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What is the best pet for an autistic child?
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What is the best pet for an autistic child?
Although there’s no cure for autism, research suggests that pets can be beneficial to wellbeing and may help adults and children with autism cope better. …
February 25, 2021 • 13 shares
Does my dog’s health affect my own?
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Does my dog’s health affect my own?
Generally, studies suggest that dog ownership has an overwhelmingly positive impact on our health. Last year, a headline from a research paper in Sweden called this into question. The study found that people who own a do…
February 15, 2021 • 22 shares
Is Valerian effective against stress in pets?
Medicines
Is Valerian effective against stress in pets?
The root of the plant, Valeriana officialis has been used for centuries for stress-related conditions in humans. Studies have shown a positive effect in people suffering from mild anxiety and insomnia (1,2). It’s widely…
February 14, 2021 • 10 shares
Price of Puppies Double over Lockdown
Dogs
Price of Puppies Double over Lockdown
We’ve talked before about the “Lockdown Puppy” phenomenon - as the country goes into lockdown, so more and more people get puppies. And, of course, a percentage of those purchases were from very poor backgrounds, leading…
February 12, 2021 • 22 shares • 2 comments
Is My Ferret at Risk From COVID-19?
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Is My Ferret at Risk From COVID-19?
If nothing else, this pandemic has demonstrated the power of science. In little under a year, scientists around the world have discovered a deadly disease, investigated how it operates, and developed multiple vaccines to…
February 11, 2021 • 44 shares
Do I need to keep my chickens indoors to protect them from Avian Flu?
Bird
Do I need to keep my chickens indoors to protect them from Avian Flu?
While we’ve been (quite sensibly!) worrying about a pandemic that affects humans, it’s important we don’t take our eyes off an older potential pandemic disease… Avian Flu. While the current strain isn’t as disruptive or…
February 8, 2021 • 604 shares
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