Showing blog posts from: 2019

  • How to make your dog a social media star

    Posted on December 3rd, 2019

    Dogs have it pretty easy. They don’t even need to run a social media account to be some of the most popular profiles on there. Some people have to play football at an elite level for years. Some grind out number one hit after number one hit. For dogs, they just have to look cute… Read More

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  • How to stop a dog barking?

    Posted on November 26th, 2019

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

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

    Posted on November 19th, 2019

    It will come as no surprise that petloss is a common cause of concern for pet owners. These feelings increase as our pets age or become ill. As we let our imagination take over we can begin to experience real feelings of loss and pain. What is happening when we feel like this? The emotions… Read More

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  • Separation anxiety in dogs

    Posted on November 12th, 2019

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

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  • 5 Tips for Letting Go of Guilt After Pet Loss

    Posted on November 11th, 2019

    Guest Post by Kamira Gayle, Author & Creator of 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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  • Lest we forget

    Posted on November 11th, 2019

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

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

    Posted on November 5th, 2019

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

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  • How to potty train a new puppy

    Posted on October 29th, 2019

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

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  • CBD oil for pets: The complete low-down

    Posted on October 22nd, 2019

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

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  • Fireworks and Bonfire Night Pet Safety

    Posted on October 16th, 2019

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

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

    Posted on October 8th, 2019

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

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  • A healthy diet for your senior cat

    Posted on October 1st, 2019

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

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  • All things necessary for hiking with your dog

    Posted on September 27th, 2019

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

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  • The importance of good nutrition for dogs

    Posted on September 17th, 2019

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

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

    Posted on September 10th, 2019

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

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  • Solving the Mystery of Dog Dreams

    Posted on September 4th, 2019

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

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

    Posted on August 27th, 2019

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

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  • Keeping your pets cool as cucumbers in hot weather

    Posted on August 20th, 2019

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

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  • Four feet in heaven

    Posted on August 20th, 2019

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

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

    Posted on August 13th, 2019

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

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  • Memorial Ideas: Dos and Don’ts

    Posted on August 9th, 2019

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

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  • August 8th is International Cat Day

    Posted on August 6th, 2019

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

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  • Encouraging children to keep their pet’s memory alive

    Posted on July 30th, 2019

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

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

    Posted on July 23rd, 2019

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

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  • Is your dog your best chance against burglars?

    Posted on July 16th, 2019

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

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

    Posted on July 9th, 2019

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

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  • How much does a cat cremation cost?

    Posted on July 2nd, 2019

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

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  • How much does a dog cremation cost?

    Posted on July 2nd, 2019

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

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  • Figure-friendly treats for your pup

    Posted on July 2nd, 2019

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

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  • 10 warning signs that you have a sick dog

    Posted on June 25th, 2019

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

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

    Posted on June 17th, 2019

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

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  • Senior pet food: Tips for feeding your aging dog

    Posted on June 11th, 2019

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

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  • Bring your dog to work day

    Posted on June 4th, 2019

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

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  • Leaving a gift in your will to an animal charity

    Posted on May 28th, 2019

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

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  • Top tips on coping with pet loss

    Posted on May 21st, 2019

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

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  • A complete guide to feel confident with any Horse.

    Posted on May 14th, 2019

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

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

    Posted on May 7th, 2019

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

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  • Top 8 Pet-Friendly Hotels in Scotland

    Posted on April 30th, 2019

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

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  • Top 5 Pet Friendly Hotels In Ireland

    Posted on April 23rd, 2019

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

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

    Posted on April 16th, 2019

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

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  • New Kitten Checklist: Everything You Need To Know

    Posted on April 13th, 2019

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

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  • DIY pet costumes for Easter

    Posted on April 11th, 2019

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

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  • 5 common myths about pet cremation

    Posted on April 9th, 2019

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

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

    Posted on April 2nd, 2019

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

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  • Caring for a Senior Cat: 6 Healthy Habits

    Posted on March 26th, 2019

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

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  • Dog Breeds that originated in Scotland

    Posted on March 19th, 2019

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

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  • Creating a feline-friendly home

    Posted on March 11th, 2019

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

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

    Posted on March 5th, 2019

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

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  • Our pet cremation team in Scotland welcomes a new manager

    Posted on February 28th, 2019

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

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  • What support is available for bereaved pet owners?

    Posted on February 26th, 2019

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

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