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Northern Budgerigar Society Annual Open Area Show

Our annual Open Area show will be held at the Bowburn CommunityCentre DH6 5AT on Sunday 15th September 2019Show Secretary Brian Close 07940737005 email maddimo1@gmail.comJudges. John Lees, Geof Bowley, John Cosby & Dennis Cairns. November Auction 2019 Organising the Sunday 3rd November 2019 Auction will be Ady Lovack, Ian Cooper and Kyle Kime

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Palm Oil in Makeup is Devastating the Planet

Palm oil is a vegetable oil extracted from fruit of oil palms and used in food to cleaning products and fuel, and mostly grown in Africa, Asia and North and South America. It has become a symbol of all the worst things humans are doing to the planet. If you use beauty products , or own shampoo/shower gel, probably you have palm oil products. Palm oil production is responsible for 10% of total greenhouse gas [...]

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Insect Based Food Better For Pets Than Regular Meat

Pet owners are being asked by vets to feed their dogs and cats on a diet mainly consisting of insects. The British Veterinary Association says some insect-based foods can be better for pets than the best steak. Vets expect resistance from some pet owners, but they say surveys point to that many would accept insect-based food. The insects which appear to be being used are the larvae of black soldier flies. Advocates say insect protein provides a more environmentally-friendly alternative to [...]

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GCCF SUPREME CAT SHOW, NEC 26 Oct 2019

Event Details The 43rd Supreme Cat Show promises to be a great day out for cat lovers and owners of pussy cat pets. Numerous businesses will be in attendance running trade stands that cover a multitude of aspects for cat owners and there should be over 800 cats being shown. Judging is open to the public, and a Meet the Cats section can also be found, where you can get to know the many breeds. Grooming demonstrations will also be happening [...]

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Big Week At The Zoo On Channel 5

Nick Baker and Helen Skelton revisit the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, near Doncaster, to celebrate the work that our British zoos perform in the service of worldwide conservation. In the first edition,Monday the 19th August, they look at three, one-month-old, endangered tiger cubs. Yorkshire Vet star Peter Wright gets friendly with a tame tapir. JB Gill gives help as a pygmy hippo is given a much-needed dental procedure and also helps determine the sex of a baby sloth. [...]

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Dog Jog at Rother Valley Country Park Sheffield 10th August

Event Details The Dog Jog series are special 5k jogging events for you and your pet dog to get fit and have lots of fun. Each event presents a relaxed and fun atmosphere with no times constraints and definitely no pressure. They are also a great opportunity to meet other dog owners in your area. Plus what’s more, when you complete the jog you’ll receive a fantastic Doggy Bag jam-packed with goodies for yourself and your dog, as well [...]

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A Dogs Dry Nose, Information about Why and Possible Remedies

If your dog dog has a dry cracked nose there are many reasons that could have caused it. You could, see anything that could cause this by watching your dog if they are doing anything different from their normal routine. A veterinarian will have all the methods to see what causes a dry nose. Simply contact them. They will be able to determine if allergies are the cause. Allergies can do more than just dry up your dog’s [...]

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David Attenboroughs new documentary One Planet, Seven Worlds

David Attenborough is returning to the BBC to present a new natural history series later this year 2019. One Planet, Seven Worlds, has been described as an “ambitious, landmark series”,  The show will explore how the world’s seven continents shaped the diverse animal life found in each one. Each hourly episode will take viewers to a single continent and tell the story of its abundant wildlife and jaw dropping landscapes. It will discover why Australasia is full of peculiar, strange and venomous wildlife, and why [...]

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Dogfest Ashton Court Bristol 22nd & 23rd June 2019

Dogfest Ashton Court Bristol 22nd & 23rd June 2019 with Special Guests Welcome to DOGFEST 2019 The Ultimate Dogs Day Out is returning! Join special guests Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and Clare Balding for another amazing year, jam-packed with tons of have-a-go activities for you and your dog to get involved in! What is it all about The event is hosted by Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick, DogFest is the perfect event for dog tail wagging, with a fun-filled, action packed day out they’ll remember. You can [...]