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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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lockdown, neutering, puppy, puppy diaries -

This is the sixth instalment of our puppy diary, featuring Murdock the lurcher puppy, with candid insights and practical tips on welcoming a dog into your home. You may have noticed that we’ve missed a few months as Murdock has begun to settle into family life and there have been less milestones to report. He is nearly ten months old now, still growing, still very playful and chewing everything but he has now reached the age when we have had to make the tough decision of whether to get him neutered.  Why neuter your dog? As well as preventing unwanted pups, neutering...

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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, 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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animal behaviour, cats, Lockdown -

Last week we wrote about how coming out of lockdown could be a ‘ticking time bomb’ for dogs that have become used to having their owners at home with them. The Dogs Trust suggest that many dogs will suffer from separation anxiety once lockdown eases and people begin to return to work - and we looked at different ways to help your dog prepare for being left alone. This week the RSPCA has issued a warning that cats are also going to struggle with the changes in routine when we start getting back to work and have issued some guidelines...

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