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Why are dogs scared of thunder?
Behaviour
Why are dogs scared of thunder?
Many dog owners will be well all too familiar with the distress caused to their dogs in response to loud, startling noises such as fireworks and thunder. Stormy nights and times of the year such as bonfire night and New…
November 28, 2021 • 31 shares
Why are dogs scared of crackling noises?
Behaviour
Why are dogs scared of crackling noises?
Unfortunately, fear of loud or unexpected noises is common in dogs. It’s well known that many dogs are scared of fireworks. It’s less well known that noise phobias can develop at any age, so don’t be surprised if your us…
October 21, 2021 • 54 shares
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Behaviour
Do "Scary Sounds" really work for dog firework fears?
Fireworks can be beautiful and exciting for some people. However, they are a cause of significant distress for a large percentage of pets; with an estimated 45% of dogs showing signs of fear when they hear fireworks. Str…
October 12, 2021 • 26 shares
Why does my guinea pig jump? What is ‘popcorning’?’
Guinea Pigs
Why does my guinea pig jump? What is ‘popcorning’?’
Guinea pigs are fascinating animals. They have big personalities and can make great pets. They have very unique behaviours, which can be challenging to interpret and can be concerning to watch if they are not understood.
June 1, 2021 • 15 shares
Should fireworks be banned for animal welfare? - Vet Panel
News and Comment
Should fireworks be banned for animal welfare? - Vet Panel
With the New Year fireworks about to begin, we assembled a panel to discuss the problems that fireworks post for animals and animal welfare. Joining me (David Harris BVSc PGCert VetEd FHEA MRCVS, from VetHelpDirect) are…
December 31, 2020 • 35 shares • 1 comments
Why is my rabbit afraid of me?
Behaviour
Why is my rabbit afraid of me?
You probably think Bugs Bunny is a pretty confident character. But I think we can all agree that real-life rabbits are quite the opposite. Timid and shy, rabbits often prefer to be left alone munching on hay over being c…
March 6, 2020 • 107 shares • 38 comments
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