Just 30% of pet owners ask their vet for help in managing their pet’s stress

A survey of nearly 2000 dog owners carried out by natural supplement company Lintbells identified that just 17% would definitely ask their vet for help if their dog was stressed and only 13% have actually tried this route already. A similar percentage (18%) said they would definitely ask an animal behaviourist for help and just 15% have tried this already. However, 23% said they would definitely try using a natural or herbal...

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Food Puzzles Enhance Feline Wellbeing
Sep01

Food Puzzles Enhance Feline Wellbeing

Greater understanding of the importance of environmental enrichment in enhancing an animal’s physical and social environment is bringing benefits for pet cats – particularly those that are kept solely indoors. Our feline companions are very similar to their closest ancestor, the African wildcat, in terms of their behavioural needs; and an indoor-only lifestyle, unless managed appropriately, can give rise to health issues (such as...

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Millions of pets at risk of flea misery
Aug31

Millions of pets at risk of flea misery

Huge rise in number of pets left exposed to harmful parasites Vet charity PDSA is warning that nearly 4 million dogs and cats* are at risk of flea infestations this summer after shock findings show a huge increase in the number of animals left exposed to their harmful effects. The charity’s latest PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report showed a decline since 2014 of 900,000 cats and dogs** receiving preventive medication to protect them...

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Pets at Home bans foods that include rabbit
Aug19

Pets at Home bans foods that include rabbit

Pets at Home will no longer sell pet food containing rabbit. The retail chain has changed its policy due to concerns about the conditions under which rabbits are bred and reared on farms across Europe for use in human food. The rabbit used in pet food comes from animals that are bred for human consumption. A as a result of the decision around 50 product lines will be removed from Pets at Home and the retailer has announced that it is...

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PetSafe® encourages retailers and their customers to Paws for Thought

PetSafe® is donating hundreds of toys to homeless cats and dogs across the UK as part of its Christmas charity campaign, ‘Paws for Thought’. Urging retailers up and down the country to encourage their customers to get involved, the pet product expert is asking people to nominate their preferred animal shelter or charity via the company’s Facebook and Twitter page throughout November and December. Each week a shelter will be chosen by...

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