Showing blog posts from: 2017

  • 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 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

    *A guest post by John Devlin, Author of 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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  • 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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