Can dogs recognise their own breed?


A dog owner that I used to meet regularly in the local park would swear that her dog could recognise Belgian shepherds and that she didn’t like them at all. Apparently, the little terrier would instantly move in the opposite direction if she saw a Belgian shepherd. But was that young dog really recognising the […]

June 26, 2018

Can your dog get hay fever?


Spring and summer can smell misery for some people. Hay fever sufferers face months of sniffing, sneezing and sore eyes. In the worst cases, sufferers are unable to leave their homes. At least there are antihistamines available to ease hay fever symptoms. But what about dogs? Could your pooch have hay fever?

June 14, 2018

Is your pet insured?


  Pet ownership is incredibly rewarding and it would be impossible to overstate the degree to which pets can enhance your life. But veterinary treatment is costly and there is no NHS for animals!

June 13, 2018

Pets and Rented Accommodation


We are a nation of animal lovers and collectively own millions of pets. Many kids grow up dreaming of their first dog or cat and some households are home to an incredible number of animals. But if you live in rented accommodation, a pet might be out of the question. It isn’t headline news that […]

June 12, 2018

Animals Helping Cambridge University Students to De-stress


University can be a stressful time. Sure, this is the time when young adults have a great opportunity to experience their first real taste of independence. But it is also time when the pressures of work, of making new friends, and of being away from family and home comforts can pile up to become the […]

June 11, 2018

MPs set to reopen discussion of ‘Dangerous Dogs Act’


MPs are planning to reassess the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act, seeking to examine whether or not the piece of legislation is effective. The push to question the usefulness of the act set up almost three decades ago has been occasioned by recent figures which suggest that the number of dogs attacking people has increased of […]

June 4, 2018