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5 most common non-food items swallowed by pets

5 most common non-food items swallowed by pets

Pet owners will know how much their dog or cat loves to investigate, chew and often eat anything they can - even if they really shouldn’t.
 
If your pet has swallowed something dangerous, you may spot signs like vomiting, choking, respiratory distress, lack of appetite and lethargy. If you notice any of these sign, or suspect they may have eaten something they shouldn't have, consult your vet immediately.
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Signs of Thiamine Deficiency in Cats

Signs of Thiamine Deficiency in Cats

It was brought to the attention of many cat owners last week about the dangers of vitamin deficiency in your pet.
 
Pets at Home recently recalled AVA products from their range of dry cat food after cats began experiencing severe reactions to the food. Tests confirmed the food was lacking in the important vitamin B1 (thiamine).
 
Aware of the grave risks of this deficiency, Laurent Garosi RCVS & European Veterinary Specialist in Neurology at Davies Veterinary Specialists (DVS), took to social media to offer advice to owners.
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Sir Patrick Stewart & Ginger!

Sir Patrick Stewart & Ginger!

The famous British actor Sir Patrick Stewart is in the spotlight again, but this time for reasons unconnected to acting. The Star Trek and X-Men star has started fostering an adorable Pit Bull called Ginger.
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Dog v Cat: felines ahead in rehoming race at Battersea Old Windsor

Dog v Cat: felines ahead in rehoming race at Battersea Old Windsor

For the first time in its history, the Old Windsor branch of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has rehomed more cats than dogs. According to statistic released by the rescue centre, they rehomed 618 cats compared to 607 dogs in 2016 - a narrow victory, but a victory nonetheless. In 2015, 'only' 593 cats were rehomed by the centre while 717 canines found their forever home.
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Deceptive Dogs Deceiving

Deceptive Dogs Deceiving

We all think our dogs are not only truthful but devoted and obedient too. However, a recent study at the University of Zurich in Switzerland has been considering dog’s ability to deceive us silly humans. Marianne Heberlein, a student in dog cognition wanted to test our pet’s ability to manipulate and deceive their owners, in order to get what they want.

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Canine-Celebrity Doppelgangers!

Canine-Celebrity Doppelgangers!

After last week's discovery of Ronnie Woof, we thought we'd take this moment to further investigate celebrities and their canine lookalikes...
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West Wittering Whippet Walks Photo Gallery - 05/03/17

West Wittering Whippet Walks Photo Gallery - 05/03/17

West Wittering Whippet Walks Photo Gallery - Organised by The Whippet Hotel & Whippet Snippets - 05/03/2017

See our original review here - https://purrfectlyyappy.com/blogs/blog/wonderful-west-wittering-whippet-walks

The Whippet Hotel

Whippet Snippets

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Dog Friendly Events in the UK – March 2017

Dog Friendly Events in the UK – March 2017

Spring is coming! With longer, lighter days, get ready for more walks and more opportunities for your dog to play with his dog buddies. Here are some dog-friendly events taking place this month.
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Canine Doppelganger Ronnie Woof!

Canine Doppelganger Ronnie Woof!

You can’t always get what you want, but the Dogs Trust Shoreham have suddenly found themselves with a new rock star resident. The spitting image of Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, this homeless hound bears an uncanny resemblance to the geriatric rocker.
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Join the Great British Dog Walk this year

Join the Great British Dog Walk this year

The Great British Dog Walk in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is back, with 20 fun-filled countryside walks hosted between March and June 2017.
 
Around 4,000 adults and over 500 dogs are expected to take part and fundraise towards training life-transforming dogs that benefit deaf children and adults.
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Bella the Labrador scoops up PDSA Commendation

Bella the Labrador scoops up PDSA Commendation

Bella, a black Labrador from Cardiff, has received a PDSA Commendation for saving her owner's life on multiple occasions - warning him and everyone around them when he's about to have a potentially life-threatening collapse.
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Advantage-WOOF!

Advantage-WOOF!

Due to last year’s success, ball boys and girls will once again be kicked off court as ‘ball dogs’ are back in Sao Paulo, at this year’s annual tennis tournament – with sweatbands on their ankles and headbands around there…necks? Twelve months ago, four previously abandoned dogs from local shelters in the surrounding area, were showcased at the clay-court tournament in Brazil’s largest city. As a result, all four were eventually adopted!
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