Clever Dog Hands Itself In At Police Station
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by Sarah A
2M ago
A clever Border Collie dog walked into a police station after becoming separated from her owners on a walk. Rosie was being walked by owners Steve and Julie Harper in Southfields Park, Loughborough, on 3 November, when she was startled by a firework and ran off. However, the resourceful pet then calmly took a seat in the local police station. The moment that Rosie, a 10-year-old rescue dog, walked into Loughborough Police station was captured by CCTV footage, the BBC reports. Fortunately, the Harpers are responsible dog owners, and Rosie was wearing a collar with an ID tag which enabled police ..read more
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Tips For Walking Your Dog Safely In Winter
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by Sarah A
2M ago
Dogs can enjoy playing in snow in the wintertime, but the colder weather and darker evenings brings some challenges as well. Here are some tips to make sure that both you and your dog continue to stay fit and active during the winter months.  Keep salt and grit off paws Salt and grit which are used to keep roads and pavements clear in icy weather can build up on dog’s paws, causing irritation. Therefore, it is important to wash their paws if you have been walking on treated surfaces. The charity PDSA advises that you could also apply a thin layer of butter to the pads of the foot, to hel ..read more
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The Pigeon Heroes Of World War I
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by Sarah A
3M ago
Pigeons get a bad press usually, and many city dwellers regard them as an urban pest. It is true that feral pigeons who gather in large numbers can be problematic. However, pigeons have been domesticated and trained by humans for centuries, providing a valuable and sometimes even lifesaving service as carrier birds. The ancient Romans first took advantage of the pigeon’s exceptional navigational abilities, to send messages during times of war, and to facilitate trading agreements. It was said that during the first Olympic Games which were held in 776BC, athletes sent news of their achievements ..read more
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Prepare Your Dog For Colder Weather
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by Sarah A
3M ago
The hot summer weather has been a challenging time for many dog owners, with lots of knowledge and preparation needed to make sure their four-legged friends have not suffered in the conditions. Whether it is the risk of dehydration and sunstroke, the prospect of burning the pads of their feet on the baking hot pavements, the possibility of sunburn for breeds with very pale hair or the risks involved in splashing around in water that may contain poisonous algae (bad for humans, fatal for dogs), there has been much to watch out for. Of course, clued-up owners will have been well prepared for all ..read more
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Tips For Keeping Your Pet Safe On Bonfire Night
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by Sarah A
4M ago
The fireworks season can be a difficult time for pets and livestock, and their owners. Many animals have more acute hearing than humans, and of course there is no way to explain to them the reason for the sudden loud bangs. However, there are some steps that animal owners can take to minimise the impact of the noise and disruption.  How to help dogs cope with fireworks Around half of all dogs find loud bangs and whistles distressing. Their ears are very sensitive, and some breeds of dog may even experience physical pain in their ears from the noise. Therefore, it is important to keep the ..read more
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Is Your Horse Ready For Winter?
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by Sarah A
4M ago
Owning a horse or pony is a joy and a privilege, but of course that comes with the responsibility for their welfare. While the vast majority of owners are vigilant about their horse’s health and comfort all year round, it is always useful to make sure you are well prepared in advance for the colder and wetter months ahead.   Assess the individual needs of your equine Any advice on equine care will always be general, because they are all individuals with their own specific needs. For example, native ponies such as the Highland and Dartmoor are well adapted to the British climate, with thic ..read more
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What Nutrients Do Goats Need?
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by Sarah A
4M ago
Goats have been bred for centuries for their milk, hair, meat and skins. They are hardy animals who can survive on relatively poor vegetation and scrubland. However, the more nutritious food your goat has access to, the healthier and more productive they will be.  Goats are very friendly and curious animals, who are usually comfortable around people, and make great pets. They are herd animals, so keep them in groups of at least two. A large garden or paddock is essential to provide enough room for them to roam and graze. It should be securely fenced, as goats are adept at exploring, and c ..read more
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Most Enduring Film and Television Series Starring Dogs
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by Sarah A
4M ago
As many dog owners can attest, a dog wins over your heart, becomes your best friend and your longtime companion, and cares for you as much as you do for them with pet supplies. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this love of dogs was also seen on the silver screen from almost the earliest days of the medium, with the first ever furry screen star being Jean the Vitagraph Dog from 1910 until 1914. However, other dog stars have endured longer in the memory with series that have lasted years, even decades at times. Here are some of the most enduring films and TV series starring dogs.   Air Bud ..read more
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How To Get Your Rabbit Ready For Autumn
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by Sarah A
5M ago
Rabbit owners all over the country may be enjoying the summer weather and it is likely their pets will be too, as they can relax in the sun and hop around the garden, nibbling the grass and enjoying some fresh greens. As long as they have lots of water and available shade, it will be a good time for all. However, a month or so from now the first signs of autumn will be emerging, with the nights drawing in and the leaves starting to turn golden. Gradually, the hot temperatures will become a fading memory as autumn kicks in. This means you will need to change your bunny’s routine in various ways ..read more
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Keep Your Horse Safe In Hot Weather
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by Sarah A
6M ago
There is likely to have been many horse owners extremely concerned about the safety of their pet during the recent heatwave, which is why these tips on how to keep them safe in hot weather will come in handy this summer. The UK has experienced record-breaking temperature highs this week, leaving much of the country hot, flustered and dehydrated. However, it is not just humans the hot and humid weather has a big impact on, and animals need adequate care to protect them from the blazing sunshine and intense heat. According to the RSPA, the most important thing to do is give them plenty of water ..read more
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