Delve into our comprehensive collection of pet care tips to keep your furry, feathered, or scaly friends healthy and happy. Whether it's nutrition, behaviour, or general wellness, find all the advice you need to provide the best care for your pets.

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Is pet insurance worth it? Let’s have a look!

When it comes to our pets, we want the best for them – which can sometimes mean hefty vet bills. But what about pet insurance?

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The benefits of adopting an older dog or cat

While the cuteness of a puppy or kitten is very appealing, there are many good reasons why you might want to think about adopting an older animal instead.

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Tips for new cat parents

Welcoming a new kitten or cat is an exciting time filled with joy and curiosity (for you both!). To help ensure your furry friend's smooth transition, here are a few tips about caring for your new bestie.

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Does your dog suffer from storm stress?

Many dogs exhibit fear of storms, and it can range from mild discomfort to outright panic. Here’s a closer look at the reasons behind this fear and what you can do to help.

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A quick guide to kitty dental care

Just like us, our feline friends need a bit of help to keep their smiles healthy. Here are a few things to look out for and what to do to make sure their gnashers stay healthy.  

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Why cats should be fit, not fat!

Ever think about portion sizes when feeding your cat? It should be about the size of a mouse (not a lot) so there’s a good chance you are over feeding them without even realising.

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Avoid a doggy disaster this Easter

Whatever your plans for Easter – there’s a good chance chocolate will be involved. So, here are a few tips to make sure your best friend of the furry four-legged variety stays away from the choccy treats.

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How to stop your cat from destroying your furniture

Calling all cat lovers! If you're reading this, chances are your furry friend has turned your beloved furniture into their personal scratching post. So, here are a few tips keep your kitty's claws at bay and save your furniture from turning into a pile of fluff and threads.

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Weed without worry!

Calling all pet and garden lovers! Here are some easy ways to tackle those pesky weeds in your garden that will keep your plants and pets safe, happy and healthy!

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Looking for a pet? Adopt - don’t shop!

Did you know that the RSPCA is not just about cats and dogs? They’ve got a whole bunch of adorable rabbits, birds, and ‘pocket pets’ (like guinea pigs, rats, and mice) all looking for loving homes too!

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Why pet ownership is good for your health!

Owning a pet can be like having a furry, feathery, or scaly friend that brings joy and health benefits into your life – it’s not just about having a cute companion (although that’s great too!).

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Make sure your cat stays cool this summer!

Just like us, our fabulous feline friends can suffer from dehydration and heatstroke. Here are some tips to help them stay comfortable and healthy in the heat.

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5 tips for holidaying with your dog

If you are planning a holiday over summer and taking your dog along for the ride, here are some helpful tips to make it a super successful trip.

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How to look after your pooch’s paws when it’s hot!

Our hotter months can be tough on our furry friends’ paws, but there are easy ways to keep them safe. Here's how to avoid your dog burning their paws on hot pavements.

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Purrrrr-fect homemade cat treat recipes

Everyone deserves a treat now and again, including your feline furry friend! Here are 4 simple cat treat recipes to make their day.

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Human food your cat can enjoy (in moderation!)

Generally, your cat should get everything they need from a 100% complete and balanced high-quality commercial cat food, but some human foods are safe and can add variety (and remember the emphasis is on small amounts!).

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Puppy toilet training tips – without tears!

There’s no doubt about it, puppies are cute, but can also be hard work – and one of the most difficult things can be toilet training. Here are some tips and tricks to try. Good luck!

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How to encourage your dog to use their bed (rather than yours!)

Have you got a doggy friend who has taken over your bed or sofa? Here are some tips to help them cosy up in their own special spot!

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Why kids and pets are the perfect match!

Whether it's a lovable dog, a curious cat, or a cuddly hamster, kids and furry friends are the cutest combo. Here are a few of the benefits when they get together.

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Keeping birds as pets

Birds are smart cookies! They can learn and understand things and they make great companion pets, as long as you are prepared to give them a few things they need to stay happy.

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Cats and thunderstorms

We all know that dogs can be spooked by a thunderstorm, but did you know that cats can be alarmed by them too?  They react in different ways to dogs so here are signs to look out for and what you can do to make them feel better.  

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Winter care tips for your dogs and cats

Winter is here! So, it’s time for us to snuggle up with jumpers and blankets to stay cosy and warm. But let's not forget about our furry friends – it’s important to make sure they stay safe, happy, and healthy during the colder months.

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Keeping mice as pets

If you’re looking for a pet that’s smaller than a dog or cat, don’t forget about mice! Having them as pets may seem a bit strange to some (if we see one in our homes, we’re usually reaching for the mousetraps!); but certain types of mice make great little buddies.

