Can Dogs Smell Fear? Cynophobia, a fear of dogs, is relatively common. If you suffer from this phobia then at some point in your life you have probably been advised to remain calm when you encounter a dog in case they smell your fear. But can they really smell it and are they more likely […]
Fabulous Felines Enhance Commuters’ Journeys Where did all the Cats on Tube Posters Come From? Let’s face it, tube journeys are rarely exciting and they are certainly never relaxing! Once you have negotiated the crowds and managed to grab yourself a postage stamp sized piece of floor to stand on, you are then likely to […]
Troublesome Chinchilla Behaviour Pet Chinchillas may exhibit a variety of troublesome behaviours. These are usually the result of inappropriate care or inadequate housing as chinchillas have complex needs. If your chinchilla is showing signs of distress then it is important to identify the cause and it just might be you!
Top Tips – Caring for Chinchillas Chinchillas are South American rodents with wonderfully soft coats and large eyes. They are incredibly cute and so are proving to be popular pets. But these animals have relatively complex needs which must be met if they are to be happy living in your home.
Food Puzzles for Cats The sound of my cat wailing for his food is so annoying that I will immediately provide him with a meal. When Paolo is hungry there will be no peace for me until the meaty chunks are in the dish. His impatience is usually obvious and his wish is my command. […]
A Poo in the Park I love to take a walk in the wildlife preserve that is close to my home. It is the one haven of peace in what is otherwise a busy urban area with an overload of traffic. The park is a mere 500 yards from my front door and yet I […]
The Sphynx Hairless cats are accidents of nature which have always occurred. However, a breeding programme wasn’t evolved until the latter half of the twentieth century. In the 1970s a Dutch breeder imported two hairless cats from Canada and these formed the basis for the breed that we now know as the Sphynx cat today. […]
Do Dogs Really Watch TV? Your dog may appear to be glued to the television screen or following the footage on your tablet but are they really watching it?
A Cats’ Chorus? October will see the release of the first album for cats and we are not talking about a photograph album! The musical, or should we say mewsical, compilation has been created to calm distressed cats.
Seasonal Canine Illness Seasonal Canine Illness (SCI) is a mysterious illness which can afflict dogs in the autumn after they have been walking in woodland. The illness can affect dogs of any breed and may prove fatal. The cause has yet to be confirmed. It was thought that bacteria, blue-green algae or fungal spores could […]