How to care for your pet hamster

Hamsters are fairly popular pets, especially for children, due to their easiness to tame. Hamsters can be quite skittish in nature, but over time and with regular handling, they start to calm down and enjoy being handled. There are two popular hamster breeds for pets in the UK, Syrian and

Should I Microchip My Ferret?

Ferrets are very sociable animals that make lovely pets. Originally being bred for hunting vermin, ferrets are naturally playful and mischievous. Ferrets have very similar personalities to dogs and cats, and require lots of interaction and exercise. It is now becoming increasingly popular for owners to microchip their pet ferrets but

Dog Ownership: What are the benefits?

According to a survey carried out by PDSA, 26% of the UK adult population own at least one dog. That’s an estimated number of over 9.9 million pet dogs living in the UK.  Despite them leaving a trail of dog hair all over your home, having to pick up after them and

Should you have pet insurance for your cat

The majority of dog owners have insurance for their canine friend, but we have found that not many cat owners at all have insurance in place to protect themselves and their pets. There are varying levels of pet insurance, with different benefits and excesses, all there to support your financially

How to stop your cat from scratching your furniture

It is in a cat's nature to scratch - it is a natural behaviour that all cats have, even big cats like lions and tigers. They scratch at things for many reasons including; loosening and removing the outer part of their claws and exercising their muscles in the front legs

Do chameleons make good pets?

Close up photograph of a chameleon's face

Over recent years, chameleons have become increasingly popular to have as pets. They are among the most weird and wonderful creatures of the animal kingdom, and are definitely fascinating. There are many different species of chameleon, but we are going to discuss them in a broad term throughout this article.

How to keep your dog safe near water

Spring has officially arrived and for many of us dog owners, this means more walks in the countryside with our beloved pooches. The countryside may be beautiful but it is also full of dangers that you need to be aware of to ensure both you and your dog are kept

5 Reasons Why Bearded Dragons Make Great Pets

Reptiles are becoming more and more popular for people to have as pets over recent years. There is now a huge variety of reptiles available to buy from specialist pet stores around the country. From snakes to frogs, lizards to tortoises, as a nation we are growing to love our

How to help your senior dog feel young again

It is inevitable that your dog is going to slow down as they get older, but this doesn't mean that they can no longer enjoy themselves. As a senior dog owner, you will be fully aware of the amazing ability dogs have at sleeping for the majority of the day!