I am a big cat person, I have had a cat in my family since I was born. So when Whiskas asked me if I knew why my cat purrs, I jumped at the chance to find out. I thought purring was just a sign of happiness. When I stroke Rocky, he purrs. I also heard stroking a cat is de-stressing, so not only comfort but health benefits from owning a cat. I am amazed at how much more there is to learn about a cats purr.
Dogs are called man’s best friend because they are unswervingly loyal and devoted to their owners, giving unconditional love and never letting you down. They have been working with us for centuries, as hunting dogs, ratters, sheepdogs and guard dogs to name but a few. In more recent times they have become indispensable as search and rescue dogs, drug sniffer dogs and assistance dogs. They are exceptional companions and will always brighten your day with their enthusiastic greetings. They deserve to be cared for and loved in return, and their needs are really very easily met.
If you have decided to purchase a dog as family pet, you may be wondering if you are better off with a cross-breed or a thoroughbred. There are varying opinions on this and the choice is up to you. There are good and bad points about both options, from health to behaviour and loyalty. Sometimes it based on a love for a look or type of dog. Sometimes it isn’t that easy to decide. So, how do you decide which is best for you?
Pet owners often lead very busy lives, and it can sometimes feel difficult to give dogs the attention they deserve. No matter how busy your schedule might be, you must look for ways to prove to your dog how much you love them. To do so, read the 12 ways to show your pet you care. Even if you only manage some of them a day, it’s better than nothing. Our pets are like children to me, I love them dearly, but I do not have hours in the day sometimes to get everything done. It’s a juggling balance.
One of the joys of owning a cat is learning about all the individual traits that make up your feline’s personality. All cats are different, and they all have their own foibles as well as more lovable characteristics. There’s more to owning a cat than just supplying it with food, shelter and other means of living – it’s a complicated friendship that’s affected by a huge variety of factors. So read on to find out how well you know your cat, and how to improve your relationship.
If you are anything like me you love your pets as if they were your children. My three furries are just that, they are part of our big decisions and they get lots of love. Unconditionally. A part of this love and care comes responsibility, as with anything, and we make sure that the dogs and cat get the appropriate medical care to ensure they are protected against parasites. Those nasty parasites can make it onto furniture around the home and onto us humans. Yuck!
New Year’s Eve is one of most anticipated nights of years. But for our pets it can also be night of high anxiety. In the same challenges faced by pets on bonfire night, the loud music, shouting and of course the fireworks may cause our normally calm pets to think their world is under threat. This can have some upsetting consequences. Luckily our friends at Kennedy Wild Bird Food have some handy tips, to ensure your 2017 gets off to the best start for the entire family.
As many of you, we have pets which consists of cats and dogs, both of which have different requirements of care when it comes to firework night. Or in many cases, firework month as they seem to be going of on a nightly basis. We have different issues with the dogs, than we do with the cat but there is a cross over in the level of care we have to take as a family.
Are you planning on buying a home? It’s a thrilling, exhausting and at times anxiety provoking time. There’s so much to consider. You go along to inspections, and look over everything with a fine tooth comb. But could you be investing in a potential disaster? Imagine moving into your new property only to find it is already home to a colony of pests! Nobody needs any added stress on top of moving house. That’s why we’ve come up with five compelling reasons to complete a pre-purchase pest inspection.
Even if you’re the kind of person who likes to let events run their natural course, without too much planning or scrutinising, it is near impossible to move house without some degree of preparation. This is not just a major life decision, it is a complex process and, if you want to start your new adventure the right way, it is important to be organised. The below are 10 commandments I thought would be helpful for other people thinking of moving house, or in the process of.