A dog owner that I used to meet regularly in the local park would swear that her dog could recognise Belgian shepherds and that she didn’t like them at all. Apparently, the little terrier would instantly move in the opposite direction if she saw a Belgian shepherd. But was that young dog really recognising the […]
I always thought that dog owners were ridiculous when they said they wouldn’t take a holiday because they didn’t like leaving their dogs – until I got my own dogs!
Spring and summer can smell misery for some people. Hay fever sufferers face months of sniffing, sneezing and sore eyes. In the worst cases, sufferers are unable to leave their homes. At least there are antihistamines available to ease hay fever symptoms. But what about dogs? Could your pooch have hay fever?
Pet ownership is incredibly rewarding and it would be impossible to overstate the degree to which pets can enhance your life. But veterinary treatment is costly and there is no NHS for animals!
We are a nation of animal lovers and collectively own millions of pets. Many kids grow up dreaming of their first dog or cat and some households are home to an incredible number of animals. But if you live in rented accommodation, a pet might be out of the question. It isn’t headline news that […]
University can be a stressful time. Sure, this is the time when young adults have a great opportunity to experience their first real taste of independence. But it is also time when the pressures of work, of making new friends, and of being away from family and home comforts can pile up to become the […]
MPs are planning to reassess the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act, seeking to examine whether or not the piece of legislation is effective. The push to question the usefulness of the act set up almost three decades ago has been occasioned by recent figures which suggest that the number of dogs attacking people has increased of […]
Vice TV recently broadcasted a documentary exploring the crimes of the now infamous Croydon Cat Killer. The exploits of this serial offender have now reached frightening proportions as no less than 361 killings have been attributed to the mysterious figure who is terrorising British streets.
Vets are warning that they are seeing an increasing number of dogs falling prey to unpleasant diseases spread by foreign ticks. More and more pooches are travelling on pet passports and then contracting terrible ailments.
All dogs bark occasionally but some bark incessantly. If your dog is prone to barking, you could find yourself in serious trouble. Barking dogs could be deemed to be what is called a statutory nuisance. There is no definitive definition of a statutory nuisance regarding dogs but a dog could be considered a significant nuisance […]
The RSPCA has voiced concerns about the growing trend of a number of different services that fall under the category of extreme dog grooming and their affect on the health and welfare of the dogs in question. Procedures which put fashion and style first, whilst highly unnecessary for dogs, have also, most importantly, proven to […]
Summer is fast approaching us and with temperatures already soaring during spring, it is important to keep your cat cool as heatstroke can suddenly effect certain pets. Signs of heatstroke include excessive panting, dribbling, or even collapsing. If your cat is showing any of theses signs make sure they are in a cool, dark, place […]
Your beloved canine’s health will always be a concern. Whilst the thought of worms is less than appealing, It is important to know how often you should worm your dog for your dog’s wellbeing and your own.
Insuring your pet helps you to avoid huge veterinary bills if your furry friend requires surgery or other costly treatments. But cover doesn’t come cheap. Which makes it all the more frustrating if you are refused payment following a claim. You probably realise that you must declare all of your pet’s pre-existing conditions and previous […]
It might surprise you to know that you should clean your dog’s teeth and that your pet can learn to enjoy the experience! All you need is pet toothpaste, a pet toothbrush, water and a lot of patience! It will take time to familiarise your pooch with the process of brushing but it will […]