Don't punish the bad, reward the good! With reward-based training, you manufacture better results with speed, develop a stronger relationship with your dog and improve your dog's contentment and quality of life.
Is your cat pawing and rubbing at its eye? Does the eye look swollen, red and have a watery or thick discharge? Chances are your cat has conjunctivitis. Read on...
Cats are much more susceptible to poisons than dogs are, so this article contains some timely warnings about cats and poisons that can affect them.
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.
Anorexia (loss of appetite) and lethargy (listlessness) are common signs of illness in pet birds. Though not specific for any particular disease, they do indicate a severely ill bird that requires immediate medical attention.
Training your bird to accept some basic flight requests is a beneficial alternative to wing-clipping.
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.
Hand-feeding baby birds is only a substitute for parent-raised birds but it does have certain advantages. The hand-raised baby usually makes a better pet as it has been completely socialised with humans.
If you plan on taking your feathered friend on holidays with you, to a new house or even on a short trip to the vet, then here are some tips on how to travel safely with your bird.
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.