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Animal Welfare / How to Stop Your Dog Begging

Anyone with a dog knows how motivated they are by food. The mention of feeding can send some into a frenzy of excitement. Enticed by the aromas wafting through your home, they can’t resist wanting to have some of whatever you’re having too. However, it can be extremely off-putting for owners to have their dribbling … Continued

Animal Welfare / How to Control Biting in Puppies and Kittens

It is common knowledge that animals learn through exploring with their mouths, and it isn’t usually too painful for pet owners on the receiving end of a bite from a puppy or kitten. The problems begin when the pet grows up to replicate behaviour that was deemed acceptable in their youth, which can lead to … Continued

Animal Welfare / How to Stop Your Dog Chewing

Many pet owners have experienced their dogs’ love for chewing first hand. Whether it is the furniture, a favourite pair of shoes or even their owner’s hands and feet it seems that dogs, especially puppies, will chew almost anything. Although it is natural behaviour, destructive chewing can become an issue. There are many reasons for … Continued

Animal Welfare / How to Stop Your Dog Stealing Food

A dog’s natural instinct is to steal food, yet it can be problematic and even dangerous for dogs to jump up to the kitchen counter top, take it off plates and even open cupboards to find it. Some foods don’t agree with dogs, and they can injure themselves in the process of searching for it.

Animal Welfare / How to Stop Your Dog Barking

Dog owners tend to view barking as an extremely irritating behavioural trait in their pets, despite the fact it can also be useful. Excessive barking can deter intruders and other dangers, whilst providing a way of alerting you to someone else’s presence, such as visitors to your home. It is the way in which dogs … Continued

Animal Welfare / How to Stop Your Cat Clawing

It is the general consensus that whilst dog owners put up with chewing, cat owners have to accept clawing as part of their pet’s behaviour. That’s not to say all cats claw, but many do and it can be a great source of irritation for the owner. Whilst it may seem like mindless activity and … Continued

Animal Welfare / Spaying and Neutering Aftercare Guide

After spaying or neutering your pet, there are certain steps you need to take to ensure their recovery is as effective as possible.They may experience some discomfort, and there are side effects you need to look out for. Have a look at our Spaying and Neutering Aftercare Guide for more information.  

Animal Welfare / A Guide to Dog Pregnancy

A Guide to Dog Pregnancy

A dog’s pregnancy begins from the moment of ovulation to when the puppies are born, and usually lasts between 61 and 65 days. As with humans, dogs experience three trimesters of pregnancy, each at around 21 days in length. Females that haven’t been spayed are at risk of getting pregnant, so you need to decide … Continued

Animal Welfare / Rehoming a Pet


Deciding to rehome a pet is a selfless act that can prove to be an extremely rewarding experience. By adopting from a rescue centre, you are providing a loving home for a pet that needs it whilst helping to reduce the number of unwanted animals. However, this is a responsibility that shouldn’t be taken lightly. … Continued