Why do cats purr?

We love to hear our cats purr and there is nothing better than a cat curled up on your lap, content and happy, but why do they do it?

Humans laugh, dogs wag their tails and cats purr. All of us show our happiness in different ways. However, purring is not always a sign of happiness in a cat...

Anal Gland Issues

This topic is not for a dinner party conversation, but knowing how to spot a problem could save your dog a lot of misery.

Dogs and cats all have 2 anal glands, which sit on either side of their anus. The role of the anal gland is to secrete a brown oily liquid as the stool passes

How much exercise does my dog need?

Regular exercise is important for any dog. It helps keep them in shape, prevents obesity and is really important for their mental health. Dogs love to sniff and explore so make sure your dog has plenty of opportunity to do just that! Exercise is even more important if your dog is on a diet and needs to lose a few kilograms.

Top Tips for an enjoyable Halloween

It’s October and this month sees the third biggest celebration in the UK – Halloween! As this celebration approaches, here are a few tips for staying safe with your pets.

Dental Care Tips for Dogs

Cleaning your pet's teeth is an essential part of pet ownership. It is important to maintain healthy gums and teeth for your dog as good dental health ensures good overall health in the long term.

Why do dogs wag their tails?

Dogs wag their tails to convey that they are happy, friendly and excited... Very true in a lot of cases, but dogs also use their tail to communicate, along with facial expressions and body postures. We should see a wagging tail as a sign that the dog is willing to interact, not a sign of a particular mood.

Preparation for firework season

Fireworks can be a source of fear for many animals and pets. It is natural for a dog or a cat to be scared of loud noises and unfamiliar sights and sounds. Most fireworks make some kind of loud bang and these sounds naturally startle dogs, especially since they have a more acute sense of hearing than humans.

What is it with cats and water?

When it comes to drinking most dogs aren't picky, muddy puddle, river water and even out of the toilet bowl, if left open! Cats, on the other hand, are a bit more particular. Some won't drink from plastic or metal bowls, some won't drink if their water bowl is next to their food bowl and others are suspicious of still water. 

6.6 million households own a dog

The UK's dog population is now at 9 million, a five per cent increase on last year. Of this, the 2018 dog population data from the Pet Food Manufacturers' Association (PFMA) reveals that 6.6 million households now own a dog (300,000 more than last year) and 28 per cent of UK households with children now own a dog, compared to 24 per cent last year. 

Coping with a travel anxious dog

Travelling can sometimes be stressful for dogs and they can become quite anxious and even suffer from travel sickness. Here are our Top Tips for making it a bit less stressful for your dog. 

Overweight Dog? What can be done to help them lose weight?

Over 40% of all dogs in the U.K. are classed as overweight or obese. Overfeeding and a lack of exercise are the two main reasons cited by vets and nutritional experts for dogs being too overweight. Here are our top tips for helping your dog to reduce their weight and to keep this weight off long term. 

Underweight Dog? How can you help them to gain weight

It is a sad fact that a lot of dogs are actually overweight and not their ideal, lean, healthy weight. However, some dogs can be too lean and underweight. Here are our top tips for getting a dog that is underweight to their perfect weight.

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