Tag Archives: family

  • Bonfire Night

    Posted on November 1, 2013 by in Autumn, Cat, Degu, Dog, Ferret, Gerbil, Guinea Pig, Hamster, Mouse, Pets, Rabbit, Rat, Seasons

    The annual family gathering around the bonfire to let off fireworks is the best part of the Autumn for many people.  But the bangs, crashes and party noises can distress pets.  If you can, create a quiet area for dogs, cats and small pets where they can feel safe and secure while the festivities are […]

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  • Animal Rescue and Shelters

    Posted on March 15, 2013 by in Cat, Degu, Dog, Ferret, Gerbil, Guinea Pig, Hamster, Mouse, Pets, Rabbit, Rat, Seasons

    The British are great pet owners.  Figures show nearly half of all UK households have a pet.  This means birds, reptiles, small animals, cats, dogs and horses or ponies.  Apparently (according to the Pet Food Manufacturer’s’ Trade Association) there are 8 million dogs and 8 million cats in the UK! These statistics prove the long […]

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  • Love the little critters!

    Posted on March 14, 2013 by in Degu, Ferret, Gerbil, Guinea Pig, Hamster, Mouse, Pets, Rabbit, Rat, Seasons, Spring

    If a dog is just too big for your home and your budget, but you still want to offer a loving home to a pet, then it might be sensible to consider the smaller animals like rabbits, guinea pigs or even mice or gerbils.  The principles of how to choose the right pet remain similar […]

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  • Puppy Love

    Posted on March 14, 2013 by in Dog, Pets, Seasons, Spring

    If you’re considering giving a home to a puppy this Spring, it’s important to choose the right type of dog for you, your family and circumstances.  This is where the Pet Care Trust’s Puppy Index Scheme is designed to help. This brilliant system enables retailers and other pet professionals who have registered with the scheme […]

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  • Ferrets

    Posted on March 14, 2013 by in Ferret, Pets

      A friend recently found a ferret in their garage.   It was very thin and unhappy and the family were not sure what to do with it.  However, after talking to FERT, the Ferret Education and Research Trust, they decided to take the animal on as a pet.  With some dedicated care and attention, Franky […]

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  • Degu

    Posted on March 14, 2013 by in Degu, Pets

      Degu’s are magic pets that appeal to owners of all ages. They are intelligent, engaging and active animals, so it’s no surprise they are rising up the ranks of popular small pets.  From the rodent family, they are larger than mice and hamsters but not as challenging as rats.   They do vocalise somewhere between […]

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