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Be Cool / Dog Friendly Picnic

With schools all finished and some partially warm weather, you might have rummaged to find the picnic basket. The best thing about picnics is that all the family can join in. So, we’ve written some top tips for the perfect dog-friendly picnic. No one needs to miss out this summer! Dog-Friendly Picnic Checklist Poop bags … Continued

Animal Welfare / Guide to Summer Dog Walk Safety

Enjoying a summer dog walk can be fun and rewarding for the two of you, but they can also host hidden risks and dangers. You want to be able to enjoy the summer months with your pooch, and taking the right precautions can mean just that. We have a few tips below for all the … Continued

Care / Seasonal Adaptations for Senior Pets

As much as we might love the onset of winter, the seasonal changes can make life a little trickier for animals, especially senior pets. The key is to be prepared so that, whatever the weather, you can provide a nurturing home environment for your cat or dog. Temperature Older pets find it harder to regulate their … Continued

Dog / Trick or Treat Recipe: Peanut and Pumpkin Dog Balls

This Halloween after being inspired by our recent  review of Little Barker Bakery Bark Me Dog Treats, we decided to look into other easy treats that you can make at home using simple healthy ingredients. Of course we always advise that you talk to your vet before introducing any new food groups into your dogs diet. … Continued

Dog / Trick or Treat Recipe: Frozen Apple Treats

This Halloween after being inspired by our recent  review of Little Barker Bakery Bark Me Dog Treats, we decided to look into other easy treats that you can make at home using simple healthy ingredients. Of course we always advise that you talk to your vet before introducing any new food groups into your dogs diet. … Continued

Cat / Mowing the Lawn: Hidden Dangers for Animals

It’s that time of year again when those of us with gardens are dusting off our lawnmowers and strimmers to get our grass looking tip-top, ready for barbecues. However, before you get going with your gardening, it’s important to run a few checks of the lawn to make sure you and the local wildlife escape … Continued

Care / Exercising your Cat

Obesity in Cat is on the rise, studies shown by vets conclude that at least 1 in 4 cats in the UK are over weight or obese, this can have severe health implications for your pet including an increased risk in heart disease, arteritis, diabetes and a general loss in quality of life. There are however organised exercises you … 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