Showing blog posts from: 2020

  • My Pet Died, Now What? Dealing With Secondary Losses

    Posted on September 29th, 2020

    All the pet lovers out there understand that pet ownership is more than just that; it’s raising a family. Grieving over your pet’s departure can be just as painful and heartbreaking as losing a family member or a dear friend. It’s essential for pet parents to open up about pet loss and find ways to… Read More

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  • The history of cat food and the evolution of cat food industry

    Posted on September 22nd, 2020

    It’s hard to imagine a world without canned pet food and kibble in every store. And yet, animals were first domesticated ages ago, dogs and cats as well. Everyone knows that, for example, Cleopatra was overly fond of cats. While she probably had access to all the goods of the world, she wasn’t the only… Read More

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  • Cruelty-Free Bark Collars – What’s the Difference?

    Posted on September 15th, 2020

    Barking is a specific form of communication that we can’t comprehend. All we know is that excessive barking can be very annoying. Do you also have a dog who just can’t stop barking? You may need to buy an anti-bark collar. “Aren’t they cruel?” you may ask. Well, it depends. There are many different types… Read More

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  • When to wean kittens and switch from kitten food to cat foods

    Posted on September 8th, 2020

    If you have a kitten that is getting weaned from their mother, then you may notice that they’re going to start switching eventually to actual cat food. However, the timing to wean kittens is crucial, because only certain types of adult cat food are beneficial nutritionally for kittens. The common question though is when to… Read More

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  • 5 Amazing benefits of CBD oil for ageing dogs

    Posted on September 1st, 2020

    The worst thing for dog owners is to see their pup go through various health problems as they age. It’s hard to watch them suffer from aggravating symptoms and slowly lose all their enthusiasm. Although vets recommend taking different prescription medicines, yet many times, they offer little relief. In this article we look at the… Read More

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  • The best pet friendly flooring options available

    Posted on August 25th, 2020

    When it comes to choosing the right flooring for your home, there are many different things to consider. However, if you are a pet owner then choosing the right flooring option is even more important. Pets can be heavy on floors, with scratches, stains and odours being a problem. Unless you plan on banishing your… Read More

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  • Making your dog’s kennel a home

    Posted on August 18th, 2020

    Being a pet parent is one of the most rewarding experiences in our lives.  That is why almost 50 % of households in the U.K. have pets, mainly dogs. Many of those animals are left long hours alone inside small apartments and houses while their owners are at work. We seem to forget that our… Read More

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  • Dog proofing your accommodation when you go on holiday

    Posted on August 14th, 2020

    More than two thirds of dog owners take their dog on holiday with them. If you are staying in a B&B, hotel or cottage, even if it is advertised as “dog-friendly,” you might find that you want to do a little dog-proofing when you arrive, especially if you are planning on spending your days on… Read More

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  • Is your pet mourning? Try out these methods to help

    Posted on August 11th, 2020

    In April we published an article on pets grieving – the response we has encouraged us to look at this subject again. Like humans, pets also mourn the companionship of another pet. Although it is not very clear how much pets comprehend death, yet they can become extremely miserable after their companion dies. Different pets… Read More

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  • Surprising ways that dogs can help children with autism

    Posted on August 4th, 2020

    With around 700,000 people on the autism spectrum in the United Kingdom, the disability plays a role in the daily lives of 2.8 million people when families are included. With that in mind, a number of children with autism (as well as their parents) may face a multitude of challenges each day. Such as stress, anxiety,… Read More

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  • How to boost your dog’s immune system

    Posted on July 28th, 2020

    Dogs are such lovable and smart creatures. They are one of the most commonly kept pet animals. Dog keepers love to see their beloved dogs healthy and sound. Dogs are also prone to many diseases and infections, just like humans. This is why dog owners want to know how to keep their dogs disease-free and… Read More

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  • Three cat behaviours that can mean several things at once

    Posted on July 21st, 2020

    Cats are special animals in many ways. They have a complex system of cat behaviours. Some of these elements can sometimes seem strange. My article will now focus more on behaviours that can be interpreted in multiple ways. I’m sure you’ll know some of these too. Let’s look at these three things and their possible… Read More

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  • Why is my cat drinking so much water?

