1
The War on Worms
2
How to Give Your Dog a Happy Christmas
3
Does Your Dog Shake?
4
Just Brought Home a Rescue Dog? Keep These Pointers in Mind
5
Are Your Pets Safe from Potential Electrical Hazards in the Home?
6
What Are the Most Popular Puppy Breeds?
7
Preventing Flea, Tick and Heartworm Infestations
8
Do You Believe These Commonly-Heard ‘Facts’ About Dogs?
9
Be a Responsible Pet Owner
10
What Are the Most Popular Cat Breeds in the UK?
11
Is Your Home Safe for Your Puppy or Kitten?
12
Do You Have a Pet Allergy?
13
Can You Keep Other Cats Out of Your Garden?
14
Pets and drug-resistant infections
15
Moving Home? How to Make the Experience as Easy as Possible for Your Cat or Dog

The War on Worms

Sometimes, ensuring your pet receives their regular worming treatment, can be an uphill struggle. Cats, in particular, can be quite reluctant when it comes to taking part in this necessary worming activity (we have experienced many a sharp claw and human blood loss over the years in the worming battle!). In order to worm successfully, many pet owners often have to employ a crafty strategy to help guarantee success! Worms can’t be vaccinated against, so ensuring that you worm your pets on a regular basis will help to ensure they remain free of worms and are protected. There are some[…]

Read More

How to Give Your Dog a Happy Christmas

Most people love Christmas. It’s a time for us all to celebrate, enjoy seeing family and friends and have some downtime as well. However if you have a dog you should take care to ensure they have a good time too. There are several potential hazards and issues that could crop up at this time of year that could cause your pet problems. Read on to find out more. Be strict – no human treats We hear of some humans offering their dogs a mini Christmas dinner to enjoy. Dogs should have a good-quality pet food all year round, and[…]

Read More

Does Your Dog Shake?

Dogs are smart creatures. They instinctively know when to do certain things, while they pick up other traits from their mother at a young age. But what about shaking? Why does your dog do that? A shake after the bath If you’ve ever given your puppy or dog a bath, you’ll know they shake at the first opportunity once they’ve got wet. There is one simple reason for this – it’s the best way to get the majority of water out of their fur. A dog has an instinct to shake when they’re wet. The water can make them feel[…]

Read More

Just Brought Home a Rescue Dog? Keep These Pointers in Mind

Giving a home to a rescue dog is an admirable thing to do. Some people only ever adopt from rescue centres and shelters, instead of buying puppies from breeders. If this is the route you want to go down, make sure you read the following pointers. They will help ensure you are prepared for your new pet. What breed is your dog? Some breeds have traits other breeds don’t. For example, some breeds are easier to train than others. Some will need more exercise than others. Similarly, some may be pre-disposed to certain medical conditions that never affect other breeds.[…]

Read More

Are Your Pets Safe from Potential Electrical Hazards in the Home?

No doubt you’re aware of the need to puppy-proof your home when buying or adopting a new puppy. However, regardless of the age or type of pet you have, the need for electrical safety is always paramount. To this end, we’ve put together some tips to help ensure your home is safe for your pet to enjoy at all times. Watch out for trailing electrical cords These are dangerous for everyone, particularly in terms of tripping over. Tucking them well out of the way is the best way to ensure no one can trip over them – and in the[…]

Read More

What Are the Most Popular Puppy Breeds?

Some dog breeds will always be more popular than others. However, there are times when some breeds enjoy a peak in popularity. Here we take a look at some of the most popular breeds of puppy throughout the UK today. #1: The Labrador retriever This is a great family dog and has always been very popular in the UK. According to data examined by the BBC earlier this year, it is the top dog by quite some distance. The BBC used data collected from microchipping companies over a period of 10 years. #2: The Jack Russell The second most popular[…]

Read More

Preventing Flea, Tick and Heartworm Infestations

If you have a pet you should know it’s highly recommended to begin a course of regular flea, tick and heartworm treatments that will last throughout their life. Prevention is definitely better than cure when managing these types of pests. Your vet will be able to recommend which treatments you should use and how often they should be applied. Kittens and puppies should be wormed more often than adult cats and dogs If you have just brought a kitten or puppy home, it is important to find out when they were last wormed. Your vet will be able to supply[…]

Read More

Do You Believe These Commonly-Heard ‘Facts’ About Dogs?