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Which cat? Here are 5 feline favourites

If you're thinking about adding a cat to your family, it's important to consider which breed would be the best fit. Here are 5 of the most popular so you can start your search for your purrrrrrfect match!

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Is my dog getting the right amount of exercise?

As a dog owner, making sure your furry companion is getting enough exercise is important for their overall health and well-being. Here’s how to tell if they are getting enough.

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The many benefits of keeping chickens in your backyard

Fancy super fresh eggs for breakfast? That’s just one of the benefits of keeping your own chickens! Read on for more.

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Keeping reptiles as pets: What you need to know!

For animal lovers looking for a pet that's a little out of the ordinary, reptiles are a great choice. They can make great companions, but before you take the leap into ownership, there are a few things you need to know to make sure you're fully prepared for the commitment.

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How to prepare your cat for a vet appointment

We all know taking our pets to the vet can be a little nerve-wracking for both us and our furry friends. But don't worry, there are some things you can do to make the whole experience a little smoother.

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Why goldfish make great first pets

Are you or your kids desperate for a pet? Well, if you're not quite ready to commit to a furry friend just yet, a goldfish could be the perfect solution. They're easy to care for, don't take up too much space, and can be a fun addition to your home.

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The secret to happy and healthy guinea pigs

Keeping guinea pigs as pets can be a fun and rewarding experience. These small, furry animals are known for their playful personalities and affectionate nature. However, it is important to remember that guinea pigs are social animals and should always be kept in pairs.

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Eliminate pet smells from your home

They are part of our family but can sometimes leave behind a bit of a smell (we’re talking about your pets, not your children!). Here are 8 tips to remove the pet smells from your home.

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Adopt a senior dog and give it a wonderful Christmas

If you’ve ever considered getting a puppy but decided you don’t have the time for lots of training and exercise – consider adopting an older dog instead. There are lots of senior dogs looking for homes and usually, less work is involved. Here are more benefits:

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How to avoid summer pet hazards

Pets need to be watched all year round to make sure they sure they stay fit and healthy (and don’t get into things they shouldn’t!); but summer can bring additional hazards. Here’s what you need to look out for.

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5 questions to ask yourself before getting a dog

Owning a dog is a commitment for the whole of its life, so it’s important that you find your perfect match from the start. Here are a few things to take into considering when choosing your ideal furry friend.

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Why do some dogs bark too much?

Dogs bark to communicate and some breeds bark more than others. But if your dog is barking excessively and starting to upset the neighbours, it’s time to take action. Here are 3 reasons why your dog may be barking a lot.

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Pets need to avoid these dangers in your garden

While our pets like to get a bit of fresh air out in the garden, there are lots of things you should avoid as they can cause significant harm to your furry friend.

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Watch out! Springtime is also ticks time

Spring may signal the arrival of warmer weather, but it also brings the danger of paralysis ticks for your pets. Here are some of the signs to watch out for.

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Is your dog destroying your garden?

Whether you have a new puppy who is still learning or an older dog with bad habits – here are a few tips to stop your dog undoing all your hard work in the garden!

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How to spot fleas!

Not on your family, we mean on your pets! But fleas aren't fussy, and they can infest most mammals including humans; so, it pays to keep a close eye out for these bitey little critters!

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How much does a dog cost over its lifetime?

Who can resist the thought of a cute and cuddly puppy joining your family? Well, there are a few things you should consider carefully – including the cost over a lifetime - which could blow a big hole in your budget if you’re not prepared!

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3 super simple DIY dog treats

We all love a homemade treat, and so will your dog with these three easy to make dog treat recipes.

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Signs you should never ignore from your cat

Cats are pretty self-sufficient and keep themselves to themselves for a lot of the time, but if you notice certain changes in behaviour, it could be time for a visit to the vet. Here’s what to watch out for.

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Home cleaning tips for dog owners

We love our dogs, but they can add a bit of time to your cleaning routine, especially if they shed hair! The good news is we have some simple tips for keeping your home clean and fresh.

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House plants that are poisonous for cats

Have you got a curious kitty who is forever exploring every corner of your home? Well, here are some indoor plants you may want them to avoid.

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Why your dog should avoid eating nuts

While some nuts are safe in small amounts, others can be very toxic to dogs when eaten. We’ve listed some common nuts that are often found in pantries, and what the effect on your dog could be if they eat them.

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Can you translate what your dog is trying to tell you?

Dogs can’t speak human (obviously), but they can communicate with us and do it every day; you just have to know what to look out for. Here’s how you can translate dog ‘speak’.

