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bees

Save Bees and Pollinators, Sow Wild Flower Seeds

Pollinators provide us with every third mouthful we eat. They’re also vital for the survival of other wild plants that support so much of our wildlife. What do pollinators do for us Most of us think of bees in relation to pollination, yet insect pollinators are an incredibly diverse group. Honeybees are usually kept in hives, and are likely responsible for pollinating between 5-15% of the UK’s pollinated crops. That leaves 85-95% of the UK’s insect-pollinated crops relying on wild pollinators. [...]

foxes

Foxes, Where Do They Live and Other Facts.

The fox has reddish-brown fur, a white chest and a bushy, white-tipped tail,which is called a brush. It has a pointed  nose and ears. Foxes are widespread and  common throughout the UK, and a large number live in towns. They become active at dusk and through the night, searching alone for food. However, they do  tend to live in family groups of one dog, one vixen and her cubs and a few female helpers from previous litters. The fox family will [...]

assistance dogs

Assistance Dogs to Improve The Lives of Disabled People

An assistance dog is a dog trained to aid or help a person with a disability. Many are trained by an assistance dog organization, or by their handler, sometimes with the help of a professional trainer. Assistance dog training Assistance dogs have usually been trained by charities and other organisations who then partner a disabled person with a trained dog when the dog has completed its training  at about the age of 2 years. More disabled people are self-training their own [...]

battersea dogs and cats home

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Charity, Some Insight.

From the day they welcomed their first stray dog in 1860 they have been putting their animals at the very centre of everything they do. Over three million animals later, Battersea are still working to achieve the vision that every dog and cat should live in a home where they are given love, care and respect. It is their determination to help every cat and dog that arrives at the gates that they see animals in all states of mental and physical condition. [...]

hedgehog rescue

Hedgehogs, How to Rescue Ones in Difficulty

Hedgehogs, Information on how to Rescue Ones in in Difficulty. A hedgehog visible in daylight  is more than likely to be having difficulties. Hedgehogs are nocturnal creatures and there are very few reasons why they would be out in full daylight, most of those reasons mean they are in trouble. Do not put the animal back under a hedge. Pick it up, follow these instructions  and call us for advice on what to do next. Sick animals can die very quickly [...]

dog walking tips

Dog Walking Tips To Ensure You and Your Pet Enjoy.

Dog Walking Tips Consider a Front Clip Harness if Your Dog Pulls on Leash Does your dog constantly pull on a lead? Try using a front clip harness. Dog collars and harnesses that clip on the back actually promote more pulling. Bear in mind that the right harness won’t solve everything. You may still need to spend time training your pet to walk properly Let Your Dog Go Sniffing Around for Mental Stimulation Dog walks are about more than just physical exercise? Your [...]

brushing cats

Grooming Long Haired Cats, Here Is How To Do It

Grooming Long Haired Cats While most cats usually groom themselves, medium to long-haired cats may need extra grooming in addition to it. Generally cats are able to maintain their own coats and groom themselves. Their tongues are special with small spines which, when combined with their flexibility, help them lose  hair and dirt from different areas of their body. Medium and long-haired cats can benefit from some extra grooming from their owners, and even grooming short-haired cats can be enjoyed by both. Groom [...]

border collies

The Border Collie Dog, The Most Intelligent Dog

The Border Collie was developed to gather and control sheep in the borders between Scotland and England. They are known for their intense stare. They are a dog with energy, stamina, and working drive, all which make a premier herding dog. Today they herd sheep on farms and ranches around the world. If you have ever seen a Border Collie herd sheep, you are watching a master craftsman, with his intense stare as he approaches the sheep, his almost intuitive [...]

heatstroke

Keeping Your Dog Cool in Extreme Temperatures.

Keeping Your Dog Cool in Hot Weather. Dogs may suffer fatal heatstroke within minutes. Unlike us humans, dogs can’t sweat through their skin, they rely on panting and releasing heat through their paw pads and nose to regulate their body temperature and keep cool. Signs of heatstroke in dogs can include collapse, excessive panting, and dribbling. Watch out for these. Dogs suffer heatstroke quickly. A car can becomes an oven very quickly even when it doesn’t feel that warm. When it is [...]