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Coronaviruses and Animals – what’s the risk?

For the last week or so, the world has been watching with horror the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a new viral disease outbreak. The catchily-named 2019-nCoV is a coronavirus, one of a very large family, but this particular version is very new (in fact, genetic research is suggesting that it might be only a few months old, having evolved by spontaneous mutation late in 2019). However, Coronaviruses themselves are nothing new - they are in fact ubiquitous, and most species of animals seem to have their own. So, what do we know about coronaviruses? Where did this one come from? And what’s the impact, especially on animals, likely to be? 
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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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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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Weighty Resolutions

Do we have a suggestion for New Years Resolutions? Of course we do. I'd like to propose a New Year’s Resolution for almost ALL pet owners, whatever the pet. Whether they're thin, fat or average. It may surprise you....... In 2020 we should all resolve to prioritise the weight of our pets.
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Party Problems for Pets

There’s nothing more enjoyable than hosting a party for your friends and family, enjoying their company and simply having a good time. However, for those of us with pets, we often fail to consider the impact that parties can have on them and just how hazardous they can potentially be.
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