Pet Behaviour

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Pets and Music.. can they really enjoy it?

We've all done it. Left the TV or radio on to calm the cat or dog whilst we're out. And it usually works, which is why we think of our pets enjoying the same noises we do. But can they? I got thinking about this when listening to an old album, that I used to play regularly 3 - 4 years ago, but (as my husband dislikes it) is rarely on now. When sat listening to it, my four cats reacted, stretched, ...

Animals with jobs – A trend for the future?

We all love our furry companions and wish we didn't have to leave them at home in the mornings, watching their sad little faces looking out at us as we walk out of the door can be heart breaking. Well apparently there is a new trend emerging, in which companies from museums to sports teams are hiring cats and dogs to come and work for them. If the trend continues then going all day without seeing ...

Getting Ready for Bonfire Night

Hands up if you own a dog that hates bonfire night? I think there are many dog owners out there that dread the time of year when the dark nights come and the fireworks start. Keeping your dog settled during bonfire night and even New Year's Eve is key to helping them through the night. Being prepared before the event will set your household in good stead to being relaxed. There are many things ...

What’s cooking? Understanding your dog’s amazing sense of smell

While a dog's ability to sniff out a range of smells differs from breed to breed, one thing is for sure: Your dog has a simply astonishing sense of smell in comparison to us humans. Few humans would be able to sniff out a survivor from an earthquake without specialist equipment, but dogs come ready-built with a powerful scent detector, meaning they are still used for search and rescue, drug fin...

Why Should you Neuter your Pet?

Whatever animal you have, at first this might seem a little bit of a mean thing to do, but the more you look into it, the more obvious the need to neuter your cat, dog or other small animal becomes. Neutering means different procedures for different animals and sexes and all the procedures are conducted under general anaesthetic. Male animals have their testicles removed (castration) while fema...

Crate Training: The Whys and Hows

Many of you will be familiar with crate training, but have had no prior direct experience of it may be misinformed about crate training best practice. Here's a little about crate training in general and how best to go about it. What are the benefits of Crate Training? Crate training appears at a glance to be a little harsh on your dog, but it only becomes so if it's done wrong! In fact, mo...

Leaving Your Dog at Home

Your dog most likely doesn't like it, and neither do we as owners, but sometimes it just has to be done: life gets in the way! We have all had that awful moment when we have had to take a trip without our dog for the first time. It might be that they have seen you putting your shoes on and have run off to go get their lead, only to find that you have had to slowly close the door on them, dis...

Top 5 Jobs for Dogs

Whereas most pets are quite happy to take the easy road through life, dogs are often at their best and happiest when they are at work. They can do amazing things that we humans just aren’t kitted out for. Take a look at the Top #5 Jobs for Dogs: 1. Sniffer Dog It’s well known that your dog’s sense of smell is better than ours, but did you know that scientists now think that it is at least ...

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. ...

A Day in the Life of a Cat

Cats often wander off for hours on end, without a word of where they’re going, or who they’re with, before strolling through the cat flap at the end of the day expecting their tea to be waiting for them. BBC Two’s Horizon programme, The Secret Life of the Cat, allows us to go on wild adventures looking through the eyes of our favourite furry friends. The felines, who seem to go about t...

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