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Is pet insurance worth it?

Find out why pet insurance is worth it to cover the cost of vet bills over your pet’s lifetime, plus how to pick the best type of insurance for your pet.

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Grass seeds in dogs: Your need to know guide

Protect your pooch from pesky grass seeds with this handy guide from expert vet Dr Lily Richards.

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Puppy socialisation and habituation: What you need to do

Set up your puppy for a confident life with these socialisation and habituation tips from expert dog trainer Philippa Short.

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How to litter train a kitten

Find out how to set up your new kitten for toileting success with these top tips from cat behaviourist Lucy Hole.

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Your guide to blue-green algae poisoning in dogs

Blue-green algae can be toxic for your pup. Learn how to spot it and what to do if your dog is poisoned with these top tips from Dr Scott Miller.

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Can dogs get hayfever?

Hayfever is no fun for us or our favourite pooches. Expert vet Dr Scott Miller shares how to spot pollen allergies in dogs and how you can help ease symptoms.

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Dog castration: Your guide to male dog neutering

Thinking about neutering your dog? Exert dog behaviourist Philippa Short shares the pros and cons of castration and how it affects your canine’s behaviour.

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How to introduce a new puppy to your cat

Find out how to create a long-lasting friendship between your new puppy and cat with these top tips from expert dog behaviourist Philippa Short.

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Is your cat stressed? Signs to look out for and how to help

Worried your cat is stressed? Expert cat behaviourist Lucy Hoile explains what may be causing your kitty to get frazzled and how you can help.

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How to stop your puppy from biting

Is your puppy getting a bit too enthusiastic with those sharp gnashers? Expert behaviourist Philippa Short explains how to teach your pup mouthing manners.