Other Pets

‘Toxic’ chocolates and Christmas puds top vets’ list of festive dangers for pets

Christmas is a time of fun and festivities, but the presents, treats and decorations can often prove dangerous for pets if owners are not careful. The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging pet owners to keep common hazards like chocolates, mince pies, Christmas puddings and festive decorations safely out of reach of their pets to avoid an emergency trip to the vets over the holidays.


Charity Clinical Choir for Sick and Injured pets this Christmas

Vets, vet nurses, volunteers and other members of the Blue Cross Animal Hospital in Grimsby's team have formed a choir to relieve the stresses and strains and challenging days in the veterinary world. They recently performed on BBC Radio Humberside and look forward to singing to the masses when able.

For Christmas they have created their own, veterinary version of The 12 Days of...

Lockdown life gives rise to a new breed of aquarium owners

New research reveals that 3.2million households in the UK acquired a pet since the start of lockdown and as many as 12% of households now have an indoor fish tank. That's five million aquariums in the UK! This was closely followed by four million households with outdoor ponds.This shouldn't come as a great surprise as aquariums provide numerous benefits to our health and wellbeing.




The UK's leading manufacturer of chicken coop doors, ChickenGuard, is nominated for the Barclays Entrepreneur People's Choice Award 2021, which is open to public vote.

· The Cambridge-based company became a regional winner in the Barclays Entrepreneur Awards 2021 'International Expansion of the Year' category.

· The only pet related company in the category, ChickenGuard goes...

Loki (The God of Mischief!) now most popular superhero universe name for dogs and cats

Ahead of the season finale of the new Disney+ TV series "Loki", being released on Wednesday 14th July at 8:00AM (BST), Animal Friends Insurance has announced that Loki is now by far and away the most popular name in the superhero universe for both dogs and cats that it insures in the UK.

Animal Friends, one of the largest pet insurers in the country, covers 2,636 dogs called Loki and...

No fun of the fair: RSPCA urges councils to declare that pets aren't prizes

The RSPCA is calling for the giving of pets as prizes to be banned - and is urging local authorities across England and Wales to act to protect "misunderstood" goldfish.

As coronavirus restrictions continue to ease across England and Wales, the RSPCA fears that the "out-dated and cruel" spectre of pets being given away as prizes will return to fairgrounds as events resume in...

Olympic legend Mary King

From Topsham to Tokyo – the BHS Devon committee with a big Olympic goal

The British Horse Society (BHS) are calling for horse riders in Devon to saddle up and take part in a unique fundraising challenge. The “Olympic Rideathon” aims to clock up enough miles to get from Topsham to Tokyo, raising money for safe off-road riding routes for Devon’s equestrians.

As part of the annual Ride Out UK (ROUK) campaign, the BHS Devon committee are encouraging people...

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Blue Cross in Rolleston celebrates 15 years of helping horses in need

This week, Blue Cross Animal Rehoming Centre in Rolleston-on-Dove is celebrating 15 years of helping hundreds of horses in need. Activities to mark the occasion are being held all week through the centre’s Facebook page and all are invited to join in the fun.

The charity in Rolleston has helped 879 plus five donkeys plus the more recent addition of a cattery has taken in an rehomed...

Groom Lisa Coles with the new foal at The Donkey Sanctuary

Quick-thinking groom helps to deliver donkey’s foal

A quick-thinking groom helped a donkey deliver her foal safely, after one of its front legs became stuck during birth, at international animal welfare charity, The Donkey Sanctuary.

The mare, called Abbie, went into labour on Tuesday evening (8 June), and when groom, Lisa Coles went to check on her, she quickly realised that one of the foal’s front legs was stuck. Lisa could see that...

Dartmoor Pony

Dartmoor ponies give helping hand at RSPB headquarters

The flora and fauna of a renowned nature reserve is about to be given a huge helping hand by the arrival of six Dartmoor ponies.

The RSPB has teamed up with the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust who have arranged for the ponies to be relocated today (April 5) to its headquarters in Bedfordshire where they will help to restore the nature reserve through their natural grazing habits....

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5 Things to know before keeping a fish

If you have ever had a pet, you know how immensely joyful of an experience it is in itself. To have a pet by your side means learning something new every day. And if nothing, well, there is always a sense of genuine happiness that you become entitled to - thanks to that little creature.

But, be honest, which animal's image popped in your head when you heard the term 'pet'? Must be a...

Wagathon walk 9k for K9s