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Fireworks Season Serene-UM Competition – 2021

Fireworks Season Serene-UM Competition – 2021

   Dog & Cat Photo Competition The leaves are turnings, there's a cold bite in the air, Autumn is well and truly underway. That can only mean one thing... fireworks season is approaching – an anxious time for many cats & dogs! In preparation for...

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Why do my dog’s gums bleed?

Why do my dog’s gums bleed?

    When our pets are under the weather, it’s an anxious time. They may be off their food or simply seem a lot quieter than their usual energetic selves. Sometimes they may show obvious signs of a problem, which can be even more worrying for us as pet...

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Help your pets stay cool this summer!

Help your pets stay cool this summer!

    Whilst we may be enjoying the mini heatwaves this Summer with BBQ’s in the garden, paddling pools and cool drinks, just like us, our beloved companions are struggling to stay cool as temperatures rise. Plus, they have a coat of fur to contend with! Here...

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August Competition 2021

August Competition 2021

   It's Competition Time! With Crufts not going ahead this year, we have decided to have a little competition of our own, and we want YOU to be get involved! So get your cameras ready!   Prizes: We're giving away 10 packs of Serene-UM Calming Tablets...

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How to Keep Your Older Dog Active

How to Keep Your Older Dog Active

   According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), dogs that are seven years of age or older qualify for the senior pet status.   Similar to what happens to us humans, our canine friends can slow down as they age, requiring more sleep...

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Does My Cat Have a Urinary Problem?

Does My Cat Have a Urinary Problem?

   Urinary problems are fairly common amongst cats, it’s likely that your veterinarian or another cat owner has already warned you about them.   So it’s important for every cat owner to take some time to educate themselves about the types of cat urinary...

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Why Does My Dog Eat Poop? (What Is Coprophagia?)

Why Does My Dog Eat Poop? (What Is Coprophagia?)

   Have you ever caught your dog doing the unthinkable and eating poop (their own or that of another dog)? In either case, it’s easy to feel disgusted when you see your dog engaged in such disgusting behaviour (known as coprophagia). You might take a little...

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How to stop dog urine killing the grass?

How to stop dog urine killing the grass?

   Updated: 10 Aug 2021 Is dog pee killing your grass? Do you love keeping your lawn looking fresh and green all year round? Does your dog ruin it by leaving yellow spots and patches everywhere they pee? Well you are not alone, a huge number of pet parents...

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Small Pets Competition – April 2020

Small Pets Competition – April 2020

    We love rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs and hamsters, do you? 3 lucky winners of this photo #competition will WIN 4 packs of VetIQ Nibblots for their small pets!   PRIZES: Nibblots are delicious and healthy small animal treats that are specially...

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What plants are poisonous to dogs?

What plants are poisonous to dogs?

   Are you an avid gardener? Approximately 27 million people across the UK participate in gardening on a regular basis. If you are one of these people, and are also a dog owner, you might have concerns about how your precious plants might affect your canine...

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How Do Dogs Get Fleas?

How Do Dogs Get Fleas?

   Most dog owners are only too familiar with fleas. Whether you and your dog have worked through a flea infestation before or if you’ve only seen the myriad of products and veterinary warnings about flea protection, the fight against fleas is something that...

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How Much Exercise Does My Dog Need?

How Much Exercise Does My Dog Need?

   How Much Exercise Does My Dog Need? With everything going on across Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic, looking after our mental health is going to be important. Getting out and walking the dog can really help with this. Research from the 2019 PAW (PDSA...

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Why Does My Pet Eat Grass?

Why Does My Pet Eat Grass?

   If you’re like most pet owners, you’ve probably noticed your cat or dog eating grass from time to time. Maybe you’ve brushed this behaviour off as a bizarre habit (it can’t have been the oddest thing your pet has done!), or maybe you’re wondering why?...

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Kitten Training: What to Expect

Kitten Training: What to Expect

   Most pet owners know about the challenges associated with training a puppy, but cats need training too! Particularly when cats are still kittens, curious and playful little things who need guidance just like any human baby or other young animal, they...

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Valentine’s Day Competition – February 2020

Valentine’s Day Competition – February 2020

    Is your pet looking for love this Valentine’s Day Well, we have 3 great prize hampers to give away to the pets with the best dating profiles! To Enter To enter, post your pet’s dating profile in the comments of this Facebook post, including: A picture of...

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Are Himalayan Salt Lamps Dangerous For Pets?

Are Himalayan Salt Lamps Dangerous For Pets?

    Over recent years, Himalayan salt lamps have grown in popularity. This is largely down to their reported health benefits which include increased blood flow and improved sleep. They even supposedly help with allergies and breathing difficulties as well...

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Why Does My Dog Have Dry or Itchy Skin?

Why Does My Dog Have Dry or Itchy Skin?

    At some point in your life, you’ve probably experienced a bout of dryness, flakiness, or itching, but did you know that humans aren’t the only ones who can struggle with dry skin? Beneath their thick fur coats, your dogs have skin that’s not too...

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Cute Kitty Competition January 2020

Cute Kitty Competition January 2020

    Updated: Competition is now closed. How much do you love your kitty? 😻 Well 5 lucky winners of this photo competition will be in with a chance to win 3 packs of Feline Happy treats for their cats or kittens!   Prizes: Feline Happy are...

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How to Make Your Dog’s Coat Shiny

How to Make Your Dog’s Coat Shiny

    There’s nothing quite like a handsome, shiny coat as a symbol of good canine health. However, it can be quite the chore to keep your dog’s fur bright and silky smooth! If it seems like your dog’s coat is always dull and you’re fighting an uphill battle,...

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Pets Are for Life, Not Just for Christmas

Pets Are for Life, Not Just for Christmas

    With Christmas Day inching closer and closer, families across the UK and Ireland are readying their presents and planning surprises that will brighten the lives of their loved ones. In their search for the ultimate gift, some of these families will make...

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7 Great Ideas to Pamper Your Pet This Christmas

7 Great Ideas to Pamper Your Pet This Christmas

    Many people use the festive season as an excuse to pamper themselves and their loved ones as they embrace holidays from work, opportunities for gift-giving, and excuses to eat loads of their favourite foods. More often than not, family pets aren’t...

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Christmas Foods That Are Poisonous for Your Pets

Christmas Foods That Are Poisonous for Your Pets

    Christmas is almost here! Busy shopping centres, colourful lights draped over bushes and wrapped around tree trunks, Christmas music galore, and, of course, all the festive food and drink that comes with the holiday. When most of us think Christmas, our...

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Christmas Hamper Giveaway 2019

Christmas Hamper Giveaway 2019

    It's time for our Christmas giveaway! 🤶🎄🎅☃️ Do you want to pamper your pets this Christmas? 🐶🐱🐰🐹Well we’re giving away SIX fantastic pet pamper hampers to help you do just that!!...

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