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Here you’ll find our latest blog posts on all things cats and dogs. Feel free to have a look around and share with your friends and family

  • Our caring and kind-hearted kitty-cats don't often get the credit they deserve. Stereotypically renowned for being aloof and unsociable, it's a myth that our four-legged fur-balls have been unable to dispel. Dogs generally get all the recognition, described as "man's best friend", and lauded for their unwavering loyalty and devotion. But their friendly feline counterparts can be just as loving, affectionate and protective towards their human counterparts. We've all seen viral videos...
  • "Once bitten, twice shy", as the old adage goes. When a pet parent receives a naughty little nibble from their conniving kitty, they're certainly made to know about it! And that can make us slightly more reluctant to play-along when our feisty felines begin to fool around in the future. It probably feels like your four-legged fur baby has got it in for you, but these perceived acts of aggression are actually an indicator of affection. That can be quite difficult to fathom, right?...
  • Practice makes perfect! Doing anything over and over again can feel like a chore. But repetition is the key to consistency and conviction – particularly when it comes to our cats. Felines aren't as obedient as dogs, they're not as capable at picking up commands, but they'll get there with a little patience and perseverance.  Our often aloof animals aren't hard of hearing, far from it. They're just more likely to pay attention to your instructions if they're delivered in a...
  • It isn't too hard to tell when your feline's tail takes an unexpected and unfortunate twist. A cat's emotions can often be gauged through the movement and positioning of their tail. If it is waving and wagging carefully and with contentment then it is generally a message to declare that they're happy with someone or something. It could be the case that your feisty four-legged friend's tail is swishing and swooshing quite animatedly, insinuating that they're angry or irritated with a...
  • ● Wet vs dry food: While some will argue that kibble doesn't provide the nourishment that our carnivorous kitties crave, others will make the point that it is best for our pets to have the best of both worlds. True, dry food isn't as high in animal protein and water, but it can still play its part in a well-balanced diet if combined with wet food. After all, variety is the spice of life, providing you're getting the portion sizes right!   ● Raw: This type of diet isn't for...
  • From cat-napping to mad-dashing, our frantic and frenzied felines can go from zero to 60 in the blink of an eye. Our normally quite placid pets often take their human companions by surprise with sporadic, unexpected, bursts of energy, known as the 'zoomies'. And they tend to pick their moments; rifling hell-for-leather through the hallways in the early hours of the morning or interrupting what had been a peaceful and relaxed movie night. It's almost like they're chasing an invisible rodent,...
  • It's no secret that cats can be quite clingy. Our cared-for kittens are always counting on their pet parents, which is why they tend to follow us around like a lost sheep — or kitty — as the case may be. Our shadows are like a safety blanket for our trusting, tail-wagging friends, but their behavior is also an expression of affection and a means to curb their curiosity. Inquisitive kitty-cats want to share their signals of love for their favorite person and, at the same time, know exactly...
  • Pets are like family, and photogenic ones at that too. The pros make it look easy to capture that perfect moment, but anyone who has ever tried to photograph an unpredictable pet knows otherwise. Here are some pet photography tips help capture that ‘perfect shot’. 1. Location, location, location First things first, take a look around at your location and remove any clutter or distracting objects that would be in the background. The focus should be your pet, not the hose pipe sneaking...
  • Jesse Knott was an Army Staff Sergeant based in Afghanistan when he first met Koshka the cat. And before his tour was over, they would both save each other in more ways the one. This isn’t an action-hero story, this is a story about the importance of friendship in unimaginably difficult circumstances.    The sight of cats on the base was not uncommon, there were always plenty passing through or hanging around. But it was Koshka that really stood out from the crowd. “He had a...
  • We’ve all heard stories of heroic pets protecting their owners from snakes, fires, rattlesnakes and myriad other hazards. These action hero pets are truly remarkable, but this story is about another kind of hero, a cat who’s helped save not one, but two lives by alerting his owners to serious medical conditions. Hobbs was around 8 years old when Boots Dumbaugh, from Florida, adopted the tomcat. He was fiercely independent, not wanting to be touched or held by anyone. Nobody could...
  • Whichever field they work in, service dogs are already heroes and worthy of our adoration. Be they searching for survivors after an earthquake, sniffing out explosives or simply helping people live as independently as possible. They truly are our best friends and often our bravest and most reliable companions. That’s certainly true of Figo, a golden retriever and the seeing eye dog of 62-year-old Ms Stone.   photo credit; newyork cbslocal Ms Stone is a resident of the village of...
  • You guessed it, it’s your pet! The January Blues can strike pretty hard if you’re not careful. Party season is over, you’re back at work and it’s more than a little chilly. Not a great recipe for feeling at your best. Luckily for all you pet owners out there, one of the best ways to improve your mood is spending quality time with your dog of cat. That could be exercising, playing or simply showing and receiving affection.     The effects can be truly profound, and...

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