Pet care and safety

bonfire night

Why do we celebrate bonfire night

Remember, remember, the 5th of November, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot … so goes the traditional Bonfire Night rhyme, but where does it come from?  For those of you who missed the school project, or have simply never come across the story behind the Bonfire Night, here is a potted history of why do we celebrate

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Keep your pets safe on Bonfire night

The children may be looking forward to Bonfire Night, but the chances are your pets aren’t. Fireworks can be very frightening for animals, particularly small pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, mice and ferrets. Here’s some tips to keep your pets safe on Bonfire night. The Blue Cross advises a number of measures

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buying a puppy

Microchipping dogs

Do I have to have my dog Microchipped? If you don’t already have your dog microchipped, then now is the time to get it done! With legislation coming into place by April 2016, microchipping dogs will soon become compulsory rather than optional  in England and by 1st March 2015, all dogs in Wales are required

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rehoming small animals

Rehoming small animals

What to consider when buying a small animal Have you ever considered choosing a small animal as a pet? Most people see the fluffy rabbits, mice and rats in the pet stores and buy them without properly considering their needs. Small animals may not need as much exercise as say a dog but they have

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dogs and new babies

Introducing your dog to a new baby

For a long time our dog was the baby of the family.  Petted, played with, and adored.  She was Queen of the house, and knew it.  Then our daughter was born.  We love our dog, and so we made sure to prepare her well, both for her sake and the safety of our baby.  Now

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cats and babies

Cats and babies

Safety First The arrival of a new baby in the home can be unsettling for any pets you have.  Cats in particular are very independent creatures, which value their territory and guard it closely.  Still, the arrival of a new member of the family does not mean that you need to wave goodbye to your

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