Coping When Your Pet Dies

Pets are more than just dogs and cats, they’re members of our families. So when our faithful companion dies, it is painful and we grieve. Grieving Process When people close to us die, it is natural to feel sorrow, express grief and expect those around us to understand what we …

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Pet Disaster Plans

No matter where you live, you are not immune to the effects of disasters, whether it is a blizzard, fire, flood, earthquake, hurricane, tornado or terrorist attack. Which is why it is important to have a disaster preparedness plan in place, and it must include your pets. Good disaster planning …

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What to Do With Pets When Moving House

Moving house can be a stressful time for all – and pets are no exception. All the noise, confusion and upheaval, not to mention the presence of strange removal men and big removal trucks, can cause even the calmest dog or cat to panic and possibly injure themselves in their …

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Microchips and Tags For Your Pets

Even with the most careful and responsible owners, pets can sometimes go missing or be stolen. So it’s vital that all pets carry identification which can help return them to their owners, whether it’s in the form of an old-fashioned tag or the more high-tech microchip. Pet Tags In the …

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Putting Different Breeds Together

For many people who love animals, their favourite saying could easily be “the more the merrier.” But how can you keep pets of different breeds together and ensure harmony in the household? Whatever the species involved, planning, supervision and vigilance are key to a safe and happy relationship between all …

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Animal Welfare

All animal lovers in the UK welcomed the new Animal Welfare Act which comes into force early this year. It brings about some of the greatest changes in animal law since the beginning of this century and encompasses all commonly domesticated animals in the British Isles, including pets, farm stock …

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Choosing the Right Vet

One of the most important decisions you will make as a pet owner is selecting which veterinarian will be looking after the health of your pet. This choice is based on many factors and even if it may take some time and effort, it is well worth your while to …

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Most Popular Pet Dog Breeds from Around the World

Everyone’s got their favourite dog breed – from those who love the wrinkly jowls and don’t mind the constant slobber to those who love the shaggy dogs and don’t mind the hairs everywhere, from those who love the gentle giants to those who love the ‘handbag pups’ – but there …

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Top Injuries Caused by Animals Around the World

Animals are beautiful and fascinating but they can also be dangerous. In fact, it is estimated that one half of the world’s population will be bitten by an animal at some point in their life (the majority of which will be domesticated animals or pets) and that the impact of …

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Introducing a New Dog to a Resident Cat

Cartoons may like to present dogs and cats as perpetual enemies but in fact, these two species can live together very happily if they are introduced to each other properly. In general – unless the dog has a very predatory nature and has gained a habit of chasing them – …

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