Pet care and safety

Lungworm in dogs

Lungworm is a nasty disease which can be fatal to dogs. However it can be easily treated and even prevented as long as pet owners are fully informed about what is now being branded the ‘silent killer’ among our four-legged friends. What is lungworm? Lungworm is a type of parasitic worm called Angiostrongylus Vasorum. Until

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Setting up a small holding

Years ago many people actually kept chickens and maybe a pig in the back garden but it is less common now. In fact many new houses have smaller maintenance free gardens which would be unable to accommodate such animals. Having a small holding is a dream for many, I know I have often hankered after

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Would you create a bucket list

The 2007 film “The Bucket List” sparked great interest in the concept. The idea of creating a wish-list of things to do before you die (“kick the bucket”) is a curious one, and opinions tend to be divided on the subject. For some, it brings thoughts of death a little too close for comfort. For

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Fleas in the home

Getting Rid of Fleas in the Home Fleas are one uninvited visitor that once in your home can be very difficult to get rid of! This guide to getting rid of fleas in the home will hopefully give you some ideas on how to deal with these pesky pests and leave your home a flea-free

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Valentines day after divorce

You have just gone through a divorce and whether it was acrimonious or quite bearable you have undoubtedly been through trauma. Whether you are still saddened by it or quite relieved its over, your life has begun a new chapter and you are now without the partner you had for so long, and fast approaching

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How to be happy and single on Valentines day

Just when we’ve recovered from the obligation to demonstrate our “happy family” selves that’s such a large part of Christmas, along comes Valentine’s Day, when the pressure is on to parade our “happy couple” selves to the world. The origins of this day lie in a fascinating piece of Christian legend of which many are

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