New Puppy Checklist

The information in this article was reviewed and approved by registered veterinary nurse, Beth Walker Getting a new puppy is very exciting, but it does not come without its challenges. No matter how prepared you may think you are, you are bound to face some difficulties, and there’s lots to remember! Take a look at Read More

New Kitten Checklist and Advice

The information in this article was reviewed and approved by registered veterinary nurse, Beth Walker If you’re getting a new kitten soon, you’re probably in the process of gathering together all the essentials you’ll need to look after your new family member. There are lots of things to plan and prepare before they arrive at Read More

Cat Microchipping Law: Do Cats Have to Be Microchipped?

The information in this article was reviewed and approved by registered veterinary nurse, Beth Walker A microchip is a tiny implant that sits underneath your cat’s skin and acts as a permanent form of identification. Back in April 2016, it became a legal requirement to microchip all dogs over 8 weeks of age, and register Read More

How to Adopt a Cat

The information in this article was reviewed and approved by registered veterinary nurse, Beth Walker Adopting a cat is incredibly exciting, whether it’ll be your first feline companion, or you’re a life-long cat owner. Adopting rather than buying means that you’ll be offering a cat a new chance at life! You’ll also be supporting a Read More

Do Dogs Have to Be Microchipped?

Since April 6th 2016, it has been mandatory in the UK for all dogs over the age of 8 weeks to be microchipped and registered on an approved database. There may be exceptions if your vet confirms in writing that this shouldn’t be done for health reasons. As well as having a microchip, dogs must Read More

Top 10 Small Dog Breeds

For lots of animal lovers, small dog breeds are the perfect choice of companion, especially with an increasing number of people in the UK now living in smaller homes. According to the Office for National Statistics, the proportion of households living in a flat, maisonette or apartment increased the most of any type of accommodation Read More

Questions to Ask When Buying a Puppy from a Breeder

As part of your research before buying a puppy, it’s important to ask the breeder plenty of questions. The aim of your questioning is to check that the puppies have been bred in a safe, clean place and that both mother and pups are well cared for. This will help ensure that you’re not unwittingly Read More

Adopting Pets: Benefits and Things to Consider

Sadly, thousands of animals are taken in by rescue shelters every year, hoping to find their forever home. In their honour, we wanted to shine a light on the importance of adopting pets. Rehoming an animal has many advantages over buying a puppy or kitten. From saving money on veterinary fees to saving time on Read More

Adopting an Older Dog Versus a Puppy

Choosing your next canine companion is a significant decision that involves many considerations. One of the most crucial of these is the dog’s age. The debate between getting an older dog or a puppy has stirred the hearts of prospective dog guardians for generations. Each option comes with its own set of pros and cons, Read More

PACT Animal Sanctuary: Q&A

Adopting a pet from an animal shelter is a fantastic thing to do, and for many reasons. Not only are you giving an animal a second chance at life and offering them a forever home, but you’re also freeing up space for more animals in need. Animal sanctuaries like People for Animal Care Trust (PACT) Read More