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cats, dogs, renting with pets -

A new study has revealed that more than 9 out of 10 landlords would not allow a tenant to keep a dog in their home.  According to research from new business PetsScore, Only 7% of landlords allow people to rent with their pet dog, even though dog ownership is currently at an all-time high and more tenants are lying to their landlords about whether they have a pet following the boom in dog ownership during lockdown  During the pandemic, households in the UK acquired around 3.2 million pets. Battersea Dogs Home received 40,392 applications from people offering to rehome a...

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cats, cavapoo, dogs, lockdown, munchkin cats -

As we’ve talked about before on this blog, during lockdown, puppy sales were booming as many of us in the UK sought a distraction or company during these uncertain times. Unfortunately animal shelters are now seeing an influx of unwanted pups as impulsive owners head back to work, realising that a dog is too much of a commitment – and new figures revealed by pet sale website, Pets4Homes suggest that people now prefer cats! Cat and dog pic by Daniel Tuttle on Unsplash Are the dog days really over? It appears that pet owners in the UK have realised that cats are...

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animal health, cats, dogs, summer, ticks -

Ticks are becoming more common across many parts of the UK, largely due to increasing deer numbers. Being bitten by one doesn't necessarily mean you or your pet will get sick, but it is important to make sure that if you find a tick on your pet that you remove it properly as quickly as possible. What is a tick? There are a few different types of tick and they can vary in size from 1mm to 1cm across. Egg-shaped with either a red brown or pebble grey coloured body, they have eight legs which means they look a little...

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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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