Hello and welcome to the December/January edition of PetFocus Magazine.

The hazy days of summer may be far behind us, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy lots of quality time with our pets. From stomping through the snow to cosy indoor games, the wintry conditions provide the perfect opportunity to bond with our animals.

In this issue, we share our tops tips for cold weather dog walks and behaviourist Karen Wild looks at the importance of playtime for cats. Don’t miss Jane Ellison’s guide to the pet hazards that could be lurking in your medicine cabinet, and check out RVN Marie Rippingale’s article on winter clipping for horse owners.

This issue also celebrates the four fabulous felines who made it to the 2021 National Cat Awards final. From caring Penelope Farthing, who senses when her owner is about to have a seizure, to handsome Mikey, who helped his owner cope after a stillbirth, the awards show just how important the human-animal bond can be.

Wishing you and your pets a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The PetFocus team

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