• What are the common physical symptoms of pet loss?

    Posted on June 8th, 2021

    When a pet dies there are many reasons why the feelings of loss can be far stronger than many of us expect. In addition to the emotional pain of grief, we don’t always anticipate the physical symptoms of pet loss. Physical symptoms of pet loss can include: Digestive problems Feelings of lethargy Tightness in your… Read More

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  • Holidaying with your pet in 2021

    Posted on June 1st, 2021

    Holidaying with your pet in 2021 is going to feel different for a couple of reasons. The obvious is the pandemic. This has overshadowed another significant change. Leaving the EU has resulted in changes to how we travel. Let’s consider the changes we are likely to face because of Covid-19. Each nation within the UK… Read More

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  • Common indications that your dog is in pain

    Posted on May 25th, 2021

    It is not more than a myth that dogs do not feel pain like humans do. In fact, dogs sense the pain in the same way we do, but they are capable of handling it much better than us. To some extent, canines have inherited this virtue from their forefathers. As hunting predators, they could… Read More

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  • UK Government takes action to improve animal welfare

    Posted on May 18th, 2021

    The UK Government has confirmed what many pet owners already knew, their pets have feelings, including the ability to feel pain and suffering. This is an important step, as this moves pets from being possessions to sentient lifeforms in their own right. These latest changes reflect the government’s ongoing commitment to animal welfare which has… Read More

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  • Coping with the loss of a young pet

    Posted on May 11th, 2021

    Opening your heart and home to a new pet is an exciting time for you and your family. No doubt there will be challenges and a certain level of stress associated with house training, particularly if you have a puppy or kitten. You know that you have made a long-term commitment. Cats have a life… Read More

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  • Government investigates dog ear cropping loophole

    Posted on May 4th, 2021

    Celebrities drive all kinds of fashion trends. Whether it’s the latest gadget, a new clothing trend or even the choice of dog breed, people love to copy the latest celebrity style. One trend that we wish wasn’t on the increase, the number of celebrities pictured with dogs that have had their ears cropped. Image credit:… Read More

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  • What are the top reasons for relinquishing a pet?

    Posted on April 27th, 2021

    There are many reasons for relinquishing a pet for rehoming. In the vast majority of cases animals that are surrendered come from responsible caring homes. Only a small minority of relinquished pets come from a home where the animal was neglected or abused. Deciding to give up a pet for rehoming is difficult. Consequently, it… Read More

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  • 5 Common Eating Disorders in Dogs That Every Pet Owner Should Know

    Posted on April 20th, 2021

    Eating disorders affect a surprisingly large number of dogs. What causes such disorders is still unknown, although there is a lot of debate about what causes an eating disorder to grow. It is perceived that eating disorders in dogs may be caused by how mealtimes are handled in his or her home. While many believe… Read More

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  • Do you feed your pets too many treats?

    Posted on April 13th, 2021

    Treats are an invaluable aid when using positive reinforcement when training pets. We can use treats to keep their attention on the task at hand, or as a reward when we get the desired behaviour. We also love to spoil our pets by giving them treats, however, at what point do we start to feed… Read More

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  • When should I get another pet?

    Posted on April 6th, 2021

    Rebirth is a common theme at this time of year. Our gardens are coming back to life, the nights are getting lighter and many people celebrate Easter. It got me thinking about a question that bereaved pet owners often ask after the death of a beloved pet. When should I get another pet? But that… Read More

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  • Dog’s Charity fears a surge in unwanted dogs

    Posted on March 30th, 2021

    We recently reported that the demand for puppies has increased significantly during the lockdown. Now that we can see a light at the end of the tunnel and people are returning to work and normality. However, there are fears that there will be a flood of unwanted dogs at animal shelters. How are those dogs… Read More

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  • March 23rd is National Puppy Day

    Posted on March 23rd, 2021

    The excitement of bringing a puppy home is truly wondrous. That wriggling bundle of boundless energy will make anyone smile. The cuddles and wriggles will work magic on your heart and very soon you won’t be able to imagine life without your new family member. What is National Puppy Day? Created by Colleen Paige, an… Read More

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  • March is poison prevention awareness month

    Posted on March 16th, 2021

    Since its inception in 1961, the third week in March was proclaimed as poison prevention awareness week by President John F Kennedy. Over the years this has grown to cover all of March. Whilst this is generally recognised in the US, the message of keeping our family members – including the 4 legged variety –… Read More

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  • Can dog sitters help your dog overcome separation anxiety after lockdown?

    Posted on March 9th, 2021

    In these strange times, many people have decided that now is the time to get a dog. Whether the decision was to overcome loneliness or to realise a life-long dream of being a dog owner demand for puppies has soared. The price of puppies has more than doubled during lockdown with dogs costing almost £1,900… Read More

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  • How much does a cat cremation cost?

    Posted on March 8th, 2021

    One of the hardest things a cat owner knows is that after having the company of such a wonderful pet friend for up to 20 years or so you’re going to say good bye. It can be difficult to cope with the feelings of pet loss. You may have caught our previous blog on the… Read More

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  • How to get your dog used to having their nails trimmed

    Posted on March 2nd, 2021

    Most dogs hate nail trimming, it’s one of the most common struggles owners have with their dogs is getting them to hold still when it’s time to cut their nails. Many dogs wriggle, whine or even snap when they are getting their nails trimmed. Why is nail trimming so difficult for our dogs? Is it… Read More

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  • How much does a dog cremation cost?

    Posted on March 1st, 2021

    We don’t want to think about it! Your dog not being around anymore but the reality is; they can’t be with us forever. The loss of your pet is the hardest thing you’ll ever have to deal with as an owner. For most of us at CPC we have all experienced the highs of sharing… Read More

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  • Am I crazy for mourning a cat?

    Posted on February 23rd, 2021

    Losing your cat is heart-breaking and mourning a cat is nothing to be ashamed of. Many, however, are blindsided by just how deeply their grief runs. When we lose a cat, we are not just losing a pet, but the special, unique relationship that we shared. In addition to this, a cat is often with… Read More

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  • Dog bites: why they happen and what you can do to stop them

    Posted on February 16th, 2021

    When the unexpected happens, you may find yourself wondering “why did that happen to me? What could I have done differently?” We don’t want you to be in the situation where you are left asking, “why did that dog bite me?” We will examine some of the causes of dog bites and what you can… Read More

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  • How to treat your pet this lockdown Valentine’s Day

    Posted on February 12th, 2021

    In these unprecedented times, Valentine’s Day is going to be different. Sadly, there won’t be the same level of romance as we are all staying at home and protecting the NHS. There is one silver lining, our pets are being spoilt as they have our near undivided attention. What can we do so they know… Read More

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  • Quick and easy cleaning tips for homes with pets

    Posted on February 2nd, 2021

    Having pets is very much like having children, and just like children, our pets can create havoc making it harder to keep the home clean. Whilst pets and children may not agree with you, both need to be clean to be happy and healthy. Home cleaning tips for pet owners Here are some easy to… Read More

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  • Saying goodbye to your pet during Covid-19

    Posted on January 26th, 2021

    Saying goodbye to your pet is one of the most difficult decisions that any pet owner will have to make. Many owners agonise over whether they should attend their pet’s euthanasia. Unfortunately, many veterinary practices have had to make their own difficult decision – to stop owners from being present when their pet is put… Read More

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  • I feel guilty after having my pet euthanised

    Posted on January 19th, 2021

    Unfortunately we hear stories from upset pet owners that cannot stop second guessing their decision to have their pet euthanised. There is no doubt that these owners very much loved and cherished their departed companions. Their motivation to have their pet euthanised was to ensure that their pet didn’t suffer. Understandably many pet owners feel… Read More

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  • 5 Things you should know before choosing a hypoallergenic dog

    Posted on January 12th, 2021

    Have you always dreampt of owning a particular dog breed but can’t because you or your loved ones cannot stop sneezing every time your dream pooch is around? Well, having pet allergies doesn’t mean that you should miss out on the joy of owning dogs. And just because your dream dog breed can affect you… Read More

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  • 5 Reasons your cat should wear a collar

    Posted on January 5th, 2021

    If you have an adorable fur-baby, you’ll do all you can to protect them. And yet, so many beloved felines still get lost. If your cat doesn’t have a collar, it may be impossible for a stranger to get them home safely to you if they stray away from your backyard. But a collar does… Read More

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  • How do dogs become service dogs?

    Posted on December 29th, 2020

    Service dogs are specially trained dogs that are educated to help people with certain disabilities. They assist in performing daily tasks and provide emotional support. The appearance of the first service dog dates back to the 1920s when an Austrian blind man Jozef Reisinger trained first Spitz and then a Poodle to help him with… Read More

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  • Can reptiles be house pets? Here are some reptile care tips

    Posted on December 22nd, 2020

    Many times, when referring to house pets, one would immediately picture fuzzy puppies, playful kittens, or the occasional rodent in a cage. However, these are not the only animals that can be kept as house pets. In fact, reptiles are becoming more and more popular as household pets. If you’re interested in having a pet… Read More

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  • 11 signs that can tell you if your horse is happy or not

    Posted on December 15th, 2020

    You can understand whether your horse is happy or not by checking its nostrils, lip lines, ears, jaws, general movements, and eating habits Keeping domesticated animals can be of great help for various reasons. Horses are one of the first of very few animals that were domesticated by humans. Since the dawn of civilization, horses… Read More

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  • Pet safety tips for the holidays – CPC Cares

    Posted on December 8th, 2020

    Although the holiday season is fun, it still is a very stressful time of the year, with our pet safety tips for the holidays you can learn how to keep your pets safe. There are so many things that need to be taken care of: finding the right holiday outfit, trying to make exciting plans… Read More

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  • Which are the best dog breeds for seniors and retirees? 

    Posted on December 1st, 2020

    Knowing which dog breeds for seniors requires careful consideration. We know that dogs are ideal ‘pet’ners for humans as they provide their parents, regardless of age, with various health and social benefits. Taking care of a dog as a family member will offer a sense of pleasure and can even provide a purpose for some… Read More

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  • Crossing the Rainbow Bridge

    Posted on November 23rd, 2020

    There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of all its beautiful colours. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills and valleys with lush green grass. When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food… Read More

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  • 7 Benefits of sleeping with your dog

    Posted on November 17th, 2020

    Dogs are by far the most popular pet choices around the globe. Studies have shown how the companionship of a dog can help reduce stress levels. Additionally, dog owners experience lower blood pressure, elevated mood and increased sociability. However, the question that still raises is: “is it ok to sleep with your dog? The debate… Read More

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  • Are cats colour blind? Can they see in the dark? Everything you need to know about cat eyes

    Posted on November 10th, 2020

    Despite their less affectionate personalities, cats remain one of the most popular choices for pets. Even though they aren’t as enthusiastic and cuddly as dogs, cat parents can spend hours reading food reviews, on different websites such as PetPlace, to find the most suitable nutrition, researching the best cat toys and scratching posts, adjusting their… Read More

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  • How often should I deworm my dog?

