Showing blog posts from: 2019

  • 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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  • Love Your Pet Day

    Posted on February 19th, 2019

    We are a nation of animal lovers, whether you have cats, dogs, rabbits or reptiles, we love our pets. February 20th is Love Your Pet Day. So how can you celebrate love your pet day with you furry or feathered friend? Take a trip to somewhere new Are you a dog owner? Or do you… Read More

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  • We love our pets so much that 14th Feb is Pet Theft Awareness Day

    Posted on February 12th, 2019

    We British are known for our love of animals. So much so that Valentine’s day is also known as Pet Theft Awareness Day. Don’t worry though, you don’t have to buy your pet a Valentine’s gift, unless you want to. But seriously, pet theft is on the rise. I can’t count the amount of lost… Read More

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  • Pet Dental Health Month

    Posted on February 5th, 2019

    Pet dental health is very important, you wouldn’t dream of going to work or bed without brushing your teeth first, not only is it important to stop oral diseases and ailments but also your friends and family may not want to be around you if you have bad breath. The same is true of our… Read More

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  • How much does a pet cremation cost?

    Posted on February 1st, 2019

    What does a pet cremation cost? The following table includes an overview of prices for the most common pet cremations. Size Pet Cremation Cost Return of ashes Small animal (rabbits, etc) £94.27 £10.74 Cat £123.00 £10.74 Small Dog £139.20 £10.74 Medium Dog £159.60 £10.74 Large Dog £178.00 £16.15 When considering what to do when a… Read More

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  • How to stop your dog chewing your furniture

    Posted on January 29th, 2019

    Have you ever walked into your home to discover that your beloved pet has destroyed another piece of furniture? Take a deep breath. Before you think of giving your pet away, know that inappropriate chewing can be stopped. Why do dogs enjoy chewing your furniture? Inappropriate chewing is a common problem in dogs, particularly the… Read More

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  • RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch Weekend – 27-28th January

    Posted on January 22nd, 2019

    Although strictly not pets, many people are not able to have their own an animal. Whether this be because of housing restrictions or restraints on their time or finances there are other ways to enjoy animals. For over 40 years, The RSPB have been holding an annual Big Garden Birdwatch Weekend. The aim is to… Read More

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  • To euthanase a pet is an act of love

    Posted on January 15th, 2019

    As a pet owner myself I can honestly say my animals are part of my family. I have owned many pets over the years and I have had my share of ups and downs. Pet ownership is not just about having nice walks with a fluffy dog or cuddles on the sofa with a snuggly… Read More

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  • Winter Health Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe

    Posted on January 8th, 2019

    So far this year, winter doesn’t seem to have property arrived – or is that just me? Either way it still important to protect your furry friends from the cold. The following tips have proved effective for me in protecting my own dog from the wet, cold and snow. 8 Winter Tips for Dogs: Wrap… Read More

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  • New Year’s Resolutions for bereaved pet owners

    Posted on January 4th, 2019

    The festive period can be a difficult time for bereaved pet owners. What many people do not realise is that pet loss can be just as debilitating as losing a human member of the family; the feelings of loss can be overwhelming. Now the New Year has started there is still that pet shaped void… Read More

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