Pet Insurance

How Much is Dog Insurance?

Pet Insurance can be very useful to help you pay for unexpected vet bills if your dog becomes ill or is injured. One of the first questions people ask though is “how much will it cost to insure my pet dog?” The answer is – it depends on many variables. In this blog article, we illustrate what influences the cost of dog insurance policies, and what impact each factor has. Continue reading

Best Pet Vacuum Cleaners Review

20 of the Best Pet Vacuum Cleaners

Last updated: July 23rd, 2018

Owning a pet is a very rewarding experience, but there are some downsides. For anyone who has a cat or dog, you’ll be familiar with the constant battle to keep your home clean from pet hair. A good way to keep on top of this is to buy a vacuum cleaner designed especially for pets and pet hair.

However how do you choose what is the best vacuum cleaner for cat or dog hair? This really depends on the type of pet vacuum cleaner you want, and also where you need to clean pet hair from. For example, dog owners may be looking for the best handheld hoover to get dog hair out of a car. Cat owners might be more interested in the best cleaner to remove cat hair from a sofa, or cat litter from a tiled bathroom floor.

There are a lot of different models available to buy from well-known manufacturers such as Hoover and Dyson, as well as less familiar names like Gtech and Shark. The aim of this article is to help you find the best vacuum cleaner for your needs, and to do this, we give an overview of what to look for, and also review some of the best pet vacuum cleaners available to buy online at the moment. Continue reading

Cool Cats of Santorini

Cool Cats of Santorini

Last updated: April 19th, 2018

If you’ve seen my previous article Cool Cats of Cuba, you’ll know I love taking photos of cats in exotic locations. I was recently lucky enough to spend a week in Santorini (a Greek island in the Aegean Sea), and encountered a lot of cats wandering around the various towns.

Some cats are wild and live on the streets, while others are family pets, but all were friendly although one or two were rather shy.

Check out some of my favourites – from timid kittens watching the world go by, to sunbathing cats without a care in the world!

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Travelling abroad with your pet

Travelling at Home and Abroad with Your Pet

Are you one of the 1/3 of all pet owners in the UK who takes their pet with them on holiday?

If you are, then as summer approaches and thoughts move to going on holiday at home or abroad, now is a good time to think about travelling with your pet. In this blog article, read our advice for travelling abroad or within the UK with your pet by road, rail, sea or air; which will hopefully help make your journey safer and more enjoyable for you and your pet. Continue reading

Grain Free Pet Food

Grain-Free Pet Food – Good or Bad?

In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of pet food brands selling grain-free pet food. This appears to follow the trend towards healthy human foods, and more pet owners are trying to ensure their pet eats as well as they do. In this latest blog article, we look at whether grain-free pet food is beneficial for your cat or dog, or is it just marketing hype? Continue reading

Pet Insurance for horses, reptiles and small animals

Pet Insurance for Small Animals, Horses & Exotic Pets

If you own a cat or dog, you won’t have any problem finding a suitable pet insurance policy. However what about if your pet is slightly more exotic?

While cat and dog insurance make up the majority of policies on offer, it is also possible to get pet insurance for birds, horses and smaller mammals such as rabbits. These policies aren’t that common though, so in this article we look at what type of insurance is available. Continue reading

15 of the Best Cat Trees and Scratching Posts

15 of the Best Cat Trees & Scratching Posts

Last updated: October 13th, 2018

Cats have a natural instinct to climb, sleep off the ground and keep their claws sharp by scratching. A cat tree or activity centre is the ideal place for your cat to play and sleep, and scratching posts make a great alternative to your furniture for your cat to sharpen their claws on. They also help cats stretch their back and shoulder muscles.

But with so many different types available, how do you choose which scratching post or cat tree is best for you and your cat? Continue reading

Take Better Pet Photos

10 Tips for Taking Great Photos of Your Pet

Last updated: April 19th, 2018

Most of us love to take photos of our pets – whether it’s a quick snap of them doing something cute or crazy to post on social media, or something more like a portrait which will give you a lasting memory of a beloved friend for many years to come. However sometimes these photos don’t always turn out quite as we’d hope – maybe they are blurry, or they look too bright or too dark.

In this article I’ll give you some tips based on years of experience of photography, to try and help you take better photos for you to keep and treasure for years to come. These tips aren’t just for cats and dogs – they are just as valid for other types of pet such as rabbits, lizards and birds.

Do Your Photos Look Like This?

Do Your Photos Look Like This?

With the advance of smartphone technology, most people these days have access to good quality cameras built-in to their phones so almost everyone has a camera with them virtually all of the time. Although you can spend a lot more on more advanced pocket-sized Point & Shoot cameras, or even Digital SLR cameras, the advice here is valid whichever camera you have. Continue reading