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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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Unicorns, a Short Look Into Their Origins

Pliny The Elder, The ancient Roman naturalist wrote extensively on “unicorns” in his book. “Unicorns are the fiercest animal, and it is said that it is impossible to capture one alive. It has the body of a horse, the head of a stag, the feet of an elephant, the tail of a boar, and a single black horn three feet long in the middle of its forehead. Its cry is a deep bellow.” In the 7th-century the scholar, Isidore of [...]

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Do Staffordshire Bull Terriers Make Good Pets?

Do Staffordshire Bull Terriers Make Good Family Pets? Staffordshire Bull Terriers have a reputation as a status symbol, so people cant imagine them as family pets – but this couldn’t be further from the truth. A survey conducted showed that nearly 75% of people would definitely or probably not consider re homing a Staffie. However, 80 per cent of people acknowledged that the breed’s bad reputation was down to irresponsible owners, and not the dogs themselves. [...]

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The Wren, Some Amazing Facts About Our Commonest Bird

The Wren, Some Amazing Facts The wren can be recognized by its tail which points upward and its darting flight. It is a difficult bird to spot due to its brown colouring and being a small size. They are also shy and secretive by nature. The easiest way to find one is by listening to its loud musical trills and harsh clicks. The wren has a slightly curved bill for searching in tree trunks and on the ground for insects. Their colour [...]

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Guide Dogs Great British Dog Survey 2018

The Results are in! Which county has the most dogs in England    –    HAMPSHIRE Which county has the most dogs in N Ireland  –    ANTRIM Which county has the most dogs in Scotland    –    ABERDEENSHIRE Which county has the most dogs in Wales         –    CARDIFF Most popular male dog name                                –    ALFIE Most popular female dog name          [...]

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Travelling With Dogs, 7 Great Tips From BMW

Travelling with dogs – 7 tips for a safe transport: 1 Let your dog get to know your car slowly and well in advance – and start with the engine turned off. 2 An established seat is a must for transporting a dog. Give your dog a comfortable cushion to lie on, so he can relax. And make sure you can eye contact with your dog while driving. 3 Always make sure he is safe and secure according to the law. This [...]

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Five Pets That Are Easy To Keep In The Home

5 Pets That Are Easy To Keep 1. Hissing Cockroach: They grow up to about 4 inches long and can be kept in any aquarium tank that has good ventilation as in their habitat. 2. Guinea Pig: They are extremely simple to care for and require a cage with a suitable habitat area with clean food, water and good ventilation. Food can be easily obtained from your local pet store. 3. Syrian Hamster: They do not need as much handling and interaction [...]

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Whippets, a Good Dog to Own For a Pet or Not

Whippets, do they make good or bad pets. The Whippet is sweet-natured and docile, but playful and lively. The same dog who will curl up under the blankets will tear enthusiastically around your garden, darting and zigzagging. Whippets love running games and require short bursts of vigorous exercise each day. The area must be fenced, for this racy breed is the fastest dog of his weight: up to 35 mph. Whippet puppies can be mischievous and destructive, but adults are calm, undemanding, [...]

Pangolins, The Most Hunted Creature on Earth

Pangolins, being hunted to extinction. A survey has revealed the lack of knowledge surrounding the plight of the ‘scaly anteaters’, millions of which are killed every year for their scales and meat. Approx. 300 are poached every day, making these unusual animals the MOST illegally trafficked mammals in the world. Also known as “scaly anteaters”, they are found in Asia and Africa, and their numbers are dwindling as a result of poaching for international trade. Pangolins are hunted for their meat, which is [...]