possible, and to prevent an infestation.

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What’s It Like Having Lots Of Animals?

As most of you know, I seem to have more animals than the average person. Some are my own, whilst others are fosters (either short or long term) for a rescue.  I am often asked what it’s like having lots of animals of all different species, so here’s an insight;

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How To Cope With Crate Rest

If your dog has surgery or sustains an injury, they may need crate rest for a few days, weeks or months depending on the reason for crate resting. Although it is hard to confine your pooch to a crate, it is important to allow them time to heal. Most dogs will get tired and bored in their crate, so here are some tips to help you and your dog survive crate rest.

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Why You Shouldn’t Buy A Rabbit At Easter

Easter is right around the corner and lots of cute rabbits will fill pet stores and online ads. The temptation might be too much for some, but taking on a rabbit is a huge commitment and here are 10 reasons why getting a rabbit for Easter is a bad idea.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Adopt An Older Animal

Older animals find themselves in rescue too but are normally overlooked. Here are 10 reasons why you should adopt an older animal. Continue reading

The Misunderstood Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a popular breed in Britain with thousands of them up and down the country. Sadly, one of the most common breeds of dog that are found in rescue is the staffie because these dogs are being overbred and kept for the wrong reasons. The staffie is commonly seen as a status dog and portrayed by the media in a negative light. For staffie lovers such as myself, it is not only heartbreaking seeing all these unwanted dogs in rescue, but also just as sad to hear the negative comments people make about the breed. Staffies make great pets and it’s sad that they are so misunderstood. Examples of common misconceptions that are made are as follows; Continue reading

The Importance Of Caring For Rabbits

Rabbits are regularly sold as easy and cheap pets, however, if you are thinking about getting rabbits, make sure you know how to care for them before you bring them home. There are lots of things to look out for when you own rabbits,  and here are some things to look out for.

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So You Want A Pet?

Owning a pet is one of the most rewarding things you could ever do, but before you get a pet, please consider the following;

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The Problem With Pet Shops

Pet shops have been around for such a long time, you would be hard pushed to find a high street without one. Most pet shops sell animals, however, there are a few that don’t and the latter are the ones who should be applauded as responsible pet shops sell products and not pets. Selling animals in pet shops is outdated and treats animals as if they are fashion accessories. Too many pets are purchased on impulse, leading to rescues becoming crowded. Here are some reasons why pet shops that sell animals are problematic.

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