Read our blogs and current news from around the world relating to cats and dogs!

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6 of the best dog breeds for single people

15th January, 2021

Whether you’re in need of some home security, or someone to greet you whenever you walk through the door, there’s a dog that’s just right for you. While we’d argue that pretty much any dog would make a great addition to single life, here are six breeds we think are worth a closer look!...

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Skin cancer in cats and dogs - what you need to know

11th January, 2021

In this article, we’ll cover the causes of skin cancer in both cats and dogs so you can guard against your cherished pooch or feline from developing the disease. We’ll also highlight some of the main symptoms to look out for and how it is diagnosed by a vet....

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How to care for a three-legged cat

7th January, 2021

Whether you’re looking to provide a forever home for an already three-legged cat or your puss has just lost a limb, there’s no reason to be worried. Follow our guide to tripawd care and you’ll be certain to have a happy and long life together....

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What is flystrike in pets?

6th January, 2021

As animal lovers ourselves, we’ve looked at one of the more unpleasant conditions, that of flystrike. How our beloved cats and dogs can catch it, how to prevent it and how to treat it....

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Lymphoma cancer most common in older male cats

5th January, 2021

Sadly, our four-legged friends are prone to getting some of the same diseases as us, and that includes cancer. One of the most common types of cancer in cats is lymphoma, a cancer of the white blood cells. A new study published by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) takes an in-depth look at how often it occurs and which cats are more likely to be diagnosed with the disease....

Christmas Pets

Festive foods that are harmful to pets

22nd December, 2020

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has issued a timely reminder to pet owners about the dangers of certain foods at this time of year. Some festive foods are toxic to dogs and cats, and can cause serious illness in the most extreme cases....

How to keep pets safe during home renovations

How to keep pets safe during home renovations

18th December, 2020

Read on for our guide to keeping your pets safe during home renovations. Of course, no matter how careful you are, mishaps can happen. Pet insurance is a great back-up in case your safety precautions fail and your pooch or moggy gets injured...

Christmas Dog

Dog owners set to spend £162m on Christmas treats and toys

15th December, 2020

The nation’s dogs are in for a happy Christmas this year, with owners planning to spend £162m on their canine companions during the festive season. A survey of 2,000 dog owners found that almost three-quarters will be treating their animals at Christmas, spending an average of £21.92 per pet....

A terrier laying on a bed with its chin down looking bored

7 signs your pet is BORED!

15th December, 2020

A common answer to changes in behaviour in both cats and dogs is the fact they’re feeling bored. Read on to find out the clues that’ll let you know your pet needs some more excitement in their lives....