World’s Oldest Cat Dies


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The cat though to be the oldest in the world has recently died at the age of 32. Nutmeg the Tabby did not feature in the Guinness Book of World Records because his precise age could not be verified but he was found as a stray when already an adult cat in 1990. Adopting a […]

September 27, 2017

An Unlikely Friendship


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Sometimes pets form the most unlikely friendships. Although these do not include a budding relationship between by friend’s working cocker and a rabbit that she almost hunted down in the park this week. I was walking the spaniel when she took off across a field towards what I thought was a small dog on a […]

September 26, 2017

Are We Too Friendly Towards Our Pets?


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We have always been a nation of animal lovers but never to the extent that we are today. Pets are now firmly part of the family and are often treated in a way which causes much consternation amongst those who do not share their life with animals. But just how friendly have we become? A […]

September 25, 2017

Pets and Hurricane Irma


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The Caribbean islands and Florida have recently been battered by one of the worst hurricanes the region has ever experienced. The residents of Florida had the opportunity to see the devastation in the Caribbean before deciding whether or not to heed the warnings to evacuate their homes. Most people in the danger zone did decide […]

September 21, 2017

Should You Allow Your Pets to Sleep on Your Bed?


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Many pet owners let their animals sleep in their bedrooms but is this really a good idea? Cats and dogs often like to snooze near their owners and certainly enjoy the comfort of a nice bed, but should they be kept out of the room? Surprising Research You might be surprised to discover that recent […]

September 20, 2017

Why Switzerland is the Best Place to be a Pet


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Switzerland is a relatively small country but boasts an estimated seven million pets. This number does not include the many farm animals which also call Switzerland home. The country has an impressive history of protecting the well-being of animals and there are many reasons why it is a great place to be a pet. In […]

September 19, 2017

Are Dogs Deliberately Deceptive?


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I can hear an entire nation of dog lovers shouting yes! Most dog owners will have observed something which they would characterise as sneaky behaviour in their pet. But until recently there was no scientific evidence that dogs can be deceptive. Swiss Research This type of behaviour fascinated Marianne Heberlein, who studies dog cognition at […]

September 18, 2017

Did You Know You Can Get Beer And Prosecco For Dogs?


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New canine-friendly tipples mean the first round is on your hound! Did somebody say dog beer? Time for a Bark-B-Q! With summer finally showing its face, it is time to start roasting all those juicy goodies over the charcoal, loading your plate and kicking back with a cold beer. Don’t get too comfy though, as your […]

September 15, 2017

Do Dogs Sense Inequality?


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SHE got the last gravy bone, huh? Recent research suggests that, contrary to perceived wisdom, domesticated dogs and wild wolves share a strong quality of injustice and are not prepared to play ball over it. One for me, one for you The traditional thinking surrounding equality in canine behaviour was that domesticated dogs had learnt […]

September 12, 2017

Household Threats to Your Pets


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I couldn’t help noticing a headline this morning which warned of the unexpected hazards to pets which could be lurking in our homes. Keen to learn more about seemingly innocuous items which could kill my cat, I started to read the article and was astonished to find that I was being warned to keep antifreeze […]

September 12, 2017