Your pet’s food | what’s in it, why does it matter & which one should you choose?

We all realise that not all food is equal. Our food varies in its price, nutritional content and quality.  It’s the same for our cat and dog food too, the difference being that our pets are reliant on us, their humans, to choose what they eat. As with most things, our decisions are often based Read More

Your guide to lifestage nutrition for cats & dogs

As we pet owners know, caring for a pet is extremely rewarding. Nothing says welcome home quite like the joy only a pet can give. While most of us realise that small puppies and kittens need specific diets to help their young tummies and to sustain rapid growth, after that many of us just go Read More

The complete guide to keeping your pet calm during fireworks

Do you love fireworks night? Wrapped up against the cold, sipping a warm drink, getting close the the bonfire and Ooh-ing and Aah-ing at the amazing displays? Fireworks, whether on Bonfire Night, at a party, or on New Year’s Eve are fun for some, but they’re not always as much fun for our pets or animals. Read More

Your essential guide to obesity in cats and dogs.

Just like us, putting on the pounds and carrying a lot of excess weight is also bad for our pets and can therefore result in obesity in cats and dogs. Again like us, it’s easily done and there’s often a mix of factors which can play a contributing part; Over eating, getting older, decreasing levels of Read More

Top tips for keeping pets cool this summer

Phew it’s lovely out there! But if you’re covered in fur and your paws are directly on the hot floor, it’s not so pleasant. Following a few simple common sense rules will ensure your pet stays safe in the extreme heat. Top tips to keeping your pet safe in the summer Take your walks early Read More

Does my cat have fleas?

“Does my cat have fleas?” is one of the most common questions cat owners ask themselves, the moment they see their cat having a scratch. If your cat is host to a severe flea infestation, you may actually see fleas on your pet but in most cases, it won’t be that obvious. Here are some of Read More

Can white cats get skin cancer on their ears?

We all recognise the relaxing feeling of the warmth from the sun, and us cat owners can almost tell the time by our cats moving around the garden or near the window as they try to remain in the sun’s rays across the lawn or carpet! But like humans, increased time in the sun can Read More

Does my pet have fleas? How do I check? What do I do next?

You probably already know that fleas are the most common visible parasite affecting cats and dogs but why do they keep coming back? Traditionally a problem in the spring/summer months, milder winters and central heating have now made fleas a year-round problem. We tell you all you need to know about these pesky pests, their life Read More

Are lilies poisonous to cats?

Sadly, as beautiful and often fragrant as they are, lilies are a big no no when it comes to cats. One eaten leaf or pollen ingested from simply brushing past a flower can be serious with potentially lethal implications for your cat. Any part, petals, stamens, leaves, or water in the vase, can be dangerous. Read More

How to choose a cattery or boarding kennel

One of the most important factors which determines whether us pet owners have a stress-free break, is the knowledge that our cats or dogs which we’ve had to leave behind are happy and healthy in a well-run cattery or boarding kennel. Leaving a pet behind is never an easy task, but they can’t always travel with you. Read More