    Posted on November 3rd, 2020

    Deworming dogs has become a hotly debated topic, especially because many people have their different stands regarding how often the dogs should be dewormed. Some dog owners have different opposing opinions, and others have conflicts of interest regarding the frequency of deworming pets. But all dog owners agree that parasites can be a cause of… Read More

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  • 8 Great pet cleaning tips

    Posted on October 27th, 2020

    We all love our fur babies. Who doesn’t, right? They make our lives brighter and happy. But pets would also mean mess, dirt, and smelly odors we want to get rid of. Sometimes it can be overwhelming that it makes us question if getting a pet in the first place was a good idea. Well,… Read More

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  • Valuable tips for taking the best photos of your dog

    Posted on October 20th, 2020

    Dog owners would rather take a picture of their pup than of their partner, according to one study. Whether you’re taking a photo for old time’s sake or for the purposes of a lasting memory, for anyone who’s actually tried to get the perfect photo of their dog, you’ll know just how difficult it can… Read More

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  • 5 Tips to Counter Separation Anxiety and Loneliness for Dogs

    Posted on October 13th, 2020

    In many places across the country, stay-at-home orders are ending. That means lots of us are headed back to work outside of our homes. Ask yourself, is my dog lonely? Why Home Alone is for the Dogs Dogs are social creatures. Our furry friends rely on us to give them attention and friendship. They’ve gotten… Read More

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  • Pawtastic Tips on How to Introduce Your New Dog To Your Other Dogs

    Posted on October 6th, 2020

    It is estimated that 23% of households own dogs in the United Kingdom, and a 2019 survey revealed that 48% of participants own dogs to contribute to their overall happiness. They aren’t called man’s best friend for no reason. It is vital how you introduce your new dog to your other dogs for the introduction… Read More

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  • My Pet Died, Now What? Dealing With Secondary Losses

    Posted on September 29th, 2020

    All the pet lovers out there understand that pet ownership is more than just that; it’s raising a family. Grieving over your pet’s departure can be just as painful and heartbreaking as losing a family member or a dear friend. It’s essential for pet parents to open up about pet loss and find ways to… Read More

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  • The history of cat food and the evolution of cat food industry

    Posted on September 22nd, 2020

    It’s hard to imagine a world without canned pet food and kibble in every store. And yet, animals were first domesticated ages ago, dogs and cats as well. Everyone knows that, for example, Cleopatra was overly fond of cats. While she probably had access to all the goods of the world, she wasn’t the only… Read More

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  • When to wean kittens and switch from kitten food to cat foods

    Posted on September 8th, 2020

    If you have a kitten that is getting weaned from their mother, then you may notice that they’re going to start switching eventually to actual cat food. However, the timing to wean kittens is crucial, because only certain types of adult cat food are beneficial nutritionally for kittens. The common question though is when to… Read More

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  • 5 Amazing benefits of CBD oil for ageing dogs

    Posted on September 1st, 2020

    The worst thing for dog owners is to see their pup go through various health problems as they age. It’s hard to watch them suffer from aggravating symptoms and slowly lose all their enthusiasm. Although vets recommend taking different prescription medicines, yet many times, they offer little relief. In this article we look at the… Read More

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  • The best pet friendly flooring options available

    Posted on August 25th, 2020

    When it comes to choosing the right flooring for your home, there are many different things to consider. However, if you are a pet owner then choosing the right flooring option is even more important. Pets can be heavy on floors, with scratches, stains and odours being a problem. Unless you plan on banishing your… Read More

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  • Making your dog’s kennel a home

    Posted on August 18th, 2020

    Being a pet parent is one of the most rewarding experiences in our lives. That is why almost 50 % of households in the U.K. have pets, mainly dogs. Many of those animals are left long hours alone inside small apartments and houses while their owners are at work. We seem to forget that our… Read More

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  • Dog proofing your accommodation when you go on holiday

    Posted on August 14th, 2020

    More than two thirds of dog owners take their dog on holiday with them. If you are staying in a B&B, hotel or cottage, even if it is advertised as “dog-friendly,” you might find that you want to do a little dog-proofing when you arrive, especially if you are planning on spending your days on… Read More

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  • Is your pet mourning? Try out these methods to help

    Posted on August 11th, 2020

    In April we published an article on pets grieving – the response we has encouraged us to look at this subject again. Like humans, pets also mourn the companionship of another pet. Although it is not very clear how much pets comprehend death, yet they can become extremely miserable after their companion dies. Different pets… Read More

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  • Surprising ways that dogs can help children with autism

    Posted on August 4th, 2020

    With around 700,000 people on the autism spectrum in the United Kingdom, the disability plays a role in the daily lives of 2.8 million people when families are included. With that in mind, a number of children with autism (as well as their parents) may face a multitude of challenges each day. Such as stress, anxiety,… Read More

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  • How to boost your dog’s immune system

    Posted on July 28th, 2020

    Dogs are such lovable and smart creatures. They are one of the most commonly kept pet animals. Dog keepers love to see their beloved dogs healthy and sound. Dogs are also prone to many diseases and infections, just like humans. This is why dog owners want to know how to keep their dogs disease-free and… Read More

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  • Three cat behaviours that can mean several things at once

    Posted on July 21st, 2020

    Cats are special animals in many ways. They have a complex system of cat behaviours. Some of these elements can sometimes seem strange. My article will now focus more on behaviours that can be interpreted in multiple ways. I’m sure you’ll know some of these too. Let’s look at these three things and their possible… Read More

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  • Why is my cat drinking so much water?

    Posted on July 15th, 2020

    Each cat is a unique individual; therefore, one cat may drink more water than another. This is quite normal, just as it is for some pet parents to drink more water than others. It doesn’t mean there’s an illness, but this could just be the normal amount of water for that individual. How much do… Read More

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  • How to keep your pet’s memory alive

    Posted on June 30th, 2020

    The death of a beloved pet can be as emotionally tough as losing a loved one, as found in a study published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. This statement may be powerful, yet it probably isn’t very surprising to anyone who has truly seen their pet as a member of their family. For many,… Read More

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  • Importance of Properly Feeding Your Senior Cat (And Save It From Malnutrition or Obesity)

    Posted on June 23rd, 2020

    It is quite impossible to determine a cat’s age just by looking at it. Not all cats age the same. There is an estimated 10.9 million cats living with UK families. Your cat may look young and fit, but it is not wise to ignore a cat’s age, especially when it comes to feeding it…. Read More

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  • Your dog’s mood and well-being can be affected by diet

    Posted on June 16th, 2020

    When it comes to eating, we are quite lucky – we can eat when we want, what we want and as much as we want. On the other hand, when it comes to diet and nutrition, dogs are not so lucky. In fact, feeding dogs is similar to feeding babies, in that neither has much… Read More

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  • Losing Jazmine – A story of losing a four legged family member

    Posted on June 9th, 2020

    Losing a pet at any stage of life is not easy and can be a heartbreaking process. Nadia Crighton speaks of her first-hand account of losing her beloved Dobermann, Jazmine in a boarding kennel while holidaying overseas. I’ve been owned by Dobermanns, since I was a young child, even sharing my playpen with an eight-week-old… Read More

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  • 10 most common reasons for pet ER visits

    Posted on June 2nd, 2020

    There’s no doubt that everyday consumers hold their pets in high regards. In the UK alone, there are an estimated 51 million pets, and roughly 44 percent of households have at least one pet. That number jumps to 68 percent in the United States for a total of 90 million dogs and 94 million cats… Read More

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  • Benefits of owning a pet

    Posted on May 27th, 2020

    A healthy dog is a happy dog and as a proud owner, it’s your responsibility to keep your dog happy. Treasuring your happiness involves doing a lot of things like taking them for a walk, giving him his favorite treats, playing games that your furbaby loves and whatnot! If those aren’t enough benefits of owning… Read More

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  • Tips for training your dog to ride in a car

    Posted on May 19th, 2020

    The number of pet dogs in the UK has grown rapidly over the last decade to reach an estimated population of 9.9 million, according to the 2019 PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report. Dogs have become an important part of people’s lives, serving various purposes like giving unconditional affection, boosting security, and helping people reduce their… Read More

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  • Does baking soda kill fleas on dogs?

    Posted on May 12th, 2020

    Will baking soda kill fleas? Well, baking soda with salt can make a great homemade remedy to your flea problem if you have one. Fleas can cause a lot of problems for your dogs, and family. The first step is making sure you know what you are dealing with, read our guide on recognising fleas…. Read More

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  • What should you feed your pet rabbit?

    Posted on May 5th, 2020

    Rabbits are among the cutest of small pets you can own. However, a rabbit’s diet is the biggest cost and worry for pet owners. Knowing what to feed your pet rabbit to ensure they thrive can be confusing and costly. Furthermore, a poor diet for your bunny can lead to higher vet bills. For all… Read More

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  • Help pets to grieve

    Posted on April 28th, 2020

    The loss of a pet can be a very emotional time for both humans and other pets in the household. We take a look at the important steps to help pets grieve and to help your pet cope with the loss of a cherished furry friend. As pet owners, one of the toughest experiences is… Read More

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  • Gifts ideas that express love for your pet

    Posted on April 21st, 2020

    Just like human friends, our pets are our trusty companions when in times of thick or thin. Sometimes they’re trusty confidants. Other times they serve as emotional support. Whether your pup jumps on you after a long day at the office, or your cat curls up on your lap as the night passes by, we… Read More

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  • Covid-19 and Pets

    Posted on April 14th, 2020

    In these trying times it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. Myths are springing up all over the place as people try to find answers on how to protect themselves and their loved ones. Concerned pet owners trying to stay safe There are some reports that concerned owners are making the incredibly difficult decision to… Read More

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  • Tips for running with your dog

    Posted on April 7th, 2020

    Being a dog owner can have many benefits, one of them being a life-long running buddy by your side. But before you jump into doing a marathon with your dog you may want to warm them up to the idea of daily runs first. Here are a few tips to help you when you decide… Read More

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  • How to help your dog overcome mobility challenges

    Posted on March 31st, 2020

    There can be no doubt that there are few things more heartwarming than having a dog by your side. Equally, few things are more heartbreaking than seeing your dog laid low by injury or age. Dogs are such marvelously free-spirited creatures. It’s hard to stomach the idea of anything crippling them or the sense of… Read More

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  • 10 things you may not know about the Border Collie

    Posted on March 24th, 2020

    In the UK, the Border Collie is the 12th most popular dog breed. They are highly intelligent – arguably the smartest dog breed in the world – highly trainable, and they are master herders. But, what else is there to know about them? Here are ten things you may not know about the humble Border…. Read More

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  • How to choose the best leash for your dog

    Posted on March 17th, 2020

    You have a pet dog and you take it out for walks on a daily basis. Sometimes it also accompanies you during outdoor trips. All good until the time your dog doesn’t listen to you and becomes an inconvenience to people around. Add to this a dog’s proclivity to get stranded in the middle of… Read More

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  • 7 Fantastic reasons why you should get a dog

    Posted on March 10th, 2020

    There are many great reasons why you should get a dog. If you would like to learn more, you should click here and check out the benefits of having a dog. Dogs have been one of man’s most faithful companions for millennia and it doesn’t look like things are going to change any time soon…. Read More

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  • 4 ways to manage your dog’s weight

    Posted on March 3rd, 2020

    How can you manage your dog’s weight? Just like people, there is a weight index for dogs. Being over or under the average weight for your pet’s breed can be disastrous for their health. When we talk about weight, the assumption is that the discussion is about overweight and obesity. However, some dogs can be… Read More

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  • How indoor air quality can affect pet health

    Posted on February 25th, 2020

    Household air pollution has been linked to such serious illnesses as lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, pneumonia, COPD, Legionnaires’ disease, and asbestosis. Health experts list pet dander among the substances that reduce indoor air quality, pets can also be victims of poor air quality. Consequently, pets suffer from many of the same pollutant-caused health problems that… Read More

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  • 5 healthy treats dogs can’t get enough of

    Posted on February 18th, 2020

    There are plenty of unusual foods out there you wouldn’t think of giving to your dog – but the truth is, dogs love them. They have plenty of health benefits, too! Although dog food should always be the staple of your dog’s diet, giving healthy dog treats now and then is a great way to… Read More

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  • How to keep your dog safe from pet theft

    Posted on February 11th, 2020

    Pet theft is a very unfortunate reality that pet owners across the UK have to face. The Direct Line has estimated that more than five dog thefts were reported per day in 2018. The hope is with a greater understanding of the risks of pet theft, dog owners are in a much stronger position to… Read More

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  • How to help your child cope with the death of a pet

    Posted on February 4th, 2020

    The death of a pet is a traumatic event that even most adults find difficult to handle. It can be a painfully raw experience, especially if it’s your child’s first encounter with death. Feelings of loss, sadness, confusion, and even, in part, guilt and anger can all throw into the mix. Because of the death’s… Read More

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  • My pet is getting older and I dread the day I will have to say goodbye!

