Bonfire Night 2021: How to Keep Your Pet Safe

AD | Collaborative post It’s the time of year we love, watching the beautiful colours light up the sky, standing with our loved ones eating toffee apples and creating memories. But it’s also the time of year our pets dread. Our once happy pets become traumatised wrecks.  Unfortunately, many people let fireworks off before and after bonfire night, not just on the calendar date. So, how can we help keep our pets safe around bonfire night?  Low-noise fireworks  Our pets’ senses are so much more sensitive than ours. If you’re having your own display, why

The Reality Of Being A Dog Owner

AD | Collaborative post Being someone who grew up with cats as pets I desperately wanted a dog. John and I bought our house back in 2014 and it didn’t take us long to decide to add a new addition to the family, a white German Shepherd puppy that we called Jackson. It was never really the plan to get such a big dog, but we fell in love as soon as we saw a picture and after going to see him, we knew that he was the one we wanted to take home. We

Vet’s Kitchen Woof and Well award

AD | Collaborative post Over the past year there have been so many people adding new members to their family, mainly dogs but also cats and other adorable animals! The pandemic has meant that we’ve been at home a lot more with our pets and just like with ourselves, it’s easy to fall into bad habits when things in our lives change. We have two cats at home, Jinx and Kirin, and they have definitely loved having more people at home more often. Although I already work from home anyway, John is home because he

5 Ways to Avoid Dog Separation Anxiety After Lockdown

AD | Collaborative post If you’ve spent the last year confined to your home, your pup has probably felt incredibly grateful to have more quality time with you. Getting more cuddles and attention from their owner is any dog’s dream. However, when lockdown ends and your routine changes, being away from you might come as a shock to your pooch if you don’t prepare them.  Before the restrictions are due to lift, gradually ease your dog into being alone to avoid separation anxiety. Otherwise, your pup may show signs of distress when you leave, including

Top Professional Services You Need When Raising Your Dog

Collaborative post Raising a dog can be a solo effort, but at certain junctures it may be better to call in some help.  Whether you have taken on a puppy or adopted a rescue, it is important that you adapt accordingly to accommodate all their varying needs. Not only this, but it is also vital that their presence does not upend your life in almost every way conceivable. This needs to be a natural fit that provides minimum disruption, and professional services can ease off much of the pressure here.  In addition to vets, who

Things To Think About Before You Get A Dog

AD | Collaborative post Being a dog owner is a massive responsibility and sometimes people rush into getting a dog without really thinking it through. There are so many things that you should consider before rushing in to getting a dog and Lords and Labradors have come up with a great great infographic to help first time dog owners. Here are just some things that you should think about before getting a dog: Look at what a usual day is like post COVID At the minute a lot of us are spending a lot more time at

What You Need When You Get a New Pet

Collaborative post Getting a new pet is a very exciting time for everyone, but there are a few things you need to get for your pet either before you get them or once you have got them. Making the right choices at this point will make sure your pet will grow up to be as healthy as possible, so making sure you are ready and prepared when you have it is very important. It doesn’t matter what type of pet you are getting whether it be a rabbit, hamster or cat the principles remain the

3 Tips for Teaching Your Children to be More Responsible Dog Owners

AD | Collaborative post  We often get pets for our children, but they usually have a different idea of what it actually means to be a pet owner. They probably don’t realize it takes time and dedication, and that it’s a full-time job. If you start taking over their responsibilities for them, they might miss out on a basic lesson in life which will start manifesting again later.  This is why you need to teach them how to be responsible dog owners now so that they don’t end up being irresponsible adults later on. It’s