All posts by Cat Byrne

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Why Should We Groom Our Dogs?

Not only does grooming your dog keep them clean, tangle free and looking amazing but it is important to know your dog's body. By grooming your dog on a regular basis you will learn the lumps and bumps on your pet and will identify anything that isn't normal as soon as it appears. This can be anything from a cut pad, chipped claw or even cancer. Grooming is extremely important for the bond between ...

Household Hazards to Look out for

In the home, there are many liquids and powders that can be hazardous to not only us and our children but very harmful if ingested by our four legged friends. Take a look around your home and garden to ensure that anything potentially harmful is safely out of harm's way. If you suspect that your pet has eaten anything toxic, or he shows signs of poisoning, however small, seek medical help straigh...

Puppies are not just for Christmas

Many children (and those not so young) covet a puppy or kitten for Christmas, and it seems like the ideal present. However many animal charities report a huge rise in numbers in the New Year when many now unwanted Christmas presents of puppies and kittens arrive on their doorstep. This is generally because the new owners find that they can't cope with the demands and/or cost of a new addition to ...

Dangerous Foods for Pets During Party Season

Over the next couple of months, the food around the house will become very festive and we will be introducing lots of new things which we don't usually have for Christmas. It is important that you know what can be potentially harming for your pets and make sure they do not have access to it. We have written up a list of some of the most common things which can have a harmful effect on your dogs bu...

Buying a Pet for a Child

It is inevitable at one point or another in a child's life that they will ask for a pet. Getting a pet is a major decision in any household and this is amplified in a home with children. There is a huge variety of things to consider when buying a pet for a child, including allergies, level of care required and general fit with family life. The scope of pets currently available is huge; ranging fro...

Halloween and the Black Cat

Halloween approaches, and as usual, the frightening costumes will be available to buy in the shops. A common theme in decoration and costumes is that of the black cat. Usually identified as a witches companion or familiar, the black cat appears at her side as a sleek ally in her dark deeds. Looking at the history of animals as the companions of evil, why is the black cat so maligned? Halloween or...

The Benefits to Owning a Pet

Owning a pet has many benefits. They quickly become part of the family and bring fun and love into the home. They can be hard work at times, especially when they are young, and need sleep and toilet training. However, with love and patience, these issues can be resolved and the positive traits far outweigh the negative. Research has found that people who own pets are less stressed than those with...

The Best Pet Care Apps

Doggity Doggity is a fantastic app for those who like to take your dogs out and about with you to eat and drink. It lists over 2000 restaurants, cafes and pubs around the UK, mainly in London, which are dog-friendly. It is very easy to use and is in the form of a map so it will find where you are and automatically suggest some great places for you to eat with your pup! The app is free to download ...

A Guide to Dog Grooming

Dog grooming isn't just for pampered pooches - for most dog breeds, it is an essential part of their care regime and must be conducted regularly to keep their skin, coat and general well-being at its' best. Here are a few things to remember when it comes to grooming: Why Groom Your Dog? Because most dog breeds have been created by humans for either functionality or for show, the course of their e...

Man’s Best Friend

We love our dogs, and often we certainly get the impression that they love us too, whether it be their excitement at our return home, or the petting they request from those they seem to favour the most. But are they really our best friend in the animal world? Man's Best Friend The earliest use of this phrase in the English language is actually found in a poem from 1921, and we think it comes clo...

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