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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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  • How much does it cost to cremate a rabbit?

    Posted on November 13th, 2018

    Nobody wants to think about a pet dying. Consequently, when the time comes many pet owners find themselves having to research their options. It can be daunting; especially when you are bereaved and experiencing the emotions of pet loss. Rabbit Cremation Options Dog cremations and cat cremations are more widely known about. However, some people… Read More

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  • Introducing dogs and children

    Posted on October 29th, 2018

    For many people a home is not a home without a pet. Often people choose to introduce a pet to the family when they have young children. In fact, I did exactly this when I thought my son was old enough to have a dog. Consequently, I did a lot of research before bringing a… Read More

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  • Six Pointers That You Have Found the Perfect Dog Clippers

    Posted on August 7th, 2018

    You are excited that you bought the first pair of dog clippers and are ready to start the grooming process. Then a question comes into your mind: How do I know that I have found the best dog clippers for the job? Fear, anxiety, and doubt starts to creep in. The following pointers will help… Read More

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  • Common Pet Diseases

    Posted on July 20th, 2018

    and how to prevent them The following are some common pet ailments that can cause our pets distress and in some cases even prove fatal. But with a little preparation or knowledge it is possible to avoided or at the very least reduce their impact on your cat or dog.

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  • Dangers of leaving your dog in a hot car

    Posted on July 9th, 2018

    * a guest post from Global Tint * One of the most common animal abuse reports filed against pet owners has been about keeping their pets locked up in their vehicles underneath the scorching sun. This poses a major threat for their pet’s safety and health as they’re essentially trapped in an oven-like environment. Intense… Read More

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  • 7 Surprising dog allergies

    Posted on May 30th, 2018

    Feathers We don’t mean necessarily on a bird! Dogs can be allergic to feathers in down comforters as well as pillows; so if your dog has allergy symptoms, don’t forget to check what’s surrounding them or what they’re sleeping on. Airborne Pollens Hay fever can affect dogs too! Pollen from trees, flowers and grass can… Read More

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  • How to prepare your dog for airplane travel

    Posted on May 23rd, 2018

    International travel with pets has come a long way. However, to benefit from this you will need to carefully plan your journey. In this article we will share some tips on what preparation you need to do when travelling with your dog. Travelling with your dog: Check if your dog is allowed to fly *Not… Read More

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  • The 5 Biggest Challenges All New Puppy Owners Face

    Posted on May 23rd, 2018

    *A guest post by Sienna Penfold You’ve dreamed about this moment for your entire life, and now that you’re finally ready to embrace the bliss and joy of puppyhood becoming a part of your existence, you’re overwhelmed with various concerns. Fret not, because you’re not alone! Puppy parenting truly does come with a whole range… Read More

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  • How Soon Is Too Soon?

    Posted on May 18th, 2018

    The thought of moving on after the loss of a pet can seem impossible. Pet owners share an intense love and bond with their furbabies, so after the loss of a pet, it’s natural to feel devastated by feelings of grief and sadness. What you should never feel is guilty or ashamed about grieving for an… Read More

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  • He wanted to say goodbye

    Posted on May 11th, 2018

    Source You may have caught our post ‘Do Pet’s grieve’ on ImpurrfectLife’s website.  So we thought we would share an example we came across. A story that is a true testament to the bond that animals can have with each other in a multi pet home. Spot the pig was 8 months old when… Read More

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  • What do you do if your pet is stung by a bee or wasp?

    Posted on May 11th, 2018

    We can train our cats and dogs to do most things but it’s almost impossible to get them to keep away from a bee or wasp. Soon the bees’ and wasps’ season will be in full swing. And we all know how much our furry pals love to get themselves into trouble. In most cases… Read More

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  • LoveUrns now available from CPC

    Posted on May 8th, 2018

    Our aim is to provide choice when it comes to your pet’s final resting place. With this aim in mind we are expanding our pet urn range to include a selection of LoveUrns products. Below is a sample of the Heart Pet Urns. They are available in a range of colours and sizes. Each Heart… Read More

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  • Can a pet be exhumed and cremated?