    Posted on January 29th, 2020

    Unfortunately, virtually every pet owner will experience the death of a beloved pet. Whether this is from accident, illness or old age. As our pets age, it is common to worry about the dreadful day of when he / she is passes away. This feeling of dread can grow, causing anxiety and stress that can… Read More

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  • How to create a cozy home your dog will love

    Posted on January 21st, 2020

    Image source: Pexels Whether you’ve just moved into your dream home or found your perfect pup, a cozy home means a happy dog. Creating the perfect environment for your dog is a rewarding process and one that doesn’t need to break the bank. This step-by-step guide is your first step in making your house feel… Read More

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  • How to keep your house clean with pets – Top 10 tips

    Posted on January 14th, 2020

    Bringing a pet home is one of the happiest moments of life. It fills us with so much joy that we can barely contain ourselves. We follow the furry pet around, we play, we pamper, and we always want to stay close. Before we even know it, they become a part of our family, and… Read More

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  • How to create the perfect home for your hamster

    Posted on January 7th, 2020

    Hamsters are such clever pets, and when treated to a well-enriched habitat, they’re even more fun to have around. In this guide to creating the perfect home for your hamster, we’ll cover everything from selecting the right cage to choosing a cosy bed. Whether you’ve already got a hamster or if you’re preparing your new… Read More

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  • Top articles of 2019

    Posted on December 31st, 2019

    As 2019 draws to a close and we all start gearing up for 2020, I thought it would be interesting to look back over the articles published on the CPC Cares blog. Specifically I wanted to see which articles visitors to the site read the most often. It should not be surprising but our pieces… Read More

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  • How much does it cost to cremate a rabbit?

    Posted on December 30th, 2019

    Nobody wants to think about a pet dying. Consequently, when the time comes many pet owners find themselves having to research their options. It can be daunting; especially when you are bereaved and experiencing the emotions of pet loss. Costs for cremating a rabbit or other small pet The cremation costs below are for rabbits… Read More

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  • How much does a pet cremation cost?

    Posted on December 30th, 2019

    What does a pet cremation cost? When considering what to do when a pet passes away, the costs for a pet cremation service is unfortunately a determining factor for some people. In this article, I will outline the basic options and costs for a pet cremation at one of our crematoria located in the UK…. Read More

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  • Urinary problems in cats, causes and solutions

    Posted on December 17th, 2019

    While urinary problems in cats can be fairly common, especially as they age, some of them are life threatening and need to be treated immediately. Here are some of the reasons why your cat may be experiencing urinary difficulties and what you can do about it. Urinary Problems in Cats Here are the need to… Read More

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  • Recognising and treating fleas on dogs

    Posted on December 10th, 2019

    Besides our love for dogs, their soft and warm coat is one of the reasons why we cuddle them so much. But, it is also one of the reasons why fleas find it hard to resist them. When it is about fleas, dogs are more prone to coming into contact with them. However, with a… Read More

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  • How to stop a dog barking?

    Posted on November 26th, 2019

    Humans talk and dogs bark. It is a standard and typical activity for dogs. They bark to express their love, anger, or other emotions. The reasons for barking may vary depending on different situations, and it will be unfair if you, being their owners, don’t allow them to bark at all. On the other hand,… Read More

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  • I have a paralysing fear that I am going to lose my dog

    Posted on November 19th, 2019

    It will come as no surprise that petloss is a common cause of concern for pet owners. These feelings increase as our pets age or become ill. As we let our imagination take over we can begin to experience real feelings of loss and pain. These are the signs of anticipatory grief. What is happening… Read More

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  • Separation anxiety in dogs

    Posted on November 12th, 2019

    Image Source: mnn Does your dog destroy furniture, defecate, or chew on your shoes when you are away? Does he seem to worry and follow you from room to room when you are about to leave the house? If your answer is yes and you are not aware of why your dog is showing such… Read More

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  • 5 Tips for Letting Go of Guilt After Pet Loss

    Posted on November 11th, 2019

    Guest Post by Kamira Gayle, Author & Creator of –A blog about finding joy, life inspiration and comfort after pet loss. As a pet parent living through the grieving process and coming to terms with a new reality, it is a challenge day to day. Your usual routine is now forever altered and you… Read More

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  • Lest we forget

    Posted on November 11th, 2019

    Our thoughts go to the military personnel that have fought and died in armed conflicts. In particular, at CPC we think of the animals that have served alongside our brave military personnel. Last year we wrote about the history of service animals and gave some examples of extraordinary animals. In researching this article, I was… Read More

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  • Ugly dogs: Cute, funny, or just plain weird?

    Posted on November 5th, 2019

        Does your dog have a face only a mother could love? We’ve all seen them – pooches that may not look as aesthetically pleasing as their other canine counterparts. We also all seem to have some pretty strong opinions on what we think about ugly dogs. Whilst most of us decent folk would… Read More

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  • How to potty train a new puppy

    Posted on October 29th, 2019

    There are so many wonderful things to look forward to when you bring home a new puppy. All those adorable photos, how cute they look when they’re asleep, their first trip to the vet, their first ride in the car, and the first time they learn how to sit. One of the less glamorous aspects… Read More

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  • CBD oil for pets: The complete low-down

    Posted on October 22nd, 2019

    If you’re a pet parent, and specifically a dog owner, you may have heard of CBD oil. A quick browse on the internet will reveal dozens and dozens of articles promoting its effectiveness with treating specific health problems or behavioural issues. But how accurate are these claims? Will your dog benefit from introducing this CBD… Read More

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  • Fireworks and Bonfire Night Pet Safety

    Posted on October 16th, 2019

    As we approach bonfire night, we must think about our pets’ safety. The celebration of bonfire night dates back to the Gunpowder plot of 1605, when explosives expert Guy Fawkes was caught attempting to kill the King. Fawkes was part of a Catholic conspiracy to blow up the Protestant King James I of England (VI of… Read More

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  • How to training your puppy to come when called every time

    Posted on October 8th, 2019

    The excitement of bringing a puppy home can be thrilling as well as daunting. There’s a lot to do now that you have decided to share your life and home with a puppy. In my opinion, the most important activity is to train your puppy to come every time you call. I can’t emphasise how… Read More

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  • A healthy diet for your senior cat

    Posted on October 1st, 2019

    Cats have an average life expectancy of around 15 years. However, it isn’t unusual for them to live until they are in their early 20’s. It is important as they get older to make sure that they have a good, nutritious diet, with all of the vitamins and minerals they need. This will ensure that… Read More

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  • All things necessary for hiking with your dog

    Posted on September 27th, 2019

    Description: There’s a reason why they’re called man’s best friends! Dogs make any activity all the more fun – and hiking is no exception. Make hiking with your dog a safe and pleasant experience by bringing these common essentials for both you and your furry companion’s needs. The best equipment to bring when hiking with… Read More

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  • The importance of good nutrition for dogs

    Posted on September 17th, 2019

    When deciding to become a dog owner, besides all the joy and love you will give, it is extremely important to care for your dog properly. Aside from everything else, this includes good nutrition. This is important because it reduces the risk of many illnesses. In addition, a good diet will prolong your dog’s life,… Read More

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  • 5 ways to come to terms with the loss of your pet

    Posted on September 10th, 2019

    Your pet is your most loyal and trusted companion. Through your shared memories, it’s safe to say that the bond you’ve forged with your furry friend is sacred. Since they are generally considered an important member of the family, the loss of your pet is an incredibly difficult task akin to losing a human friend… Read More

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  • Solving the Mystery of Dog Dreams

    Posted on September 4th, 2019

    Every animal that engages in REM sleep is capable of dreaming. This includes all mammals, some birds, and even a few reptiles. So yes, your dog dreams, but you don’t need to be told that. Any pet owner who has grinned as their furry friend twitched, barked or pantomimed running while in the depths of sleep,… Read More

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  • CPC – Pet Cremation Services Provider of the Year 2019 – Cambridgeshire

    Posted on August 27th, 2019

    UX Magazine Announces The Winners of the Pet Product & Services Awards 2019 United Kingdom, 2019- LUXlife magazine announces the winners of the Pet Product & Services Awards 2019 With the Pet Product & Services Awards 2019, LUXlife Magazine looks to recognise those who have helped the industry see exponential growth in recent years. How… Read More

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  • Keeping your pets cool as cucumbers in hot weather

    Posted on August 20th, 2019

    Heatstroke is a serious problem for dogs and cats in the UK, according to animal charity, PDSA. Causing everything from panting to distress, dribbling, and (in some cases) death. It is a condition that can easily be avoided with a few preventive measures. Remember that heatstroke is just the proverbial straw on the camel’s back. Pets… Read More

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  • Four feet in heaven

    Posted on August 20th, 2019

    Four Feet in Heaven Your favorite chair is vacant now… No eager purrs to greet me. No softly padded paws to run Ecstatically to meet me. No coaxing rubs, no plaintive cry Will say it’s time for feeding. I’ve put away your bowl, and all The things you won’t be needing; But I will miss… Read More

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  • How can you measure your pet’s quality of life?

    Posted on August 13th, 2019

    Regular readers of the CPC blog will know that we do not shy away from difficult subjects. We have published articles about euthanasia and the difficulties faced when making that final decision: How do you know when it’s time to say goodbye? To euthanase a pet is an act of love I have a terminally… Read More

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  • Memorial Ideas: Dos and Don’ts

    Posted on August 9th, 2019

    Creating a memorial for your pet can be a lovely way to say goodbye. Spend time creating a unique hand made memorial, or use a casket or stone plaque. There are many ways to remember your dog, cat, or any best animal friend. When the time comes to say goodbye to your pet, nothing will make… Read More

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  • August 8th is International Cat Day

    Posted on August 6th, 2019

    August the 8th is International Cat Day. Created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare it is a day to advocate for cats. Therefore, we thought we would get involved and advocate for cats; because we love them. Top cat charities International Cat Day is about promoting cat welfare. The following charities all… Read More

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  • Encouraging children to keep their pet’s memory alive

    Posted on July 30th, 2019

    Pets benefit children in a variety of ways, including providing friendship and social interaction. As such, when a child’s pet passes away, the youngster can feel like they’ve lost their closest companion. Clinical Social Worker and writer Meredith Resnick advises that, when a much-loved pet passes, it’s crucial parents ask themselves whether “the child is… Read More

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  • Essential items that you need before going on a summer holiday with your dog

    Posted on July 23rd, 2019

    The summer is already here and the long-awaited summer holiday with your dog is finally approaching. You’ve packed your stuff , but what about your dog? If this is the first time that you are traveling with your dog, we have some good news for you! In today’s article, we will tell you the essentials… Read More

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  • Is your dog your best chance against burglars?

    Posted on July 16th, 2019

    Theft is a major problem for dog owners and for homeowners. There is a 30% rise in cases of domestic burglary in the UK, based on the police records by ONS, and this is why homeowners need to find ways to deter thieves from their property. An old standby is to get a guard dog for… Read More

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  • Who will look after my pet if I pass away?

