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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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caring for your dog, cool, dogs, summer -

The Blue Cross has recently raised concerns about the number of people walking their dogs during the hot weather, with advice on how to keep your pets cool when the mercury starts rising.    As the weather finally starts to improve here in the UK, with highs of up to 28 degrees over the last couple of weeks, Alison Thomas, Senior Veterinary Surgeon at the Blue Cross hospital in Victoria, London issued a warning to dog owners about how to take care of their dogs during a heatwave. Lockdown saw a huge surge in the number of dog owners in...

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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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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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