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Pets of Abergavenny

October 1st, 2018

Last month we asked you to post photos of your pets to Abergavenny Voice’s Facebook Page and, as ever, you did not disappoint! There were so many photos to go through and we couldn’t possibly fit all of your lovely pets in…but we tried to put in as many as we could. Can you spot your loved pet in amongst this lot?

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Monmouthshire’s local communities give dog fouling the red card

January 12th, 2016

Ask any community for their top three concerns and the list will often include dog fouling. Conscious of this, Monmouthshire County Council has been working with a group of town and community councils as well as local police community support officers to encourage dog owners to clean up after their pets, and to enforce the […]

What About Fido?

July 11th, 2014

Booking a holiday is an exciting time – we decide on a location and then set about booking the time off work. The next thing to do is sit back and count down the days/weeks/months until the departure date arrives. Right? If you happen to be a pet owner, sorting out ‘Merlin’s’ or ‘Fatcat’s’ needs […]

Feeling Clucky

June 23rd, 2014

There are many benefits to keeping chickens, namely eggs, but a lot of pleasure to be derived too. Here, Liz Sivewright of Llanfoist Poultry & Game Group gives us the lowdown. There is an increase in people wanting to keep chickens in the back garden, and there are many reasons for this. They provide fresh […]

Cats behaving badly

June 22nd, 2014

Anti-social antics and the reasons behind them Cats are wonderful, curious and independent creatures and make fabulous companions. Nevertheless, most cat owners will have experienced a frustrating feline situation at one time or another – you know the kind of thing; going to the loo where they shouldn’t, scratching, hissing, clawing. While this can be […]

Quite Interesting: Canine Facts

June 22nd, 2014

As dog owners we all know that our dogs are clever, able to read our body language expertly and are affectionate social creatures, but you may be amazed to discover just how interesting your dog really is. We still have a lot to discover about this amazing species but here are a few tasters to […]

What’s Up Doc?

June 21st, 2014

Contrary to popular belief, lettuce is not that good for rabbits, and neither are carrots. Tell that to Bugs and Peter! Lettuce, particularly iceberg, contains laudanum and can be harmful. Likewise, light-coloured lettuce contains little nutritional content. While some lettuces, like Romaine, are safe, you are better feeding your toothy pal with hay, grass, cabbage, […]

Children and Dogs ~Stay Safe

June 11th, 2014

Tracey Prall has a raft of experience and qualifications when it comes to dogs and she also runs her own successful Dog Training business; Canine Connections. Here she provides invaluable guidelines about how to keep your children safe around dogs. “As a dog trainer and dog owner, I believe passionately that children should be educated […]

June is ‘National Microchip Month‘

June 2nd, 2013

The Welsh government recently announced that compulsory microchipping of dogs will come into force by March 2015.  The move in my view is really positive for dog welfare, especially because at its very simplest application it allows us to reunite lost pets so quickly with their owners. June as you should now be aware is […]

Itchy & Scratchy

May 17th, 2013

Fleas are small parasites that cause big problems in cats, dogs and rabbits.  The medical problems caused by these pet passengers can vary from mild irritation to life threatening blood loss. Obviously the commonest problem with a flea infestation is itching – which we term pruritus and irritation and inflammation of the skin so-called, dermatitis.  […]