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Be a good egg and hide Easter chocs from your pets, vets warn

Vets are calling on pet owners to put all their chocolate eggs in a safely secured basket well out of reach of inquisitive pets to avoid chocolate poisoning and an emergency trip to the vets over the Easter weekend.

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has issued the warning along with a handy guide to recognising symptoms of chocolate poisoning, as Google searches in the UK for questions...

Annual Cat Booster Vaccinations

Devon’s Pet’s Vaccinations are the Most Unaffordable in the South East of England

Annual Dog Booster Vaccinations In South East England
  • According to our survey of 165 vets, the average cost in Britain for annual cat booster vaccinations is £49.60.
  • As seen below, Devon's dog boosters vaccinations are equivalent to 11.2% of the average weekly salary.

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Average Weekly Salary

Primary Vaccinations*

Booster...

The Cleaning Products You Should Never Use Around Your Pets

Dog-owners know just how hard it can be to keep a clean home when you've got one or two mucky pups living under your roof.

Sadly, not all cleaning products are safe to use when our four-legged friends are around, as they are hypersensitive to the strong odours and fragrances, which could lead to various health issues including irritation, sickness and breathing difficulties....

NEW tips on keeping pets safe on Bonfire Night from Bella & Duke

Experts share top tips to protect your pet as Bonfire Night displays come back with a bang!

After a year out, Bonfire Night firework celebrations are coming back with a bang. However, our four legged friends might not be quite as excited to hear that this year's bonfire and firework displays could be some of the biggest yet!

With over half of UK households now owning pets*,...

Cats Protection welcomes Moving Animals Across Borders report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs committee

Cats Protection's Director of Veterinary Services Dr Maggie Roberts BVM&S MRCVS said: "Cats Protection welcomes this important report from the EFRA committee which urges the Government to act quickly to protect pets, including cats and kittens, which are being moved in and out of the UK.

"We are fully supportive of the measures recommended in the report, including a ban on...

One in six Brits let their pets lick their plates clean!

One in six Brits let their pets lick their plates clean!

  • Wren Kitchens has conducted research into the UK's attitudes towards pets in the kitchen, as well as looking at how much Brits are spending on pet food
  • Almost one in ten Brits (9%) spend more on pet food than they do on their own household food
  • Almost a quarter (24%) of UK pet owners allow their
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🌕 Experts on how the Harvest Moon may affect your pet

How this year's harvest moon may affect our pets - and what to do about it

Full moons have a long history of being associated with strange behaviour. This is hardly surprising, since lunar activity has been found to impact our sleep schedule, mental health, and even our blood pressure ( Healthline ). But humans aren't the only ones who experience the effect of the full moon.

If you'...

One in ten UK pets eat better than their owners!

  • Wren Kitchens has conducted research into the UK's attitudes towards pets in the kitchen, as well as looking at how much Brits are spending on pet food
  • Almost one in ten Brits (9%) spend more on pet food than they do on their own household food
  • Almost a quarter (24%) of UK pet owners allow their animals to sit with them at the dinner table
  • One in six (15
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Top 5 UK locations to spot wild sharks, turtles and dolphins 2021

Holidaycottages.co.uk has revealed the top five places to spot Britain’s most impressive wildlife such as dolphins, whales, and turtles

· 32% of Brits are now considering a staycation following the pandemic

· The top five locations include Northumberland and Pembrokeshire

In the UK we are blessed with many things, and excellent wildlife is certainly one of them. But...

Pandemic pets in financial crisis:

Over half new pet owners say would have to give up pets within months if lost their job or face cuts to income

  • Thousands of pet owners registered for charity vet services to treat their pets since first lockdown
  • Pet charity Blue Cross launches new pet food banks to help owners in poverty or on low incomes
  • Less than one in four know they will always have
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How Much Instagram’s Most Famous Animals Could Make Per Post

Over the last few years, we have seen a rise in influencers across all social media platforms. Alongside this, has been the increase in “ animal – influencers” (yes, we just made that up!) In fact, did you know that there’s a dog on Instagram that not only has more followers than Tom Hanks but could be making more money on sponsored posts than him too?

Let’s take a closer look...

Wagathon walk 9k for K9s