Pet owners are protective, so keeping a dog inside is now the norm. But, it is worth remembering that a pooch is well capable of living outside. The idea might not be a nice one, yet there are times when it is necessary. Let’s face it – no one wants it weeing and ripping up the house while you’re at work. If leaving it outside for a length of time is appealing, there are a few things you should know first. After all, the dog’s welfare should never be in jeopardy regardless of where it lays its head. Read more
It was the author Gerald Durrell who said that ‘A house is not a home until it has a dog.’ We’d argue his mainly true – but replace dog with a pet. A house is not a home until it’s got a pet! What do pets do for us though? Well – they are very important in the development of a child. Pets give them love and attention and are an excellent friend when growing up. Pets relieve stress as well – so when you’re down and out, cuddle up to a pet and give them a good stroke. They help bring our families closer together; they are also a big part of the family as well – bringing a pet, or a new pet into the home might be the best choice you will ever make! You have to ensure you’re ready for the responsibility though, because a pet needs you as much as you need it. Read more
You’ve decided that now is the right time to get a pet for your family. The kids have been asking you for years to let them have a pet, and you’ve finally decided that now is the perfect time to add a pet to your family. It’s great that you’ve decided to adopt a pet, but what you don’t want to do is rush things and end up picking the wrong pet. Read more
You’ve decided you want a dog which hopefully means you’re definitely ready to share your life with a faithful companion that needs plenty of care and attention. But you’re wondering which kind of dog, exactly, it’s wise to get. If you need a dog for any kind of service, then there are specific breeds that work best for those. If it’s purely for a pet or a companion, however, then it’s all about discovering what your needs are and how well your lifestyle might fit with your new friend. Read more
During the summer, it’s common to let your dog out in the garden. After all, they love the fresh air and bathing in the hot sun. And it can be fun for all the family when your pooch joins you in the backyard. However, you need to be so careful to ensure your pet is safe when in the yard. After all, you don’t want to find they have made a grand escape from the garden, or have an injury. Therefore, here are some ways to keep your pooch safe in the yard. Read more
This might be your first time around this particular ride or maybe you’ve been a pet parent before. Whether you’re an old hand or a first-time owner, and whether it’s a puppy you’re welcoming or an older dog, you can’t accept them lightly. There’s a lot of responsibility and care that goes into being a mom or dad to a dog. Here, we’re going to make sure you’re putting your best paw forward and that you’re ready for the new family member. Read more
Pets are a great addition to any family, especially one with young children. Whether you get a dog, cat, or something even smaller, you will find that they instantly become a new member of your family, and the kids will love their new play buddy. However, things aren’t always plain sailing when a family brings home a new pet. In fact, sometimes families who have never had a pet before might not be so clued up on all the things that you need to consider to make sure that your home is a safe environment for a pet. Here is my pet safety 101, filled with everything you need to know!
The problem with owning animals is that while is very rewarding, it’s not just possible for everyone to do. This can be particularly hard if you have your little one asking when they are going to get a pet all of the time! But maybe it’s impossible because a member of the family has an allergy to a dog or cat fur? Or that your current living situation just doesn’t allow for pets? Or, it could be that the type of animal that you want to have are currently beyond your means such as horses or pedigree dogs? But stress not, as there are some interim measures you can take to placate your animal loving family, even just for the short term. Until you are in a better position to consider getting a real pet. Read on to find out more. Read more
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While it may be a dog’s life, training up your new puppy won’t be plain sailing let alone a walk in the park! You can both expect to end up in the doghouse from time to time. Dogs are wonderful lifelong companions, but lost of time, patience and effort goes into rearing your pet from an excitable youngster to a mature, caring adult.
As much as we love our beautiful furry friends, they can bring many challenges to a family. One thing, they can shed everywhere which can turn your glorious carpet into a hairy mess. And chewing up your favorite items can leave you questioning your loyalty to the pet. But one thing which causes the most hassle for pet owners is fleas. After all, it can be difficult to get rid of the pests once they arrive on your pet. And it can also cause your beloved pet to be in pain. You can also get bitten by the pests which can cause itchy skin. If you find that your pet has got fleas (use a comb, or look out for flea dirt), it’s so important to tread carefully. Therefore, here are some essential steps to take if you discover your furry friend is infested. Read more