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Blue-green algae, which can be harmful to humans and animals, has flourished in the extended period of warm weather this summer.

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Posted 20 July 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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If you ever take your dog for a walk on the beach, watch out for jellyfish that have been washed up by the tide.

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Posted 17 July 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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The European Union's Pet Travel Scheme allows for the free movement of dogs, cats and ferrets within Europe when they have a valid Pet Passport.

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Posted 13 July 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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A Scottish animal welfare charity has seen a huge increase in the number of people reporting concerns about dogs left in cars in the hot weather.

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Posted 09 July 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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As the heatwave continues, it's important to protect your pets from sun exposure as they may be at risk of developing sunburn and skin cancer.
 

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Posted 05 July 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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Dogs use a wide range of signals to communicate with their owners, new research shows.

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Posted 21 June 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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As the summer 'kitten season' starts, a growing number of cats need new homes. But new data from the RSPCA reveals that its rehoming rates are at their lowest point in June.

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Posted 19 June 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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Veterinary charity PDSA has urged prospective pet owners to learn all about looking after the animal they have in mind before making a commitment.

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Posted 14 June 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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Pet owners are spending hundreds of pounds kitting out their homes to accommodate their four-legged companions.

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Posted 12 June 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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It's two weeks until the summer solstice and we've been enjoying a run of reliably sunny days. But do you know how to keep your pets safe in the sun?

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Posted 11 June 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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Vets and animal welfare organisations have expressed concern that the upcoming Disney film, Patrick, will lead to a surge in demand for Pugs.

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Posted 05 June 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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The number of pet insurance claims in the UK surpassed 1 million for the first time last year, and insurers paid out a record £775m, a 10% increase from the previous year.

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Posted 31 May 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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Should new parents give up their pets, or is it good for babies to have furry siblings?

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Posted 30 May 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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Loneliness is a problem for many older people in the UK, but a new initiative from Mars Petcare and the Campaign to End Loneliness aims to tackle the issue by pairing up elderly people with dogs in their local area.

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Posted 24 May 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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Mischievous moggies are running rings round their owners, according to a survey of 2,000 cat owners.

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Posted 21 May 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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MPs have launched an investigation into the UK's legislation on dangerous dogs after figures showed an increase in attacks.

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Posted 17 May 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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Walking off the lead gives dogs the freedom to run, play and explore, keeping them fit and happy.

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Posted 16 May 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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With figures showing that around 3 million pet dogs, cats and rabbits are not registered with a vet, a new campaign highlights the benefits of registering your pet with a vet.

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Posted 08 May 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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The RSPCA is urging animal lovers not to buy a dog with cropped ears, following an increase in reports coming into the charity's cruelty hotline.

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Posted 03 May 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disease diagnosed in dogs, and new research shows that certain breeds are more likely to develop the condition.

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Posted 19 April 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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