Yearly Archives: 2021

Cat Food – What You Need To Know

Posted on October 18, 2021 at 10:16 am

Unfortunately over the past couple of months, we have noticed cats of varying ages coming extremely poorly and sadly passing away. The only thing that these poor cats have in common is the food they are eating. This being Felix cat food.

Unfortunately, the Felix brand decided to change their recipe and will not take responsibility for this. They have added something called Purina into their cat food, and this is what we believe is making cats across the United Kingdom increasingly poorly. This is the only change that these cats have all had in common and it is a shame as this brand has been amazing but it should now be avoided at all costs.

If you gain anything from this article… go and check your cat food. Check for the ingredient Purina. This could be seriously damaging your cats and by the time you notice it will be too late and there is nothing you can do.

Some of the side effects you may notice in your cat when they are eating this food is they seem to become depressed. They are no longer wanting to eat their food. They may even have diarrhoea that is not good for them.

We would suggest that you change your cat food immediately to keep them safe and healthy. Yes, all cats will not become affected by this, but to be on the safe side you should avoid this brand until further notice. Do some extra research and you will find how bad this truly is. Kittens and older cats are being affected, no one is left out.

Keep your cat safe. Keep them healthy by avoiding this cat food brand at all costs. Do what you can for your cat, even if it means investing in a slightly more pricey brand of food,

Posted in Cats

Will A Horse Make A Good Pet?

Posted on September 13, 2021 at 1:24 pm

On our blog we have spoken a lot about the smaller animals that you can keep as pets, but what about the much larger options? For instance, horses! So, the question is, will a horse make a good pet!

Unlike other animals, a pet horse will not be able to live with you unless you have a substantial amount of land and a stable for the horse to live in. This is why it is not as common for people to have horses as pets as the land is just not available. But, some people will still have horses as pets, as it is possible for them to live in other farm stables, but this does come with extra costs and responsibilities for you.

Like other animals, horses need to be cleaned, fed and walked to be kept happy. You will need to visit your horse at least weekly, if not daily to feed them, give them water, clean out they’re stable and take them for a ride. This is the main amount of care that you will need to give them. Sometimes, stables will offer to do these for you for an extra cost, but it should be your responsibility to do this yourself.

With horses, they will also need to see a horse vet every so often. They can incure injuries and health problems, especially when they are not being cared for daily.

So, yes horses do make a good pet, they are very loving animals and are completely different to any others that we have looked at before. But you will need to care for them, and they do take a lot of responsibility to look after when not placed on your own land.

Posted in Pet Advice

Creating Your Own Dog-friendly Treats

Posted on August 23, 2021 at 2:48 pm

We all love a treat, some of us even enjoy baking our own treats. But what about spoiling our dogs with a specially made treat? Sometimes pet shop treats can be disappointing, so why not make your own! Here are some things you can consider as a treat for your family loved dog!

Please note – all of these should be given to your dog in consideration as may cause obesity and other health problems.

Doggie Cake
One food item that you can make for your dog is a dog-friendly cake! These are the perfect little treat for a dog on their birthday or any other special occasion. You should complete lots of research to ensure you are making a cake with all ingredients that are safe for dogs! One of the best ways to decorate this cake is using peanut butter and dog biscuits.

Chicken
We all know that dogs love chicken, with most of their dry and wet dog food being chicken flavoured. Well, as a small treat you can give them bitesize pieces of actual chicken to enjoy.

Cheese
Another food item that you can give to dogs is cheese. This should be given in consideration as can cause health problems. But dogs love cheese, it will be a great way to encourage them to do more tricks and learn new skills.

Fresh Fruit
Finally, fresh fruit is a great choice for a treat for dogs. Some fruits should not be eaten by dogs as they can be poisonous, for example, grapes. But other fruits like apples are an amazing healthy treat for dogs to enjoy.

So, take some time and make your dog some other treats. Don’t always go for the store brought treats. Even some foods around your home will be perfect to treat your dog with.

Posted in Dogs, Pet Advice

Why Are Guinea Pigs A Good Pet For Children?

Posted on July 9, 2021 at 8:48 am

You will always hear and read a lot about how Guinea Pigs are the best pet for children. But what they fail to mention are the reasons why this is the case. So today, we are going to share with you why Guinea Pigs are a good pet for young children.

Firstly Guinea Pigs are extremely timid. They do not make a lot of noise so and highly unlikely to scare young children. They love to have cuddles, this means they can help to build the children’s confidence up.

Guinea Pigs do not require that much care, meaning young children can be responsible for caring for them. This includes feeding them daily, given them fresh water and bedding. As well as participating in the weekly clean out and wash of their cages.

Children will love these small little animals, that is just truly the perfect pet for any budding animal lover.

Posted in Pet Advice

Becoming A Responsible Dog Owner

Posted on June 10, 2021 at 2:31 pm

Owning a dog changes your day to day life in ways that you would never have considered. That is why today, we are going to share with you some of our tips for becoming a responsible dog owner. In our eyes, there aren’t good and bad owners, just responsible and irresponsible, if you want the best for your dog, be responsible.

How To Become A Responsible Dog Owner

1- Look At Your Lifestyle
Before you even choose a breed and purchase a dog, you need to look at your own current lifestyle. Consider what changes you are happy to make to your own lifestyle due to owning a dog. Look at what hobbies you have, what your working hours are etc. Chose a dog breed that will fit around these commitments is key for you to be responsible.

