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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

Animal Friends / Can Pets Improve Your Working Environment?

It’s a benefit all animal-loving employees dream of having: A pet-friendly office. The idea of being able to bring your beloved cat or dog into work can be a huge relief for pet owners who worry about leaving their furry friend at home. Pets in the workplace can benefit your employees in plenty of ways, … Continued

Care / Five Useful Articles for New Cat or Dog Owners

If you’ve just become a cat or dog owner for the first time, congratulations! Whilst you must be excited and head-over-heels in love right now, you’re probably a bit scared too. There is so much to learn about your new pet, and there are countless resources out there that aim to help new owners. So, … Continued