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

Road safety tips for dogs

Road safety tips for dogs

21st January, 2022

You may be fortunate enough to avoid any roads on your regular dog-walking routes. However, for most of us that probably won't be an option, and there are bound to be times when you and your pup will be walking beside traffic. So how can you ensure that you are keeping your furry friend safe in these spaces?...

Dog breeds with the best sense of smell

Dog breeds with the best sense of smell

19th January, 2022

Dogs are known and celebrated for their acute sense of smell. Indeed, it's one of the particular talents that led to man domesticating dogs' ancestors, the wolves, for help with hunting and tracking prey....

Dog running

Cross country running with your dog

18th January, 2022

If your dog is full of energy and you’re looking for a fun way to exercise after the festive season, canicross running could be just what you’re looking for....

Vet Inspection

Illegal ear cropping offered by UK dog breeders

17th January, 2022

Breeders in the UK are offering to mutilate puppies’ ears to follow a social media trend, a BBC investigation has revealed. Cutting or “cropping” is a painful procedure in which part of the ear flap is cut off with a knife or razor blade to make a dog look fiercer....

What to pack in your dog's emergency bag

What to pack in your dog's emergency bag

6th January, 2022

If your dog has a hospital visit and/or surgery coming up, it can be a stressful time for both you and your pet. For one thing, there's quite a lot to remember. Is your dog allowed to eat – and if so, how often? Are there any special medications he should be taking before surgery? Does your existing insurance cover some or all of the costs involved?...

What's the best way to pick up your dog?

What's the best way to pick up your dog?

23rd December, 2021

Now, you're probably thinking that picking up a dog is the most basic thing in the world. And yes, it shouldn't be too challenging. However, there are some key things to get right, and others to avoid, in order to make the lifting as calm and pleasant as possible for your dog – and to ward off the possibilities of any strains or injuries, or even mental ill effects....

How to care for a cat in winter

How to care for a cat in winter

23rd December, 2021

Who doesn't love snuggling up on a cold winter's day – especially if there's a purring cat involved? Yes, winter can be a lovely time of year to enjoy with your beloved pet, and the prospect of lots of cuddles on the sofa with a furry friend makes a cold spell all the more enticing....

Common cat toilet problems

Common cat toilet problems

23rd December, 2021

Cats can develop digestive problems or issues going to the toilet. These problems can be painful and, in some cases, serious. That’s why it’s important to recognise the warning signs....

How to make your dog trust you

How to make your dog trust you

23rd December, 2021

It can be hit or miss when it comes to greeting a dog for the first time. They’ll either sit attentively, enjoying every stroke, or turn and walk away. You might even get the odd snarl or growl. It all comes down to trust....