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blue cross, cats, dogs, wedding -

As lockdown restrictions continue to lift here in the UK (although at the time of writing, it looks like they may still be delayed a little), we thought we’d look at a popular subject, discussed by the Blue Cross on their blog: how to include your pets in your wedding!  As a nation of animal lovers, more people than ever are involving their pets in their big day, but the animal charity suggests that before you say I do in front of man’s best friend, you need to ask yourself a few questions first, to help you to decide whether...

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cat behaviour, cats -

Living in the country, my cats have brought in just about every species of British wildlife over the past few years – mice, birds, bats, rats, rabbits, even a woodpecker – and a weasel! The impact that this kind of predatory hunting can have on local wildlife populations  - and particularly wild birds - is a subject of intense debate. It is upsetting to find a dead mouse on your carpet, not knowing if you could have done more to prevent their death – but your cat is only acting on their instincts and restricting their natural behaviour can have...

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cat bath, cat brush, cat grooming, cats -

We talk a lot about dog grooming on the blog, how many pups have been bought during lockdown and how to keep them healthy, but what we often overlook is that many pet owners buy Gravitis products for grooming their cats - particularly show cats who don’t mind a blow dryer or a good brush down. Cats have also proven to be popular pets during the pandemic and those with longer coats need regular brushing to help keep the healthy. So this week we’re going to give some top tips for washing and brushing your cat. Photo by Miron Cristina...

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cats, dogs, lockdown, pet names -

Over the last year we’ve written a lot about caring for your pets in lockdown – and the fact that more people than ever have decided to get a cat or a dog in order to keep themselves company during long boring days at home. New research by insurance company Go Compare has revealed that they conducted more than 97,700 insurance quote for puppies alone, during 2020.  With so much access to pet data, the insurers were also able to reveal some of the most popular pet name choices over the past year as well. So if you’re thinking of getting...

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cats, cold weather, dogs, pet health -

Although winter can be a fun time for some pets, with crips frosty mornings and lots of snuggling indoors close to a fire or radiator, for some breeds it can be tough - and sometimes problems aren't always easy to spot. So this week we've compiled a list highlighting some wintery hazards to avoid, along with some top tips to help you to keep your cat or dog warm, happy and safe during the winter months. Winter survival tips for cats  Whilst most cats prefer to stay snuggled up indoors during the winter months, they will still need to venture outside and if you cat is...

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