    Posted on July 9th, 2019

    Sadly, when someone passes away he or she may leave behind a pet that now faces a potentially uncertain future. It may not be possible for friends or family to take on the responsibility. There are of course the even sadder instances. Instances where the deceased did not have anyone to ask about adopting their… Read More

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  • Figure-friendly treats for your pup

    Posted on July 2nd, 2019

    “Positive reinforcement is one of your most powerful tools for shaping or changing your dog’s behavior” states the Humane Society on the effectiveness of dog treats. It’s no question that treats are a valuable tool for any dog owner to reward behavior with a tasty snack. Before you know it, however, your dog will have… Read More

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  • 10 warning signs that you have a sick dog

    Posted on June 25th, 2019

    Description: Most families nowadays have dogs. At times, dogs even eat the same food as humans and dogs are good companions. However, to look after them properly we have to learn what our dogs are telling us. There are signs that a sick dog will give to us and it’s our responsibility to ensure he… Read More

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  • Tips for making vet trips easier on you and your cat

    Posted on June 17th, 2019

    One of the most stressful events for both owners and cats alike is taking a trip to the vet. Your cat will have a few problems with the whole ordeal, ranging from the car ride, to all of the poking and prodding at the hands of the vet. There’s no need to stress yourself before… Read More

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  • Senior pet food: Tips for feeding your aging dog

    Posted on June 11th, 2019

    As your dog grows older, it’s important to take a look at nutrition and see if the food you’re feeding is up to the task of nourishing an aging pup. When should you switch to senior dog food? Dietary needs can vary greatly depending on your dog’s breed. Since your dog’s life expectancy partly depends… Read More

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  • Bring your dog to work day

    Posted on June 4th, 2019

    Friday 21st June is Bring Your Dog to Work Day. Established in 2014, it is an annual event in the UK, aimed at raising money for animal charities. In addition, you get to enjoy a fun day with your pet at the office. All your office needs to do to become an official sponsor is… Read More

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  • Leaving a gift in your will to an animal charity

    Posted on May 28th, 2019

    Often pet owners want to help unwanted or neglected animals. They choose to do this by making a charitable donation as part of their will. These gifts or legacies are often what allows a charity to remain open. Charitable donations Giving a gift of money or goods to a re-homing centre is extremely helpful. Most… Read More

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  • Top tips on coping with pet loss

    Posted on May 21st, 2019

    Anyone that has shared his or her home, emotional highs and lows and life’s milestones with a pet knows that the bond you develop is something special. So special that nobody should be surprised when you describe your pet as a member of the family. The following tips may help in some small way to… Read More

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  • A complete guide to feel confident with any Horse.

    Posted on May 14th, 2019

    Be prepared We all know the saying ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’. When you approach riding without taking the time to ensure you have all the safety measures in place, opens your equestrian experience up to nerves and worry. It goes without saying that sturdy boots, gloves and a hat are safety must-haves. In… Read More

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  • Effective Natural Remedies to Kill Fleas, Ticks and Mites in Dogs

    Posted on May 7th, 2019

    Dogs start wagging their tails with excitement just at the mention of walks. However, with flea season starting we need to take precautions to protect them from creepy crawlies. It’s not really an option to keep our fur buddies at home for the fear of fleas and mites attacking them? These little monsters make our… Read More

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  • Top 8 Pet-Friendly Hotels in Scotland

    Posted on April 30th, 2019

    Dreaming of taking your furry companion on holiday to Scotland? We can help you find the perfect accommodation. Check out our top 8 Pet-Friendly Hotels in Scotland and look forward to spending some quality time with your favourite cat or canine. Trigony House Hotel, Closebur Located in Dumfries and Galloway, this laid-back luxurious country house… Read More

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  • Top 5 Pet Friendly Hotels In Ireland

    Posted on April 23rd, 2019

    Your pooch is part of the family. Taking a holiday without them is unthinkable, consider all the picturesque walks in Ireland, they just wouldn’t be the same without man’s best friend. Well the future is dog friendly, thankfully more hotels are offering pet friend accommodation, perfect for your next holiday. This article covers five of… Read More

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  • How to protect and care for your cat’s liver

    Posted on April 16th, 2019

    Cats of all ages are at risk of developing this disease however, in younger pets it is mostly caused by the consumption of poisonous drugs or toxins. Hepatic lipidosis or fatty liver develops when furry pets, especially overweight ones, go without food for several days. If not treated, the liver fails, therefore, causing death. However,… Read More

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  • New Kitten Checklist: Everything You Need To Know

    Posted on April 13th, 2019

    Kittens! They are so cute with big eyes, sharp claws and inquisitive natures! Is this your first kitten? Then hopefully our kitten checklist will give you a heads up as to what you need! Kitten Checklist *updated April 19 with more information on kitten season* First few days with your kitten Much like child proofing… Read More

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  • DIY pet costumes for Easter

    Posted on April 11th, 2019

    *Updated April 19 to include new costume ideas* If you are like me, then any occasion is an occasion to dress up your pet. Easter is such a fun time to get your pampered pooch dressed up. I thought we could take this opportunity to look at some of the best costume ideas for doggy-dress-ups… Read More

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  • 5 common myths about pet cremation

    Posted on April 9th, 2019

    Pet cremation continues to grow in popularity. The rise continues as more pet owners learn of pet cremation as an option for their departed pet. However, there are a number of myths surrounding the cremation of a loved pet whether it be a cat, dog, rabbit or other pet that is cremated. Pet cremation myths,… Read More

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  • Dog theft is big business – don’t become one of their victims

    Posted on April 2nd, 2019

    In February, I wrote about pet theft as, in addition to being Valentine’s Day, the 14th February is the pet theft awareness day. My article really struck a cord and started a long conversation over Twitter; it covered many more aspects relating to pet theft and in particular to the prevention of dog thefts. Once… Read More

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  • Caring for a Senior Cat: 6 Healthy Habits

    Posted on March 26th, 2019

    It’s no surprise that caring for a senior cat is different than the care for kittens. If your kitty is entering their golden years, you’ll appreciate these tips to help keep them comfortable, fit, and happy as they grow older. How old is a senior cat? Cats are considered senior after about age 10, although… Read More

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  • Dog Breeds that originated in Scotland

    Posted on March 19th, 2019

    Dog lovers have many reasons to be grateful for the contribution from Scottish dog breeders. No less than 14 breeds can trace their roots back to Scotland. According to the Kennel Club the Golden Retriever and the Border Terrier are among the most popular of all breeds. In the following article we look at each… Read More

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  • Creating a feline-friendly home

    Posted on March 11th, 2019

    While cats may be famous for seemingly having nine lives, it’s important to take the necessary precautions to protect our pets and to create a feline-friendly home. Some of the easiest ways to keep cats out of harm’s way at home is by keeping dangerous foods, like chocolate and grapes, as well as medications and… Read More

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  • 5 Litter box hacks to stop cat odour in its tracks

    Posted on March 5th, 2019

    The dreaded smell of the litterbox is often the hardest aspect of raising your furry friend; however, it doesn’t have to be! No longer will you have to be embarrassed when a friend comes over, or coming home from work and having a smelly litter box greet you as you walk in. Here are a… Read More

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  • Our pet cremation team in Scotland welcomes a new manager

    Posted on February 28th, 2019

    The Caledonian Pet Crematorium welcomes a new manager, Ada Harking, to the team. Her appointment is to build on the excellent service already provide by our Scottish pet cremation team. Ada joined the team last year after Hazel Brown tragically lost her battle with cancer. Ada said, “I have joined the team at CPC at… Read More

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  • What support is available for bereaved pet owners?

    Posted on February 26th, 2019

    When a member of your family dies, it is natural to grieve. However, if you lose a pet there is little support available and the people close to you may not understand the strength of the bond that existed between you and your pet. Why shouldn’t the bond be strong? After all, you have shared… Read More

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  • Love Your Pet Day

    Posted on February 19th, 2019

    We are a nation of animal lovers, whether you have cats, dogs, rabbits or reptiles, we love our pets. February 20th is Love Your Pet Day. So how can you celebrate love your pet day with you furry or feathered friend? Take a trip to somewhere new Are you a dog owner? Or do you… Read More

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  • We love our pets so much that 14th Feb is Pet Theft Awareness Day

    Posted on February 12th, 2019

    We British are known for our love of animals. So much so that Valentine’s day is also known as Pet Theft Awareness Day. Don’t worry though, you don’t have to buy your pet a Valentine’s gift, unless you want to. But seriously, pet theft is on the rise. I can’t count the amount of lost… Read More

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  • Pet Dental Health Month

    Posted on February 5th, 2019

    Pet dental health is very important, you wouldn’t dream of going to work or bed without brushing your teeth first, not only is it important to stop oral diseases and ailments but also your friends and family may not want to be around you if you have bad breath. The same is true of our… Read More

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  • How to stop your dog chewing your furniture

    Posted on January 29th, 2019

    Have you ever walked into your home to discover that your beloved pet has destroyed another piece of furniture? Take a deep breath. Before you think of giving your pet away, know that inappropriate chewing can be stopped. Why do dogs enjoy chewing your furniture? Inappropriate chewing is a common problem in dogs, particularly the… Read More

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  • RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch Weekend – 27-28th January

    Posted on January 22nd, 2019

    Although strictly not pets, many people are not able to have their own an animal. Whether this be because of housing restrictions or restraints on their time or finances there are other ways to enjoy animals. For over 40 years, The RSPB have been holding an annual Big Garden Birdwatch Weekend. The aim is to… Read More

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  • To euthanase a pet is an act of love

    Posted on January 15th, 2019

    As a pet owner myself I can honestly say my animals are part of my family. I have owned many pets over the years and I have had my share of ups and downs. Pet ownership is not just about having nice walks with a fluffy dog or cuddles on the sofa with a snuggly… Read More

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  • Winter Health Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe

    Posted on January 8th, 2019

    So far this year, winter doesn’t seem to have property arrived – or is that just me? Either way it still important to protect your furry friends from the cold. The following tips have proved effective for me in protecting my own dog from the wet, cold and snow. 8 Winter Tips for Dogs: Wrap… Read More

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  • New Year’s Resolutions for bereaved pet owners

    Posted on January 4th, 2019

    The festive period can be a difficult time for bereaved pet owners. What many people do not realise is that pet loss can be just as debilitating as losing a human member of the family; the feelings of loss can be overwhelming. Now the New Year has started there is still that pet shaped void… Read More

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  • You have had your pet cremated – what should you do with the ashes?

