Icy weather, Grit on the Roads and the Danger to Pets
Dec01

Icy weather, Grit on the Roads and the Danger to Pets

Not only is the icy weather a danger to human walkers in the form of slipping, falling and potential broken bones, but the grit that is spread on the roads is a very real danger to your pets. Rock salt is a mixture of salt and grit used to de-ice roads and paths during cold snaps. Anti-freeze is used by drivers as well as gardeners in water features. Both rock salt and anti-freeze can be deadly to animals if ingested, causing muscle...

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Amazing Dogs and how they help us
Oct19

Amazing Dogs and how they help us

Dogs have been man’s best friend for thousands of years, possibly 40,000 years according to research on DNA analysis on the world’s oldest known dog remains in Eurasia. Our faithful four- legged friends are helping so many people because of their incredible intelligence and noses? We all know how amazing the Guide dogs are for those that have impaired sight or are blind, also the hearing dogs and those that help their owners with...

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Keeping a Tortoise as a pet
Oct05

Keeping a Tortoise as a pet

If you want to buy a tortoise you must be aware this is a lifetime commitment, tortoises have been known to live for 150 years. In some cultures, such as China, they symbolize longevity. You need to consider both the tortoise’s immediate and long-term needs, please always contact a reputable UK breeder, they can give you good advice and healthy animals. What do they eat? It is important to make sure they get plenty of food during the...

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Paw Prints: Caring for your pets in the dark.   Be safe, be seen!
Sep21

Paw Prints: Caring for your pets in the dark. Be safe, be seen!

Now the nights are drawing in, thoughts are turning to how to keep your pet safe. For your dog or cat perhaps a reflective collar is an option. When walking your dog, a high visibility waistcoat, or reflective strips on your own coat to warn drivers that you are there is advisable. You can buy leads and collars that have lights on them. By having a reflective collar or an LED light on them if they should wander off, they are easier to...

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CATS AND KITTENS – PROS AND CONS OF OWNING ONE
Sep17

CATS AND KITTENS – PROS AND CONS OF OWNING ONE

The Ancient Egyptians were the first to keep and use cats to help get rid of rodents and other pests and to protect stores of food. In Ancient Egypt, the cat was worshipped as a god or goddess, if anyone killed a cat they were given the death penalty, such was the high regard given to the cat.  Mummified cats have been found in some of the tombs of the Ancient Egyptians. Kittens are cute and playful, with soft tummies and big eyes,...

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