Acupuncture for Pets


Acupuncture is a relatively mainstream treatment for humans these days, but would you consider acupuncture for your pets? The Chinese therapy is growing in popularity with pet owners as an alternative to traditional veterinary care or as a last resort when all else has failed. What is Veterinary Acupuncture? Acupuncture involves a series of small […]

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

What is Poisoning our Pets?


Every year many household pets fall ill or die after ingesting poisonous agents in the home. As dogs are less discerning than other animals about what they eat, they are the most frequent victims of accidental poisoning. However, many cats and rabbits also run into trouble and do a variety of other pets including birds […]

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Moving House with Your Pets


Moving house is incredibly stressful, even when you are looking forward to the benefits of your new home. But imagine what it would be like if you didn’t understand what was going on and suddenly found yourself in a place that you didn’t recognise. That is how your pets are going to feel when you […]

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

United Airlines Bans Big Bunnies

Small Pets

It hasn’t been a good year for United Airlines. After a video of a doctor being forcibly removed from one of its planes went viral, the company must have thought that things couldn’t get any worse. But they were wrong! United have now managed to kill a giant bunny which looked set to become the […]

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Why Your Spring Clean Could be Deadly for Your Pets


Animal experts are warning pet owners of the dangers their cleaning regimes may present to their pets. The household cleaning products that we all have in our cupboards can be extremely hazardous and it is all too easy for cats and dogs to meet with disaster. If you are giving your house a traditional spring […]

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

How to Get the best deal on Pet Insurance


Insurance companies are up there with estate agents in the popularity stakes! If you are already forking out for policies on your car and your home, you may not be feeling inclined to contribute any more to the coffers of the insurance companies. Particularly if you have struggled to get them to pay out on […]

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Smoking and Pets


Second-hand Smoke is Killing Pets Not only are smokers risking their own health, they are also having a serious effect on the health of their pets. The chemicals in second-hand smoke are hazardous to the blood and organs of all pets including fish and increase their risk of developing cancer, lung disease and heart trouble. […]

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Charity Runs out of Pets on Black Friday


Charity Runs out of Pets on Black Friday Black Friday is now firmly established as the best day of the year to bag a bargain. Almost every retailer offers special deals and in most cases the offers last for more than the one day. Whether you want to purchase your Christmas gifts or something for […]

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Diabetes in Cats and Dogs


Diabetes in Cats and Dogs November is National Diabetes Month in the UK. Diabetes is on the increase in this country largely due to poor lifestyle choices. Sugary foods, obesity and a lack of exercise are all causing more people to develop the condition. Unfortunately, the diabetes epidemic is not confined to people. Millions of […]

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

How to Prevent Your Pet from Being Stolen


How to Prevent Your Pet from Being Stolen It is a terrible thought isn’t it? Your beloved pet being snatched by a thief and disappearing never to be seen again. Unfortunately, there are many unscrupulous people out there who will take advantage of any money making opportunity that presents itself. Your pet could represent such […]

Friday, November 25th, 2016

How to Care for Rats

Small Pets

How to Care for Rats Rats are excellent pets which are usually clean, intelligent and fun. They are suitable pets for older children but not for toddlers. Rats are relatively inexpensive to keep and live between 2 and 2.5 years.

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Can I Carry Pets in the Aircraft Cabin?


Can You Fly with Your Pet in The Passenger Cabin? You might find yourself having to fly with your pet and this can be a worrying enterprise. Pets can be distressed and traumatised by flying in the hold of an aircraft. Occasionally, despite the best efforts of all concerned, pets have died in transit. You […]

Monday, October 31st, 2016

What is Myxomatosis?

Small Pets

What is Myxomatosis? This viral disease afflicts rabbits and it severely impacted the wild rabbit population when it first arrived in Britain 50 years ago. Pet rabbits are vulnerable to the disease which mutates from year to year and immunity in wild populations fluctuates.

Saturday, October 29th, 2016