Showing all posts in category: Animal Trivia

  • 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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  • Top articles of 2019

    Posted on December 31st, 2019

    As 2019 draws to a close and we all start gearing up for 2020, I thought it would be interesting to look back over the articles published on the CPC Cares blog. Specifically I wanted to see which articles visitors to the site read the most often. It should not be surprising but our pieces… 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The fall in pet ownership in UK households

    Posted on November 22nd, 2017

    For most of us, a life without pets is unimaginable but unfortunately for some this is a decision they have to make.  A recent study by Mintel showed that British pet ownership is on a decline. Since 2012 pet ownership has fallen by 7 percent, that is just over half (56%) of UK households that… Read More

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  • Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in the UK

    Posted on August 3rd, 2017

    Do you want to give a dog a home? How do you know how your dog will behave? How do you know how big your dog will get? Or how much exercise a dog will need? The good news is that a dog’s breed will provide some guidance on the above questions. The bad news;… Read More

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  • Ducks in the CPC Gardens of Remembrance

    Posted on May 5th, 2017

    Today we were really excited to see that our regular mother duck has returned and she has not  let us down. Here she is in the Garden of Remembrance at Cambridge Pet Crematorium with this year’s brood of ducklings and not an ugly one in sight. It was quite hard to capture a good shot,… Read More

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  • Our 10 favourite YouTube Pet Videos

    Posted on March 21st, 2017

    We LOVE them! Most of all we love filming them and thanks to technology we can now remember these pet videos, over and over again and even better share them with the world! There so many clips floating around it’s hard to know which to watch, so we’ve searched high and low for funniest, most… Read More

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  • Rare Breeds: 5 Dog Breeds You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

    Posted on November 10th, 2016

    “Rare breeds” are classed by the Kennel Club as having diminishing numbers of registered pups, and average less than 500 registered in the past five years. The breeds in this blog have all had less than 100 pups registered in the past year. When we think of dogs we invariably think of the popular breeds… Read More

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  • 6 Animal Film Actors We Love

    Posted on October 13th, 2016

      As autumn starts to creep in, we’re looking forward to some film nights snuggled up on the sofa with our favourite fur balls! A nice warm jumper, cup of hot chocolate, and a good film with your favourite actor sounds like a perfect evening. Your favourite actor maybe, but what about your pet’s favourite… Read More

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  • Going Green With Your Pet: A CPC Guide

    Posted on October 11th, 2016

    You’re going green! The solar panels are installed, the wind turbine on order, you’re rivalling Tom and Barbara Good with your allotment garden, and you’ve decided to only shower once a week to conserve water (side note: might want to scrap the last one!). Good on you! It seems that there’s a news piece every… Read More

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  • 9 Amazing Facts About Pet Rabbits

    Posted on September 6th, 2016

    At Petrest we get to meet a lot of owners, and not all of them are dog or cat owners. Over the last few years, house rabbits have become a much more popular pet and found in many people’s homes instead of dogs or cats. When we created our 10 DIY Toys blog, we made… Read More

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  • Pets On Holiday: Camping With Your Dog

    Posted on August 16th, 2016

    Summer is finally here!! We’re enjoying the freedom of the summer holidays and looking forward to spending some time in our tent! Camping with the dog is one of our favourite summer activities, so we thought we’d share our camping checklist with you! Hint: you can download our printer friendly PDF version of the checklist… Read More

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  • Why You Should Consider Reptiles

    Posted on July 5th, 2016

    Reptiles make fantastic pets. There, we’ve said it. They come in all shapes, sizes, colours and species. Snakes, tortoises, geckos, bearded dragons. Reptiles make fantastic pets, and this post is all about why! When you consider adding a pet to the family, the choice can feel limited to cat or dog. Have we got enough time… Read More

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