    Posted on May 4th, 2018

    The bond between a person and their pet is unbreakable and can last a lifetime. So when a pet passes away, some believe that in order to keep that bond alive they must have their departed pet burial area nearby. However, there are other options available. Many people still choose to bury their pet in… Read More

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  • How to help your dog recover from trauma

    Posted on May 3rd, 2018

    *A guest post by HerePup –  Aren’t dogs one of the cutest creations on the planet? Who would imagine that such selfless and loving creatures can be abused? As shocking as it is, animal abuse is one of the ugly truths of society. According to the statistics gathered by pet, dogs are the… Read More

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  • Why do cats pull at their claws?

    Posted on May 1st, 2018

    If you notice that your cat is claw pulling, there may not be too much for concern. There are normally three reasons that can cause this behaviour in cats: Normal grooming Medical Behavioural Claw pulling… Normal grooming: Normal grooming is anything like, licking, chewing and biting. So when it comes to your cat’s claws understanding… Read More

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  • What happens after your dog has been euthanased at home?

    Posted on April 20th, 2018

    The word ‘euthanasia’, is a scary one. But it’s a word most pet owners will hear during their pet’s lifetime. And when we do and the time comes for us to let our pets go; all we want is that their last moments to be as comfortable as possible. This is where pet home euthanasia… Read More

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  • How much does it cost to own a dog?

    Posted on April 12th, 2018

    It’s an exciting time! You are opening your home to a new family member. You may have already fallen in love with a bundle of fluff – but have you considered what owning a dog costs? Did you know that the lifetime cost of owning a dog can be as much as £33,000? The cost… Read More

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  • Here come the fleas

    Posted on March 27th, 2018

    Fleas and ticks can happen any time of year, but they thrive in the warmer months. That may seem like a long way off with the weather being very un-March like. But the sun will come and it’s certain to bring fleas and ticks. So let’s shake off the winter blues and get our pets… Read More

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  • Why dogs can’t eat chocolate

    Posted on March 27th, 2018

    We’re so use to sharing human foods and snacks with our dogs. But there is one snack in particular that you should hold back on sharing and that’s chocolate! I know what you’re thinking… surely just a little piece now and then won’t hurt? But the scary truth is for your doggo, it could. Chocolate… Read More

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  • A child’s first pet can create a lasting memory for the whole family

    Posted on March 1st, 2018

    Parents have a lot to think about when deciding on which animal is the most suitable to be a child’s first pet. It’s difficult to know where to start. First you’ve got to go through the logistics; like have you got the space, time or finances to bring a pet home? *IMPORTANT* Having a pet… Read More

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  • The importance of dog obedience when planning a family

    Posted on February 23rd, 2018

    Whether you’ve already got a dog and now expecting a baby, or you’ve just had a baby and thinking of adding a dog to the mix. Things in your household will definitely get more chaotic. It’s incredibly important for dog obedience to minimise stress for yourself and the dog and help things run smoothly. Make… Read More

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  • Why small pet cremations are becoming more popular

    Posted on February 21st, 2018

    Small Pet Cremations Most people are unaware that they can cremate pets as small as gold fish, hamsters and guinea pigs. The fact is more people than ever are getting their pets cremated regardless of the size. There are a number of reasons for this. More people are aware that pet cremation is an option…. Read More

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  • How Long Does It Take To Get Your Pet’s Ashes Back?

    Posted on February 13th, 2018

    “How long will it be before my pet’s ashes is back with me?” is one of the first questions we get asked by bereaved pet owners who use our service; and rightly so. Who wouldn’t want to know when will they have their beloved pet back with them. We’re going to outline how the procedure… Read More

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  • 5 Homemade treats for your pet rabbit

    Posted on January 30th, 2018

    We all know how amazing pet rabbits are, you may have seen our previous post celebrating just that!  Mix things up with a selection of these treats for your pet rabbit and add a little extra bounce in their step. Treats for your pet rabbit Katie’s Smack Snack for Rabbits There is a little more… Read More

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  • Congratulations Chip!

