Category: Hints & Tips

Beware of Puppy Smuggling this Christmas

Posted On 2016-12-14 09:12:33

For a family with young children it can be the perfect present at Christmastime. Some homes aren’t complete until they have their first pet, looking after an animal can help to teach kids responsibility and compassion as well as providing often needed companionship. Homes across the country will be filled... more

Bereavement and Losing Your Pet

Posted On 2016-10-24 02:10:55

It is no exaggeration to say that most people consider their pets a member of the family. They provide companionship, affection and unconditional love. No matter what an owner goes through, they know that their pets will always be there for them with a wet nose and a warm tongue.... more

Fireworks & Noise Phobias

Posted On 2016-10-24 02:10:09

Remember, remember the fifth of November… Guy Fawkes Night has, for over 400 years now, been a night of celebration in the United Kingdom, commemorating the failed Gunpowder Plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605. Families gather around bonfires to wave sparklers, eat toffee apples and express... more

Seasonal Canine Illness

Posted On 2016-10-20 09:10:00

The Royal Family’s love of animals is well-known throughout the world, in particular their fondness for corgis. In a photo taken to mark her 90th birthday, Queen Elizabeth II is seen walking the steps of Windsor Castle, accompanied by corgis Willow and Holly, and dorgis Vulcan and Candy. Therefore, it... more

Pet Case Study: Margaret and Bilbo

Posted On 2016-07-26 11:07:46

  Lots of pet owners think of their animals as best friends, but for Margaret Rummey and her cat this could not be truer – they’ve been inseparable since Bilbo’s birth! “My daughter’s cat had kittens and I was there when they were born,” Margaret recalled fondly. “She had three... more

Kennel Cough

Posted On 2016-07-07 03:07:03

  What is it and how can it be prevented? Kennel Cough (infectious tracheobronchitis) is an upper respiratory infection that affects the respiratory tracts, and more specifically the lungs, windpipe and voice box, of dogs. It can be caused by a variety of viruses and pathogens, such as Bordetella Bronchiseptica,... more

Pet Travel Checklist

Posted On 2016-07-04 03:07:35

  Around the country, suitcases are being packed, passports frantically searched for and sunscreen purchased in bulk. Yes that’s right, it’s holiday season and many people are looking forward to the summer trip away with their families. At, we understand that pets are just as much a part of... more

Case Study: Simon and Treacle

Posted On 2016-06-21 10:06:16

An Energetic Little Lab Treacle the Labrador might be small but she is definitely one of the more adventurous dogs we have come across at Constantly by the side of her owner, Simon Wells professional photographer for Northern Photography Ltd, she travels all over the UK and enjoys the... more

Case Study: Amanda and Ollie

Posted On 2016-06-13 11:06:54

When Ollie wasn’t his normal boisterous self, Amanda Smith immediately knew that something wasn’t quite right. Usually a vocal Scottish Terrier with a penchant for eating plants and chewing furniture, when Ollie started to behave so lethargically, Amanda began to spot other signs that indicated a visit to the vets... more

Case Study: Jackie and Oscar

Posted On 2016-06-09 09:06:19

  Dachshunds are charming and lively little dogs; incredibly loyal, playful and affectionate. Jackie’s dogs mean everything to her, so when she let her dachshund Oscar out into the garden and noticed him walking oddly, she was immediately worried. “This had happened before, so I thought I was being paranoid,”... more