Birds have learnt to hide signs of illness in order to survive. This instinct, known as the masking phenomenon, is just as strong in pet birds as it is in wild birds. Learn how to recognise the early warning signs.
Occasionally, you may find an injured or orphaned wild animal. What should you do with it and how can you tell if it is in need of rescuing?
As with other pets, obesity is a problem often encountered with birds.
It's not a very agreeable topic, but it's a common problem. Many dogs engage in the not-so-pleasant activity of eating their own faeces or those of other dogs (or cats!). Why do they do it and what can you do about it?
Different species are prone to different causes of feather and skin conditions. Knowing the common conditions in the species of bird you keep can be a great help in managing your birds.
Have you ever considered a rascally rat as a pet? Rats make fascinating buddies and are easy to maintain.
When eaten by cats, any part of the lily plant can cause severe and often fatal kidney disease.
Many owners of male dogs are reluctant to have their dog desexed or 'fixed'. There are many health and behaviour benefits to desexing your dog so are there any alternatives? A contraceptive implant is available for male dogs that temporarily suppresses testosterone without the need for surgical intervention.
Imping is the process of re-attaching donor feathers onto a bird’s wings, which restores flight immediately. It is invaluable in preventing broken blood feathers during a clipped bird's moulting period.
Is there something you've forgotten to do in the last twelve months? Making sure your dog is fully vaccinated means protecting them and other dogs against disease.