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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 pup’s appearance. After all, a dog’s health can easily be seen just by looking at its coat – it should always… 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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  • How Soon Is Too Soon?

    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 Dodo.com 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 – www.herepup.com  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 abuse.com, 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 for concern. There are normally three reasons that can cause this behaviour in cats: Normal grooming Medical Behavioural Claw pulling… Normal grooming: Normal grooming is anything like, licking, chewing and biting. So when it comes to your cat’s claws understanding… 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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  • Here come the fleas

    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 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 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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  • Memory Bloom

    Posted on February 15th, 2018

    The Memory Bloom flower memorial pot is a fantastic way for children who have lost a pet to create a beautiful tribute and to have a better understanding the circle of life. Memory Bloom was Inspired by the creators own pet loss as a child and thought that every person little and large; deserves a… 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 Impurrfectlife.com –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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  • How Much Does A Pet Urn Cost?

    Posted on January 18th, 2018

    We understand that at such a difficult time it’s hard to think of anything other than your current grief. After losing a beloved pet choosing an urn is a symbolic way of creating a lasting tribute. Your pet held a special place in your life, so why shouldn’t their final resting place reflect that significance?… 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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  • CPC a Family Business

    Posted on December 21st, 2017

    At this time of year, I like to look back and take stock of what we have achieved. I also like to thank those that have helped CPC to succeed. When I started the business it was with family and, whilst we have grown, the people working at CPC are like family. Each year we… Read More

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  • 5 Ways to spoil your cat this Christmas

    Posted on December 19th, 2017

    By Natalie McKee author of Leapingcats.com 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 Impurrfectlife.com –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 Dogsbarn.com 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 Impurrfectlife.com– 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

    *A guest post by John Devlin, Author of Dogsbarn.com 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…. 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 bereavement advisers 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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  • How much does a cat cremation cost?

    Posted on August 10th, 2017

    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. You may have caught our previous blog on the cost of a dog cremation. Well this blog post is how much is… 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 Impurrfectlife.com-A 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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  • How much does a dog cremation cost?

    Posted on June 22nd, 2017

    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 and for most of us at CPC we have all experienced the highs of sharing… 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 Impurrfectlife.com 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. Thank you to all of you that took time to attend. We were expecting rain but instead  we had a really warm reception from visitors and we were pleasantly surprised when the rain didn’t materialise…. 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. We are so excited to see you all there and with so many already RSVP’d to come, it’s sure to be a wonderful day. If you haven’t registered don’t worry there’s still time… 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 Impurrfectlife.com– 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 show case our Petrest Individual Cremation service. This year we’re in the dog zone but it’s directly opposite the cat zone so we’re sure to… Read More

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  • Here are some of our favourite DIY Easter pet costumes

    Posted on April 5th, 2017

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin If you’re like me then any occasion, is an occasion to dress up. The same goes for my pet. Which is why I have collected some of my favourite DIY Easter pet costumes to share with you. So with Easter round the corner, why not try making your own costumes. Here… Read More

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  • Gardens of Remembrance Official Opening

    Posted on March 29th, 2017

    On the 21st April 2017 the new Gardens of Remembrance at our pet crematorium in Livingston, Scotland will be officially opened by Donna Kennedy. The event will be starting at 12 noon and is expected to run until 2 p.m. on Friday 21st April. We will be serving drinks and light refreshments. Donna is Scotland’s MOST… Read More

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  • Kitten & Cat Checklist

    Posted on March 28th, 2017

      We’ve revisited this Kitten and Cat Checklist because we’ve felt there is more to consider when welcoming a new cat or kitten and thought some more detailed information would help. So you’re thinking of getting a kitten or cat. I know from personal experience just how rewarding opening your home to a kitten or… 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 Impurrfectlife.com – 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… 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 Impurrfectlife.com – 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 Impurrfectlife.com –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 officially 21 days to go until Christmas!! We’re getting excited here in the Petrest 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… 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 by Petrest

    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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  • 5 Tips for Letting Go of Guilt After Pet Loss

    Posted on November 15th, 2016

    Guest Post by Kamira Gayle, Author & Creator of Impurrfectlife.com –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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  • 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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  • Fireworks and Bonfire Night Pet Safety

    Posted on November 1st, 2016

    Fireworks night is almost upon us! As the 5th of November rolls around quickly this week, 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… 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 Petrest 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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  • New Kitten Checklist: Everything You Need To Know

    Posted on September 22nd, 2016

    Kittens! They are so cute with big eyes, sharp claws and inquisitive natures! Is this your first kitten? Then hopefully our checklist will give you a heads up as to what you need! Quite recently we wrote a blog post all about tips for adopting and caring for your cat. In that post we talked… 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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  • Guide To The Petrest Cremation Process

    Posted on August 23rd, 2016

    Talking about cremation process is hard. It’s hard because no-one wants to think about it, and quite rightly so. Facing up to the idea of losing your beloved friend is, sadly, one of the most awful parts of pet ownership. It must be done though. We’d love to say it will be much easier to… 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

    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 makes them feel comforted and safe. In… 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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  • Memorial Ideas: Dos and Don’ts

    Posted on July 19th, 2016

    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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  • 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

    CPC is offering its Petrest Service through its New Crematorium in Sheffield 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 Petrest service through its new site on the… 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… 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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  • SuperDogs, TopCats and Great British Bake Hop at National Pet Show

    Posted on May 4th, 2016

    The National Pet Show has revealed the action-packed line-up of features set to wow the crowds when it opens

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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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  • Win a Pet Friendly Holiday

    Posted on April 22nd, 2016

    Finding a pet friendly holiday is getting easier with companies actively welcoming our furry friends.

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