How to Prepare Your Pets for Natural Disasters

Residents of the UK and their pets are luckier than some in other parts of the world in generally not being exposed to the more severe natural disaster that can strike, such as raging wildfires, great earthquakes and devastating tsunamis. However, contrary to popular belief, the UK does still have …

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An Emergency Pet Survival Kit

One of the most important things you should do as a responsible pet owner is to prepare a pet first aid kit and have it easily accessible in the home or in the car, if you take your pet travelling with you a lot. Many pet stores now carry commercial …

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Helping Your Pet in a Car Crash

As we become more mobile and many places become more pet-friendly, our pets are accompanying us to many more places, whether it is for holiday, play or even work. However, this also means that our pets have a greater chance of becoming a car crash victim, leading to serious injury …

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Ten Tips for Pet Emergencies

Despite all our best efforts to keep them safe, pets may still become involved in accidents which can have serious consequences. However, with a bit of forward planning and preparation, you can hopefully minimise any damage or injuries and ensure the best chances of survival and recovery for your pet. …

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Helping Your Pet in a Fire

Just as we make provisions for all family members, particularly children, in the event of fire, it is also important to plan for the family pets and make sure that they will be rescued or have adequate means of escape. In the United States, over 40,000 pet deaths were reported …

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We Used Calming Signals on Aggressive Dog: A Case Study

Laura had always loved to visit her grandfather – he lived on a farm and was very wise about all animals. In particular, he knew a lot about dogs and was always teaching Laura interesting things about them. One of the things he had taught her about was “calming signals” …

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Questionnaire: What Would You Do in a Pet Emergency?

We all like to think that we would be able to remain calm and know how to react in an emergency but if a sudden illness or injury threatened your pet, would you know what to do? Would you be able to do the right thing? Take this quiz and …

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What to Do When Attacked by a Dog

Although dogs are supposed to be “man’s best friend”, sadly irresponsible owners coupled with poor training and inadequate socialisation can mean that certain dogs grow up with aggressive tendencies and may attack you if they feel threatened. This can happen anywhere – even when you’re walking, jogging or cycling through …

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