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Animal Friends / Britain’s Most Popular Pet Names 2016
Britain’s Most Popular Pet Names To celebrate this month being National Pet Month, we undertook some research into the UK’s most popular pet names. Looking at almost 60,000 dogs, cats and horses, we’ve found that Britain’s most popular pet name is Alfie! Alfie came in as the top dog name for the UK, and the … Continued
Care / 10 Benefits of Owning a Pet
With almost no effort at all, pets manage to bring so much joy into our lives. They make us laugh, comfort us when we’re sick or upset, and are always there for us no matter what. It’s no wonder that an estimated 12 million British households choose to keep a pet. Not everyone understands the … Continued
Cat / Top 10 Cat Names of 2015
When you get a new cat, one of the most important things to do is name them; the quicker you do, the quicker they’ll start responding to you! Some cats naturally fit certain names – they come to you as soon as you see him or her. Others are a bit trickier to name; you … 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 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
Ownership / 6 Tips for Photographing your Pets
When your pet is so irresistibly cute, you just want to take photos of them all the time. However, hyper puppies and kittens can be tricky to photograph, as they rarely sit still and don’t really understand how to pose for a picture. With a lot of patience and a bit of practice, though, it’s … Continued