Vets are warning that they are seeing an increasing number of dogs falling prey to unpleasant diseases spread by foreign ticks. More and more pooches are travelling on pet passports and then contracting terrible ailments.
Essential oils have been used for centuries and for many different reasons. Beneficial for enhancing performance, relaxation, lowering blood pressure and reducing anxiety, the oils can deeply impact your senses. You can purchase essential oils in their pure form and in a raft of household and beauty products but are they safe for your animals? […]
A recent survey in America has revealed that more and more people are selecting a home based on how it suits their pets. Dog owners and those who aspire to own a dog are choosing properties with more outside space. The survey also suggests that some people are motivated to move on from the rental […]
Pet owners used to have few options if one of their animals went missing. They could search the local neighbourhood, pin notices to trees and knock on doors. Far too many treasured pets disappeared never to be seen again.
There are many ways in which pets enrich our lives. Their positive impact on mental health has been well-publicised. But now a Canadian study has indicated that furry pets can also boost the bacterial health of babies. This could help to reduce allergies and the tendency to gain weight.
You probably completely adore your pet and take excellent care of your furry or slithery friend but what will happen to them after you are gone? You may not have given this issue much though unless you are elderly but it would be a good idea to decide who you would like to take responsibility […]
I am always looking for interesting stories to bring you. I am sure that you are keen to hear about the latest innovations in pet care and the amazing animals which have hit the headlines. My eyes always light up when I discover a great story so you can imagine my glee when I heard […]
There are approximately 65 million pets in the UK and roughly half of all households have at least one pet. It isn’t difficult to imagine that our animals have a major impact on the nation’s economy. A new report published by CABI attempts to quantify the costs and benefits of our animals. This report highlights […]
Is Vaping Hazardous to Pets? Most smokers wish to kick their habit. Smoking is known to be extremely hazardous to health. So hazardous that half of all smokers will die prematurely as a result of their habit. To make matters worse, passive smoking is also dangerous and it isn’t only people who are affected. 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. […]
How to Keep Your Pet Safe This Christmas Christmas is a wonderful time for the whole family. The festive season is packed with colour, light, yummy treats and any number of other distractions. It is a time when families get together, when friends share a tipple and when pets can run into serious trouble! Here’s […]
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 […]
Tall Tales of Giant Rabbits How many times have used your pet as an excuse when you have really screwed up? You know the kind of thing – you were late because you tripped over the cat and sprained your ankle. That report that you had every intention of submitting on time got eaten by […]
Should Your Pet Tuck in to Your Christmas Dinner? Christmas is a wonderful time for the whole family and all that amazing festive food is fundamental to the celebrations. Your pets are part of your family and so It is tempting to treat them to your seasonal fare. But you should exercise caution when it […]
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 […]