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What you need to know about adopting a cat

While they are a lot more self-sufficient than dogs, there are still things you should consider before taking on the responsibility of adopting a cat or kitten.

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Why brushing your dog is so important

Imagine if you went for weeks without brushing your hair! Well, grooming is as important for your dog as it is for you. Brushing your dog’s coat keeps them happy and healthy – and it’s great for bonding time between a dog and their owner.

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How to introduce a new cat or kitten to your family dog

First, think carefully about having both a cat and dog as pets (the saying ‘fighting like cats and dogs’ came from somewhere!). Having said that, dogs and cats can live together in harmony and even become friends, but it all depends on their temperaments.

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Signs your dog may have arthritis

We can all get a bit achy as we get older – and the same goes for your dog. But how do you know when it’s something more serious, such as canine arthritis. Obviously, they can’t tell you how they are feeling, so here are some signs to look out for.

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Human foods that can be harmful to cats

We all know that cats are in charge in your home, but when it comes to food, you must put your foot down! We’ve got a list of things your cat mustn’t eat and it’s important they are kept out of reach.

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Your guide to keeping a pet rabbit

If you think a rabbit is an easy 'entry level' pet for your kids - think again! Here is what you need to know if you are thinking of getting a pet rabbit.

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7 human foods you should avoid feeding to pets

We all love our pets and often give them treats, but it’s important to make sure you’re not killing them with kindness. Offering human food can feel like a special treat but can actually cause serious harm.

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Five ways to keep your pets cool this summer

If your pet overheats, it can suffer heatstroke, which can cause organ failure and even death. Pets that are elderly, overweight or suffering from a medical condition are particularly susceptible, along with flat-face dogs such as pugs, French bulldogs and English bulldogs.

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How to understand your cat’s behaviour

Don’t speak cat? Don’t worry! Look out for some of these signs so you know how your cat is feeling.

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Toddlers and puppies – how to help them (and you) survive!

If you have a toddler and are considering adding a puppy to your family here are some things you need to consider (apart from the fact that you are going to have your hands full!).

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How to care for older cats and dogs

Our needs change as we get older, and the same goes for our pets. What was suitable for your puppy or kitten, may not be advisable for an older dog or cat! Here are a few tips if your furry friend is getting on a bit.

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Tips for a stress-free pet move

Moving house can be a stressful time and it’s important to remember that cats and dogs are highly sensitive creatures and can pick up on your anxiety or stress. Here are some helpful hints to make a house move as easy as possible for your furry family members.

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How to puppy proof your home

Think of your new puppy as an intrepid explorer who will stop at nothing to discover the delights of every corner of your home! Here are some great tips to make sure your home is prepared for their arrival.

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Do cats need grooming? Yes, they do!

While some of us think of cats as low-maintenance pets who just require the odd brush now and again, the truth is your cat can benefit from regular grooming.

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What you need to know about dog park etiquette

Off-lead parks are a precious resource for dog owners. However, sharing a public space with lots of dogs comes with some risks and dog owners are responsible for making sure that these parks are safe and welcoming for everyone.

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How to remove pet smells in your home

They are part of our family but can sometimes leave behind a bit of a smell (we’re talking about your pets, not your partner or children!). Here are 8 tips to remove the pet smells from your home.

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Signs your cat may have a health problem

We may talk to them, but unfortunately our cats can’t talk to us. So how do you know when they’re not feeling their best? Here are 9 things to look out for which may mean your cat has a health problem.

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Will your dog find something toxic in your garden?

Most dogs love a good old run around the garden. But, depending on which plants you have growing, it can also dangerous. Many garden plants are poisonous to dogs, so read on for a list of some common plants to avoid.

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The importance of dental care for your dog and cat

We all know that humans need regular dental care to stay healthy – but what about our fur babies? Their dental care is just as important for good health, so here are some tips on how to look after their teeth.

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Not quite ready for a permanent pet? Try fostering instead

Foster caring for animals means opening your home to provide a safe, nurturing environment for a homeless pet until a forever home is found. Here’s how you can help.

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The importance of vaccines for your dog

Keeping your dog’s vaccinations up to date is crucial for their development and to ensure a healthy life. It is recommended that you see your vet once a year for a general check-up and to make sure all vaccinations are up to date. Here’s why.

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Does your cat have a healthy diet?

Cats are carnivores, meaning that they need a source of animal protein to survive, so there should be no such thing as a vegetarian cat! Here’s what they need in their diet to stay healthy.

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How to avoid having a pudgy pooch!

We all love our dogs, but when it comes to food, some of our best friends are getting a bit too much love! Here’s how to make sure your dog stays a healthy weight.

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