Showing blog posts from: 2018

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

    Posted on December 20th, 2018

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

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  • Pamper Your Pet

    Posted on December 13th, 2018

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

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  • Give Your Pet a Birthday They’ll Never Forget

    Posted on November 29th, 2018

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

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  • How to Calm a Nervous Cat

    Posted on November 27th, 2018

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

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  • The Top 15 Cat Food Ingredients to Stay Away From

    Posted on November 20th, 2018

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

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  • Introducing dogs and children

    Posted on October 29th, 2018

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

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

    Posted on October 16th, 2018

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

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  • The Final Gift of Love

    Posted on October 9th, 2018

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

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

    Posted on October 2nd, 2018

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

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

    Posted on September 25th, 2018

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

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  • Why you should consider adopting an older dog

    Posted on September 19th, 2018

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

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  • The importance of professional pet photography

    Posted on September 11th, 2018

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

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

    Posted on September 6th, 2018

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

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  • Lend me a pup

    Posted on August 28th, 2018

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

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  • A bridge called love

    Posted on August 21st, 2018

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

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  • Have you wondered what your cat is saying?

    Posted on August 14th, 2018

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

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  • Six Pointers That You Have Found the Perfect Dog Clippers

    Posted on August 7th, 2018

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

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  • Why are the feelings of pet loss so strong?

    Posted on July 31st, 2018

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

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  • Why Do Dogs Chew Their Paws?

    Posted on July 24th, 2018

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

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  • Common Pet Diseases

    Posted on July 20th, 2018

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

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  • Dangers of leaving your dog in a hot car

    Posted on July 9th, 2018

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

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  • 5 Ways to Reward your dog without treats

    Posted on June 26th, 2018

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

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  • 6 Ways to keep your dog busy indoors

    Posted on June 19th, 2018

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

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

    Posted on June 12th, 2018

    An important part of being a dog owner is keeping your pup healthy and happy. This means providing him/her with enough exercise, feeding pup quality food, playing and cuddling him/her, and taking care of 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 You may have caught our post ‘Do Pet’s grieve’ on ImpurrfectLife’s website.  So we thought we would share an example we came across. A story that is a true testament to the bond that animals can have with each other in a multi pet home. Spot the pig was 8 months old when… Read More

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

    Posted on May 11th, 2018

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

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  • LoveUrns now available from CPC

    Posted on May 8th, 2018

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

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  • Can a pet be exhumed and cremated?

    Posted on May 4th, 2018

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

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  • How to help your dog recover from trauma

    Posted on May 3rd, 2018

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

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  • Why do cats pull at their claws?

    Posted on May 1st, 2018

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

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

    Posted on April 20th, 2018

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

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  • When god saw you getting tired

    Posted on April 20th, 2018

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

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  • How much does it cost to own a dog?

    Posted on April 12th, 2018

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

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  • Let Me Go

    Posted on March 29th, 2018

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

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  • Protect your pet from fleas and ticks

    Posted on March 27th, 2018

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

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  • Why dogs can’t eat chocolate

    Posted on March 27th, 2018

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

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

    Posted on March 20th, 2018

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

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  • Silent Tear

    Posted on March 16th, 2018

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

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  • House Rabbit Tips

    Posted on March 14th, 2018

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

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  • I felt an angel

    Posted on March 8th, 2018

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

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

    Posted on March 1st, 2018

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

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

    Posted on February 23rd, 2018

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

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  • Why small pet cremations are becoming more popular

    Posted on February 21st, 2018

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

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

    Posted on February 13th, 2018

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

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