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8 secrets your pets don’t tell you

Pets are easy to care for aren't they? But not all of our 'treats' are good for dogs and cats.

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21st Apr 2016
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Pets and oral health

Gum disease in pets can cause serious health issues in later life. Here are 5 tips to help with oral health.

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21st Mar 2016
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New year, new me ... why do we make New Year's resolutions?

Dr Lynda Shaw cautions that unrealistic expectations and lack of commitment can undermine your New Year's resolutions.

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4th Jan 2016
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Pet health during 12 days of Christmas

Christmas often means you spend time away from home - be sure to plan for your pets if you are visiting relatives.

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16th Dec 2015
Gareth Hargreaves
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Cats and Christmas

Christmas can be a busy and stressful time ... for your cat. Here are some tips for keeping Tiddles happy!

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25th Nov 2015
Gareth Hargreaves
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Gardening for you and your pets

How to keep your pets safe while maintaining your lawn and garden.

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12th May 2015
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Adam Henson's dog health MOT - top tips

Find out more about the health and welfare needs of your dog with Adam Henson.

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10th Feb 2015
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Create a cat friendly home

Practical tips on ways to make and maintain a happy and harmonious home for you and your cats.

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13th Aug 2014
Gareth Hargreaves
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Eggnogs for cats & dogs

Tips for preparing pets' meals using professionally developed recipes with eggs.

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28th May 2014
Gareth Hargreaves
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Advice for exercising with your dog

Running with your dog is a great way for you to both stay fit. However, there are many things to be aware of. Fiona Firth advises how to be vigilant.

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6th May 2014
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Providing a Home for Life with RSPCA

Home for Life is the RSPCA's free service, giving pet owners peace of mind. It means we will do all we can to find a new, loving home for your pet if you should pass away.

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7th Feb 2014
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Detox for your dog

Dieting for dogs? Chistmas is not good for your pet dog - all the treats can damage their health. Try this liver recipe from Mogens Eliasen to help them shed the spread.

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17th Jan 2014
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Handled with care

From 'Humanity Dick' in 1822 to 1.1 million calls answered in 2012, the RSPCA is making good use of money donated through gifts in Wills

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18th Dec 2013
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The importance of legacy gifts

Have you ever wondered what will happen to your pets if something happens to you?

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22nd Nov 2013
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RSPCA: Ensuring that animals are looked after

Home for Life is a free RSPCA service meaning we will do all we can to find a new, loving home for your pet should you pass away.

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22nd Nov 2013
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Caring for pets with Arthritis

Spot and combat arthritic pain in cats and dogs with our diagnosis and care advice.

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24th Jul 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Pets and epilepsy

Epilepsy can affect animals too, so it's wise to be aware of the signs.

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6th Jan 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Pet Health: Spot the signs of your cat being ill

Become more mog-aware and recognise symptoms and illness in your ageing cat

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2nd Dec 2011
Alexander Hay
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Training a puppy

Jennifer Jones on how time spent training your pup will help shape its adult character

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6th Sep 2011
Gareth Hargreaves
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Adopt A Pet November 2008

If you are planning to get a pet why not help an animal in need and give a home to a cat or dog from a rescue centre?

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28th Jun 2011
Gareth Hargreaves
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Pet Holiday Health

Protect your pet's health when you holiday.

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28th Jun 2011
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Battersea dogs bonanza!

With crufts on TV, we thought it was only fair to shine a light on these equally special dogs looking for a loving home...

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11th Mar 2011
Rhian Mainwaring
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Get to know the real Staffy

Staffies looking to employ Max Clifford to turn around their reputation...

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9th Feb 2011
Rhian Mainwaring
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Battersea Dogs: Valentine's special!

Want to keep these soulmates together this Valentines Day? You can with Battersea Dogs Home...

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24th Jan 2011
Rhian Mainwaring
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Battersea Dogs of the Week!

With the craziness of Christmas over, now is the time to seriously consider a pet. And if you’re thinking of adopting a dog spare a minute for these little softies, looking for a loving home!

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5th Jan 2011
Rhian Mainwaring
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Adopt a pet: Dogs of the week

Never has the phrase 'A dog is for life not just for Christmas' been more true, take a look at Battersea Dogs Home's dogs of the week...

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6th Dec 2010
Rhian Mainwaring
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Happy Birthday Battersea Dogs and Cats Home!

Battersea Dogs and Cats home is celebrating 150 years of service! Having taken in a staggering 3.1 million dogs and cats in that time, we thought we'd take a look at what they've achieved...

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30th Nov 2010
Rhian Mainwaring
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Adopt a pet: Coco & Dylan

Coco & Dylan are a delightful duo who are looking for a loving new home where they can live happily ever after. Mike Henderson is a volunteer cat socialiser at Battersea Old Windsor and tells us why he loves this feline pair:

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18th Aug 2010
Mark O'haire
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The benefits of microchipping your pet

In this video, pet veterinarian Emma Milne explains the benefits of microchips and what you should look out for during process.

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28th Jun 2010
Mark O'haire
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Adopting a rescue pet

Britain is a nation of animal lovers – or so we are told – yet every week animals are abandoned or rescued by the RSPCA and other welfare organisations. If you are considering getting a pet, our re-homing guide can help you make the right choice.

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5th Apr 2010
Gareth Hargreaves