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  • There are numerous products on the market that have been designed to promote appropriate behaviour in pets.

  • Prevention starts with puppy training and socialisation. Early and frequent pleasant association with other dogs will enable your pet to learn how to recognise and interpret canine interactions and reactions.

  • Amazon parrots (Amazona sp.) originate from Mexico, Central America, South America and the adjacent islands of the West Indies. There are numerous species of Amazon parrots.

  • Cats and dogs are attracted to the sweet taste of ethylene glycol. Many will voluntarily drink antifreeze if it is spilled or leaks on to garage floors or driveways and are more than ready to lick the product from contaminated paws and coats.

  • It is not unusual for behaviour problems to develop in older pets. Many of the problems have similar causes to those in younger pets.

  • The budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus), sometimes referred to as a parakeet or more commonly a budgie, is the most popular pet bird worldwide. This beautiful, small bird originates from Australia.

  • The canary (Serinus canaria) is a very popular pet bird. They are known for their good nature, attractive plumage and remarkable singing ability.

  • Over 90% of infected wounds in cats result from cat bites sustained during a cat fight. An abscess is a pocket of pus usually under the skin causing a swelling, fever and discomfort.

  • All cats have a large number of bacteria, such as Pasteurella multocida, in their mouths which can be transmitted to the bite wound. An infected bite wound can become red, swollen and painful with a risk of spread of infection elsewhere in the body.

  • Losing weight is often a difficult process and animals, like people, often take weeks or months to shed those unwanted pounds.