Pawsome stuff to know for loving pet owners
It’s November, it’s after Bonfire Night, it’s official - Christmas is here! The ads are invading our airwaves and stores are swapping their typical pop filled playlists in favour of seasonal songs on loop.
If your pets are anything like ours, they love the great outdoors! Every mud puddle must be swum in and each tree must be tested for scent, scratch-ability, and a bird-watching/hunting vantage point! It’s only natural they encounter non-domesticated critters along the way.
The most festive time of the year is on the approach! With three major holidays on our doorstep – Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas - everyone starts to make party plans, and what party can be considered truly festive without seasonal and themed food?
Any seasoned cat owner can easily recognise the gut-wrenching sound of little nails being dragged across a beloved piece of furniture. It’s one of the very few downsides to co-habiting with a feline. Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent your pet from shredding your soft furnishings. One method which has been highlighted for its controversy in the press recently is declawing.
As pet owners, it's safe to say we would all like to know how animals feel. It can be extra tricky to spot behaviour patterns with unfamiliar animals. When you have a dog who just has to be best friends with every other canine in the park, things can get a bit worrisome.
Your cat’s teeth are extremely important to them. As carnivores, they’re going to need those sharp-and-pointies on a daily basis! However, did you know that cats can suffer from similar dental problems as humans do? With that in mind, we should be paying more attention to how we look after our pets’ dental hygiene, and what we can do to protect them moving forwards.
It’s probably pretty easy to assume that all dogs need is a little physical exercise and active stimulation once in a while. However, our beloved pooches need much more than the odd walk or fussing from day to day! As you likely already know, dogs are extremely perceptive and actually have the ability to learn very quickly. Did you know that some dogs can actually learn numbers, as well as words? It really is fascinating that we can train dogs at all, if you think about it!
Anyone who owns a cat will tell you that they are endlessly curious. Cats and curiosity, naturally, come hand in paw – and that’s why plenty of pets find themselves getting caught into many a scrape! Keeping a cat means keeping an eye out for all of their crazy adventures. That means making sure you don’t have anything valuable on mantelpieces that they can weave through, and ensuring you don’t have anything too shiny or interesting for them to bat around.
As we roll into autumn, the nights are starting to draw in sooner, and with that, plenty of people will be purchasing fireworks for the celebrations and festivities ahead. However, while this may be great fun for people, our dogs can often get very scared or anxious due to the loud, frequent noise. While some dogs can cope well with the rolling noise of fireworks, others can show signs of high anxiety.
All cat owners know too well that litter trays can be a bit of a nuisance! However, setting up a convenient toilet space for your cat is always going to be preferential to you finding mess on the carpet. Once you’ve got the hang of filling up and disposing of litter, there’s really nothing to it. But what if there was a more convenient option?