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cats, christmas, Christmas wellbeing, dogs, Pet clothing -

The Christmas jumper has seen a surge in popularity amongst humans in recent years, but is it really appropriate to dress your dog or cat up too? Whilst it is clear that some items of pet clothing are very useful in keeping our pets warm and dry - or making them more visible in the dark, the RSPCA has expressed some concern about whether dressing pets up in human-style clothing may be cruel.  Prioritise Happiness When making a decision about whether to dress your pet, you should prioritise their happiness and wellbeing - and quite often, it depends on the...

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cats, dogs, Facebook, kittens, Lockdown, Pet snail, puppies -

In the news this week: Animal charities are warning people to be wary of irresponsible breeders selling puppies and kittens on Facebook, due to the unprecedented demand for pets in the UK during lockdown. Facebook rules clearly state that you are not allowed to buy and sell pets on their site but an investigation by the BBC this week has found many puppies and kittens being offered for sale on the popular social media platform. Now animal charities are telling buyers to beware. Not only because it is wrong to buy a pet on Facebook, but because some of the ads could...

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cats, dogs, pet photography -

A recent study has revealed that UK pet owners now take more photos of their pets than of their family. The survey by Towergate Insurance asked 1,000 dog and cat owners across the UK about their snapping habits and found that people are now taking more pictures of their pets than ever before. Because many of us have been spending more time with our pets during lockdown we have been taking more photos of them too – and we’ve been snapping them more than anything else. Those surveyed said they took more photos of their pets than their family, partner,...

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cats, dogs, Lockdown, RSPCA -

The RSPCA is holding a special event this month, called ‘Adoptober’ encouraging the public to ‘Adopt Don’t Shop’ after recent figures revealed that the number of people searching for a puppy online “soared by 650%” during lockdown and dog imports into the UK doubled. Dr Samantha Gaines, the RSPCA’s dog welfare expert explained the reason behind the Adoptober event: “It’s wonderful to see that so many people want to welcome dogs into their families and we’ve loved waving so many of our own dogs off into their forever homes. However, we are concerned that some families may not be considering the...

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cats, dogs, guinea pigs, online dating -

This week we were intrigued to read about a new survey from online marketplace OnBuy which revealed that 73% of people agree that seeing an animal in an online dating profile picture instantly makes someone more attractive. Dogs make you look good The study then went further, asking 4,268 people to ‘pick the specific animals that would increase their likelihood of picking someone with said animal’ in order to ascertain which pets make people more attractive in their online profile picture. The clear winner was dogs. Dog lover Photo by La Miko from Pexels So do cats…and farm animals 84% of respondents said...

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