Basic First Aid for pets

  Whenever your pet becomes ill or injured, it is always a stressful situation for both you and your companion. That is why we wanted to provide you with some guidance on how you can act, and what you can do to help, when these incidents occur. The following is always important to remember in

Heat awareness for animals in hutches

Even though the height of summer is over, we have been known to have some very warm days in September! We all enjoy getting out in the sunshine (when it arrives!), however the same is not always true for our pets. It is possible for any animal to overheat in hot weather, however we often

Taking your cat to the vets

A visit to the vet can be stressful for cats, and therefore stressful for you too! You will need a sturdy cat carrier to get your cat from your home to the vet practice. Make sure it has strong handles and fastens securely. A cat carrier will be an unfamiliar environment for your cat, so

Seven interesting dog facts for you to ponder

We’ve “fetched” seven fun canine facts to share with you. You may know some of these already, and others may be new info for your trivia bank… Contrary to popular belief, dogs are not colour-blind. [Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica] Dogs are not colour-blind in the sense that they see more than just black, white and grey.

Pet travel to Europe from 1 January 2021

  If you’re planning on taking your pet to an EU Country after 1 January 2021, there’s some important information you need to know. Before your dog, cat or ferret can travel for the first time after this date, you’ll need to start taking the following steps four months before you’re planning to travel: Arrange

Barbecues and your pets – things to consider  

Picture the scene…you’re in your garden, the sun is shining, maybe you have friends and family round to visit, and the charcoals are just about ready for you to start cooking al fresco. The last thing you want is an emergency vet visit with your beloved pet. If you’re planning a barbecue this weekend, here are

Animal activities to keep your children occupied

It can be a challenge keeping the kids occupied during the summer holidays, especially if you are opting for a staycation this year, so here are five ideas that may help you out! Draw a picture Get the crayons and paper out and encourage your little one to become a budding artist by drawing a

Going to the beach with your dog this summer?

With restrictions on holidays abroad, and ongoing updates to the quarantine list, many people are opting for a ‘staycation’ in the UK this year. If your summer plans involve a trip to one of our beautiful beaches and your dog is lucky enough to be joining you, here are some things to be mindful of:

Taking your dog out in public

The daily walk forms an important part of our dog’s routine; a chance for them to stretch their legs (and ours!). As it’s something we do every day, we may not always be aware of some of the rules and restrictions in place when we wander through the park or woodland. It’s always best to

Camping with your dog

Have your holiday plans this summer taken on a different look and feel? Are you swapping sunbeds and sand for…well, a field? Camping and caravanning is the holiday trend for summer 2020. Many campsites are fully prepared to safely cater for families over the coming months and the great news is, many are happy to