2- Choosing A Breed
When choosing a breed, you need to ensure you have conducted in-depth research. You want to know as much about the breed as possible. Knowing if they will suit your lifestyle. Knowing how much energy they have, how many walks they’ll need. What their living costs are like if they’re affordable for you. All of these need to be considered when choosing a breed of dog for your family. It’s with no surprise some breeds will be more suitable than others.

3- Train Your Dog
Once you have brought your dog home, one of the best ways to be a responsible owner is by offering your dog the training they need. Teaching them simple commands like sit, returning to their name. These will all help you when looking after your pet.

4- Regular Check-Ups
This is one area a lot of dog owners fall short in. Schedule your dog regular checkups to be a responsible owner. These may cost you a small fee, but it is better to know that your dog is healthy than not. These checkups will help vets to spot any issues before they become serious.

Posted in Dogs

Organic Dog Food – Why Is This A Better Choice?

Posted on May 14, 2021 at 1:39 pm

When you head out to the pet store to buy pet food you’ll likely see two different kinds, normal dog food and organic dog food. Now, we all would normally go for normal dog food as it is slightly cheaper. But today we are going to tell you why you should be paying more for organic dog food in pet stores near me.

Feeding your dog organic dog food offers them more benefits than feeding them normal dog food. Organic dog food is about more than just filling your dog up to cure their hunger. It is about offering them health benefits through the processed food they are eating.

Some of the main health benefits that feeding your dog organic food can offer include the opportunity for them to live a longer life, reducing digestive disorders, keeping their skin and coat healthy, and helping to prevent the development of serious diseases like cancer. So, don’t limit your dogs’ healthy life over a few extra pennies in your pocket.

Posted in Dogs

Treats For Guinea Pigs

Posted on April 16, 2021 at 12:20 pm

Guinea pigs are a very popular small pet. With them being the perfect pet for young children due to how affectionate and cuddly they are. But, like with every pet, we all want to give our guinea pigs yummy treats. So, what are some of the best treats to give to guinea pigs?

What To Remember
When purchasing treats for any animal it is important to remember that a treat is something that they do not normally eat. So while weeds and plants for the garden may seem like a treat, if this is part of their diet you may want to consider some other goodies for them.

Another aspect you need to remember is the size of your guinea pig. While you can give larger animals large quantities of treats, guinea pigs only need a small amount for their tummies to keep them happy.

What Are Some Of The Best Treats For Guinea Pigs?
Now, we are going to share with you a shortlist of some of the best treats that you can give to your guinea pigs.

Vegetable Treats
Vegetables are one of the best options of treats for guinea pigs. They can offer them some amazing benefits for their health and well being. Some of the best vegetables to give as treats to guinea pigs include:
– Beetroot
– Carrot
– Pepper
– Tomato
– Kale

Fruit Treats
While fruit treats do offer some amazing health benefits, in large quantities they can cause some issues. It is important that you only give these into consideration as a small treat. Some of the best fruits that you can offer your guinea pigs as a treat include:
– Grapes
– Apple
– Pear

When giving guinea pig treats it is important to consider the amount that you are giving them. You do not want to overfeed and over face them. Small amounts of treats every so often are fine, as it keeps the treats feeling to them as a treat.

Posted in Pet Advice

Rabbits – Where Do They Go At Easter?

Posted on February 17, 2021 at 12:26 pm

Now Pancake day is over, the next big holiday is Easter! You may have noticed that in the weeks leading up to Easter, pet shops stop selling Rabbits. Today, we are going to share with you where they go and why they stop selling them!

Why Do Pet Shops Stop Selling Rabbits At Easter?
In simple, during the weeks leading up to Easter pet shops stop selling rabbits for one main reason… The Easter Bunny. Due to the legend of the Easter Bunny coming and leaving you Easter eggs or an egg hunt, pet shops have taken it upon themselves to stop the sale of rabbits around this time. The number of sales coming up to Easter increased. But sadly, the amount of returned rabbits after Easter also increased. People purchasing rabbits for the Easter bunny trick did not do their research. They did not understand the amount of care that goes into having a rabbit as a pet. Or they went in with the mindest of returning once Easter was over. As this is not a good life for the rabbits, pet shops decided to stop selling rabbits over this period. Some will still have them on display, but others take them away completely to ensure people are not tempted to share that they are the Easter bunny.

Where Do The Rabbits Go?
If you are heading to a pet shop at Easter that does not even display their rabbits during this time, you will probably be wondering where they go? You don’t need to worry as they are still being cared for. Some rabbits will go to their backstock rooms until easter is over, where they will be fed and cleaned. Some may even be taken home with workers to ensure they are not seen or purchased.

Posted in Pets News

Importance of Walking Your Dog

Posted on January 8, 2021 at 3:04 pm

Everyone knows that walking their pet dogs is important, but do we know the real reasons as to why. It is not all about the toilet breaks, there is so much more. Today, we are going to share with you some more reasons why you should walk your dog.

Socialisation
Taking your dog on regular walks allows them to socialise with other dogs. Meaning they will become a more sociable dog, who is able to interact with other dogs safely.

Training
Walking your dog also gives you an excellent opportunity for training exercises. For example, the recall command where your dog returns to you when their name is called. There is another opportunity to teach them to sit and stay at the roadside to keep them safe by the road.

Health
There are many health benefits which come alongside walking your dog. The main example is becoming overweight. Regular walks can help prevent this from happening.

Posted in Dogs