Being a part of the Canine & Feline Behaviour Association
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3w ago
As a proud member of the Canine & Feline Behaviour Association (CFBA), I am deeply committed to understanding and improving the lives of our pet cats. Dedicated to promoting positive behaviour and fostering harmonious relationships between humans and their feline companions, the CFBA serves as a beacon of knowledge and expertise in the field of ..read more
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Multi-cat households – why so much trouble?
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5M ago
Did you know, a lot of my cat behaviour queries are from multi-cat households? If there are issues of aggression or conflict among the cats, a behaviourist such as myself, can observe and analyse the interactions between them. I am trained to understand feline behaviour and can assess the dynamics of the individual personalities of ..read more
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Respect The Lead Gains Coverage in Wales
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6M ago
Nationwide Campaign Promoting Responsible Dog Ownership Takes Centre Stage In a remarkable stride towards promoting responsible dog ownership and fostering safer interactions between our four-legged friends, the nationwide campaign “Respect The Lead” has recently garnered widespread coverage in Wales. Founded by Zoe Blake, a dedicated and qualified veterinary nurse, the campaign addresses the vital importance ..read more
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The pitfalls of ball throwing
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7M ago
Is your dog obsessed with retrieving a ball? Do you spend hours at the park? If you were to visit your local park, I guarantee you’d see someone with a ball chucker and a dog spinning excitedly expecting the ball. They enjoy the chase, the serotonin, and the process of retrieving. However, have you ever ..read more
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Why does cat obesity matter? Infographic
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8M ago
Why does cat obesity matter? Obesity is a major health concern. What many pet owners don’t understand is what is going on inside your overweight pet’s body that will affect its day-to-day life and make its future considerably shorter. 49% of veterinary professionals say they’ve seen an increase in pet obesity in the last two ..read more
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Why does dog obesity matter?
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9M ago
Previous PAW Reports have consistently found that the majority of owners perceive their pet to be an ideal weight, however in contrast, findings from their survey in 2023 show that, on average, veterinary professionals estimate that 46% of dogs are overweight. Similarly, UK Pet Food spoke to veterinary professionals, and they found that 50% of ..read more
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Clipping and Administering Medication
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10M ago
It has been a busy month as always within The Friendly Pet Nurse team and we wanted to share some recent highlights. Clipping, not just cats When it comes to grooming and clipping hair it’s not just cats that require some of my attention but guinea pigs too. In fact, any long-haired pet can benefit ..read more
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Rabbit Awareness Week 2023: Neutering
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11M ago
This year’s Rabbit Awareness Week 2023 theme is Neutering: Protect and Prevent! Having owned rabbits for over 8 years I can highly recommend ensuring your rabbits are neutered. Starting young Rabbits can reach sexual maturity from three months old, have a litter every 30 days and have, on average, four babies in a litter! They ..read more
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2023 Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month
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1y ago
2023 Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month’s theme was Empowerment. The campaign ran over May each year and was launched back in 2005 by the BVNA to spread the word to, those not only in the veterinary profession but also pet owners, about the importance of Veterinary Nurses (VNs), their role and how much they indeed do ..read more
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Pet Care Q&A
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1y ago
Last month I was a guest on the Sounding Out Horsham podcast, here are some pet care Q&As following on from the podcast that discuss cat and dog behaviour with questions from their listeners: Cat Question: We rescued our cat when he was six months old, he has always been a dribbler, but he seems ..read more
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