Odd dog behaviours

All dog owners have watched on in disbelief as their precious pooches drag their bums along the carpet or eat cat poo. We love our pets so much that it’s sometimes easy to forget they sometimes do strange things. Here are three odd dog behaviours explained. Bottom dragging – All dogs do it, but it’s…

Should I get a second dog?

Thinking of adding another puppy to your family? Here are some things to remember. * Dogs make great companions, for us and for each other, and if you’re busy you might think that getting a second dog will keep your first one amused. Just remember, you are the leader of the pack, and it’s your…

Top cat toys

Treat balls – examples include the Kong balls that dispense treats with a bit of effort from your cat. Feather teasers – there are plenty of these types of toys on the market that feature feathers, which the cat can swat away at for hours on end. Catnip – got a lazy cat? Get some…

Top dog toys

Balls – of course rubber or tennis balls are the go-to toy for dogs that love to fetch. Be sure to throw them away if you notice the balls are splitting or breaking as you don’t want your pet to ingest any rubber or plastic bits. Treat toys – be sure to look for durable…

Cat breed: Burmilla

Originally bred quite by accident when a male Chinchilla met a female lilac Burmese, the Burmilla became an instant hit thanks to the kittens’ attractive looks. The kittens had the Burmese temperament and looked more like a Burmese than a Chinchilla, but with the Chinchilla’s silver colouring. A medium-sized, muscular cat, the Burmilla also has…

My dog won’t drink!

Water is essential for life. We all know that. So if you’re a pet owner whose dog just doesn’t seem interested in her water bowl, this can be a worry. But you’re not alone. Many dog owners report that they are concerned about their precious pooch’s water intake – or lack of! So, why won’t…

Raising a resilient dog

If you’ve recently brought a furry friend home you’re probably busy cleaning up after his accidents, training him to sit and teaching him to sleep in his own bed. But have you thought about helping him to grow from a playful pup into a resilient dog? If your pup is shy you might just think…