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Animal Welfare / Grooming your Pet in Summer

Groom, groom, groom! With summer here, somewhere behind the grey skies, you might have thought to start grooming your pets, if you don’t already. Grooming your pet is plentiful in benefits, for the two of you, and can be done in the comfort of your home, or by a professional. Everything is down to your … Continued

Cat / Do pets make Brits more attractive?

Do you find yourself more attracted to a partner who is an animal lover? Well it turns out that you’re not alone, because according to our new survey, a fifth of Brits say they would rather date a pet owner over someone who didn’t own one. Out of that group, a third of respondents admitted … Continued

Animal Welfare / Toxic Treats lead to Porky Pets

It seems we’re being a little bit over-generous with our pets as more than half (57%) of British pet owners let their cats and dogs pig out on junk food. Shocking new findings from our latest survey show that UK pet owners regularly feed their pets chips, popcorn, cheese, pizza, cake and curry. Others admit … Continued

Animal Friends / More than 1 in 10 Brits are ALLERGIC to their pets

It appears that Brits endure daily suffering for our pets, as one in 10 of us are allergic to our own cats and dogs! We conducted a survey of 2,000 UK pet owners, which revealed that a whopping 13% battle through symptoms such as sneezing, rashes, hives and even difficulty breathing, to own a cat … Continued

Cat / Hygiene habits of British pet owners revealed!

Some people may find the mere thought of finding a stray animal hair in their food, enough to put them off their meal. But for a third of British pet owners, it’s a frequent occurrence. We looked into the hygiene habits of the nation’s pet owners and were surprised to find that nearly half of … Continued

Cat / How to help your children deal with the loss of a pet

Anyone who has lost a pet will know how much it hurts. After all, they’re like one of the family. It’s never easy – expected or unexpected – and children can find it difficult to understand what has happened. Read our helpful guide for some ideas on how to help your children deal with the … Continued

Cat / Things to consider before getting a kitten

They look very cute – that’s undeniable. But kittens soon grow and are likely to be around for up to 15 years! Have you considered cost, their attention needs, other pets or children, vet care and what you’ll do when you go on holiday? Read our helpful guide for some things to consider before getting … Continued

Cat / 312% Increase in Cases of Arthritis in Dogs Since 2012

Our latest research has highlighted a worrying statistic about UK canines. Cases of arthritis in dogs has risen by 312% between 2012 and 2015. As we looked into this data more closely, we found that the number of cases is expected to rise even further to around 369% by the end of 2016. Arthritis is … Continued

Cat / What should I do if my cat becomes aggressive?

Aggression is alarming behaviour directed towards a person or animal. When cats show signs of aggression – an important survival skill that has helped felines survive in the wild for centuries – it is important to first rule out why they are acting in this way. Chances are, if they are acting out of character, there … Continued