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Cats Purrs

Posted by Chieko Clark on

Cats Purrs

A purrfectly reasonable explanation Let’s take a look at the most wonderful of sounds to a cat-owner – a purr. Why do cats purr? How do they purr? What’s the purrrpose of it all? (sorry) Why do cats purr? It's easy to assume that cats purr because they're happy. All contented kitty owners have experienced that moment of satisfaction when your cat happily curls into a ball in your lap for some strokes and the purr-motor revs into over-drive.  That is obviously one happy feline – and one happy owner too no doubt! However, cats also purr when they’re frightened...

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How Dogs Smell

Posted by Chieko Chester on

How Dogs Smell
Dogs’ noses are tens of thousands of times more sensitive to odours than humans, but how exactly do these super sniffers’ noses work? And why are man’s best friend so much better at smelling out stuff than we are?

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Maintaining a Glossy & Shiny Dog Coat

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Maintaining a Glossy & Shiny Dog Coat

What do you do if you notice that your dog is suffering from a dull and lacklustre coat? Most canine professionals will tell you that it’s probably linked to “poor nutrition” but what does this actually mean? Just like humans, the food our dogs consume has an acute effect on our dog’s appearance. So, the first thing we must all do is make sure that we are feeding our dog nutrition that includes a healthy diet of meat, proteins, and fatty acids. Moreover, we must check that the food we are feeding is also free from common allergens. Allergens are...

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How to Stop your Dog Pulling on the Lead

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How to Stop your Dog Pulling on the Lead

We all have that friend, relative… or rival who walks their dog with expert lead-wielding skills. They aren’t being pulled down the block, tied around trees or tangled up with the friendly neighbour dog who’s also out for an afternoon stroll. I don’t know about you, but I silently envy the person and pet that can walk side-by-side without breaking a sweat. And, I have to admit, good lead walking skills are important for more than just showing off your pet-parent talents. “From a relationship perspective,” explains Sarah Fraser, a certified professional dog trainer and co-founder of Instinct Behaviour &...

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Winter Snuffles

Posted by Chieko Clark on

Winter Snuffles

As we enter into the colder months of the year, it seems that there is an abundance of coughs and colds in the air. As our human bodies adjust to the changing of the seasons, we need to take extra care of ourselves and keep ourselves healthy. Making sure that your dog remains healthy and snuffle free is something that sometimes gets overlooked, but those of us who have experienced those uncomfortable vet’s bills know that prevention first is much better than cure later! So, what is the best way of assessing your dog’s physical health? 1. Groom and inspect...

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