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How To Move A Fish Tank, Amphibians And Axolotls

It happens to most of us at some point. You’ve viewed loads of houses, you’ve fallen in love with one, your offer has been accepted, but then excitement wears off and the reality of moving hits you. You have so much stuff to pack! And what about the animals? Well, I can’t help you pack, but I can help you plan how to move those pets! We recently moved our fish tanks, African clawed frogs and axolotl and with the help of this blog, you will feel prepared and ready to move. Continue reading

Good Vet Waiting Room Etiquette

The vet waiting room can be a stressful place to be, with different smells, noisy animals and loud voices and it’s likely you have experienced some unpleasant times whilst waiting for your appointment. But have you thought about your own manners whilst you wait? Worries about your pet’s health can take over, so here are some rules to follow whilst you wait to be seen.

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Tips For Keeping Pets Cool In Hot Weather

It’s been so hot recently, but our pets usually don’t cope well with the heat. Here are some tips to keep them cooler during the warm weather.

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Don’t Let Those Balloons Go!

Although it may feel relaxing and seem harmless to watch a large amount of balloons floating away against the sky, what goes up must come down – So what are the dangers of releasing balloons?

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Do I Really Need Pet Insurance?

Whilst there are no laws to say you have to have pet insurance, lots of people decide to get it. But do you really need pet insurance?

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A List Of Safe And Dangerous Food For Rats

Rats can eat lots of things that you can too. This isn’t a full list, but contains the most common food items that are safe for rats, and which should be avoided.

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Living With A Dog With A Collapsed Trachea

A few years ago, one of my dogs (Tommy) was diagnosed with a collapsed trachea, and recently, one of my other dogs (Nacho) has been diagnosed with it too. Although it isn’t a nice condition for them to have, there are things you can do to make their life easier.

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Safe Foods For Rabbits

A rabbit’s diet should mimic that of a wild rabbit’s as much as possible and for your rabbits to be fit and healthy, it’s important to get the diet right as it plays such a huge part in their health. So, what should your rabbit eat?

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Free-Ranging Rabbits In The Garden – Is It Safe?

Most people are aware that rabbits need space, and if you have a garden, it is beneficial for your rabbits to have time outside. There’s something so wonderful about seeing a rabbit charging around outside, and binkying and whilst some owners allow their rabbits time outside in a secured run, others allow them to run around the garden, but is it safe?

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Food That Is Dangerous To Dogs

Just because it’s nice for us, doesn’t mean it’s dog friendly. The following are NOT safe for dogs to enjoy!

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