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Summer dog grooming for health and happiness

Proper hair care and all round summer dog grooming is essential for dogs in the summer months: not simply to make sure your dog looks good but also to ensure they are in the best of health. Too often summer dog grooming gets pushed aside because we have so many other commitments – especially in […]

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Rabbits make great pets but there are important considerations

Rabbits make great pets because they are social and have an inquisitive nature. An estimated 2% of the UK’s adult population has a pet rabbit, according to the veterinary charity People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA).  The population is in excess of one  million. With distinctive personalities they are able to form strong bonds with their owners. But, […]

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Winter Grooming Staves Off The Weather’s Harmful Effects

The winter and its weather are not far off. For many of our dogs and cats, it heralds dry flaky skin, coats that are dull and lots of mud-matted hair. Here’s what to do.

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Make A Safe Haven for Your Pet to Hide From Fireworks

Many pets struggle to cope when fireworks are going off. It’s important that we owners help them feel as safe as possible. The estimate is that as many as 45% of dogs, for example, are affected by the loud noises and bright flashes made by these low explosive pyrotechnic devices we call fireworks. Lucky pet owners […]

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Cleaning Cats’ Eyes to Avoid Problems  

Healthy cats should have eyes that are clear and bright. Sometimes, cats’ eyes may become runny, weepy and a crust can form. This is what to do.

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Does Your Cat Need A Bath?

Water and cats don’t usually mix, so kitty can find having a bath incredibly stressful. Here we take the heat out of the bathing issue. There are a few cats that actually like water or are at least used to being bathed from an early age, but if yours isn’t one of those it’s highly likely […]

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Keep your cat’s teeth clean and healthy

As many as 85% of our cats aged at least three years have some degree of dental disease. Groomers who get up close to your animals can act as a first alert to a cat’s teeth having possible health issues. Routine tooth brushing isn’t a feature of many cats’ lives. However, keeping your cat’s teeth […]

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Cats and Allergies? A Good Groom Can Remove The Problem

When it comes to cats and allergies, a good regular groom can help people who suffer from being allergic to cats. The primary reason why many people are “allergic” to cats is that common allergens, like pollen and dust, get stuck in the animal’s fur. When a cat lies next to an open window or […]

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Cats Need Our Help When Their Tummies Are Upset

Mild tummy upsets in our cats are all too common. These unfortunate occurrences can be triggered by: Sudden changes in diet Over-eating Eating too quickly Food intolerances to something not usually ingested The recommendation is to starve the affected cat for a short period and to offer a more bland diet for up to seven […]

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Dematting Barney’s coat

23 February 2015: Dematting a dog’s coat It may look like it hasn’t got any matting but with my giant greyhound comb I am able to find lots of matts immediately when I am grooming and dematting this little fellow. In cases like Barney’s I believe it is best to work through these thigh matts […]

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