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Cautionary 'tail' as Bearded Dragon goes under the knife

A 10-month-old bearded dragon has roared back to his best after undergoing successful surgery at a leading Hampshire vet practice to amputate part of his tail.

Young Ivar was admitted to Linnaeus-owned Barn Animal Practice in Lychpit, Basingstoke, after attentive owner Kinay Sari had noticed his prized pet’s tail was turning black.

Barn Animal vet Emily Winter, who is experienced in...

RWAF and RSPCA Share Action Plan to Improve Rabbit Welfare with 2024 Strategy

Leading UK animal welfare charities, RWAF (Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund) and the RSPCA have led on a new Rabbit Welfare Strategy to highlight the needs of pet rabbits, who are currently the nation's most misunderstood pets. The strategy aims to identify common health and welfare problems, as well as offering advice and possible resolutions to navigate the issues raised. The document...

RSPCA’s long-stay rabbit been waiting for TWO YEARS to be adopted

White rabbit Casey is only two years and six months old - so has been patiently waiting for a new home most of his life.

He came into the care of the RSPCA’s Little Valley Animal Centre in Exeter, Devon, while he was still a kit, but has now grown into an adult rabbit who wants to share a home with a female bunny.

Leah Carnall, Animal Care Assistant at the centre, said: “...

PDSA Weekly Pet Care Column: Vet Nurse debunks common rat myths

It's safe to say that most people don't quite understand rats. Whilst some may consider wild rats to be a pest, pet rats can actually make great companions. These furry critters have a lot more to offer than meets the eye; they are intelligent, affectionate, and, dare we say it, downright adorable!

PDSA Vet Nurse Nina Downing is busting some common rat myths.


Jollyes Easter Bunny Ban From Thursday 28 March

On Thursday (28 March), nationwide pet retailer Jollyes will be putting in place a six day ban on the sale of rabbits to make sure shoppers don't make an impulsive purchase over the Easter period.

The UK's second largest pet retailer will 'paws' the sale of bunnies from Thursday 28 March until Tuesday 2 April 2024. The bunny ban, which Jollyes has led for decades, prevents the...

Rabbit Awareness Week returns with focus on Healthy Diet, Happy Bunnies

The Rabbit Awareness Action Group (RAAG), the trusted voice for rabbit welfare which draws on the combined knowledge of a coalition of experts, announces the return of its key campaign, Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW).

This year's theme, Healthy Diet, Happy Bunnies, has today been launched at the BSAVA Congress 2024.

Organised by Burgess Pet Care , RAW, which is endorsed by the...

PDSA Weekly Pet Care Column: Keeping happy bunnies this Easter

With Easter around the corner, we're bound to see lots of Easter bunnies around from cards to bunny shaped sweet treats!

PDSA Vet Nurse Nina Downing shares the top tips for keeping bunnies at home.

Nina said: "Rabbits may seem like an 'easier' pet to have, but there's lots to know about rabbits, and they do require a lot of space, care and attention to keep them happy and...

How much sleep do your pets need?

Animal loving Brits are being told the ample amount of sleep their pets need to re energise and live a healthy lifestyle.

Fitted furniture experts at Online-Bedrooms.co.uk have researched how much sleep is considered a normal amount for our pets. All animals are different and they don't all sleep at night. Some will sleep during the day and become active at dusk and dawn.


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7 Tips To Reduce The Cost Of Caring For Your Pet

Many pet owners up and down the country are worrying about how they will afford to give their furry, four-legged friends the best quality of life during these times of rising costs. In fact, searches for 'pet coupon codes' have increased by a huge 7700% over the last few months.

That being said, Discounts Expert Nick Drewe of Wethrift has provided some tips for how owners can reduce...

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Here's how to take the perfect pet photo

Pet lovers can take the perfect picture of their furry friends thanks to new advice from photo experts.

With Britain being a nation of animal lovers millions of us take hundreds of photographs of our beloved pets every year, according to experts from ParrotPrint.com . But most of the pictures we take are badly composed or lit and in many cases are blurred too.

But with some...

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The rise of the pet prenups: Lawyers seeing divorcees turn to ‘pet-napping'

62% of households in the UK are now pet owners, so it is no surprise that one of the most common questions relating to divorce is: "what happens to the dog?". This is an even more pertinent question following the rise of dog purchases during the Covid19 pandemic to accompany us on our one walk a day.

Pet owners will be saddened to hear that, in the eyes of the law, our furry friends...