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Research says older adults can see health benefits from dog ownership

Research conducted by the University of Missouri in the United States of America has determined that owning a dog can lead to health improvements for older adults. The study found that older adults who are also dog owners benefit from the bond that they form with their companion. Not only this, dog walking is associated with more frequent exercise, lower body mass index, fewer visits to the d...

Microchipping your dog will be compulsory from next week

It's a sad fact that many thousands of dogs go missing in the UK each and every year. In fact, the Kennel Club has stated that over "100,000 dogs either, stray, are lost or stolen each year with many having to be kept in kennels before being re-homed." A missing dog of course results in a great deal of distress for owners as well as their pet. Microchipping is a way of creating a link between a ...

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...

My sheep dog and I at Crufts 2014

We that’s it! It’s all over! But what a great time we had at Crufts. Thursday saw the Warrington Warriors and Warrington Wizards in the Flyball ring. The atmosphere was electric and after months of training, all the dogs were raring to go. First up were the Warriors who ran their socks off to earn a well-deserved win! And come Saturday both the Warriors and the Warlocks were through t...

Crufts 2014

The world's largest dog show, Crufts, is over a week away and everyone in the Swell office is starting to get a little excited about it. Pet advisor, Karren, has qualified to compete with her dog Skye, who is taking part in Flyball. 22,000 dogs compete in the competition in the hope of winning the world class title of Crufts Best In Show. Crufts is a celebration of all dogs no matter what bree...

RSPCA warning after antifreeze deaths

The RSPCA has warned people to be more vigilant about the danger of antifreeze poisoning in cats. The animal charity has issued an appeal to pet owners following a number of incidents of cats falling ill with suspected antifreeze poisoning in the Boston area of Lincolnshire. Many cats have had to be put down due to the severity of the poisoning. Cat owners and their neighbours are being w...

Dog Blood Donors Needed

Vets and medical experts are urging pet owners to sign their dogs up to the donor register in a pledge to solve an ongoing shortage. Parts of Wales are particularly at risk from a UK-wide shortage of donor dog blood. Pets Blood Bank UK (PBBUK) is holding donor recruitment sessions in July to encourage owners of potential donors to come forward. It is believed that a lack of awareness is part of...

Swell Dog Crates Launched

Dog crates (dog cages) are essential for keeping your dog safe on car journeys. They are also perfect for use as an indoor kennel, for training or for quarantine. Swell Pets have launched a new range of Dog Crates which will make life easier for you and your dog. Firstly it is important to get the right sized cage for your dog. Your pet needs to be able to sit, stand, move about and stretc...

Hill’s Science Plan To The Rescue

After a tornado devastated Moore, Oklahoma, dog food company Hill's  Pet Nutrition came to the rescue, shipping thousands of pounds of dog and cat food to animal hospitals affected. Within two hours of the disaster Hill's Science Plan and feeding bowls were sent to community relief centres and additional food was sent to local animal clinics in the disaster area which was then distributed fre...

Premium Dog Food, Swell Price

Swell Pets has launched a new revolutionary balanced dog food that is of the absolute premium quality but is retailed at a low cost in accordance with our policy to give you an excellent product at an affordable price. In comparison to the popular bigger name brands, customers will be making an enormous saving without having to sacrifice quality. What flavours are available? This great value foo...