Every year many household pets fall ill or die after ingesting poisonous agents in the home. As dogs are less discerning than other animals about what they eat, they are the most frequent victims of accidental poisoning. However, many cats and rabbits also run into trouble and do a variety of other pets including birds […]
If you live in London or ever visit the Capital, you are able to take your pooch on the tube with you. London Underground allow dogs to travel on the entire tube network. The only proviso is that dogs must be carried on escalators to prevent injury to their paws. This means that owners of […]
Wherever you travel you will always find cats and usually plenty of them. The domesticated cat has proved incredibly successful at colonising the planet but where were cats first domesticated and how did they achieve global domination?
In the UK, we are obsessed with our canine friends. Most dogs are considered to be members of the family and so it isn’t surprising that dog owners like to take their pooches on holiday with them. Pet passports have made it possible to travel abroad with your hound and one in ten owners are […]
A stay in hospital can be boring, frustrating and frankly depressing. It is disconcerting to find yourself in unfamiliar surroundings and, if you feel miserable, your mood will do nothing to help you recover from your illness.
If you have anything of value it will be targeted by thieves and sadly that includes your treasured pooch. Dognapping is on the rise and the latest statistics from Direct Line Insurance reveal that certain breeds are more likely to be stolen than others.
If your dog is aggressive its behaviour is likely to run you into to some serious trouble eventually, but so could its bark! It pays to address any issues with barking because noisy dogs seriously impact the lives of those around you and could also see you making an appearance in court.
Animal experts are warning that modern lifestyles including the trend for open plan living are bad for our pets. That’s disappointing news for pet owners, as more and more homes are being modified to offer larger, open plan spaces. But what is the problem with our lovely contemporary homes?
None other than Professor Noel Fitzpatrick of Supervet fame has issued a warning about the dangers of second-hand smoke to pets. Professor Fitzpatrick is concerned that pet owners are not getting the message when it comes to the effect their habit may be having on their animals. The Professor is best known for giving pets […]
A recent trip to the beach got me wondering if there are life jackets available for dogs. I hadn’t given the subject a moment’s thought before that day but, of course, there are life jackets for dogs as many pooches spend time on their owners’ boats. Dogs can also benefit from a wide variety of […]