Why rats need rehab – Part Two

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MY STORY: BAGGINS My interest in rat rehabilitation began with my own rat, Baggins. I got Baggins when she was 5 weeks old. Unfortunately she was not separated from her male siblings from a young enough age by her previous owner and thus had a litter at the age of about 7 weeks old. After her litter was weaned and …

Pressure Sensor Walkways

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When a dog visits the vet the examination is made up of many factors.A history is taken. The basic measurements of temperature, pulse and respiratory rate are measured and compared to a normal range. The dog is observed and palpated. When attempting to diagnose a lameness then gait evaluation is an important facet of the whole. Veterinarians rely on observation. …

Exotic Physiotherapy : Rat Rehab Part 1

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Ok so, I get it. I’m weird.  According to The Washington Post, I am part of the 4% of people who have a small exotic animal as a pet. Actually wait, no scratch that. 4% of people have small exotic animals; only 6% of that 4% are people who own rats. So, I guess you could say I have an …

THE PERFECT FIT® HARNESS

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THE PERFECT FIT®  HARNESS (manufactured by Dog Games UK, sold by The Sable Life) By Regan Demos As any pet parent will know, there is a such a vast number of collars and harnesses on the market to choose from that selecting the right one can be somewhat daunting.  If your pet is compromised through injury it is even more …

Costs!!!! Where to cut, and where not to cut….

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As these are tough times for us all, and everyone is in the same boat with regards to our financial position, it helps to know where to tighten our belts, and which decisions may make us pay dearly in the future. We have all seen the effects of the local economy on the horse market over the last couple of …

Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

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Why make your own dog treats? In this day and age one can never be too sure what is in your companion’s treats that you buy at the pet store or at your local supermarket. So if you are concerned with what your companion is eating it’s time to make your own treats. It is very simple to do and …

The importance of mentally stimulating your dog

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We all are too familiar with the phrase “my puppy is chewing all my stuff” or “my dog is digging up my garden”. Very few people take the time to ask why and most assume it’s because the dog is just being naughty. No dog is born naughty. Dogs tend to resort to these ‘unwanted’ behaviour due to being bored …

The Pug

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  Otherwise known to many as a roly-poly bundle of love. The pug is a breed that has been around for centuries and was then as it is now a lapdog. Modern pugs are flat-nosed, big bug-eyed, “floofy” and lovable rolls of wrinkles but they did not always look like this. They had longer legs as well as snouts and …

The Use of Medicinal Marijuana in Dogs

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We live in the information age. There is easy access to anything you choose on the world wide web. How do you know that your source is researched, valid or applicable? Dr. Tanya Grantham recently completed a course designed for veterinarians, that looked at the use of cannabis in dogs, to treat a number of medical conditions. This newsletter serves …

Parasite control for horses

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Horse farming or stabling or keep has changed dramatically in the last 50 years.  We have become a society where space for grazing and leisurely outrides in semi extensive conditions are just not possible any more due to the increasing demand for human housing and settlements.  This also has had a great impact on the management of our horses In …