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Bringing home baby


How do you help your pets adjust to a brand-new member of the family? Hazel Davis, dog-lover and mum of two, shares some advice from her own experiences about how to live together safely and happily.

When I became pregnant with my first child, people gently suggested that our dogs might object to an unannounced arrival – neither is especially known for calmness.

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Could owning a pet make you live longer?

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You already know that being greeted by your pet at the end of a hard day brings a smile to your face. But owning a pet has other long-term health benefits, too.

Adnan Qureshi, Professor of Neurology at the University of Minnesota, has identified a strong link between cat ownership and a lowered risk of heart attack – even after adjustment for cardiovascular risk factors such as blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and high cholesterol.

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Why the Netherland Dwarf rabbit makes the perfect cuddly pet

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Netherland Dwarf

Small, cute and docile, this bunny makes the ideal pet for both adults and children. Here’s everything you need to know about the Netherland Dwarf rabbit – one of the most popular pet and show breeds.

The Netherland Dwarf is one of the smallest pet rabbit breeds. Normally weighing between 500g and 1.6kg, they have compact, round bodies, short necks and large heads in proportion to their size.

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Pets and children – how to make it work

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Children love pets – but, unfortunately, it’s not always mutual. Here’s how to make sure they get along famously. From the PetPeople magazine features archive

When you eventually succumb to your child’s persistent pleas of wanting a pet, you will discover that it offers many benefits for young ones. As children learn how to care for an animal, they also learn consideration and respect for other living things. Their nurturing helps them to develop responsible behaviour and social skills that will help them later in life. In addition, they will form a special bond of friendship with the pet.

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