Monthly Archives: August 2013

Poppy the most popular name for cats and dogs

Posted On 2013-08-27 11:08:08

Choosing a pet name is a very personal thing for animal owners. Some will opt for names that are commonly associated with cats and dogs, such as Spot or Felix, while others prefer titles usually reserved for humans. Research by John Lewis Pet Insurance has found the most popular name... more

3 Common Health Problems Experienced by Dogs and How They Can Be Treated

Posted On 2013-08-16 01:08:38

3 Common Health Problems Experienced by Dogs and How They Can Be Treated If you are like millions of pet owners up and down the country, your dog will be a fully-fledged member of your family. So, when your dog becomes ill, it can be a very worrying time for... more

Fighting Feline Flea Infestations

Posted On 2013-08-16 01:08:27

Fighting Feline Flea Infestations At some time in their lives, your feline friends will most probably pick up fleas. The most common flea found on cats is the ordinary cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis). While outdoor cats are most at risk of getting fleas, indoor cats are not immune to these... more

Breed of the Month: Bulldog – The National Dog of Great Britain

Posted On 2013-08-16 01:08:10

Breed of the Month: Bulldog If you are seeking a new dog, selecting a suitable breed is often a challenge. The Bulldog may not be the UK’s most popular domestic dog but it does hold the rather regal title of the National Dog of Great Britain. Known for its muscular... more

David Cameron meets Battersea’s 1,000th volunteer

Posted On 2013-08-16 12:08:29

David Cameron has met the 1,000th active volunteer at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. The prime minister came to the London-based charity to speak to James Moore, who has joined the cattery. So far this year, the amount of time volunteered at the location equates to over 50,000 hours. Between... more

Buddha the cat goes on diet after reaching 31.4 pounds

Posted On 2013-08-13 11:08:28

A cat has been forced to go on a diet after he tipped the scales at 31.4 pounds. Fears grew for Buddha’s health after it became clear the feline was not eating the right food and the animal’s carer hopes to help the cat drop back down to around 19... more

Responsible dog ownership ‘has to be encouraged’

Posted On 2013-08-08 10:08:56

More needs to be done to encourage responsible dog ownership in the UK. This is according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), which thinks ‘genuine early intervention and preventative measures’ is the best way to prevent dog-related offences. The body was speaking after the... more

A heartwarming tale of puppy love

Posted On 2013-08-05 11:08:40

Two dogs in the south Wales town of Bridgend have fallen in love in an unlikely setting. Sebastian and Meg were handed into Dogs Trust Bridgend separately and have since struck up a very close relationship. Now the organisation is looking to find the pair a home together so they... more