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Cat & Dog Tips

Cat & Dog Tips

  1. Cats and Fireworks! Will firework season be as bad this year?

    Cats and Fireworks! Will firework season be as bad this year?
    Many large displays have been cancelled this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, pet owners might have been breathing a 'sigh of relief', but it’s thought people might be more tempted to let fireworks off at home. Like most animals’ cats will associate loud noises with danger, any sudden loud noise or flash of light could see your cat bolt for...
  2. How you can help your dog during firework season

    How you can help your dog during firework season
    Firework season is just around the corner, it can be a stressful time of year for many dog owners as they try and keep their pets’ calm. Many large public displays have been cancelled this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, but we may be faced with smaller fireworks being set off in gardens in people’s homes. Follow these 10 tips...
  3. 6 tips for a dog-friendly Halloween!

    6 tips for a dog-friendly Halloween!
    Crazy decorations, costumes, face paints, masks and high-spirited children running around hyped up on sugar, it’s no wonder Halloween can be a little scary for your dog! Follow these 6 tips to have a woof-tastic Halloween. Plan ahead – while Halloween might be a quieter this year with the restrictions in place if your dog is nervous of costumes and...
  4. Why are black cats Halloween symbols?

    Why are black cats Halloween symbols?
    The spooky season is nearly upon us, Halloween symbols and icons will be all around, think pumpkins, witches, bats, and ghouls but how did the black cat get associated with Halloween? After all, they exist all year round! We have to go way back to the middle ages; they were a rather suppositious bunch and feared witchcraft, it was a...
  5. How do dogs hear?

    How do dogs hear?
    Every dog owner has watched “pricked ears” of a dog who is suddenly attentive to something we can’t detect, a dog’s hearing is far superior to ours, at certain frequencies, dogs can detect sounds up to four times quieter than humans can hear. Do you pay attention to your dog’s ears? A dog’s ears are an important visual clue to...
  6. How should you pick up a cat?

    How should you pick up a cat?
    Does your cat like to be scooped up or is your cat more a ‘paws on the floor’ kind of kitty? Some cats just don’t like to be held, if your kitty wasn’t socialised when she was young or had a bad human owner at one time, she could feel uncomfortable about being picked up. It could also come down...
  7. How much exercise does your dog need?

    How much exercise does your dog need?
    In 2019 a report published by the PDSA (https://www.pdsa.org.uk/get-involved/our-campaigns/pdsa-animal-wellbeing-report) showed that thousands of dogs in the UK are never walked at all! The dog walk is an essential part of your pet’s health and mental wellbeing, bored dogs are often problem dogs and unwanted behaviours can soon become a problem, such as excessive barking, aggression, over-grooming and chewing. Match the...
  8. How did cats get 9 lives?

    How did cats get 9 lives?
    “A cat has nine lives. For three he plays, for three he strays, and for the last three he stays.” Dickens We all know that cats have amazing reflexes but what is the science behind their amazing superhero skills? How do they survive 35-foot falls, zip from behind cars and fall of branches without so much as a scratch? Let...
  9. How to care for your dog in winter

    How to care for your dog in winter
    With winter just around the corner and nights starting to draw in, now is a good time to prepare for the winter needs of your dog. Many are under the misconception that because dogs are coated in fur that they can withstand the cold much better than us humans, but let’s not forget they are also used to living in...
  10. Get the inside scoop on cat litter trays!

    Get the inside scoop on cat litter trays!
    Cat litter trays are an essential piece of equipment, but which should you choose from the overwhelming set of options for sale today? We listed below our 4 bestselling litter trays and the advantages for each, after all, you cats deserve ‘to spend a penny’ in comfort! What is a normal toilet etiquette for a cat? Cats will usually go...

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