Grooming Horses, Watch the Video For How To Do It

Grooming a Horse Video 1. Grooming gets your hands on your horse. A good daily groom doesn’t have to take an hour. If you do it daily, your average time expenditure should actually be minimal. But during this daily routine you have an opportunity to get your hands on every inch of your horse, and what better way to quickly assess your horse’s health? 2. Grooming acts as preventive medicine. A good grooming session increases blood flow to the skin’s surface, massages large [...]

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Supreme Cat Show at the NEC Birmingham November 2017

The Supreme Cat Show. Organised every year by the world’s oldest cat registry, the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy, or GCCF, and takes place every November at the NEC Birmingham. Special awards of UK Champion and Supreme Champion can be earned at this show only. A cat wins each show’s “Best In Show” award. Non-pedigree and pedigree pet cats. Non-pedigree cats and pedigree pet cats are also permitted to enter the Supreme Cat Show. They can also compete for the same [...]


RSPCA – How and When Did This Organisation Start

The RSPCA a short history of its founding. Founded in 1824 Our beginnings were in a London coffee shop in 1824. The people present knew they were creating the world’s first animal welfare charity, but they couldn’t have guessed the size and shape that the charity would become today. T the start we were the SPCA – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Royal patronage followed in 1837 and Queen Victoria gave her permission to add the royal R in [...]

Sighthounds, Training Your Young Greyhound or Lurcher Dog

Sighthounds – understanding your dog. Sighthounds are notoriously independent and will look for any chance to pursue an interesting scent or moving animal. Because of this, hounds are often perceived as stubborn and impossible to train. The real truth is that hounds just have different motivations than their non-hound peers. When you’re working with a hound, it’s important to understand his innate desires and to incorporate those into his training. There are two distinct subgroups within the hound group: the scent [...]

Blue Peter and Lulu The Elephant Causes Chaos, John Noakes

Blue Peter and Biddy Baxter, editor of the show in the 1960s and 70s, told Kirsty Young on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs: “Lulu was a baby elephant of enormous strength and Smithy, her keeper, was a tiny, rotund gentleman. “It all went pear-shaped because they gave her water. First of all she urinated, which melted the floor paint and made it like an ice rink, and on top of that she defecated, and Smithy was so upset.” The elephant [...]


Beavers in Devon Helping to Reduce Local Flooding

A Reintroduction of Beavers in Devon are Helping to Reduce Local Flooding From their trial reintroduction in Devon, the animal’s skills have reduced floodwater and created a haven for local wildlife. The beavers, resident on three hectares of woodland near Okehampto could be part of the solution. In the five years since they moved there, they have felled trees, dug channels, constructed dams and made an impressive home for themselves. The Devon project targets three key indicators: water storage, flood attenuation and [...]

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Dog Quiz. How Good is Your General Knowledge on Canines

TAKE THE DOG QUIZ Humans have lived with dogs for thousands of years, but just how well do you know our canine companions? Test your knowledge of man’s best friend! 20 Doggy Questions 1. How many teeth in a normal adult dog? A) 24 B) 38 C) 42 D) 32 2. From which part of the body do dogs sweat? A) Mouth B) Ears C) Nose D) Paws 3. True or False: Dogs can only see in black and white. 4. What is the most common training command taught to dogs? A) Stay B) Beg C) [...]


Hedgehogs, A declining Species. Give Them an Igloo Shelter

Hedgehogs are on the decline in the UK The Igloo Hedgehog House gives hedgehogs and other small mammals a safe refuge from the many hazards they face on a daily basis such as gardening tools ie strimmers, forks, spades, also domestic pets and other predators like badgers and foxes. It is also much safer than piles of leaves, compost heaps and bonfire piles. Comprising of a round painted steel frame with a water-proofed roof it is covered with a brush wood finish [...]