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Cat / Cremation; best for your pets?

When it comes to losing your pet, the last thing you want to do is think about getting rid of them so soon after losing them. This is an understandable feeling, but it is necessary to plan how you will go about handling your pet’s remains. If you haven’t yet considered it, perhaps a pet … Continued

Cat / Teacup Animals

Last night, ITV aired their documentary on the rising fashion of ‘teacup’ pets, and how their popularity has grown over the past few years. Helped by celebrities such as Paris Hilton, pets that can be carried around have become a fashion accessory for the masses, and Super Tiny Animals focussed on those people that have … Continued

Cat / How the recession is affecting pet owners

With worries of another global recession, pet owners are coming under an increasing amount of stress, showing repercussions that are affecting animal welfare shelters and the state of Britain’s pet ownership. Both the Dog’s Trust and the Blue Cross charities have noted a rise in the numbers of owners giving up their pets for adoption … Continued

Cat / Self-Awareness in Animals

Each year there seems to be a new study that shows just how brilliant animals can be and more importantly how such cognitive abilities are helping them to advance and adapt. There has been much deliberation and discussion on the subject of animals and consciousness (self-awareness). Conscious thought is an essential step to understanding that … Continued

Cat / Feral Cats – Can you make them into pets?

The answer to that is a definite yes, I should know because I share my home with a lovely feral cat called Girlie. It must have been around 2004 I noticed that one of my neighbours’ cats was coming to the front door crying. I had known the cat for many years and knew this … Continued