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Keep your kids dog-safe

Reports of savage dog attacks are rarely out of the headlines these days. Unsurprisingly, this leaves many parents worrying about the safety of their children around “man’s best friend”. Just how safe are our canine chums? Mutual respect between human and canine lies at the heart of ensuring you have …

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Birds face climate change crisis

When most of us think of climate change we often imagine melting polar ice caps, rising sea levels and sweltering summers. However it’s not just the landscapes that will be changing. Our skies could alter dramatically as the hotter temperatures push birds further north and some to the brink of …

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Devon’s donkey paradise

Just outside the picturesque seaside town of Sidmouth in Devon, within an oasis of tranquil unspoilt farmland and countryside, sits the Donkey Sanctuary. Here, abandoned, abused and unwanted donkeys find care, food, companionship and shelter. For nearly 40 years this sanctuary has provided a safe haven to over 400 of …

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Death trap chimneys

Open fireplaces can be beautiful, especially on a crisp winter day, but if your fire is not in use or has not been cleaned for some time you could have a nasty surprise waiting for you as chimney stacks can also be a death trap for birds. Often looking for …

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Cheap as chicks

Imagine you are locked in a tiny cage with ten other people and every time you try to stretch your arms or legs, you can’t because you’re so tightly squashed together. Now imagine you are forced to defecate and urinate where you stand and then have to sleep there too. …

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Cracking Down on vivisection

Every year millions of animals are used in scientific experiments for a range of substances including, medicine, detergents and food additives. However, in recent years the number of animals used for testing soared, sparking outrage from animal welfare charity the RSPCA. Statistics released by the Home Office show that in …

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Charity tackles fishing

It’s not just fish that are getting caught by fishermen’s hooks and lines. Wildlife such as swans, ducks and other birds are getting tangled up and seriously injured in fishing tackle that careless anglers leave behind. Now, animal charity the RSPCA is making an appeal to anglers to clear up …

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Penguins in peril

We’ve all heard how climate change is significantly affecting the world and many of us are consciously making steps to cut our carbon emissions and make our lives more environment-friendly. But do many of us truly know how global warming is altering the lives of the many species of animals …

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Pretty Deadly for Cats: 8 Toxic Plants

Houseplants and gorgeous gardens are the pride of many homeowners. We spend hours and lots of money selecting the perfect plant, tilling the soil and helping them to flourish. Plants inside the home have been shown to reduce indoor pollutants and freshen the air. Cut flowers from the florist can …

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Reading Cat Communication Signals

Cats are loving, affectionate pets, but they can also be one of the hardest animals to read when it comes to interpreting their moods and body language, particularly when you consider the dog, who is virtually an open book by comparison! However, cats use a whole range of different communication …

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Dealing with Canine Aggression

Sometimes in life there are no easy answers. Unfortunately, dealing with an aggressive dog is one of those times. A Difficult Problem Canine aggression is a difficult (but not impossible) problem to correct, but it requires immense patience and dedication on the part of the owner. It is also essential …

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Is Your Dog Stealing Your Snacks?

Your favorite soap is on TV. You settle on the sofa with that box of chocolates from Valentines, and invite Rover to snuggle beside you. Unfortunately, Rover snags a chocolate, and when you try to get it back, he growls. You heard chocolate is bad for dogs so you insist …

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How to Stop Your Dog’s Bothersome Barking

Mind-numbing, head-throbbing, teeth-on-edge excessive dog barking. Incessant barking affects not only you, but also your neighbors, and is a problem you need to get on top of FAST! Let’s make no bones about it: a well-established barking habit is a difficult problem to stop. There is no magic wand, no …

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Help! My Dog Doesn’t Like Me

Dogs love unconditionally. So how hurtful would it be if your dog didn’t like you? “We have a 5-month old Jack Russel cross who is gentle, friendly and playful to everyone she has met so far… This is great for everyone but us. She doesn’t enjoy it when we pet …

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