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Worm Tales 3: Lungworms

We know of some great animal journeys.

We can watch them on TV. So many weird and wonderful animals pass through so many strange places on Earth. Salmon migrate by leaping upriver; crabs scuttle over the ground; locusts swarm; grazing herds wander; whales go miles and miles using echolocation. But the journey that I’m going to marvel at today takes place on a much smaller scale. And that’s the journey of a parasite we know as Lungworm.
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How to care for your Easter (chocolate) bunny

Invented sometime around the 19th century, it’s now estimated that about 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are produced yearly worldwide. While a larger population than the estimated one million pet rabbits currently in the UK, they are much easier to look after. Read on to discover how to care for your chocolate bunny, and why real bunnies are certainly not for Easter.
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Help us Solve the Mystery of What is Killing British Hares!

Found all over the UK, the hare, the bigger cousin of the rabbit, is often seen bounding around fields, their long ears up high. For hare lovers, however, there is much concern that something is going around causing havoc within hare populations; sadly, a number of hares have been found sick or dead, mostly in East Anglia, with no apparent explanation why. As there has been no answer as to what has caused these deaths yet, researchers need the help of the public to get to the bottom of this mystery.

The sinister side of spring flowers

Springtime is a welcome sight for most Brits. We can put the winter behind us and it brings warmth and colour back into our gardens and homes. It’s also mostly good news for our pets as they’re hopefully able to enjoy more quality time outdoors. Many owners are aware of the dangers of spring treats such as chocolate easter eggs, or raisin filled hot cross buns, but dangers lurking in the form of plants and flowers are often unrecognised. We spend 2 billion pounds a year on cut flowers and indoor plants, with Mothering Sunday and Easter being at the pinnacle and the heart of spring. While lots of plants and flowers are safe, it’s important to be aware of those that are not.
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Car safety for Pets

With the Easter holidays about to start, our newest blogger Jo asks some serious questions... Are you one of the estimated 2.5 million UK drivers who travel with an unrestrained dog in the car? Or perhaps you are one of the 60% who admit being distracted by their dog whilst driving?
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