Have you ever believed a shaggy dog story about dogs and come unstuck because of it? There are plenty of things you sometimes hear people say that have no basis in fact. We’ve highlighted some of the main ones below. “It’s fine to let my dog eat scraps from the table.” You buy dog food for your dog for a reason. Dogs aren’t meant to eat human food. While some things we would eat are fine to give to a dog – such as plain chicken, for example – this shouldn’t be done regularly. If your dog has his regular[…]

Read More

Be a Responsible Pet Owner

Owning a pet is not something that should be done lightly. You have a responsibility towards that pet to ensure it is always safe and well-cared for. While you can never fully prepare for welcoming a pet into your home, our pointers will help you make sure you know what you are in for. Which pet will be right for you and your lifestyle? Needless to say, someone living alone in a small flat might benefit from a very different pet to someone who has several children and lives with their other half in a large house with a big[…]

Read More

What Are the Most Popular Cat Breeds in the UK?

If you are thinking of getting a cat or a kitten, you might be wondering which breed to get. There are plenty of different breeds out there, and you may have your eye on one in particular already. If not, our list might help you make that all-important choice. 1: The mixed breed Bit of a cheat, this one, as it isn’t a specific breed at all, yet it accounts for a whopping 89% of all the cats in the UK today! Most cat owners have a mixed breed cat. Would this be the one to catch your eye and[…]

Read More

Is Your Home Safe for Your Puppy or Kitten?

When you are ready to welcome a new kitten or puppy into your home, it’s easy to forget they’ll be into everything if you give them half a chance. The more you can do before your new member of the family comes home, the safer they will be. Watch out for cables Virtually every room will have cabling in it of some kind. It could be the telephone wire, the TV cable or simply an extension lead. Make sure everything is tucked well out of the way of inquisitive paws and noses – and of course teeth! Protect your pet[…]

Read More

Do You Have a Pet Allergy?

Do you find yourself sneezing and getting an itchy nose and throat when you come into close contact with a cat or dog? If you do, the chances are you have a pet allergy. Some people never find out they have an allergy until they get a pet – by which time it is a matter of managing the symptoms. However, many people know in advance they have an allergy, simply because they splutter and sneeze whenever they are near a friend or relative’s cat or dog. Are you really allergic to their fur? Actually no. While this is a[…]

Read More

Can You Keep Other Cats Out of Your Garden?

Cats are free spirits to a certain extent. If you own a cat you’ll be aware they disappear off once they go out into your garden, and you may have no idea where they go to until they come strutting back for dinner! Even though you have a cat, it doesn’t mean you want every other neighbourhood cat in your garden as well. Your cat will likely see off some of them as it will mark and own its territory, but this isn’t always the case. Here are some tips to cat-proof your garden – and make it safe as[…]

Read More

Pets and drug-resistant infections

Public Health England (PHE) has recently urged animal owners to be aware that they might be at risk of potentially acquiring antibiotic resistant bacteria such as MRSA, salmonella and E.Coli from their pets and then passing these back to the animals concerned. 40% of dogs that are healthy can be found with some drug-resistant bacteria forms. Bacteria which is resistant to antibiotics is not just an issue that affects people, it also puts our pets at risk too. Use antibiotics carefully The advice being given to pet owners is not to request antibiotics for their pets without due cause. When[…]

Read More

Moving Home? How to Make the Experience as Easy as Possible for Your Cat or Dog

Moving home is exciting but it can also be stressful and overwhelming. Imagine then how your cat or dog might feel. The home they have known, possibly for years, suddenly has lots of strange people in it removing all the contents. What’s going on? Our handy guide will help you make the move as easy as possible for your pet, so they adjust to the experience with confidence. Is your pet microchipped? If not, now is the time to do it. Your dog should have a collar and tag anyway, but if you have a cat that doesn’t usually wear[…]

Read More

Copyright © 2015, all pages. PetBlog.co.uk. Information contained within PetBlog.co.uk is to be used for guidance only and cannot be relied on as factually/legally correct. We accept no responsibility for actual use or interpretation of any information on PetBlog.co.uk.