1. Using Acclaim to rid a Flea Infestation in your home

    Due to the summer months and central heating fleas can be an all year round problem.

    Treating your pet with a spot on treatment is advised alongside a household spray. Fleas have a lifecycle where they live both on the pet and in the environment.

    By the time you notice fleas on your pet there is already an infestation of pre-adult fleas in your home. One female flea can lay up to 50 eggs in a day. Spot-on flea treatments for pets may not be sufficient on their own to eliminate the infestation in your home.

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  2. Guide to maintaining your aquarium

    There are four key elements to good fish-keeping. You need to ensure your fish tank is not over-crowded, that you do not feed your fish too much and that there is a good filter system in place and that regular water changes are made. Failure to maintain these elements in your aquarium can lead to diseased, and potentially; dying fish.
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  3. The importance of Dental Health

    Keeping the teeth of your dogs and even your cat’s teeth clean is very important for their overall health. Not only does clean teeth keep their breath smelling fresh it also helps to boost their overall health, happiness and longevity.

    Over time plaque and tartar can build up on the teeth which can cause bad breath and can lead to the loss of your pet’s teeth. Serious dental issues can also lead to painful infections and even damage to internal organs. A regular dental routine along with a good diet can aim to avoid these issues.

    A dental routine to achieve clean teeth can be achieved by using toothpastes, dental chews and a dental based diet.

    Tooth brushing  

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  4. Common health problems found in reptiles

    Reptiles can suffer from many health problems and diseases. Some disease symptoms might be difficult to spot, and making a wrong diagnosis can lead to maltreatment. If you are in doubt, contact your vet or an experienced reptile retailer.


    With so many species of reptiles, each with their own problems and ailments, it is difficult to pick out specifics in this short overview. There is a lot of information on the internet, but not all contributors are experts, so be careful which advice you follow. It is a good idea to build a relationship with your local expert retailer, or to join a local group of e

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  5. Treating Fin Rot and Mouth Decay

    Fin rot and mouth decay can affect all aquatic fish and is easily identified.

    Symptoms: The fins of infected fish look frayed and the edges of the fins may appear whitish. Many fish also have open wounds, especially at their fin base. The mucous membrane and eyes may look cloudy. In cases of mouth decay, fish often have a whitish, cotton wool-like covering and tissue damage on their mouth.

    Cause: The

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  6. Identify and Treat White Spot

    White spot disease affects all aquatic fish and is easily identified.

    Symptoms: Your fish will have white, pinhead-sized dots on their skin and fins. Their mucous membrane may also be peeling off in places. They are rubbing against objects and breathing heavily. Please note that the white spots only develop in the course of the infection. You should also watch out for ‘Ichthyo’ (white spot) when the initial unspecific symptoms appear and start the treatment as quickly as possible.

    Cause: The symptoms are caused by a single-celled skin parasite called Ichthyophthirius, which is generally introduced when adding a new stock of fish. ‘Ichthyo’ infects virtually all freshwater and brackis

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  7. The benefits of using Verm-X

    Verm-X is a 100% natural formulation that helps maintain all areas of intestinal hygiene whilst being gentle on the animal’s gut and digestive system. Many of the herbs used in the formulations also have other benefits to your animal’s health, one of these benefits being gut balancing properties. 
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  8. What maintenance should I do on my aquarium?

    Aquarium maintenance varies between all set ups, but as a rough guide you should do the following:
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  9. Have you ever wondered how your fish digests its food?

    Have you ever wondered how your fish digests it’s food? If you have, read on as we’ve put together a step by step guide that is easy to digest!

    1.  The first element of the digestive system is the mouth. Each different type of feeder will have a specific mouth suited to their diet and feeding behaviour.

    2.  The oesophagus in bony fish is short and expandable so that large objects can be swallowed. The oesophagus walls are layered with muscle and lead to the stomach.
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  10. What to know about Catfish

    Plecostomus, Pleco, Plec or even Loricariidae

    Whatever you call them not only are they the largest group of catfish with over 690 species and more being described ever year. With their unique look, armour plating and attitude to match its easy to see how they have captured fish keepers hearts for years and are now an aquarium staple.Many new fishkeepers purchase “common plecs”, however this is a broad term for one of a few different species. When buying any fish it’s incredibly important to identify and research as much as possible into that specific species that is being purchased, (this is where latin names and L numbers become really useful). Things to include are water parameters, nutrition, habitat and (especially with Plecs) their potential adult

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