“…animal welfare organisations have been warning that pets who have never known anything other than their humans being around all the time could struggle to adjust when owners return to the workplace post-lockdown.” [The Guardian, July 2021]
There’s no feeling quite like the excitement of getting your first puppy. To make sure they have the very best start with you, you’ll need to prepare for their arrival, covering off a few essentials: play, food, sleep, house training, medical care, exercising and socialising.
With our ever-changing, eclectic British weather we have to be on the ball when it comes to looking after our dogs. What is an ideal environment in the morning can have changed completely by the afternoon so we have to be mindful of making sure our pets are going to be comfortable – whatever the weather.
This year’s summer holiday period is quite unlike any other as many families choose to holiday right here in the UK as we continue to face travel limitations and concerns about venturing abroad. Also our dogs have become quite used to having us around 24/7 so you might feel less able to leave them behind this year. So if you are looking to enjoy a break in the UK with your dogs, what are your options and considerations?
More than 2000 pets were reported stolen last year (source: BBC) and 70% of those thefts were dogs. This compares quite starkly to just 172 reported in 2019. The rise in pet theft is thought to be directly related to the increase in the cost of dogs, making them an even more valuable commodity. This situation has spiralled since the pandemic - with UK pet purchases increasing significantly and the inevitable laws of supply and demand pushing the prices higher.
In this instalment of our blog, we are going to be discussing the very exciting prospect of your first dog! The shelves are lined with lots of helpful books and there are some excellent websites providing advice on various aspects of dog ownership but...
For nearly a year now, this country has been living in, and adjusting to, a different way of life during the pandemic, but what has this meant for our pets, and our canine companions in particular?
In this blog, we will explore the often uncomfortable and increasingly worryingly subject of pet obesity. For your and your pet’s benefit this article covers:
The ‘size’ of the issue, How to tell if your pet is in good shape, How to get back on track to a healthy weight, Suggested and related products and Useful tools
Winter is a lovely time of year for most pets, lots of warm cuddles, scenic walks, and a few extra seasonal treats, but winter can bring its own unique challenges to our furry companions.
Pets are lovely creatures. Cats and dogs are the most commonly kept pet animals around the globe because they easily develop strong emotional bonds with human beings.
In this article, we will discuss separation anxiety in dogs along with all related facts and figures under the light of scientific literature. Dogs are members of our families, so it is our utmost responsibility to take care of the emotional and psychological needs of our beloved canine friends, as well as their everyday requirements.
Cats are lovable and beautiful creatures. They have an instinct to groom themselves and, as a result, they can swallow hair. In the vast majority of instances, the cat will pass the ingested hair naturally and harmlessly through their stools or by coughing. More rarely, and most likely....