Pets General

 Man chases down antelope!! 

Can a man chase down an antelope? What if I told you yes? Doesn't sound believable but it is true. Early man used a technique called persistence hunting to chase down and kill prey that at first sight, it would seem that there was no way of catching. The hunt was conducted on a warm to hot day and involved selecting an animal from a herd and then chasing it.

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 Home alone 

Our pets love human company – that is why we easily form such strong bonds with our pets. So no wonder being left home alone during the day can be little fun for a cat or dog.

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Fear of Fireworks and Thunderstorms

Some animals can find the sound and sight of fireworks very distressing. It is very important to ensure that they are kept away and in a safe place when fireworks are going off.

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Winter Heath Hazards

With the onset of colder, damp, winter weather you may have noticed some subtle changes in the behaviour of your pet;  Reduced activity (reluctance to walk or play), changes in character (reluctance to interact with family, other pets), stiffness/lameness (difficulty getting up, climbing steps), licking or chewing joints or changes in toilet behaviour.

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Why does my pet drag its rear on the ground?

Anal sacs (also called anal glands) are two small glands just inside your pet's anus. The material secreted into these glands is thick and foul-smelling.

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The Annual Check-up and Vaccination

Having your pet vaccinated by a vet practice with full facilities is the best way of ensuring your cat or dog is thoroughly examined at least once a year for illness or disease.  This annual check-up and vaccination is vital to ensure your pet’s long term health and well-being.

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