    Posted on December 20th, 2018

    As pet cremation has become more popular with pet owners in the UK, more pet owners need to decide what to do with their pet’s ashes. In fact, choosing the final resting place for your pet’s ashes can help you and your family members with the grieving process. Many choose to keep the ashes at… Read More

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  • Pamper Your Pet

    Posted on December 13th, 2018

    At this time of year, who doesn’t want to pamper their pet? Our friends at Sainsbury’s bank have published some ideas on health homemade treats and some gift ideas. So if you want to spoil your four legged friends try the Pupcake or Cat Cake recipes. However, if your four legged friend is watching their… Read More

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  • Give Your Pet a Birthday They’ll Never Forget

    Posted on November 29th, 2018

    When that big day rolls around each year, make sure your pet knows what a treasured family member they are. Plan a pet birthday party and make it a big deal that they’re one year older. Whether their favorite activity is riding in the car or swimming in the ocean, here’s a list of ideas… Read More

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  • How to Calm a Nervous Cat

    Posted on November 27th, 2018

    If your cat is less like the king of the jungle and more like the cowardly lion, then there are a few ways to help them get their confidence back. It’s not unusual for a cat to experience some nervousness from time to time, but if it’s causing them to miss out on life, then… Read More

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  • The Top 15 Cat Food Ingredients to Stay Away From

    Posted on November 20th, 2018

    Guest post: Emily Parker, Saying goodbye to your pet is one of the hardest things pet parents have to go through. In some cases, you know it’s for the best, since your best friend has been suffering. But that doesn’t make it any easier. Thankfully there are wonderful, caring services like CPC to help you… Read More

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  • Introducing dogs and children

    Posted on October 29th, 2018

    For many people a home is not a home without a pet. Often people choose to introduce a pet to the family when they have young children. In fact, I did exactly this when I thought my son was old enough to have a dog. Consequently, I did a lot of research before bringing a… Read More

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  • Exercise is a vital element of looking after an older dog

    Posted on October 16th, 2018

    Exercising an older dog is a vital element of their routine. However, knowing how much exercise they need can be difficult to judge. The benefits of exercise are many and varied: Maintains muscle and ligament strength and flexibility Ensures joint mobility Improves blood circulation Reduces pain and inflammation Boosts your dog’s mood Improves quality of… Read More

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  • The Final Gift of Love

    Posted on October 9th, 2018

    Her hair is golden with a reddish cast, a strawberry blonde. Mine is faded blonde, with invasive gray at the temples that requires coloring. Well it doesn’t require anything, but I choose not to be gray. I choose not to be old as well, but of course it is happening anyway. And it is happening… Read More

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  • How to Choose A Car That Is Right for Your Pet

    Posted on October 2nd, 2018

    If you have a four-legged friend in your life, chances are they factor into every major decision you make from housing and furniture purchases to healthcare and travel. More than one third of American households have a cat or dog and 40% of UK household have a pet as a member of their family and… Read More

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  • Don’t overlook deaf dogs this deaf dog awareness week

    Posted on September 25th, 2018

    This week is deaf dog awareness week. Which I thought would be a great subject for an article; especially following on from the adopting an older dog article published last week. The main difference in looking after a deaf dog and hearing dog is how you communicate. Moreover, once you get the hang of communicating,… Read More

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  • Why you should consider adopting an older dog

    Posted on September 19th, 2018

    We have blogged on the benefits of adopting an older pet before. However, as this is such an important subject I thought we should look at the benefits of adopting an older dog. In my research, I came across an upsetting statistic. It takes up to 3 times longer to adopt an older dog than… Read More

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  • The importance of professional pet photography

    Posted on September 11th, 2018

    Pet photography. Worth it or just a fad for over pampered pooches? At Finlay Pet Photography, we think it’s 100% worth getting professional portraits of your pets taken. Let us explain why. Pets as part of the family According to the PDSA, it’s estimated that 49% of UK adults have some kind of pet living… Read More

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  • How can you help your dog overcome the back to school blues?

    Posted on September 6th, 2018

    Most of our kids are now back at school. Some parents will breathe a sigh of relief that their childcare challenges are at a more reasonable level; whilst others will miss having their children close at hand. What may not occur to many is how our pets react. Pets thrive on routine and enjoy having… Read More

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  • Lend me a pup

    Posted on August 28th, 2018

    I will lend to you for awhile a puppy, God said, For you to love him while he lives and to mourn for him when he is gone. Maybe for twelve or fourteen years, or maybe for two or three. But will you, till I call him back take care of him for me? He’ll… Read More

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  • A bridge called love

    Posted on August 21st, 2018

    A Bridge Called Love It takes us back to brighter years, to happier sunlit days, and to precious moments that will be with us always. And these fond recollections are treasured in the heart to bring us always close to those from whom we had to part. There is a bridge of memories from earth… Read More

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  • Have you wondered what your cat is saying?

    Posted on August 14th, 2018

    Last week we celebrated international cat day which aims to raise awareness of the needs and feelings of our furry friends. As such we thought it was the perfect time to brush up on our cat knowledge and help those who are finding it hard to understand what their pet is trying to communicate. A… Read More

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  • Six Pointers That You Have Found the Perfect Dog Clippers

    Posted on August 7th, 2018

    You are excited that you bought the first pair of dog clippers and are ready to start the grooming process. Then a question comes into your mind: How do I know that I have found the best dog clippers for the job? Fear, anxiety, and doubt starts to creep in. The following pointers will help… Read More

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  • Why are the feelings of pet loss so strong?

    Posted on July 31st, 2018

    We see it everyday – pet owners being surprised at the strength of emotion that they are experiencing because they have suffered pet loss. We can’t tell who is going to be affected most – it can as easily be a big no-nonsense man as it can be anyone else. So what is driving this… Read More

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  • Why Do Dogs Chew Their Paws?

    Posted on July 24th, 2018

    Dogs usually communicate their discomfort through different behavioral changes. Chewing on their feet is one of these behavioral changes that are used to show discomfort. However, chewing or licking paws is one of the behaviors that get unnoticeable. But if you find your dog excessively chewing or licks his feet you must take this as… Read More

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  • Common Pet Diseases

    Posted on July 20th, 2018

    and how to prevent them The following are some common pet ailments that can cause our pets distress and in some cases even prove fatal. But with a little preparation or knowledge it is possible to avoided or at the very least reduce their impact on your cat or dog. Please share the infographic below… Read More

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  • Dangers of leaving your dog in a hot car

    Posted on July 9th, 2018

    * a guest post from Global Tint * One of the most common animal abuse reports filed against pet owners has been about keeping their pets locked up in their vehicles underneath the scorching sun. This poses a major threat for their pet’s safety and health as they’re essentially trapped in an oven-like environment. Intense… Read More

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  • 5 Ways to Reward your dog without treats

    Posted on June 26th, 2018

    There are so many ways to help a dog learn or reinforce good behaviour. You can reward your dog without relying on treatsyour dog likes can be used as a ‘reward’ and it doesn’t have to pull at the purse strings or put pressure on your dog’s waistline. Dogs aren’t just motivated by things to… Read More

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  • 6 Ways to keep your dog busy indoors

    Posted on June 19th, 2018

    There are a number of reasons why you may need to keep a dog entertained indoors. It may be that your routine needs to change and your dog will be home alone for longer periods of time. Or it could be that poor weather rules out that long walk you had planned. Not only will… Read More

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  • 10 Simple Ways to Keep Your Dog’s Coat Shiny and Healthy

    Posted on June 12th, 2018

    An important part of being a dog owner is keeping your pup healthy and happy. This means providing him/her with enough exercise, feeding pup quality food, playing and cuddling him/her, and taking care of your dog’s fur. After all, a dog’s health can easily be seen just by looking at its coat – it should… Read More

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  • What do you do with your pet’s belongings after they pass away?

    Posted on June 5th, 2018

    When coming to terms after pet loss, there’s one question many pet owners will ask themselves; What do you do with their pet’s belongings? There’s no right or wrong way to handle the grieving process. Some people will choose to keep their pet’s favourite toys as keepsakes; others may find comfort in donating everything and… Read More

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  • 7 Surprising dog allergies

    Posted on May 30th, 2018

    Feathers We don’t mean necessarily on a bird! Dogs can be allergic to feathers in down comforters as well as pillows; so if your dog has allergy symptoms, don’t forget to check what’s surrounding them or what they’re sleeping on. Airborne Pollens Hay fever can affect dogs too! Pollen from trees, flowers and grass can… Read More

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  • How to prepare your dog for airplane travel

    Posted on May 23rd, 2018

    International travel with pets has come a long way. However, to benefit from this you will need to carefully plan your journey. In this article we will share some tips on what preparation you need to do when travelling with your dog. Travelling with your dog: Check if your dog is allowed to fly *Not… Read More

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  • The 5 Biggest Challenges All New Puppy Owners Face

    Posted on May 23rd, 2018

    *A guest post by Sienna Penfold You’ve dreamed about this moment for your entire life, and now that you’re finally ready to embrace the bliss and joy of puppyhood becoming a part of your existence, you’re overwhelmed with various concerns. Fret not, because you’re not alone! Puppy parenting truly does come with a whole range… Read More

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  • Moving on from pet loss

    Posted on May 18th, 2018

    The thought of moving on after the loss of a pet can seem impossible. Pet owners share an intense love and bond with their furbabies, so after the loss of a pet, it’s natural to feel devastated by feelings of grief and sadness. What you should never feel is guilty or ashamed about grieving for an… Read More

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  • If I Should Go Tomorrow

    Posted on May 17th, 2018

    If I should go tomorrow
    It would never be goodbye,

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  • He wanted to say goodbye

    Posted on May 11th, 2018

    Source You may have caught our post ‘Do Pet’s grieve’ on ImpurrfectLife’s website. So we thought we would share an example we came across. A story that is a true testament to the bond that animals can have with each other in a multi pet home. Spot the pig was 8 months old when… Read More

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  • What do you do if your pet is stung by a bee or wasp?

    Posted on May 11th, 2018

    We can train our cats and dogs to do most things but it’s almost impossible to get them to keep away from a bee or wasp. Soon the bees’ and wasps’ season will be in full swing. And we all know how much our furry pals love to get themselves into trouble. In most cases… Read More

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  • LoveUrns now available from CPC

    Posted on May 8th, 2018

    Our aim is to provide choice when it comes to your pet’s final resting place. With this aim in mind we are expanding our pet urn range to include a selection of LoveUrns products. Below is a sample of the Heart Pet Urns. They are available in a range of colours and sizes. Each Heart… Read More

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  • Can a pet be exhumed and cremated?

    Posted on May 4th, 2018

    The bond between a person and their pet is unbreakable and can last a lifetime. So when a pet passes away, some believe that in order to keep that bond alive they must have their departed pet burial area nearby. However, there are other options available. Many people still choose to bury their pet in… Read More

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  • How to help your dog recover from trauma

    Posted on May 3rd, 2018

    *A guest post by HerePup – Aren’t dogs one of the cutest creations on the planet? Who would imagine that such selfless and loving creatures can be abused? As shocking as it is, animal abuse is one of the ugly truths of society. According to the statistics gathered by pet, dogs are the… Read More

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  • Why do cats pull at their claws?

    Posted on May 1st, 2018

    If you notice that your cat is claw pulling, there may not be too much concern. There are normally three reasons that can cause this behaviour in cats: Normal grooming Medical Behavioural Normal grooming: Normal grooming is anything like, licking, chewing and biting. So when it comes to your cat’s claws understanding how claws are… Read More

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  • What happens after your dog has been euthanased at home?

    Posted on April 20th, 2018

    The word ‘euthanasia’, is a scary one. But it’s a word most pet owners will hear during their pet’s lifetime. And when we do and the time comes for us to let our pets go; all we want is that their last moments to be as comfortable as possible. This is where pet home euthanasia… Read More

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  • When god saw you getting tired

    Posted on April 20th, 2018

    When God saw you getting tired
    And a cure was not to be

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  • How much does it cost to own a dog?

    Posted on April 12th, 2018

    It’s an exciting time! You are opening your home to a new family member. You may have already fallen in love with a bundle of fluff – but have you considered what owning a dog costs? Did you know that the lifetime cost of owning a dog can be as much as £33,000? The cost… Read More

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  • Let Me Go

    Posted on March 29th, 2018

    We’ve known lots of pleasure,
    At times endured pain,

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  • Protect your pet from fleas and ticks

    Posted on March 27th, 2018

    Fleas and ticks can happen any time of year, but they thrive in the warmer months. That may seem like a long way off with the weather being very un-March like. But the sun will come and it’s certain to bring fleas and ticks. So let’s shake off the winter blues and get our pets… Read More

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  • Why dogs can’t eat chocolate

    Posted on March 27th, 2018

    We’re so use to sharing human foods and snacks with our dogs. But there is one snack in particular that you should hold back on sharing and that’s chocolate! I know what you’re thinking… surely just a little piece now and then won’t hurt? But the scary truth is for your doggo, it could. Chocolate… Read More

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  • Beautiful ways to create a lasting memory with your pet’s ashes

    Posted on March 20th, 2018

    We understand that pet loss can sometimes feel surreal. One day, your once best friend and close confidant is there and then they’re not. At such a distressing time, it’s difficult to make clear decisions or fully wrap your head around what options are available for pet ashes. There are so many ways you can… Read More

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  • Silent Tear

    Posted on March 16th, 2018

    Each night we shed a silent tear,
    As we speak to you in prayer.

