How to care for your pet hamster

Hamsters are fairly popular pets, especially for children, due to their easiness to tame. Hamsters can be quite skittish in nature, but over time and with regular handling, they start to calm down and enjoy being handled. There are two popular hamster breeds for pets in the UK, Syrian and

Are leopard geckos easy to care for?

Leopard geckos are part of the lizard family, and are considered a tropical pet. As tropical pets are somewhat less common in the UK, it is understandable that most people are unaware of the type of care they need in order to thrive and live a happy, healthy life. Leopard

Should your dog be fed less while exercise is limited?

With the current restrictions that are in place in the UK, and across the rest of the world too, dog owners are worried about the lack of exercise they are able to give their dog and how it will affect their health. The health of our pets should always be

How to support your local zoo in lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has been difficult for us all, but for zoos the constant restrictions that they have faced, both in and out of lockdowns, have really taken their toll on their financial situations. When in lockdown, zoos aren't allowed to welcome any visitors at all through their gates. Even

What to do if your cat goes missing

Unfortunately, this time of year especially, you hear of a lot of cats going missing in your local neighbourhood. It is normal behaviour for a cat to go exploring during the day, but if your cat has not returned home for more than 12 hours (or overnight), here are five

How to support animal rescue centres

Across the UK, there are thousands of animal rescue centres which take in lost, abandoned and unwanted animals every single day. Whether they are a small independent rescue centre or a larger national centre such as Dogs Trust and RSPCA, they are all run as charities. Just like any charity, these

Dog Ownership: What are the benefits?

According to a survey carried out by PDSA, 26% of the UK adult population own at least one dog. That’s an estimated number of over 9.9 million pet dogs living in the UK.  Despite them leaving a trail of dog hair all over your home, having to pick up after them and

Can dogs sense our emotions?

The world is going through a very uncertain time currently, and a lot of us are feeling stressed, anxious and worried. We are all spending more time at home, around our pets. Something that has been a topic of discussion for many years is whether animals can sense our emotions

Do I need to brush my dog’s hair?

A big part of owning a dog is making sure that you are giving them the right care and attention that they need in order to live a long, healthy and happy life. One of these ways is brushing your dog's hair and it is something that every breed of

How to take care of your cat this winter

Just like us humans, cats need a little more TLC in the wintertime. The change in weather comes with a few more hazards and things, as cat owners, you need to be aware of to be able to protect and take care of your cat. Most cat owners allow their