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You and Your Vet (1)

Preparing your dog for vet’s inspection: It is essential that all dogs are regularly inoculated and wormed, that is; inoculations and boosters every year, worming treatments every 3 months your vet will advise The only effective worming products are available... read more

Vital Signs in a Dog

Body Temperature. 100.5 -101.5F (38.1C – 38.6C) but may be as high as 101.8 (38.8C) in stressful situations, such as at the vet’s office. Pulse. 70 beats per minute in large dogs; 120 beats per minute in small dogs. These rates are based on the animal... read more

Microchips

Responsible pet owners are using microchip to ensure that if their pets are ever lost and turned into the pound they will be returned as quickly as possible. In many areas in Spain it is a legal requirement. Responsible breeders are also making increasing use of these... read more

Ten worst excuses not to spay or neuter a pet

1.Just one litter and then we’ll have Fluffy spayed. (Studies show that virtually the entire pet overpopulation stems from the “just one litter mentality.) 2. My dog doesn’t run loose, so he doesn’t need to be fixed. (Murphy’s Law says... read more

The Sit & Stay

This is an exercise that can only be correctly taught if each stage is perfected before continuing on to the next stage. The training for this exercise should be started indoors, the dog on the lead and no distractions. Initially the handler should be kneeling on the... read more

Cat Articles


Cats ages to humans

This Cat Age Conversion Chart will help you understand the physiological changes your cat encounters as she ages, as well as anticipate and forestall age-related health problems before they start.Please keep in mind that several factors will determine the comparative... read more

Are all lilies poisonous to cats?

Are all lilies poisonous to cats? All parts of the lily – including the stem, leaves, petals, stamens and pollen – are poisonous to cats.   Even minor exposures (cat chewing on a leaf or getting pollen on his or her haircoat or whiskers) can be fatal. What... read more

Are all lilies poisonous to cats?

Are all lilies poisonous to cats? All parts of the lily – including the stem, leaves, petals, stamens and pollen – are poisonous to cats.   Even minor exposures (cat chewing on a leaf or getting pollen on his or her haircoat or whiskers) can be fatal. What... read more

Kennel Cough Cats and Dogs

Beware Kennel Cough Kennel cough is not serious, but some dogs can become seriously ill from kennel cough infection (especially very young, very old ). Whenever a dog is coughing, a visit to the vet is highly recommended to sort out possible diagnoses and treatment... read more

New rules for pet travel 29 December 2014

New rules for pet travel On 29 December 2014 new pet passports will be required? What does this mean for my dog, cat or ferret? If your pet was given a passport before 29 December 2014, you do not need to get a new one. Your old one is valid. If your pet is given a... read more

Dog Poems


A BIRTHDAY POEM FROM THE DOG

A BIRTHDAY POEM FROM THE DOGAuthor unknown You feed me when I’m hungry,You keep water in my dish,You let me sleep on anything,Or in any place I wish. You sometimes let me lick your hands,Or even lick your face,Despite the fact I’ve licked myself,In every... read more

Crufts, or Scrufts Your choice!

Crufts, or Scrufts  Your choice! Crufts, a champions show, full of pomp and glamour,Dogs fluffed and powdered, groomed and preened,With toys to buy and products to pamper. Which breed to choose, there’s so much choice, you need to know which one,What Size, what shape,... read more

I’m Still Here

I’m Still Here Friend, please don’t mourn for meI’m still here, though you don’t see.I’m right by your side each night and dayand within your heart I long to stay. My body is gone but I’m always near.I’m everything you feel,... read more

Heaven’s Doggy Door”

Heaven’s Doggy Door” My best friend closed his eyes last night, As his head was in my hand. The doctors said he was in pain, And it was hard for him to stand. The thoughts that scurried through my head, As I cradled him in my arms, Were of his younger... read more

Dog for Sale

A guy is driving around the back lanes of  Shropshire. He sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: ‘Talking Dog For Sale ‘He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy goes into the backyard and... read more

Cat Poems


If it should be

If it should be that I grow weekand pain should keep me from my sleepthen you must do what must be doneThis last battle cannot be won You will be sad I understandDon’t let your grief then stay your handFor this day, more than the restyour love for me must stand... read more

Cat Poetry The Cat of the House

The Cat Of The House Over the hearth with my ‘minishing eyes I muse; until afterthe last coal dies.Every tunnel of the mouse,every channel of the cricket,I have smelt,I have feltthe secret shifting of the mouldered rafter,and heardevery bird in the thicket.I... read more

When God created kitty cats,

When God created kitty cats, He had no recipe;He knew He wanted something sweet,As sweet as sweet could be.He started out with sugar,Adding just a trace of spice;Then stirred in drops of morning dew,To keep them fresh and niceHe thought cats should be soft to pet,Thus... read more

GOD’S GARDEN

GOD’S GARDEN God looked around his garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best. He knew that you... read more

A Parting Prayer

A Parting Prayer Dear Lord, please open your gatesand call St. Francisto come escort this beloved companionacross the Rainbow Bridge. Assign her to a place of honour,for she has been a faithful servantand has always done her best to please me. Bless the hands that... read more
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