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  • House Rabbit Tips

    Posted on March 14th, 2018

    Rabbits are incredibly mischievous and love to hide out in small places that you didn’t even know was possible for them to get into or under. So it helps to prepare your home before you bring this tiny bundle of fun into your home with these rabbit proofing tips , so they don’t get themselves… Read More

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  • I felt an angel

    Posted on March 8th, 2018

    I felt an angel near today, though one I could not see
    I felt an angel oh so close, sent to comfort me

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  • A child’s first pet can create a lasting memory for the whole family

    Posted on March 1st, 2018

    Parents have a lot to think about when deciding on which animal is the most suitable to be a child’s first pet. It’s difficult to know where to start. First you’ve got to go through the logistics; like have you got the space, time or finances to bring a pet home? *IMPORTANT* Having a pet… Read More

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  • The importance of dog obedience can’t be overstated when planning a family

    Posted on February 23rd, 2018

    Whether you’ve already got a dog and now expecting a baby, or you’ve just had a baby and thinking of adding a dog to the mix. Things in your household will definitely get more chaotic. It’s incredibly important for dog obedience to minimise stress for yourself and the dog and help things run smoothly. Make… Read More

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  • Why small pet cremations are becoming more popular

    Posted on February 21st, 2018

    Small Pet Cremations Most people are unaware that they can cremate pets as small as gold fish, hamsters and guinea pigs. The fact is more people than ever are getting their pets cremated regardless of the size. There are a number of reasons for this. More people are aware that pet cremation is an option…. Read More

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  • How Long Does It Take To Get Your Pet’s Ashes Back?

    Posted on February 13th, 2018

    “How long will it be before my pet’s ashes is back with me?” is one of the first questions we get asked by bereaved pet owners who use our service, and rightly so. Who wouldn’t want to know when will they have their beloved pet back with them? We’re going to outline how the procedure… Read More

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  • 10 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your Pet

    Posted on February 13th, 2018

    *A guest post by Kamira Gayle, Author & Creator of –A blog about finding healing after pet loss through inspiration and art! Ah Valentine’s day! A day when you can tell love is in the air, see people holding hands and the town painted in red hearts. February 14th happens to be a day… Read More

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  • He Is Gone

    Posted on February 9th, 2018

    You can shed tears that he is gone
    Or you can smile because he has lived

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  • 5 Homemade treats for your pet rabbit

    Posted on January 30th, 2018

    We all know how amazing pet rabbits are, you may have seen our previous post celebrating just that! Mix things up with a selection of these treats for your pet rabbit and add a little extra bounce in their step. Treats for your pet rabbit Katie’s Smack Snack for Rabbits There is a little more… Read More

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  • Congratulations Chip!

    Posted on January 25th, 2018

    You may have seen our previous post called ‘They’ll Never Be Forgotten’, which was all about service animals and the great work they do! In the post we also spoke about the PDSA Dickin Medal an award that’s given to service animals for their service in the armed forces. On 15th January 2018 the Dickin Medal… Read More

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  • What to expect when having your pet put to sleep

    Posted on January 23rd, 2018

    Deciding to euthanase your pet is a decision no pet owner will ever make lightly. Whether you’re making the decision to put your pet down because of injury or health reasons, your emotions are bound to take over. We believe that understanding the euthanasia process can help owners come to terms with this incredibly difficult… Read More

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  • Feel no guilt in laughter

    Posted on January 10th, 2018

    Feel no guilt in laughter, he’d know how much you care.
    Feel no sorrow in a smile that he is not here to share.

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  • Happy New Year!

    Posted on January 2nd, 2018

    Happy New Year from every one at CPC! We hope you all had a PET-TASTIC holiday.

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  • My Best Friend Tribute

    Posted on December 26th, 2017

    My Best Friend Tribute Sunlight streams through the window pane unto a spot on the floor…. then I remember, it’s where you used to lie, but now you are no more. Our feet walk down a hall of carpet, and muted echoes sound…. then I remember, It’s where your paws would joyously abound. A voice is… Read More

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  • CPC’s Christmas Rules!

    Posted on December 21st, 2017

    Ensure your pets have a fun safe Christmas, with these 7 top tips: Choose Christmas decorations labelled NON TOXIC Create a safe space for your pet – perhaps a spare bedroom or utility room – where they can escape the commotion. Put food, water, toys and a bed in there Don’t give chocolate or leave… Read More

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  • 5 Ways to spoil your cat this Christmas

    Posted on December 19th, 2017

    By Natalie McKee author of Christmas is a time for friends, family and tradition. Your pets are just as much a part of the family (sometimes more!) as the people seated at the dining room table, so why not find ways to include your cat in the festivities and spoil your cat this Christmas… Read More

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  • Afterglow

    Posted on December 15th, 2017

    Afterglow I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun; Of happy memories that I leave when life is done. Unknown

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  • Why pets are NOT for Christmas

    Posted on December 14th, 2017

    In the run up to Christmas, we’re sure everyone’s mind set is very much focused on what to get your loved ones; and for many people, getting a puppy or kitten is at the top of their Christmas lists. We wanted to stress the importance that pets are for life and not just for Christmas!… Read More

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  • Warning signs and remedies for cat stress and anxiety

    Posted on December 12th, 2017

    Guest Post by Kamira Gayle, Author & Creator of –A blog about finding joy, life inspiration and comfort after pet loss. Cats are some cool characters. Not only are they adorable and give unconditional love to us, they mosey around the house nonchalant without a care in the world; well that is until they… Read More

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  • How to prepare your dog for the Winter

    Posted on November 28th, 2017

    Now that the cold weather is really kicking in; we here at CPC thought it would be the perfect time to share a few top tips to keep your dog warm this winter. Dogs don’t have the benefit of pulling something cosey out of the wardrobe for themselves, so it’s important to adjust your fur… Read More

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  • To Those Whom I Love & Those Who Love Me

    Posted on November 23rd, 2017

    When I am gone, release me, let me go.
    I have so many things to see and do,
    You mustn’t tie yourself to me with too many tears,

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  • The fall in pet ownership in UK households

    Posted on November 22nd, 2017

    For most of us, a life without pets is unimaginable but unfortunately for some this is a decision they have to make. A recent study by Mintel showed that British pet ownership is on a decline. Since 2012 pet ownership has fallen by 7 percent, that is just over half (56%) of UK households that… Read More

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  • We’re back from the London Vet Show!

    Posted on November 21st, 2017

    Last week we attended the London Vet Show and what another great year! It was great to see and speak with clients old and new. This year we brought back the pick and mix stand and it certainly went down a treat, with both exhibitors and attendees. Strange how so many claimed they were taking a… Read More

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  • Don’t Cry For Me

    Posted on November 16th, 2017

    Don’t cry for me now I have died, for I’m still here I’m by your side,
    My body’s gone but my soul’s is here, please don’t shed another tear,

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  • The Scoop On The Poop! – Do you think dogs should be allowed in recreational areas?

    Posted on November 15th, 2017

    It’s safe to say that the question, whether or not we should allow dogs in parks, brings a lot of discussion. In recent years, local councils have created Dog Control Orders (DCOs) stating that dogs must either be kept on a lead or are no longer allowed on that particular site. The question is whether… Read More

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  • The London Vet Show 2017

    Posted on November 9th, 2017

    It’s that time again; the London Vet Show 2017 is on the horizon and we can’t wait! The two day conference for veterinary professionals is in its ninth year and we’re excited to see everyone again. What happens at the London Vet Show? The London Vet Show is the leading event for veterinary professionals in… Read More

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  • They’ll Never Be Forgotten

    Posted on November 7th, 2017

    Sunday 12th November 2017 is Remembrance Day, and we’d really like to pay tribute to those service animals that have served, and continue to serve, with the forces both in combat and at home with returning veterans. You may have seen our previous posts on service dogs and the human animal bond here we talked about… Read More

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  • So Go and Run Free

    Posted on November 2nd, 2017

    So go and run free with the angels
    Dance around the golden clouds
    For the lord has chosen you to be with him

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  • We may be excited for Bonfire Night, But Our Pets May Not Be…

    Posted on October 31st, 2017

    With Bonfire night this weekend, there is sure to be a lot celebrations. But while we love the spectacle that fireworks bring, our pets find the loud noises and bright lights incredibly stressful. So for many anxious pets, it’s guaranteed to be a long night. There are lots of simple things you can do to help… Read More

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  • Don’t Forget…

    Posted on October 26th, 2017

    With October drawing to a close (where has the year gone), let’s not forget that the clocks go back this Sunday 29th October 2017 at 2am, giving us an extra hour in bed…HORRAY!! Thanks to technology, there is little to do on our part as your phones will most likely automatically change but remember to… Read More

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  • Make the most out of Halloween with your pet

    Posted on October 24th, 2017

    Are we really nearing the END of October already? This can only mean that Halloween is just round the corner. We know that Halloween is a love hate time for people. Hopefully you will only experience “trick or treaters” as adorable kids in costume. Personally, I love Halloween. Even though my ‘trick or treat’ days… Read More

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  • Look For Me In Rainbows

    Posted on October 19th, 2017

    Time for me to go now, I won’t say goodbye;
    Look for me in rainbows, way up in the sky.

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  • 12 Ideas For Memorialising Your Pet

    Posted on October 17th, 2017

    *A guest post by John Devlin, Author of Losing a beloved pet can be devastating and many owners feel grief similar to losing a family member. However, there will come a point when you will want to celebrate your four-legged friend’s life and remember the happy times you spent together. Here is a list of… Read More

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  • Great Kong Stuffing Ideas

    Posted on October 13th, 2017

    Dog puzzles or a stuffed dog toy are great for keeping your furry friend busy indoors. These types of toys offer dogs the mental stimulation they need especially when you aren’t around; so I think you’ll agree that they can be a godsend. In this post we’re focusing on Kongs, which you can stuff with… Read More

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  • National Pet Obesity Awareness Day – 11th October 2017

    Posted on October 10th, 2017

    With national pet obesity awareness day tomorrow (11th October), we here at CPC thought we’d help spread the word. We know pet obesity can be a touchy subject but unfortunately it has become incredibly common in the recent years. Vets and nurses have reported seeing a rise of 81% in obese pets that they see…. Read More

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  • 5 Tips to comfort a grieving pet parent & 10 things to avoid

    Posted on October 3rd, 2017

    by Kamira Gayle, author of– A blog about finding, joy, inspiration and comfort after pet loss. As a pet parent that is grieving the loss of her fur baby, I have experienced both the good, bad and the ugly side of grief. Experiencing pet loss is one of the hardest things you may experience… Read More

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  • What is there to Look Forward to this autumn?

    Posted on September 26th, 2017

    As we wave goodbye to summer… well, the few days that we had; we welcome in the cooler temperatures and earlier nights of autumn. There are so many things to love about autumn, the beautiful setting of the falling leaves, warm woolly clothing and best of all cosy nights in snuggling with your pet! Here… Read More

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  • 8 Ways to Help Dogs with Separation Anxiety

    Posted on September 19th, 2017

    What is Separation Anxiety in Dogs? Separation anxiety is a common issue with many dogs and one that owners struggle how to resolve. First, let’s find out what causes this behaviour and look at some tips to help dogs which suffer from this serious issue. There are various levels of separation anxiety. Many people presume… Read More

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  • How do you know when it’s time to say goodbye?

