Hello and welcome to the October/November edition of PetFocus magazine.

We all talk to animals, don’t we? We might not have the abilities of Dr Dolittle, but as pet owners it’s easy to chat with our pets and expect them to understand when we tell them what to do and what not to do.

The way we communicate with our pets matters. Whether you have a dog or a cat, Karen Wild’s tips on embracing the power of ‘yes’ will help you train your pet and strengthen your bond with them.

With Bonfire Night fast approaching, equine veterinary nurse Marie Rippingale looks at how to keep horses safe during firework season. We also share advice on helping cats move house and looking after your dog’s teeth and gums.

Also in this issue, we find out about the work done by the charity Pet Blood Bank UK to help pets receive life-saving blood transfusions.

The nights may be drawing in, the days getting colder, but there’s still lots to be positive about.

Best Wishes

The PetFocus team

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