    Posted on January 25th, 2018

    You may have seen our previous post called ‘They’ll Never Be Forgotten’, which was all about service animals and the great work they do! In the post we also spoke about the PDSA Dickin Medal an award that’s given to service animals for their service in the armed forces. On 15th January 2018 the Dickin Medal… Read More

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  • What to expect when having your pet put to sleep

    Posted on January 23rd, 2018

    Deciding to euthanase your pet is a decision no pet owner will ever make lightly. Whether you’re making the decision to put your pet down because of injury or health reasons, your emotions are bound to take over. We believe that understanding the euthanasia process can help owners come to terms with this incredibly difficult… Read More

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  • How Much Does A Pet Urn Cost?

    Posted on January 18th, 2018

    We understand that at such a difficult time it’s hard to think of anything other than your current grief. After losing a beloved pet choosing an urn is a symbolic way of creating a lasting tribute. Your pet held a special place in your life, so why shouldn’t their final resting place reflect that significance?… Read More

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  • Happy New Year!

    Posted on January 2nd, 2018

    Happy New Year from every one at CPC! We hope you all had a PET-TASTIC holiday.

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  • CPC’s Christmas Rules!

    Posted on December 21st, 2017

    Ensure your pets have a fun safe Christmas, with these 7 top tips: Choose Christmas decorations labelled NON TOXIC Create a safe space for your pet – perhaps a spare bedroom or utility room – where they can escape the commotion. Put food, water, toys and a bed in there  Don’t give chocolate or leave… Read More

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  • Why pets are NOT for Christmas

    Posted on December 14th, 2017

    In the run up to Christmas, we’re sure everyone’s mind set is very much focused on what to get your loved ones; and for many people, getting a puppy or kitten is at the top of their Christmas lists. We wanted to stress the importance that pets are for life and not just for Christmas!… Read More

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  • Warning signs and remedies for cat stress and anxiety

    Posted on December 12th, 2017

    Guest Post by Kamira Gayle, Author & Creator of –A blog about finding joy, life inspiration and comfort after pet loss. Cats are some cool characters. Not only are they adorable and give unconditional love to us, they mosey around the house nonchalant without a care in the world; well that is until they… 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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  • We’re back from the London Vet Show!

    Posted on November 21st, 2017

    Last week we attended the London Vet Show and what another great year! It was great to see and speak with clients old and new. This year we brought back the pick and mix stand and it certainly went down a treat, with both exhibitors and attendees. Strange how so many claimed they were taking a… Read More

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  • The Scoop On The Poop! – Do you think dogs should be allowed in recreational areas?

    Posted on November 15th, 2017

    It’s safe to say that the question, whether or not we should allow dogs in parks, brings a lot of discussion. In recent years, local councils have created Dog Control Orders (DCOs) stating that dogs must either be kept on a lead or are no longer allowed on that particular site. The question is whether… Read More

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  • They’ll Never Be Forgotten

    Posted on November 7th, 2017

    Sunday 12th November 2017 is Remembrance Day, and we’d really like to pay tribute to those service animals that have served, and continue to serve, with the forces both in combat and at home with returning veterans. You may have seen our previous posts on service dogs and the human animal bond here we talked about… Read More

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  • We may be excited for Bonfire Night, But Our Pets May Not Be…

    Posted on October 31st, 2017

    With Bonfire night this weekend, there is sure to be a lot celebrations. But while we love the spectacle that fireworks bring, our pets find the loud noises and bright lights incredibly stressful. So for many anxious pets, it’s guaranteed to be a long night. There are lots of simple things you can do to help… Read More

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  • Don’t Forget…

    Posted on October 26th, 2017

    With October drawing to a close (where has the year gone), let’s not forget that the clocks go back this Sunday 29th October 2017 at 2am, giving us an extra hour in bed…HORRAY!! Thanks to technology, there is little to do on our part as your phones will most likely automatically change but remember to… Read More

