Showing blog posts from: 2021

  • Coping with the loss of a young pet

    Posted on May 11th, 2021

    Opening your heart and home to a new pet is an exciting time for you and your family. No doubt there will be challenges and a certain level of stress associated with house training, particularly if you have a puppy or kitten. You know that you have made a long-term commitment. Cats have a life… Read More

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  • Government investigates dog ear cropping loophole

    Posted on May 4th, 2021

    Celebrities drive all kinds of fashion trends. Whether it’s the latest gadget, a new clothing trend or even the choice of dog breed, people love to copy the latest celebrity style. One trend that we wish wasn’t on the increase, the number of celebrities pictured with dogs that have had their ears cropped. Image credit:… Read More

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  • What are the top reasons for relinquishing a pet?

    Posted on April 27th, 2021

    There are many reasons for relinquishing a pet for rehoming. In the vast majority of cases animals that are surrendered come from responsible caring homes. Only a small minority of relinquished pets come from a home where the animal was neglected or abused. Deciding to give up a pet for rehoming is difficult. Consequently, it… Read More

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  • 5 Common Eating Disorders in Dogs That Every Pet Owner Should Know

    Posted on April 20th, 2021

    Eating disorders affect a surprisingly large number of dogs. What causes such disorders is still unknown, although there is a lot of debate about what causes an eating disorder to grow. It is perceived that eating disorders in dogs may be caused by how mealtimes are handled in his or her home. While many believe… Read More

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  • Do you feed your pets too many treats?

    Posted on April 13th, 2021

    Treats are an invaluable aid when using positive reinforcement when training pets. We can use treats to keep their attention on the task at hand, or as a reward when we get the desired behaviour. We also love to spoil our pets by giving them treats, however, at what point do we start to feed… Read More

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  • When should I get another pet?

    Posted on April 6th, 2021

    Rebirth is a common theme at this time of year. Our gardens are coming back to life, the nights are getting lighter and many people celebrate Easter. It got me thinking about a question that bereaved pet owners often ask after the death of a beloved pet. When should I get another pet? But that… Read More

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  • Dog’s Charity fears a surge in unwanted dogs

    Posted on March 30th, 2021

    We recently reported that the demand for puppies has increased significantly during the lockdown. Now that we can see a light at the end of the tunnel and people are returning to work and normality. However, there are fears that there will be a flood of unwanted dogs at animal shelters. How are those dogs… Read More

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  • March 23rd is National Puppy Day

    Posted on March 23rd, 2021

    The excitement of bringing a puppy home is truly wondrous. That wriggling bundle of boundless energy will make anyone smile. The cuddles and wriggles will work magic on your heart and very soon you won’t be able to imagine life without your new family member. What is National Puppy Day? Created by Colleen Paige, an… Read More

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  • March is poison prevention awareness month

    Posted on March 16th, 2021

    Since its inception in 1961, the third week in March was proclaimed as poison prevention awareness week by President John F Kennedy. Over the years this has grown to cover all of March. Whilst this is generally recognised in the US, the message of keeping our family members – including the 4 legged variety –… Read More

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  • Can dog sitters help your dog overcome separation anxiety after lockdown?

    Posted on March 9th, 2021

    In these strange times, many people have decided that now is the time to get a dog. Whether the decision was to overcome loneliness or to realise a life-long dream of being a dog owner demand for puppies has soared. The price of puppies has more than doubled during lockdown with dogs costing almost £1,900… Read More

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  • How much does a cat cremation cost?

    Posted on March 8th, 2021

    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 to get your dog used to having their nails trimmed

    Posted on March 2nd, 2021

    Most dogs hate nail trimming, it’s one of the most common struggles owners have with their dogs is getting them to hold still when it’s time to cut their nails. Many dogs wriggle, whine or even snap when they are getting their nails trimmed. Why is nail trimming so difficult for our dogs? Is it… Read More

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  • How much does a dog cremation cost?

    Posted on March 1st, 2021

    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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  • Am I crazy for mourning a cat?

    Posted on February 23rd, 2021

    Losing your cat is heart-breaking and mourning a cat is nothing to be ashamed of. Many, however, are blindsided by just how deeply their grief runs. When we lose a cat, we are not just losing a pet, but the special, unique relationship that we shared. In addition to this, a cat is often with… Read More

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  • Dog bites: why they happen and what you can do to stop them

    Posted on February 16th, 2021

    When the unexpected happens, you may find yourself wondering “why did that happen to me? What could I have done differently?” We don’t want you to be in the situation where you are left asking, “why did that dog bite me?” We will examine some of the causes of dog bites and what you can… Read More

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  • How to treat your pet this lockdown Valentine’s Day

    Posted on February 12th, 2021

    In these unprecedented times, Valentine’s Day is going to be different. Sadly, there won’t be the same level of romance as we are all staying at home and protecting the NHS. There is one silver lining, our pets are being spoilt as they have our near undivided attention. What can we do so they know… Read More

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  • Quick and easy cleaning tips for homes with pets

    Posted on February 2nd, 2021

    Having pets is very much like having children, and just like children, our pets can create havoc making it harder to keep the home clean. Whilst pets and children may not agree with you, both need to be clean to be happy and healthy. Home cleaning tips for pet owners Here are some easy to… Read More

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  • Saying goodbye to your pet during Covid-19

    Posted on January 26th, 2021

    Saying goodbye to your pet is one of the most difficult decisions that any pet owner will have to make. Many owners agonise over whether they should attend their pet’s euthanasia. Unfortunately, many veterinary practices have had to make their own difficult decision – to stop owners from being present when their pet is put… Read More

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  • I feel guilty after having my pet euthanised

    Posted on January 19th, 2021

    Unfortunately we hear stories from upset pet owners that cannot stop second guessing their decision to have their pet euthanised. There is no doubt that these owners very much loved and cherished their departed companions. Their motivation to have their pet euthanised was to ensure that their pet didn’t suffer. Understandably many pet owners feel… Read More

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  • 5 Things you should know before choosing a hypoallergenic dog

    Posted on January 12th, 2021

    Have you always dreampt of owning a particular dog breed but can’t because you or your loved ones cannot stop sneezing every time your dream pooch is around? Well, having pet allergies doesn’t mean that you should miss out on the joy of owning dogs. And just because your dream dog breed can affect you… Read More

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  • 5 Reasons your cat should wear a collar

    Posted on January 5th, 2021

    If you have an adorable fur-baby, you’ll do all you can to protect them. And yet, so many beloved felines still get lost. If your cat doesn’t have a collar, it may be impossible for a stranger to get them home safely to you if they stray away from your backyard. But a collar does… Read More

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