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Animal Welfare / Waterborne Hazards for Dogs

waterborne hazards for dogs

As the weather gets warmer many dogs (and some cats) will enjoy taking a swim to cool off. While a paddle in a pond might seem harmless, there are many hidden dangers that your pet could encounter. Here we discuss some of the waterborne hazards for dogs and how to spot whether your pet has … Continued

Animal Welfare / Jasper the Greyhound: Too Lazy to Find a Forever Home?

Jasper the Greyhound: Too Lazy to Find a Forever Home Dogs can be stubborn at the best of times, but lazy a Greyhound named Jasper is pushing those boundaries. The ex-Irish racer has always been too busy snoozing when people come to visit and with just 3 short years behind him, prospective families and homes … Continued

Animal Welfare / Is My Dog in Pain? Five Signs to Look For

Is my dog in pain? Five signs to look for It can be difficult to find out exactly how your dog is feeling, unless your pet is jumping for joy or howling in pain. Sometimes, when an illness or an injury starts off there may not be any obvious symptoms, this can mean it goes … Continued

Animal Welfare / How Does Stress Affect Animals?

You might be surprised to hear that it’s not only humans who suffer from stress related illness, but that our furry friends can suffer from stress related conditions too. Some animals, particularly rescued pets, may have had a traumatic start in life, causing them anxiety later on. Even wild animals can suffer from stress related … Continued

Animal Welfare / Will Mandatory Microchipping Make a Difference?


In April, mandatory microchipping for dogs will come into law in England. Breeders will become responsible for having puppies microchipped before they are sold and documenting the names and details of the buyers. Owners of dogs who don’t have microchips already will be expected to do so. It is hoped that this will promote responsible dog … Continued

Animal Friends / Vet Fees: How Much is Too Much?

vet fees

Evan Davis and Justin Webb took to Radio 4 in early February to ask a difficult question: When it comes to life-saving veterinary treatment, how much is too much? This question is always an uncomfortable one to answer, but it is an important one. Unless you’ve got unlimited funds at your disposal, the limit might … Continued

Animal Welfare / How Can a Pet Get Parasites?

There are many parasites that your pet may be susceptible to, which can be caught and spread through various means. Here is a list of some of the most common types of parasite that may afflict your pet. Hookworms These live in the gut and are distinguishable by their teeth and cutting plates, with the ability … Continued

Animal Welfare / What to Do If Your Pet Has Parasites

Pets are usually susceptible to parasites at some time or another during their lives. They can be contracted in a multitude of places and are present in many different forms. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean they’re impossible to treat. Caring for your pet in the best way possible will help to ensure they don’t catch and … Continued

Animal Welfare / Introducing a Baby to a Senior Pet

Introducing a baby into your life is an exciting and, sometimes daunting, time for everyone. There are new experiences around every corner and people often say that you’re never entirely prepared for the way your life will change when your family grows. For your pets it can be a confusing, or even frightening, time. The … Continued