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Featured Post – Buying an Exotic Pet?

Exotic pets can make fabulous pets but there are some important considerations to mull over before you bring one into your home. Before you choose between a stick insects, African land snail, snake or bearded dragon (to name but a few!) please read our advice to make sure you’re fully prepared. The Animal Welfare Act [...]

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Pet Fact – Week 25

The kiwi bird from New Zealand lays eggs up to half its own weight. Ouch The African mudpuppy, or waterdog, is in fact not a dog at all. It’s a salamander (amphibian) so named for emitting a high-pitched squeaking sound reminiscent of a dog’s bark. We’re not sure where the nurse shark got it’s name [...]

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Featured Post – Pet Obesity: The Facts

Attention all Petworkers! Obesity is an easily preventable illness in pets so we hope that the below facts help in keeping your beloved pets happy and healthy. Risks to be aware of; the following increase the likelihood of pet obesity:  Certain breeds (check with your vet) Older pets, the risk increases with age Neutered dogs [...]

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Pet Fact – Week 24

All polar bears are left-handed. Or left-pawed should we say! Fish communicate by rasping their teeth, OR far more weirdly by using their swim bladder to create sounds! Crocodiles may be pretty fearsome beasts but it’s physically impossible for them to stick out their tongues. Take that crocodiles *sticks out tongue menacingly* Did you know [...]

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Pet Fact – Week 23

The world’s fastest swimmer is the sail fish, this speedy fish can achieve speeds of 75mph! For every human in the world, there are one million ants! Did you know a flamingo can only eat when it’s head is upside down! Here’s an eye fact for you – Goat’s eyes have rectangular pupils allowing them [...]

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Featured Post – Top Tips for keeping your dog cool

Hot and sunny weather can come as a bit of a shock to us humans and even more so to our fluufy friends so we’ve put together a list of tips for the Petworkers to help keep their dogs cool. Most of the below could also be useful for other pets suffering in the heat: [...]

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Pet Facts – Week 22

A good fish fact for you, well mammal really but anyway…dolphins sleep with one half of the brain at a time, and with one eye open… Before you drift off tonight, ponder this – a snail can sleep for 3 years at a stretch! A little known fact about rats, rats can last longer without [...]

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Featured Post – Lungworms: The Facts

Lungworms are a particulary hot topic at the moment so we thought we’d give you the basics here in the latest MSP blog post. It’s not only dog owners who need to be aware of the facts so read on …. Overview Lungworms are parasitic nematode worms that infest the lungs of vertebrates. Lungworms migrate [...]

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Pet Facts – Week 21

Did you know that dog nose prints are as unique as human finger prints and can also be used to identify them! Here’s a spider fact I bet you didn’t know – tarantulas can live for over 2 years without eating a single thing! Cows from different regions have different “moo” accents. No joke! Strange [...]

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Our favourite…cute pet pictures of the week

We’ve got that Friday feeling and it’s time to celebrate our love for cute pictures of pets! This week we adore this round-up of ‘Stuff My Guinea Pig Does’ from sharpening pencils to making stew…this little guy can do it all! See the rest of the picture here

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