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Dog / How to prepare your dog for boarding

At some point, whether we like it or not, we’re going to have to leave our furry friend behind while we go away. While there are many options these days, including at-home pet sitting, some can be quite expensive. Although owners might feel stressed about the idea of leaving their pet with strangers at a … 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

Uncategorized / What should I do if my dog is attacked?

A dangerous dog is one that has already attacked, or makes a person fear for their safety. If your pet is attacked, it can be a frightening experience for both you and your dog. So, we’ve pulled together a guide on what to do if the worst should happen: Why do dogs attack? A dog … Continued

12 Days of Christmas / We Have Donated £3 Million to Animal Charities!

It is my absolute pleasure to announce that finally, following our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, we have officially now donated a staggering £3 million pounds helping charities all over the world! Since January 2010 we have helped over 360 charities. We have helped charities of all sizes, not to mention various species of animals! … Continued

Christmas / Review: Christmas Stocking Fillers for Your Pet

With Christmas just around the corner, we hope you are all wrapped and ready to go! Now we know that many of you will be spoiling your pets this Christmas (rightly so!) but just in case you are struggling to find the perfect little gifts we have found some cute little pet stocking fillers for … Continued

Horse / Colic in horses – all you need to know

As a horse owner, it’s important to be aware of the symptoms of colic – a term for abdominal pain experienced by humans and animals alike. It’s caused by an infection in the gastrointestinal tract, and if not properly treated, is one of the most common causes of mortality in horses. Here is a run-down … Continued

Dog / Top tips for caring for older dogs

Top tips for caring for older dogs When your pet ages, caring for them can seem like a difficult task. On average, dogs live around twelve years, and when they reach old age, their needs change. Here are some top tips for making your pet as comfortable as possible in their later years. Provide 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