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How to Make Your Old Pet Feel Young Again

How to Make Your Old Pet Feel Young Again

Laura V

What can we do to give our beloved pets the happiest, healthiest and longest life possible? According to animal behaviourist expert, Laura V, "Actually, it’s pretty simple. Everything our pets do to help us live longer, we can offer right back to them." In her latest article for HIF, Laura shares her top tips for helping your older pet feel young again.

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Why Does My Dog Do That?

Why Does My Dog Do That?

Laura V
You’re supposed to know everything about your best friend, aren’t you? What they love, what they hate, what makes them laugh and what makes them cry. But, what if your best mate just so happens to be a dog? In her latest article for HIF, animal behaviourist expert, Laura V explains some of the unexplained to help you get into the mind of your furry beloved.
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Pet Safety Tips for Christmas

Pet Safety Tips for Christmas

Laura V
The holiday season is upon us, and many pet parents love to include their fur-kids in the festivities. As you gear up for the holidays though, it's important to ensure you keep your pet happy, healthy and safe. With this in mind HIF blogger and pet care expert, Laura V shares her top pet safety tips for Christmas.  
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Keeping your Pet safe in Summer

Keeping your Pet safe in Summer

Laura V
Summer can mean lots of fun outside with our pets. But with this summer being predicted to be one of the hottest with soaring temperatures, we need to take the appropriate steps to protect our beloved animals. Whether you take them for a walk down the street, a ride in the car, or just out in the yard to play, the heat can be extremely hard on them. With this in mind, we caught up with animal behaviourist, Laura V, to hear her top tips on how we can ensure our best furry or feathered friends can enjoy summertime as much as the rest of us, without encountering the risks of overheating.
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Why Does My Cat Do That? – Common Questions and Answers on Cat Behaviour

Why Does My Cat Do That? – Common Questions and Answers on Cat Behaviour

Laura V
Have you ever asked yourself "Why does my cat do that?". Well, cats have strange hobbies. Some like to hide in boxes, some like to scratch your couch, and some like to bring you presents from outside. If you’ve wondered why cats have these quirky behaviours, wonder no more! We’ve asked our animal behaviourist expert, Laura V to explain these unusual behaviours, and give you an insight into the world of your cat. 
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Reasons Why Your Pet is Being Naughty

Reasons Why Your Pet is Being Naughty

Laura V

How can you raise a pet to trust and respect you, without challenging your guidance, pushing your boundaries and occasionally being badly behaved? HIF Pet Care blogger, Laura V told us, "Well, if I must be honest, you can’t. All relationships at some point are faced with interpersonal challenges. Successful relationships however, face these with Consistency, Patience and Respect, or as I like to call it CPR. As a behaviourist, I try to get people to understand that naughtiness is a symptom of underlying issues, which is generally frustration and anxiety. Once we identify the cause of the unwanted quirks, we can help our beloved pets to overcome them." With this in mind, we caught up with Laura to hear how we can implement her CPR approach successfully, to get less naughty and more nice out of our best mates.

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Help! My Dog Won’t Stop Barking!

Help! My Dog Won’t Stop Barking!

Laura V
Barking is one of those behaviours that is a dog’s bread and butter of communication. But how do we show our dogs that we are listening to what they have to say, without encouraging them to bark…too much? And, if our dog does bark here and there, is it fair to ask them to stop completely? In her latest article for HIF, animal behaviourist expert, Laura V, explains the reasons why your dog may be barking and how you can manage this. 
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How to Socialise Your Dog

How to Socialise Your Dog

Laura V
How can you help your dogs to become and stay socialised? In her latest article for HIF, animal behaviourst Laura V,  provides her top ten tips to help not just puppy owners looking for the best ways to socialise their new family member, but also those who may have adopted a dog or who have always struggled with their dog's social skills. Click through to the article to learn how to manage the most common issues in social settings. 
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