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What do you wish you’d known before you got a pet? Part 2

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Earlier this year, we devoted a blog post to the things you wish you’d known before you got your pet. We had a fantastic response, so we decided to ask 10 of our favourite mummy and pet travel bloggers, too. Their responses express the joys and challenges of juggling a family and pet.

‘I wish I’d known about the early morning rubbish clearances. Even though we feed our pet a healthy diet, she still cannot refuse the allure of bins.

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Weight gain and upset tummies – what to do

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Eating unusual foods or too many treats can be harmful to your pet. Vet and writer Alison Logan explains what to do if your pet has gained weight or is suffering from an upset tummy.

NEW FOOD If vomiting and diarrhoea occurs when you introduce a new food, then the food may not suit your pet. Dietary changes should be avoided for small animals in particular.

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Does your cat have fur balls – or something more serious?

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Q: My healthy seven-year-old Persian cat is frequently sick. She seems fine, then suddenly vomits. She even wakes up to be sick. I don’t think it is fur balls. What could it be? A: First, it is more accurate to …

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Is your dog’s grass eating a cause for concern?

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Q; My 18-month-old Border Terrier eats grass, which he brings back up. He seems fine afterwards. Why does he do this?

A: This is fairly normal behaviour in many dogs, and it’s thought that they do it to get nutrients lacking in their daily diet or

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What to do if your puppy is vomiting

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Q: My puppy has been vomiting for the past week. The vet suggested withholding his food and prescribed medication, but these don’t seem to have made a difference. He is bright enough and is eating again, although less than before. …

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Cat retching white froth – is it serious?

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Q: Our cat retches repeatedly, bringing up white froth. He’s a usually healthy outdoor cat, but has also stopped purring.

A: It sounds like a grass blade is lodged in your cat’s pharynx, the opening between the oral and nasal cavity. Eating grass is normal in cats, but it sometimes gets caught between the two cavities,

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