    Posted on July 15th, 2020

    Each cat is a unique individual; therefore, one cat may drink more water than another. This is quite normal, just as it is for some pet parents to drink more water than others. It doesn’t mean there’s an illness, but this could just be the normal amount of water for that individual. How much do… Read More

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  • How to keep your pet’s memory alive

    Posted on June 30th, 2020

    The death of a beloved pet can be as emotionally tough as losing a loved one, as found in a study published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. This statement may be powerful, yet it probably isn’t very surprising to anyone who has truly seen their pet as a member of their family. For many,… Read More

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  • Importance of Properly Feeding Your Senior Cat (And Save It From Malnutrition or Obesity)

    Posted on June 23rd, 2020

    It is quite impossible to determine a cat’s age just by looking at it. Not all cats age the same. There is an estimated 10.9 million cats living with UK families. Your cat may look young and fit, but it is not wise to ignore a cat’s age, especially when it comes to feeding it…. Read More

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  • Your dog’s mood and well-being can be affected by diet

    Posted on June 16th, 2020

    When it comes to eating, we are quite lucky – we can eat when we want, what we want and as much as we want. On the other hand, when it comes to diet and nutrition, dogs are not so lucky. In fact, feeding dogs is similar to feeding babies, in that neither has much… Read More

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  • Losing Jazmine – A story of losing a four legged family member

    Posted on June 9th, 2020

    Losing a pet at any stage of life is not easy and can be a heartbreaking process. Nadia Crighton speaks of her first-hand account of losing her beloved Dobermann, Jazmine in a boarding kennel while holidaying overseas.  I’ve been owned by Dobermanns, since I was a young child, even sharing my playpen with an eight-week-old… Read More

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  • 10 most common reasons for pet ER visits

    Posted on June 2nd, 2020

    There’s no doubt that everyday consumers hold their pets in high regards. In the UK alone, there are an estimated 51 million pets, and roughly 44 percent of households have at least one pet. That number jumps to 68 percent in the United States for a total of 90 million dogs and 94 million cats… Read More

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  • Benefits of owning a pet

    Posted on May 27th, 2020

    A healthy dog is a happy dog and as a proud owner, it’s your responsibility to keep your dog happy. Treasuring your happiness involves doing a lot of things like taking them for a walk, giving him his favorite treats, playing games that your furbaby loves and whatnot! If those aren’t enough benefits of owning… Read More

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  • Tips for training your dog to ride in a car

    Posted on May 19th, 2020

    The number of pet dogs in the UK has grown rapidly over the last decade to reach an estimated population of 9.9 million, according to the 2019 PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report. Dogs have become an important part of people’s lives, serving various purposes like giving unconditional affection, boosting security, and helping people reduce their… Read More

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  • Does baking soda kill fleas on dogs?

    Posted on May 12th, 2020

    Will baking soda kill fleas? Well, baking soda with salt can make a great homemade remedy to your flea problem if you have one. Fleas can cause a lot of problems for your dogs, and family. The first step is making sure you know what you are dealing with, read our guide on recognising fleas…. Read More

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  • What should you feed your pet rabbit?

    Posted on May 5th, 2020

    Rabbits are among the cutest of small pets you can own. However, a rabbit’s diet is the biggest cost and worry for pet owners. Knowing what to feed your pet rabbit to ensure they thrive can be confusing and costly. Furthermore, a poor diet for your bunny can lead to higher vet bills. For all… Read More

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  • Help pets to grieve

    Posted on April 28th, 2020

    The loss of a pet can be a very emotional time for both humans and other pets in the household. We take a look at the important steps to help pets grieve and to help your pet cope with the loss of a cherished furry friend.  As pet owners, one of the toughest experiences is… Read More

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  • Gifts ideas that express love for your pet

    Posted on April 21st, 2020

    Just like human friends, our pets are our trusty companions when in times of thick or thin. Sometimes they’re trusty confidants. Other times they serve as emotional support. Whether your pup jumps on you after a long day at the office, or your cat curls up on your lap as the night passes by, we… Read More

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  • Covid-19 and Pets

    Posted on April 14th, 2020

    In these trying times it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. Myths are springing up all over the place as people try to find answers on how to protect themselves and their loved ones. Concerned pet owners trying to stay safe There are some reports that concerned owners are making the incredibly difficult decision to… Read More

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  • Tips for running with your dog

    Posted on April 7th, 2020

    Being a dog owner can have many benefits, one of them being a life-long running buddy by your side. But before you jump into doing a marathon with your dog you may want to warm them up to the idea of daily runs first. Here are a few tips to help you when you decide… Read More

