Feline Dementia


Cats

My lovely cat Sammy had been a wonderful companion for many years. I had found him at Battersea Cats and Dogs home when he was approximately 2 years old. But when he reached the grand old age of 17, he began acting strangely and didn’t seem like the old Sam.

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Cats Really Do Like People!


Cats

Cats often get a bad rap. Blighted with a reputation for being snooty and aloof, our feline friends are generally considered to tolerate rather than appreciate human company. But new research suggests that cats might actually quite like people after all.

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Should Pets be a Allowed in the Workplace?


Dogs

Workplaces have become far less formal in recent years. Smart attire is no longer required in many offices and there is an altogether more casual feel about many establishments. But should the more relaxed approach to work extend to welcoming pets into shops, offices and the workplace in general? You might think that the answer […]

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

The Social and Economic Impact of Pets?


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There are approximately 65 million pets in the UK and roughly half of all households have at least one pet. It isn’t difficult to imagine that our animals have a major impact on the nation’s economy. A new report published by CABI attempts to quantify the costs and benefits of our animals. This report highlights […]

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

The Rise of the Sausage Cat


Cats

Sausage Cats – Would You Buy One? There’s a worrying new trend for breeding cats with short legs. The cats have a defective gene which can mean that their legs are as short as 3 inches. It won’t surprise you to hear that the popularity of these felines is being driven by celebrities who post […]

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Cat Smuggling!


Cats

Traveller Lets the Cat Out of the Bag Holidays can be a mixed blessing for pet owners. Much as most people appreciate a nice break and the excitement of exploring pastures new, it can be difficult to leave their beloved animals behind. Pet passports have meant that it is now possible to travel with your […]

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Charity Runs out of Pets on Black Friday


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Charity Runs out of Pets on Black Friday Black Friday is now firmly established as the best day of the year to bag a bargain. Almost every retailer offers special deals and in most cases the offers last for more than the one day. Whether you want to purchase your Christmas gifts or something for […]

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Donald Trump – The Pet-less President


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The First President Without a Pet for A Century Donald Trump does not have a pet. If he doesn’t acquire one before moving into the White House, he’ll be the first president to be without a pet for over a century. Andrew Jackson was the last leader of the free world not to have a […]

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

How to Prevent Your Pet from Being Stolen


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How to Prevent Your Pet from Being Stolen It is a terrible thought isn’t it? Your beloved pet being snatched by a thief and disappearing never to be seen again. Unfortunately, there are many unscrupulous people out there who will take advantage of any money making opportunity that presents itself. Your pet could represent such […]

Friday, November 25th, 2016

How to Choose the Right Breed of Cat


Cats

How to Choose the Right Breed of Cat Cats are fabulous pets which suit most households. However, it is important to consider the personalities and needs of the different breeds before choosing a cat as these can vary dramatically. A cat of any breed could turn out to be intelligent, loving, independent or highly vocal. […]

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Travelling by Car with Your Cat


Cats

Travelling by Car with Your Cat People think nothing of jumping in their car and setting off for another journey. Unfortunately, cats will have a very different view of life on the road. They won’t understand what is happening and will dislike being confined to their carrier. The whole process can be really distressing, even […]

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Superstition and Black Cats


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Black Cats Struggle to Find Homes Black cats have long been associated with good luck but animal shelters report that it can take longer to home a black moggie than many other cats. Cats Protection have established that black cats have to wait 22% longer to find new homes than their white or tabby friends. […]

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Cats on Tube Posters? What Next!


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Fabulous Felines Enhance Commuters’ Journeys Where did all the Cats on Tube Posters Come From? Let’s face it, tube journeys are rarely exciting and they are certainly never relaxing! Once you have negotiated the crowds and managed to grab yourself a postage stamp sized piece of floor to stand on, you are then likely to […]

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Keeping Your Cat Amused


Cats

Food Puzzles for Cats The sound of my cat wailing for his food is so annoying that I will immediately provide him with a meal. When Paolo is hungry there will be no peace for me until the meaty chunks are in the dish. His impatience is usually obvious and his wish is my command. […]

Friday, September 16th, 2016