Yearly Archives: 2018

How To Bathe Your Cat

Posted on May 24, 2018 at 11:45 am

It’s much easier to wash your cat in a kitchen or bathroom sink than bending over a bathtub. Following is a step-by-step procedure for the quick and painless cat bath:

  1. Fill the sink with about 2 or 3 inches of lukewarm water
  2. Wet the cat from the shoulders to the tail and apply shampoo.
  3. Just like your own hair, lather and rinse thoroughly
  4. Since most cats really hate having water splashed on their face, use a damp washcloth to gently clean your cat’s head.
  5. Use a cotton ball to clean inside the cat’s ears. Never put any kind of object in your cat’s ear.
  6. After a thorough rinsing, lift your cat onto a large towel and fold it around them.
  7. Rub as much water from their fur as possible
  8. Longhaired cats may require the use of a blow dryer, but only if the noise does not terrify them. Set it on low and see if the cat will tolerate it.

Posted in Cats

The problem with puppy lovers in the UK

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 8:34 am

There is a problem with ‘puppy lovers’ in the UK and you only need to visit your local dog kennel or RSPCA dog home to see that too many people are illegally breeding dogs and having puppies purely to make money. These newborn pups are often only ‘loved’ for the first few days of their lives but the new owners, who have not been vetted, soon decide to throw them out and leave them for dead. That’s the reality of the situation all to often, and we need to find ways to start loving all dogs, of all ages. There has certainly been a crackdown on illegal dog breeding but more can be done, and as a society we need to be more vocal and report issues as soon as we sense something may be wrong. If you eve witness someone treated a dog poorly or just get the gut feeling that something is not quite right, do not hesitate to call the RCSPA who are always on hand waiting or your call.

Posted in Pet Supplies