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  • How to help your dog overcome mobility challenges

    Posted on March 31st, 2020

    There can be no doubt that there are few things more heartwarming than having a dog by your side. Equally, few things are more heartbreaking than seeing your dog laid low by injury or age. Dogs are such marvelously free-spirited creatures. It’s hard to stomach the idea of anything crippling them or the sense of… Read More

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  • 10 things you may not know about the Border Collie

    Posted on March 24th, 2020

    In the UK, the Border Collie is the 12th most popular dog breed. They are highly intelligent – arguably the smartest dog breed in the world –  highly trainable, and they are master herders. But, what else is there to know about them? Here are ten things you may not know about the humble Border…. Read More

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  • How to choose the best leash for your dog

    Posted on March 17th, 2020

    You have a pet dog and you take it out for walks on a daily basis. Sometimes it also accompanies you during outdoor trips. All good until the time your dog doesn’t listen to you and becomes an inconvenience to people around. Add to this a dog’s proclivity to get stranded in the middle of… Read More

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  • 7 Fantastic reasons why you should get a dog

    Posted on March 10th, 2020

    There are many great reasons why you should get a dog. If you would like to learn more, you should click here and check out the benefits of having a dog. Dogs have been one of man’s most faithful companions for millennia and it doesn’t look like things are going to change any time soon…. Read More

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  • 4 ways to manage your dog’s weight

    Posted on March 3rd, 2020

    How can you manage your dog’s weight? Just like people, there is a weight index for dogs. Being over or under the average weight for your pet’s breed can be disastrous for their health. When we talk about weight, the assumption is that the discussion is about overweight and obesity. However, some dogs can be… Read More

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  • How indoor air quality can affect pet health

    Posted on February 25th, 2020

    Household air pollution has been linked to such serious illnesses as lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, pneumonia, COPD, Legionnaires’ disease, and asbestosis. Health experts list pet dander among the substances that reduce indoor air quality, pets can also be victims of poor air quality. Consequently, pets suffer from many of the same pollutant-caused health problems that… Read More

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  • 5 healthy treats dogs can’t get enough of

    Posted on February 18th, 2020

    There are plenty of unusual foods out there you wouldn’t think of giving to your dog – but the truth is, dogs love them. They have plenty of health benefits, too! Although dog food should always be the staple of your dog’s diet, giving healthy dog treats now and then is a great way to… Read More

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  • How to keep your dog safe from pet theft

    Posted on February 11th, 2020

    Pet theft is a very unfortunate reality that pet owners across the UK have to face. The Direct Line has estimated that more than five dog thefts were reported per day in 2018. The hope is with a greater understanding of the risks of pet theft, dog owners are in a much stronger position to… Read More

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  • How to help your child cope with the death of a pet

    Posted on February 4th, 2020

    The death of a pet is a traumatic event that even most adults find difficult to handle. It can be a painfully raw experience, especially if it’s your child’s first encounter with death. Feelings of loss, sadness, confusion, and even, in part, guilt and anger can all throw into the mix. Because of the death’s… Read More

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  • My pet is getting older and I dread the day I will have to say goodbye!

    Posted on January 29th, 2020

    Unfortunately, virtually every pet owner will experience the death of a beloved pet. Whether this is from accident, illness or old age. As our pets age, it is common to worry about the dreadful day of when he / she is passes away. This feeling of dread can grow, causing anxiety and stress that can… Read More

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  • How to create a cozy home your dog will love

    Posted on January 21st, 2020

    Image source: Pexels Whether you’ve just moved into your dream home or found your perfect pup, a cozy home means a happy dog. Creating the perfect environment for your dog is a rewarding process and one that doesn’t need to break the bank. This step-by-step guide is your first step in making your house feel… Read More

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  • How to keep your house clean with pets – Top 10 tips

    Posted on January 14th, 2020

    Bringing a pet home is one of the happiest moments of life. It fills us with so much joy that we can barely contain ourselves. We follow the furry pet around, we play, we pamper, and we always want to stay close. Before we even know it, they become a part of our family, and… Read More

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  • How to create the perfect home for your hamster

    Posted on January 7th, 2020

    Hamsters are such clever pets, and when treated to a well-enriched habitat, they’re even more fun to have around. In this guide to creating the perfect home for your hamster, we’ll cover everything from selecting the right cage to choosing a cosy bed. Whether you’ve already got a hamster or if you’re preparing your new… Read More

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