Lyme Disease in Dogs

Lyme disease in dogs is one of the most common, yet serious diseases, experienced by domestic pets. The disease is caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi which is often carried on ticks. The most common source of infection is when dogs are bitten by a tick while out on a walk. While not all […]

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Gerbils Vs Hamsters

Two of the most popular small pets available in pet shops are hamsters and gerbils. Traditionally hamsters have been viewed as the best pet – especially for children – but is that really the case? The purpose of this article is simple; to present a balanced view of the “gerbils vs hamsters” argument, in order […]

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Good Pets for Flats

What happens if you live in a flat, yet love animals? Certainly it’s likely that keeping a dog or cat in a flat (especially if it’s rented) will be out of the question. But that doesn’t mean to say that you can’t keep any kind of pet. Infact, as it turns out there are all […]

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Feeding Pet Snakes: How to Get Started

Reptiles have grown massively in popularity in recent years. It seems more and more people every week are discovering the benefits of keeping snakes and lizards as pets. Whether it’s the relatively small cages required by many species, the lighter workload when compared to keeping “standard” pets like cats or a dogs, or the lack […]

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What Do Gerbils Eat?

While they may not match the popularity of the Syrian hamster, gerbils are still very common pets, especially among children. It is hardly difficult to understand why; gerbils are fascinating to watch, typically live longer than hamsters and are far less likely to bite. However what you might not know is just what gerbils will […]

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What Are The Best Pet Snakes For Beginners?

There are over 2,900 species of snake in the world, and while only a small proportion of these snakes are regularly available as pets that still provides a vast range of options. Unsurprisingly of course some of these species are far more suitable for beginner snake keepers than others. Generally there are a number of […]

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Dealing With Small Animals after a Fight

Most small rodents are very sociable animals. Putting aside Syrian hamsters for a moment, it’s perfectly normal to keep mice, gerbils, rats and even some of the dwarf hamsters together in groups. It’s what vets recommend, it’s what animal welfare organizations suggest and it’s what all the books tell you to do. What’s more, in […]

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