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Rabbit Care Part 2

In the wild, rabbits spend a lot of time eating. Their diet consists mainly of grasses and a little bit of bark and roots. They need to eat large volumes of this high fibre diet.  They have specialised teeth and a specialised gastrointestinal tract to get the most nutrition out of thi
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Rabbit Care (Part 1)

Rabbits are very social animals and can make great pets. They need companionship and attention. There are many breeds and sizes of rabbits. Their sizes can range from under 1 kg to 5-6 kg adult size. In general, the smaller breeds can be a bit more flighty and therefore less suitable
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Pancreatitis in Pets

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, a small organ in the front part of the abdomen, near the stomach, duodenum and liver, which produces enzymes needed to digest food as well as hormones, including insulin (the hormone that is lacking in diabetic patients). Both dogs and cat
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Are Fleas Driving You Crazy?

Fleas are an ongoing problem in dogs and cats, not only in summer but in the cooler months as well, despite the development of newer, more effective flea treatments in recent years.  The reason this is the case is because of the flea’s life cycle.  Adult fleas live on dogs and cats an
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Christmas Perils for Pets

  Christmas is a time for families and friends to come together and spend quality time, this often includes our pets, but be aware that there are a lot of hidden dangers for our beloved pets around this time of year. The abundance of food can be a problem for our pets, especially if t
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How to Identify and Prevent Heat Stroke in Your Pets

  Cats and Dogs don’t tolerate heat very well, because they don’t sweat like people do. They get rid of excess heat through panting and in a small degree through sweating through their foot pads.They can become overheated very easily  if the environmental temperature is excessive, and
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Paralysis Ticks, a Real Danger to our Pets

The Paralysis tick is a native tick of Australia, extremely dangerous to pets, livestock and even people. It produces toxins that cause paralysis in all muscles in the body, including skeletal muscles, laryngeal and breathing muscles, swallowing and oesophageal muscles, bladder muscle
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The Orang-utan Project

The Orang-utan Project     The Orang-utan Project (TOP) is the world’s foremost not-for-profit organisation, supporting orang-utan conservation, rain forest protection, local community partnerships and the rehabilitation and reintroduction of displaced orang-utans back to the wil
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August is Dental Month

Doggy Breath…is it Normal?   Dental disease is the most commonly diagnosed disease in dogs! 80% of dogs (and 70% of cats) have dental disease by the age of 3 years old. Cavities are rarely seen; periodontal disease (inflammation or infection of the gums around the teeth) is the main p
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