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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

    Cats are puzzling creatures! 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 across… 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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