Guinea pig in hands

Guinea Pigs Were Kept as Pets in Elizabethan Times?

A study by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences has made some interesting findings based on the discovery of guinea pig bones buried in the cellar of a middle class house in Belgium.

Do Dogs and Cats Enjoy TV?

With the recent changes to television and the switch to digital TV, pets are now able to ‘see’ TV much better. But do they actually enjoy it?

Ferrets and Other Pets: Safety First

While it is not unheard of to have interspecies friendships, it is an exception and your ferret should always be supervised around other pets.

My Cat Won’t Eat! What Should I Do?

Helping your cat to like a new food or transition onto a special diet, or perhaps even eat when he may be a little under the weather or unable to smell can be a challenge. Here we share some hints and tips to encourage your cat to eat.
cat with ball

Weight Loss Tips for Cats – Food as Play

If your cat needs a little help shedding some weight, here are some easy to follow tips for making exercise fun for cats.
cat lying on couch

Exercise for Cats

You're not likely to take your cat out for a jog or a long walk. But cats need exercise. We share out tips for keeping your feline friend in tip-top shape.
Dog with a kong toy

Kong Toys and the Benefits of Chewing for Dogs

Did you know that chewing has a number of benefits for your dog’s health and wellbeing? We cover what they are and how we can encourage this natural behavior.
Australian shepherd running

Australian Shepherd Facts Every Owner Should Know

Australian Shepards are trainable, active working dogs who need a job to do and lots of exercise. They are obedient, intelligent and make great partners for agility, flyball or various working roles in farm life.
dog on grass

Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Finding out your dog has hip dysplasia raises many questions. How is it treated? Will your dog spend their life in pain? Here is what you need to know.

7 Health Benefits of Owning a Cat

Sometimes we know instinctively when something is good for us, like owning a cat or eating chocolate (OK, perhaps chocolate isn’t the best example!)...

10 Foods You Should Never Give to Your Dog

Our loyal canine companions often have way of being totally irresistible when it comes to food and it is difficult to ignore them. Treating...
Cat with ringworm

Ringworm in Cats – Learn the Signs and How to Treat

Ringworm is not a worm at all and is not just for cats either. Learn the signs of Ringworm and how to treat this fungal organism.
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Golden Rules for Choosing the Best Cat Food

Have you wandered along the cat food aisle, confused by all the choice? Selecting the best cat food for your feline-friend can be daunting, especially when the labels all look so appealing.
Female black ferret

Is a Ferret the Right Pet For You?

Ferrets are cute, playful and inquisitive pets but they do have highly specialized needs. We explore the key considerations you take into account before bringing a ferret into your family.
Heartworm in Cats: Why Heartworm is Worse for Cats than Dogs

Heartworm in Cats: Why Heartworm is Worse for Cats than Dogs

Is your cat at risk of heartworm? Many people answer “No!” because their cat lives indoors. But you only have to think of the annoying buzz of a mosquito around your head during the night, to know that bugs get indoors. And so yes, heartworm does affect cats, not just dogs.