Christmas is generally a fabulous time of year for your pets. They tend to see a bit more or you than usual and there are always a few extra treats on offer. Perhaps your animals even receive their own presents. But the festive season is also a hazardous time for animals. Your pet will be […]
Acupuncture is a relatively mainstream treatment for humans these days, but would you consider acupuncture for your pets? The Chinese therapy is growing in popularity with pet owners as an alternative to traditional veterinary care or as a last resort when all else has failed. What is Veterinary Acupuncture? Acupuncture involves a series of small […]
Every year many household pets fall ill or die after ingesting poisonous agents in the home. As dogs are less discerning than other animals about what they eat, they are the most frequent victims of accidental poisoning. However, many cats and rabbits also run into trouble and do a variety of other pets including birds […]
Moving house is incredibly stressful, even when you are looking forward to the benefits of your new home. But imagine what it would be like if you didn’t understand what was going on and suddenly found yourself in a place that you didn’t recognise. That is how your pets are going to feel when you […]
It hasn’t been a good year for United Airlines. After a video of a doctor being forcibly removed from one of its planes went viral, the company must have thought that things couldn’t get any worse. But they were wrong! United have now managed to kill a giant bunny which looked set to become the […]
Animal experts are warning pet owners of the dangers their cleaning regimes may present to their pets. The household cleaning products that we all have in our cupboards can be extremely hazardous and it is all too easy for cats and dogs to meet with disaster. If you are giving your house a traditional spring […]
Insurance companies are up there with estate agents in the popularity stakes! If you are already forking out for policies on your car and your home, you may not be feeling inclined to contribute any more to the coffers of the insurance companies. Particularly if you have struggled to get them to pay out on […]
Second-hand Smoke is Killing Pets Not only are smokers risking their own health, they are also having a serious effect on the health of their pets. The chemicals in second-hand smoke are hazardous to the blood and organs of all pets including fish and increase their risk of developing cancer, lung disease and heart trouble. […]
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 […]
Diabetes in Cats and Dogs November is National Diabetes Month in the UK. Diabetes is on the increase in this country largely due to poor lifestyle choices. Sugary foods, obesity and a lack of exercise are all causing more people to develop the condition. Unfortunately, the diabetes epidemic is not confined to people. Millions of […]
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 […]
How to Care for Rats Rats are excellent pets which are usually clean, intelligent and fun. They are suitable pets for older children but not for toddlers. Rats are relatively inexpensive to keep and live between 2 and 2.5 years.
Top Tips for A Pet friendly Halloween and Bonfire Night Halloween and Bonfire Night are terrific fun for most people but can be extremely upsetting for pets. Animals will be disconcerted by unexpected visitors to the house, loud noises and any changes to the household routine. It is important to make sure that your pets […]
Can You Fly with Your Pet in The Passenger Cabin? You might find yourself having to fly with your pet and this can be a worrying enterprise. Pets can be distressed and traumatised by flying in the hold of an aircraft. Occasionally, despite the best efforts of all concerned, pets have died in transit. You […]
What is Myxomatosis? This viral disease afflicts rabbits and it severely impacted the wild rabbit population when it first arrived in Britain 50 years ago. Pet rabbits are vulnerable to the disease which mutates from year to year and immunity in wild populations fluctuates.