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    Blue Monday – Do Pets Get Depressed?

    I’m sure it’s not only me that finds January a depressing month. The Christmas run up and frivolity has passed and has left everybody feeling a little deflated... The weather gets even colder; New Year’s Resolutions are already being broken; and even though logically you know the days are getting longer, it doesn’t feel like it yet!  But for some people, it’s more than finding it a little cold and dreary. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a recognised mental health condition that affects 1 in 15 people in the UK. It’s thought to be caused by a lack of sunlight affecting part of the brain that produces hormones, and it causes long periods of depression, lethargy and sleeplessness in people it effects. So, what about our pets? Do our dogs get depressed? Can cats get low spirits? 
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    First steps for first-time reptile owners

    Owning a reptile is a big responsibility and is very different from owning a bird or a mammalian pet. Reptiles have highly specific care requirements and it is essential to thoroughly research exactly what your chosen species will need to thrive before going ahead with a purchase or adoption. This article talks through the main aspects of reptile care and husbandry to consider if you are new to reptile-owning.
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    What is Fatty Liver Disease of cats?

    Fatty Liver Disease, or Hepatic Lipidosis, is one of the most common liver disorders of cats in the developed world. It typically occurs when an overweight cat loses weight too fast – either because of an excessively aggressive diet plan (good idea, but poor execution!), or due to some other disease process that results in a loss of appetite. Unfortunately, fatty liver disease is often in itself more dangerous to the cat than the underlying problem, and without rapid and effective treatment, is frequently fatal.
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    Why is my dog drooling?

    There are many things that can cause your dog to drool. Some maybe less worrying, but dribbling can be an important clue, and a sign that something is wrong with your pet.
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    I’m a vegan – what pet can I get?

    Well, at the end of the day, any pet you want, as long as you’re able to care for them properly! However, if you want your pet to stick to a vegan lifestyle, you may be a little more limited… In this blog, we’ll take a look at a few common pets and their needs, from a vegan perspective.
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