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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


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


Christmas is a stressful time for most cats, except for the very laid back ones. Strangers coming into the home, small children, loud noises from guests, and TVs, unusual smells from Christmas trees and holly and miseltoe, unusual food etc. If you have a nervous cat,... read more

SO can cats really always land on their feet?

SO can cats really always land on their feet? Well, it is true they do have a ‘righting reflex’ that operates when they fall.First, the brain commands the head and neck muscles to put the head ‘square’ with the ground.Then the rest of the body aligns itself... read more

A Cats last Will and Testament

A CAT’S LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT Before humans die, they write their last will and testament, give their home and all they have to those they leave behind.If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I’d ask…….. To a poor lonely stray... read more

How to clean Cat URINE or FAECES

HOW TO CLEAN UP CAT URINE OR FAECES If you don’t clean it up thoroughly, the cat is likely to go again in the same spot. Smell prompts re-use.  Clean up when your cat is not in the room. It may otherwise think its marks gets your attention! Consider redecorating... read more

A Pet

A Pet A pet is a cuddly little thing, Joy and laughter it will bring. If your pet has way too much fur, Expect it to bark or maybe just purr. A pet could become a very close friend, Treat it nice, lots of love it shall send. It has the potential to cheer you up, Right... read more

Dog Poems

A Dogs Soul

A Dogs Soul Every dog must have a soulSomewhere deep insideWhere all his hurts and grievancesAre buried with his pride. Where he decides the good and bad,The wrong way from the right,And where his judgement carefullyIs hidden from our sight. A dog must have a secret... 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

We have a secret

WE HAVE A SECRET We have a secret, you and I that no one else shall know, For who but I can see you lie each night in fire glow? And who but I can reach my hand before we go to bed And feel the living warmth of you and touch your silken head? And only I walk woodland... read more

Lend me a pup

Lend Me a Pup I will lend to you for awhile,a pup, God said,For you to love him while he livesand mourn for him when he’s dead. Maybe for twelve or fourteen years,or maybe two or threeBut will you, ’till I call him back,take care of him for me. He’ll... read more

Lonely dog

Lonely Dog Once I was a lonely dog,Just looking for a home.I had no place to go,No one to call my own. I wandered up and down the streets,in rain in heat and snow.I ate what ever I could find,I was always on the go. My skin would itch, my feet were sore,My body ached... read more

Cat Poems

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

What Cats do for us

What cats do for us Warm our laps…Give us someone to talk to…Help reduce high blood pressure…Create a “kindred” feeling with other cat people…Turn common household objects into cat toys…Make us more aware of birds…Donate... 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


The CatI love my mom and all that,Then one day she brought home the cat.Around her he purrs, he’s as sweet as can be,But when she’s not in sight he just hisses at me.I have tried to tell my mom that…She’s been fooled by this mean nasty cat.But... read more

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is... read more
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