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cats, dogs, fish, pet ownership, rabbits, reptiles -

Since we wrote our article about the surge in pet ownership in Britain last June, pet ownership in the UK has increased even further. According to the Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA) 13 million UK households now own a pet dog and 12 million own a pet cat. You can find out how these statistics compare with the rest of the world in this fascinating article by the World Animal Foundation. But why do we all love our pets so much? Calico cat photo by Amiya Nanda on Pexels The Magic of Companionship  The emotional support that we derive from our...

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cats, dogs, garden -

Gardening is a wonderful way to connect with nature and enhance your surroundings, but it's important to keep in mind that not all plants are safe for our pets. Dogs and cats are curious creatures, and they may be tempted to sniff or nibble on your garden plants. Unfortunately, many common garden plants are toxic to pets and can cause serious health problems, ranging from mild stomach upset to serious health conditions. In this article, we'll discuss some of the most common garden plants that are poisonous to dogs and cats and how to protect your pets. Daffodils - Whilst these cheerful spring...

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cats, christmas, Christmas wellbeing, dogs -

Well, this seems to have come around very quickly this year! Yes it’s our annual post about taking care of your pets at Christmas, with a guide to what your pets should and shouldn’t eat along with some tips on keeping them safe and happy during the festive season. Although Christmas can be fun and exciting for humans and animals (Murdock the lurcher is particularly excited about his doggy advent calendar this year and comes belting down the stairs each morning to get a treat) Christmas time can also be a little bit hazardous for our pets. Many of the...

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Animal behaviour, Cats, Weird pets -

We’ve been writing a lot about dogs on the blog recently so this week it’s time to redress the balance and talk about cats – and how downright weird they can be! A new study has revealed that almost half of cat owners don’t understand why their cat does acts the way they do – but they don’t really mind!   2,000 cat owners were surveyed by Pet DNA specialists Wisdom Panel in partnership with cat rescue charity The Scratching Post, based in Waltham Abbey. The study looked at cat behaviour and some of the puzzling things our cats like...

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cats, heatwave -

We’ve spoken a lot about keeping dogs cool in the heat and spotting the signs of doggy heatstroke, but his blog isn’t just about man’s best friend. Although we tend to think of our cats as sun-worshippers who can take care of their own business better than a dog can, they may still need some help to get through those hot summer days and can get heatstroke just as easily as dog can. So this week we're talking about what to do if your moggy is feeling the heat!  unshine cat photo by Luiza-Maria Scurtu on Pexels Signs of heatstroke in cats...

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