All posts by David Carruthers

Naughty Norris nicks neighbours’ knickers

Norris, a two-year-old tabby cat has been up to mischief recently - stealing underwear and clothes from his owners' neighbours. The embarrassed owners of the tabby tear away are hoping to return some of the stolen belongings to their rightful owners. Norris often pinches so many items, that he struggles to squeeze them all through the cat flap, leaving them on the doormat in the background. His...

Dogs really are family

Owners are more than just owners to dogs, they are seen by the pets as mother or father. This according to new studies by the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria which says that dogs display the same traits as babies in needing a secure base in their parents. The boffins tested dogs' behaviour by using different types of owners - one absent, one silent and one encouraging. ...

Give That Dog a Cigar!

It's time to let your dog chew more than he can bite off! Swell has introduced a new range of dog chews from Best Pets that come in all tasty shapes and sizes. For the traditional dog treat there's bone shaped Hide Knots and also Rawhide Twists - but what about the Hide Cigars for the gentleman canine who likes to relax with a Hamlet after a meal! (please note these chews are not to be...

How Specialised Dog Food Can Help You

With so many high-quality dog food brands on the market, it can be hard to decide which one is best suited for the needs of your dog. Like any dedicated dog owner knows every dog’s appetite is different. Some are fussy eaters, whilst others will wolf down whatever you put in front of them. These days we understand the importance of proper nutrition. That’s why there is a range of dog food wit...

Chocs away

As Easter is here, dog owners have been reminded not to share your chocolate eggs with your four legged friends. A survey from the Dogs Trust found that six in 10 pet dogs have eaten normal chocolate and many of them become ill as a result. The charity has launched the Chocs Away! A campaign to highlight the dangers and often tragic consequences of feeding chocolates intended for humans, to dogs...