Hello and welcome to the August/September edition of PetFocus Magazine.

There’s a common misconception that cats cannot be trained, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In this issue, animal behaviourist Karen Wild explains how to use rewards and gentle guidance to teach your cat new skills and strengthen your bond.

Chickens became popular pets during the pandemic – and our appetite for keeping them shows no sign of slowing. Our farm animal feature from the British Hen Welfare Trust provides a beginner’s guide to keeping chickens and some tips to keep them happy and healthy.

Finally, if your dog is diagnosed with hip dysplasia, it doesn’t mean a life of confinement and discomfort. In her article on ‘what is hip dysplasia?’, Dr Jo De Klerk explains some of the many treatment options available and shows how some simple lifestyle changes can slow the progression of the disease.

Best wishes

The PetFocus team

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