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  • Make the most out of Halloween with your pet

    Posted on October 24th, 2017

    Are we really nearing the END of October already? This can only mean that Halloween is just round the corner. We know that Halloween is a love hate time for people. Hopefully you will only experience “trick or treaters” as adorable kids in costume. Personally, I love Halloween. Even though my ‘trick or treat’ days… Read More

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  • 12 Ideas For Memorialising Your Pet

    Posted on October 17th, 2017

    *A guest post by John Devlin, Author of Losing a beloved pet can be devastating and many owners feel grief similar to losing a family member. However, there will come a point when you will want to celebrate your four-legged friend’s life and remember the happy times you spent together. Here is a list of… Read More

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  • Great Kong Stuffing Ideas

    Posted on October 13th, 2017

    Dog puzzles or a stuffed dog toy are great for keeping your furry friend busy indoors. These types of toys offer dogs the mental stimulation they need especially when you aren’t around; so I think you’ll agree that they can be a godsend. In this post we’re focusing on Kongs, which you can  stuff with… Read More

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  • National Pet Obesity Awareness Day – 11th October 2017

    Posted on October 10th, 2017

    With national pet obesity awareness day tomorrow (11th October), we here at CPC thought we’d help spread the word. We know pet obesity can be a touchy subject but unfortunately it has become incredibly common in the recent years. Vets and nurses have reported seeing a rise of 81% in obese pets that they see…. Read More

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  • What is there to Look Forward to this autumn?

    Posted on September 26th, 2017

    As we wave goodbye to summer… well, the few days that we had; we welcome in the cooler temperatures and earlier nights of autumn. There are so many things to love about autumn, the beautiful setting of the falling leaves, warm woolly clothing and best of all cosy nights in snuggling with your pet! Here… Read More

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  • 8 Ways to Help Dogs with Separation Anxiety

    Posted on September 19th, 2017

    *A guest post by John Devlin, Author of Separation anxiety is a common issue with many dogs and one that owners struggle how to resolve. First, let’s find out what causes this behaviour and look at some tips to help dogs which suffer from this serious issue. There are various levels of separation anxiety…. Read More

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  • How Do You Know When It’s Time To Say Goodbye?

    Posted on September 12th, 2017

    As you can imagine our bereavement advisers deal with customers who have experienced pet loss in many ways. Some stories are of unexpected pet loss with short quick illnesses and some where both the owner and pet have been through a roller coaster of good news and bad news. Euthanasia is a term that’s often… Read More

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  • How to avoid buying from a Kitten or Puppy Farm

    Posted on September 6th, 2017

    Whether you’re looking for your first pet or you’re looking for an addition to the family; we all know it’s an exciting and overwhelming process. But what do you really know about where the puppies or kittens are from? There are so many different ways to find a pet, but unfortunately not everyone can be… Read More

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  • The Human Animal Bond

    Posted on August 29th, 2017

    The bond that develops between people and animals can be as strong as the bond between other family members. There are a number of reasons why this is the case; for example the average age for having children has increased. Statistics show that over the last 4 decades the average age of a first time… Read More

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  • How To Become A Pet Foster Parent

    Posted on August 23rd, 2017

    Have you ever thought about fostering a cat or dog? There is nothing more rewarding than opening your heart and home to a cat or dog in need of help.  This week we’re giving you all the information you’ll need to know about fostering a cat or dog and how to get involved. So let’s… Read More

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  • How much does a cat cremation cost?

    Posted on August 10th, 2017

    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. You may have caught our previous blog on the cost of a dog cremation. Well this blog post is how much is… Read More

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  • Which Household Toxins Could Make Your Pet Ill?

    Posted on July 27th, 2017

    When thinking of getting a pet, one thing you know that will change for sure it that you might be cleaning the house a bit more than you use to. From shedding hair to little and not so little messes, cleaning will now play a larger part in your home life. So  here is where… Read More

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