    Posted on September 12th, 2017

    As you can imagine our cremation advisors deal with customers who have experienced pet loss in many ways. Some stories are of unexpected pet loss with short quick illnesses and some where both the owner and pet have been through a roller coaster of good news and bad news. Euthanasia is a term that’s often… Read More

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  • How to avoid buying from a Kitten or Puppy Farm

    Posted on September 6th, 2017

    Whether you’re looking for your first pet or you’re looking for an addition to the family; we all know it’s an exciting and overwhelming process. But what do you really know about where the puppies or kittens are from? There are so many different ways to find a pet, but unfortunately not everyone can be… Read More

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  • The Human Animal Bond

    Posted on August 29th, 2017

    The bond that develops between people and animals can be as strong as the bond between other family members. There are a number of reasons why this is the case; for example the average age for having children has increased. Statistics show that over the last 4 decades the average age of a first time… Read More

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  • How To Become A Pet Foster Parent

    Posted on August 23rd, 2017

    Have you ever thought about fostering a cat or dog? There is nothing more rewarding than opening your heart and home to a cat or dog in need of help. This week we’re giving you all the information you’ll need to know about fostering a cat or dog and how to get involved. So let’s… Read More

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  • Why I love my dad’s pet crematorium

    Posted on August 15th, 2017

    A personal account from Jon Hale, son of the founder and owner of the Cambridge Pet Crematorium. My name is Jon Hale, I’ve spent my life answering the childhood question of “what does your dad do?” with hesitation. My father owns a crematorium for pets. Which, may I say, I love; this is why. Like… Read More

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  • Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in the UK

    Posted on August 3rd, 2017

    Do you want to give a dog a home? How do you know how your dog will behave? How do you know how big your dog will get? Or how much exercise a dog will need? The good news is that a dog’s breed will provide some guidance on the above questions. The bad news;… Read More

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  • 8 Tips to Deal with Depression after Pet Loss

    Posted on August 1st, 2017

    *A guest post by Kamira Gayle, Author of blog about finding joy, inspiration and comfort after pet loss. Experiencing depression post pet loss? You are not alone. I’ve been there and chances are you or someone you know has also experienced pet loss. It’s one of the worst feelings you can have. It feels… Read More

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  • Which Household Toxins Could Make Your Pet Ill?

    Posted on July 27th, 2017

    When thinking of getting a pet, one thing you know that will change for sure it that you might be cleaning the house a bit more than you use to. From shedding hair to little and not so little messes, cleaning will now play a larger part in your home life. So here is where… Read More

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  • Should you let sleeping dogs lie?

    Posted on July 25th, 2017

    Our pet’s can hide so many things from us. When its food or a toy, it’s easy to see the funny side but when it comes to your dog’s health and it slipped past us; we’re the first to blame ourselves. Of course regular checkups at your vet are extremely important but we’d also like… Read More

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  • Service dogs and their impact on human society

    Posted on July 19th, 2017

      Service dogs are specially trained dogs whose purpose is to help perform tasks that are too difficult or too dangerous for their human handler. Specially trained from birth service dogs provide support for a large range of people, from those with mobility issues such as the blind and physically disabled to the police and… Read More

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  • Don’t Cry For Me When I’m Gone

    Posted on July 19th, 2017

    Don’t Cry For Me When I’m Gone So, though I give you all my heart, the time will come when we must part. But all around you, you will see, creatures that speak to you of me; a tired horse, a hunted thing, a sparrow with a broken wing … Pity – and help (I… Read More

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  • The Paw Prints They Leave Behind

    Posted on July 14th, 2017

    Nostalgia can hit you when you least expect it. When it comes to pet loss it can be such a beautiful thing. After pet loss thinking back on the time you’ve had with your cat or dog can be ‘bittersweet’! For some the pain of pet loss can never entirely disappear, but you can find… Read More

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  • The Moment That You Died

    Posted on July 12th, 2017

    The Moment That You Died The moment that you died my heart was torn in two one side filled with heartache the other died with you. I often lie awake at night when the world is fast asleep, and take a walk down memory lane with tears upon my cheeks. Remembering you is easy I… Read More

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  • Remember Our Love

    Posted on July 5th, 2017

    Remember Our Love I was chosen today I’m learning to fly the world took me away but please don’t cry. And I chose you today to try and be strong so please don’t you cry and don’t say that I’m gone. When you’re feeling alone just remember our love I’m up near the stars looking… Read More

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  • 6 Signs your dog is about to bite!

    Posted on July 5th, 2017

    Many owners don’t think that there dog will bite, but contrary to this belief any dog can bite. It’s not specific to a particular breed. A dog bite can occur when they feel threatened, in a stressful situation or when defending themselves, other pack members or territory. More often than not most owners will be… Read More

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  • Just this side of heaven

    Posted on June 28th, 2017

    Just this side of heaven When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes, to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and… Read More

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  • Are You Looking to Bring a Furry Four Legged Fido into Your Home? Here’s What You Should Consider!

    Posted on June 27th, 2017

    We love to cuddle and play with them, their soft fur and their smushy faces; but have you really thought about what it takes to provide the best care for an animal? Animals help us lead happier and healthier lives but in return they deserve and warrant a lot of time and attention for them to… Read More

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  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on June 21st, 2017

    Do not stand at my grave and weep Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there; I do not sleep I am a thousand winds that blow I am the diamond glints on the snow I am the sun on ripened grain I am the gentle autumn rain When you awaken… Read More

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  • If it should be

    Posted on June 14th, 2017

    If it should be If it should be that I grow frail and weak And pain does keep me from my sleep. Then will you do what must done For this – the last battle – can’t be won. You will be sad I understand But don’t let grief then stay your hand For on… Read More

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  • I have a terminally ill pet, now what? 5 Factors to Consider before deciding if Euthanasia is an option

    Posted on June 14th, 2017

    *A guest post by Kamira Gayle, author of As a pet owner and a pet parent there may come a time when you are going to be faced with a monumental decision – you have a terminally ill pet and need to consider euthanasia. I wrote about my own personal experience making this decision… Read More

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  • What do you want to happen if your pet passes whilst in the care of another?

    Posted on May 31st, 2017

    So you’re off on holiday. You’ve got your neighbour to keep an eye on the house, to pop-in to water the plants, collect the post and your cat or dog is in a kennel or cattery. If you can’t take your pet with you, there’s just one question that comes to mind that pet owners… Read More

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  • 5 Things Your Pet Bird Needs

    Posted on May 24th, 2017

    Birds are unique and some pet birds need a special kind of understanding, in fact they demand it. So if you’re thinking of getting a bird, speak to an avian expert first. So often now people take on the ownership of a bird without fully understanding their needs and intelligence. Birds in captivity need, and… Read More

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  • Going On Holiday?…. What Are You Going To Do With Your Pet?

    Posted on May 17th, 2017

    So you’re going on holiday! Destination selected, time off work booked and already planning on what to take. There is just one thing…. Who’s going to look after your pet?? You may be lucky enough to have a family member or friend who can pop in to feed and fuss your cat; but what if… Read More

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  • What a weekend we had at the National Pet Show!

    Posted on May 10th, 2017

    We had such a brilliant time at the National Pet Show held at the ExCel Centre in London last weekend. We saw businesses and people from all over the UK and from further afield, all brought together because of their shared love of animals. In attendance we saw cats, dogs, birds, ponies, snakes, insects… in-fact… Read More

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  • Ducks in the CPC Gardens of Remembrance

    Posted on May 5th, 2017

    Today we were really excited to see that our regular mother duck has returned and she has not let us down. Here she is in the Garden of Remembrance at Cambridge Pet Crematorium with this year’s brood of ducklings and not an ugly one in sight. It was quite hard to capture a good shot,… Read More

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  • Don’t Miss Out On This Years National Pet Show At The Excel London 2017

    Posted on May 2nd, 2017

    As time draws closer to this year’s National Pet Show. It’s getting harder for us to contain our excitement! This year the show is bursting at the seams with things to see and do. If you missed our previous post on what they’ve got lined up then there is still time. There is an entire… Read More

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  • Make Your Home Safe for Your Kitten to Explore

    Posted on April 27th, 2017

    You may have read our post Kitten Checklist in which case you now need to kitten or cat proof your home for your new furry friend because just like small children…. they will get into everything. A few small changes can provide an environment safe for your cat and save your furniture. Not all plants… Read More

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  • Owners Attending Their Pet’s Cremation Now Have a Quiet Place to Reminisce

    Posted on April 25th, 2017

    We had such a great day at the official opening of our Livingston Garden of Remembrance on Friday 21st April. The gardens are an excellent addition to our Scottish pet cremation service and we hope will prove popular with people attending their pet’s cremation. Thank you to all of you that took time to attend…. Read More

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  • 3 Baked Doggy Treats That Fido Can’t Resist

    Posted on April 20th, 2017

    A guest post by Joe Hughes – Village Bakery Making your own dog treats can be a rewarding experience, especially for kids. But there are also many benefits to baking your own treats. When you make your own treats, you’re in full control of the ingredients. That means you can make healthy treats using wholesome… Read More

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  • Join us for the official opening of the Gardens of Remembrance

    Posted on April 18th, 2017

    The BIG day is approaching; the Garden of Remembrance official opening at our pet crematorium in Livingston is this Friday 21st April. The garden will provide a place for bereaved owners to reminisce and is an important addition to the services offered to our clients in Scotland. We are so excited to see you all… Read More

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  • 9 Ways Pets Improve our Physical & Emotional Health

    Posted on April 13th, 2017

    *A guest post by Kamira Gayle, Author of– A blog about finding normalcy after pet loss. Being a pet owner has so many advantages that outweigh any negatives. It’s more than just the shared bond and love that we receive from our furry family members. We also gain many emotional and physical benefits. As… Read More

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  • National Pet Show 2017 at the Excel London

    Posted on April 12th, 2017

    We are really excited to be at the National Pet Show 2017 at the Excel Centre in London. We have booked our tickets and designed a brand new stand to showcase our pet cremation services. This year we’re in the dog zone but it’s directly opposite the cat zone so we’re sure to get our… Read More

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  • Our 10 favourite YouTube Pet Videos

    Posted on March 21st, 2017

    We LOVE them! Most of all we love filming them and thanks to technology we can now remember these pet videos, over and over again and even better share them with the world! There so many clips floating around it’s hard to know which to watch, so we’ve searched high and low for funniest, most… Read More

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  • You should be aware of these toxic plants if you are a gardener and own pets

    Posted on March 14th, 2017

    As spring has sprung and the weather changes (hopefully), we’ll all be looking to get out into our gardens more. With that in mind we need to be wary of some of the toxic garden plants out there. Now if you’re like me, over the winter months gardening may not have been very high on… Read More

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  • 12 Tips to help Conquer Depression

    Posted on March 7th, 2017

    Guest Post by Kamira Gayle, Author & Creator of – A blog about finding joy, life inspiration and comfort after pet loss. Depression. Whether you are experiencing the loss of a pet, going through a life transition or just saddened by the events going on in this crazy world, it’s important to know that… Read More

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  • Dealing with a Roller Coaster of Emotions after Pet Loss

    Posted on February 13th, 2017

    Guest Post by Kamira Gayle, Author & Creator of – A blog about finding joy, life inspiration and comfort after pet loss. Dealing with a roller coaster of emotions after pet loss is normal. Actually it is to be expected. The loss of a pet can feel even more devastating than the loss of… Read More

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  • 10 Resolutions for You & Your Pet

    Posted on January 12th, 2017

    Guest Post by Kamira Gayle, Author & Creator of –A blog about finding joy, life inspiration and comfort after pet loss. With 2016 coming to a close I like to think of different ways I can improve and make changes to my life and start fresh. If you are into making resolutions, here are… Read More

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  • Festive Felines and Christmas Canines: DIY Christmas Pet Gifts!

