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Rodent Neutering Free Webinar with Dr Sophie Jenkins: Save Your Seat

Burgess Pet Care has announced their sponsorship of the free Rodent Neutering webinar, taking place on Tuesday 5th December, helping us to understand the advantages and health benefits of neutering.

Sponsored by Burgess Pet Care and led by Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine and Veterinary Surgeon, Dr Sophie Jenkins BVetMed PgC EAS CertExAP MRCVS, the webinar will carefully guide...

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Expert Tips for Moving House with Furry Friends

Before, During and After: Top Tips for Moving Home with your Pet

Moving home can be exciting and daunting all at the same time, not only for you, but for your pets. New environments, scents and routines can leave your pets feeling anxious and overwhelmed, taking the excitement out of your next new adventure. That's why property experts Cala Homes , who sell 3,000 homes a year, teamed up with...

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9 ways to make your garden more pet-friendly

Pet parents are being urged to make their back garden safer and more enjoyable for their four-legged friends this summer. Green-thumbed experts at have explored nine helpful ways to help protect pets from the dangers of an enclosed outdoor space. The garden is a pet's favourite place to relax and roll around, but many find themselves in hot water when they...

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Expert advises on what to do when your insurance doesn’t cover your pet’s health problems

When your pet gets ill or is injured, it's a big concern, especially since it can be very expensive and difficult to afford. To avoid stressing you out with unexpected bills, here are 5 things to consider when it comes to covering your pet's health, according to an expert from Petplan, including tips on what to do if you find yourself in a tricky financial situation.

1. Why is it...
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Last chance to have your say in the Great British Small Animal survey!

Over 6,000 owners have already shared their views on pets' wellbeing

With less than a week to go before the closure of a UK-wide survey which will delve into the wellbeing of the nation's small pets, organisers Burgess Pet Care are calling on the nation's pet lovers to have their say.

The Great British Small Animal Census focuses on small animals' five welfare needs -...

Long stay Blue Cross bunnies looking for forever home

Like many of the longer stay residents in the care of Blue Cross Rehoming Centres, Bobby is a handsome, friendly chap. So, it is sad to see that the little rabbit has recently spent his second Christmas and New Year in an animal shelter.

Since finding himself homeless as a youngster, Bobby has at least found a soulmate in girlfriend Shadow.

Shadow is a beautiful three-year-...

Hundreds of guinea pigs dumped and neglected this year, RSPCA reveals on Guinea Pig Appreciation Day

This Guinea Pig Appreciation Day (July 16) the charity reveals the upsetting side of pet ownership

In 2021 RSPCA frontline officers and inspectors have already dealt with 272 incidents relating to guinea pigs .

Sadly, 66 were simply abandoned and 153 were given the heartbreaking description 'neglected'.

This follows a time when the country saw a surge in pet...


PDSA Vets Q&A: Is it safe to get rabbits neutered?

We understand that some owners might be worried about getting their rabbits neutered or spayed. Our vets are here to help put your mind at ease.

Operations can be scary – especially when they’re on our pets. We’re not saying that operations are completely without risk, but often the benefits far outweigh these.

When your rabbits are neutered or spayed, they will need to have a...


Discover which small pet is the right fit for you

Owning a small pet can be a truly rewarding experience and there are a whole host of different pets to choose from. Each type of small pet has their own different traits and natural behaviours.

It’s important to do your research first to make sure your new pet will suit your lifestyle and give you what you want from pet ownership.

Remember – when you become a pet owner, you’re...

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Are Chinchillas the right pet for you?

Chinchillas are highly active, especially in the early morning, evening and during the night. They can live for up to 15 years and have very specific needs. They're wonderful to watch as they explore their enclosures and make use of any toys, levels, hammocks and next boxes.

Chinchilla's live much longer than other small pets so it's important to bear this in mind - getting a chinchilla is a...


Rabbits endure a lifetime of lockdown isolation

While many of us may have struggled with isolation during lockdown, sadly hundreds of thousands of rabbits face a lifetime of endless isolation and loneliness says PDSA.

We are raising awareness of the plight our cotton-tailed companions suffer during Rabbit Awareness Week (which started on 10 August) when animal charities and organisations come together in a bid to address the rabbit welfare...