    Posted on December 6th, 2016

    It’s nearly Christmas!! We’re getting excited here in the CPC office and have decided to share that excitement with you! DIY Christmas gifts! Christmas is a time of family and gift giving, and pets are every bit a part of our family. So much so that they deserve their own presents! We had a quick… Read More

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  • 7 Tips For A Pet Friendly Winter

    Posted on December 1st, 2016

      My car was frozen over this morning, and I can see my breath when I’m outside. It must mean one thing: winter is finally here!! We’ve tried to bring you a blog each season with some tips to keep you and your pet happy and safe. In the summer we talked about what to… Read More

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  • When Dogs Go Bad: How to correct Negative Behaviour

    Posted on November 30th, 2016

    Lets get one thing straight: Dogs are not born bad. Just as humans are not born bad, there is no such thing as a bad dog. Bad behaviour is not something that is natural to dogs, in fact most breeds will actually want to make their human friends happy. Another revelation that will help us… Read More

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  • The New Puppy Checklist

    Posted on November 24th, 2016

    So you’ve decided to add a puppy to your family? Great decision, but what on earth do you need to make sure you have before that furry bundle of happiness and love comes into your life? That’s what we’re hoping to tell you! The most important thing you will need to have in order to… Read More

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  • Adopting An Older Pet: An Essential Guide

    Posted on November 22nd, 2016

    Why would you want an older pet when you can have a puppy? Don’t they have lots of health issues? Surely if a pet is up for adoption and he or she is older, they must have behavioural issues? So many questions, hopefully we have some answers for you! That moment you make the decision… Read More

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  • Rare Breeds: 5 Dog Breeds You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

    Posted on November 10th, 2016

    “Rare breeds” are classed by the Kennel Club as having diminishing numbers of registered pups, and average less than 500 registered in the past five years. The breeds in this blog have all had less than 100 pups registered in the past year. When we think of dogs we invariably think of the popular breeds… Read More

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  • National Pet Show at Birmingham NEC: Event Review

    Posted on November 9th, 2016

    We have just got back from the National Pet Show in Birmingham and had a wonderful time! A whole weekend full of pets of all shapes and sizes, what’s not to love?! Set-Up Friday We arrived just after 2pm on Friday, having travelled up from our head office at CPC Cambridge, to the NEC in… Read More

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  • Pet Halloween Costumes: Our Top DIY Finds

    Posted on October 27th, 2016

    Halloween costumes for Halloween!! It’s almost Halloween!!! It’s almost Halloween!!! It’s almost Halloween!!! It’s almost Halloween!!! *ahem* Excuse us, it’s a bit exciting here as Halloween is our favourite festival! We get a bit excited at this time of year, and, to extend that excitement to you, we’re giving away a FREE Halloween e-pack to… Read More

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  • Halloween Fun With Your Pets

    Posted on October 25th, 2016

    Ahh it must be Halloween time! The smell of roasted pumpkin, the colours of orange and brown are everywhere, and there are fake spider webs hanging up (covering up real ones!). Halloween is fast approaching! It also happens to be one of our team member’s favourite holiday. So we are a little enthusiastic about it… Read More

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  • How to Talk To Children About Grief

    Posted on October 18th, 2016

      While talking to children about death and grief seems taboo to most people, at CPC we think its important for all ages to have an understanding of what’s going on. We have spent many years working with bereaved families and know that a child’s bond with their pet friends can be just as strong… Read More

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  • 6 Animal Film Actors We Love

    Posted on October 13th, 2016

      As autumn starts to creep in, we’re looking forward to some film nights snuggled up on the sofa with our favourite fur balls! A nice warm jumper, cup of hot chocolate, and a good film with your favourite actor sounds like a perfect evening. Your favourite actor maybe, but what about your pet’s favourite… Read More

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  • Going Green With Your Pet: A CPC Guide

    Posted on October 11th, 2016

    You’re going green! The solar panels are installed, the wind turbine on order, you’re rivalling Tom and Barbara Good with your allotment garden, and you’ve decided to only shower once a week to conserve water (side note: might want to scrap the last one!). Good on you! It seems that there’s a news piece every… Read More

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  • 10 Autumn Pet Tips

    Posted on October 4th, 2016

    Autumn is definitely on it’s way! With the torrential rain and fantastic thunderstorms in the last few weeks, we can really feel a change in the air! The Autumn Equinox has just rolled by on the 21st September and we’re looking forward to welcoming in the Mabon with longer nights and long walks on crispy… Read More

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  • The Dog Bark Decoded: What is My Dog Saying?

    Posted on September 27th, 2016

    Have you ever listened to your dog bark and thought, “I wonder what’s he’s saying?”. Have you ever yelled at him to be quiet and he look at you confused? We have! Being dog (and cat!) people at Petrest, we were thinking about what all of those different barks mean. We know that a baby’s… Read More

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  • 12 Things I Wish I’d Known About Grief

    Posted on September 20th, 2016

    Grief comes in many different forms. Everyone will experience grief at some point in their life, and the loss of a pet is just as much a real part of grief as losing a human loved one. Here at Petrest we’ve spent many years helping owners through their grief and giving support where necessary, and… Read More

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  • Tips for Adopting & Caring for Cats

    Posted on September 13th, 2016

    Cats! Cats everywhere! Looking to adopt a cat? Want to add a feisty feline fur-ball to your family? Then have a read through our great tips to help your cat adoption plan go as smoothly as possible! When you go to a rehoming centre it’s easy to assume that you will choose a cat that… Read More

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  • Top Dogs: The UK’s Top 10 Dog Breeds

    Posted on September 8th, 2016

      We love dogs. There are an estimated 9 million dog owners in the UK. This figure is rising year on year as new generations become dog parents and our canine companions become our surrogate children. In a recent report commissioned by the RSPCA, it was found that The UK Kennel Club recognises 209 dog… Read More

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  • 9 Amazing Facts About Pet Rabbits

    Posted on September 6th, 2016

    At Petrest we get to meet a lot of owners, and not all of them are dog or cat owners. Over the last few years, house rabbits have become a much more popular pet and found in many people’s homes instead of dogs or cats. When we created our 10 DIY Toys blog, we made… Read More

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  • Great Toys for Pet Birds

    Posted on August 30th, 2016

    Here at Petrest, we come into contact with many pets and animals. While Dogs and Cats remain a popular choice, having pet birds is also rather popular! Articles on our blog include Why You Should Get A Reptile, and some great ideas on DIY Pet Toys. And whilst researching those topics we were amazed at the range of toys… Read More

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  • The Great British Bark Off: Dog Treat Bake Off

    Posted on August 25th, 2016

    The Great British Bake Off is finally back! Here at the Petrest we’re eagerly looking forward to trying out all of the recipes and getting thoroughly stuffed on baked goods! We wanted our dogs to be able to join in the fun too, but what about all of those fattening ingredients? Not great for our… Read More

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  • Pets On Holiday: Camping With Your Dog

    Posted on August 16th, 2016

    Summer is finally here!! We’re enjoying the freedom of the summer holidays and looking forward to spending some time in our tent! Camping with the dog is one of our favourite summer activities, so we thought we’d share our camping checklist with you! Hint: you can download our printer friendly PDF version of the checklist… Read More

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  • Why Does My Cat Do That?

    Posted on August 11th, 2016

    Cat behaviour can be puzzling! They make a range of different noises and have many postures of body language that can tell you a lot about how they are feeling. At Petrest we thought we’d try to decipher some of the most common bits of cat body language. We’ve gathered some real life images from… Read More

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  • Treats Vs. Toxins: Foods That Harm & Heal

    Posted on August 9th, 2016

    While researching for this blog, we learnt a lot about human foods that our pets cannot eat. Some of those foods were a shock to us and have certainly made us think about checking more closely what we’re feeding our pets. We also found that some gentle herbal medicines are just as good for your… Read More

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  • First Aid For Pets: A Quick Guide

    Posted on August 2nd, 2016

    Learning a little pet first aid can be a life saver. Literally. Anyone who has done a human first aid course will know that timing is everything. You can save lives with good training and split second decisions. This is no different for our pets. In 2008 a study found that an estimated 230,000 cats are… Read More

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  • 10 DIY Toys Your Pet Will Love

    Posted on July 28th, 2016

    10 DIY Toys Your Pet Will Love Pets love toys. Pets love DIY toys! Anyone who owns a playful dog or cat will know how much they love their toys, and making a toy for your pet that is unique can have so many benefits. Our pets also love the scent of their owners; it… Read More

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  • 10 Essential Tips for Travel with Your Pet

    Posted on July 26th, 2016

    Travel with your dog or cat can be a really rewarding experience. Time spent with our best furry friends is hard to beat! As the summer holidays are rapidly approaching, there are many of us (here at Petrest included!) that are looking forward to some downtime with our pooch or kitty. We’ve gathered 10 tips… Read More

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  • 16 Summer Pet Safety Tips

    Posted on July 12th, 2016

    Here at Petrest, we love spending time with our furry friends whenever we can, so we’ve come up with 16 tips to help Fido and Felix stay safe in the sunshine. Enjoy the great British weather for however long it lasts! Summer is great isn’t it? The long nights spent around the BBQ, days spent… Read More

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  • CPC Opens New Site in Sheffield

    Posted on July 7th, 2016

    The demand for compassionate and dignified pet cremation services continues to rise. More and more owners look for more choice in how to say goodbye when their pet passes away. CPC is now offering its pet cremation service through its new site on the outskirts of Sheffield. Located within the boundaries of the Peak District… Read More

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  • Why You Should Consider Reptiles

    Posted on July 5th, 2016

    Reptiles make fantastic pets. There, we’ve said it. They come in all shapes, sizes, colours and species. Snakes, tortoises, geckos, bearded dragons. Reptiles make fantastic pets, and this post is all about why! When you consider adding a pet to the family, the choice can feel limited to cat or dog. Have we got enough time… Read More

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  • Building an Insect Hotel In Your Garden

    Posted on June 28th, 2016

    Have you ever wondered how to encourage more insects and minibeasts to your garden? They’re great for the soil and can deter harmful predators from destroying your crops & flowers, but where will they live? In an insect hotel! The BBC Wildlife Magazine states that the average UK garden could be home to up to… Read More

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  • Pet Memorials: Keeping the Memory Alive

    Posted on June 21st, 2016

    * This article has been updated to include details of pet memorial options and our online pet tributes. A free service offered by CPC * Saying goodbye to your pet is never an easy thing to do. There are many stages to grief and losing a pet can feel just as harrowing as losing a… Read More

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  • 5 DIY Pet Treats for National Picnic Week

    Posted on June 14th, 2016

    Treat your furry friends to some good old-fashioned home baking this week with 5 DIY Homemade Pet Treats you can make. Celebrate National Picnic Week in style, with your best friend! 11th-19th June marks the celebration of National Picnic Week, and here at CPC we’ve searched the internet for some great DIY Pet treats to take with… Read More

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  • Stand Wasn’t Just about Individual Pet Cremation

    Posted on May 12th, 2016

    Last weekend I was lucky enough to visit the National Pet Show at the ExCel Centre in London to raise awareness of individual pet cremation as a service. It was a great success with just under 25,000 visitors across the two days.   Not only did this provide me with an opportunity to share with… Read More

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  • More than Pet Cremation, It’s a Pet Celebration

    Posted on April 28th, 2016

    The bond between pet and owner is often as strong as the connection between us and our human family members

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