Pet Insurance for horses, reptiles and small animals

Pet Insurance for Small Animals, Horses & Exotic Pets

Last updated: December 27th, 2018

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 in the UK, it is also possible to get pet insurance for birds, horses, rabbits and other small animals. 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: December 6th, 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: December 6th, 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

Christmas Gifts for Pets

Christmas Gifts for Your Pet 2018

Last updated: December 6th, 2018

Christmas is a time of giving, and for many of us pet owners it’s important that our pets aren’t left out of the festivities. So to help you find the perfect Christmas present for your pet, we’ve put together this list of our favourite gift ideas. Hopefully it will help make this Christmas extra special for you and your pets.

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Cat Scared by Cucumber

Cats and Cucumbers

Last updated: December 6th, 2018

This cat saw a cucumber – you’ll be amazed what happened next!

The latest craze sweeping the world of online cat videos involves cucumbers. Yep – that’s right – that green vegetable often found in tuna sandwiches. Continue reading

How to Keep Your Pet Cool on Hot Days

Last updated: December 6th, 2018

Keeping Your Pet CoolKeeping Your Pet Cool

Aren’t summer days great? It’s so nice to be able to enjoy the hot and sunny weather, but while we enjoy basking in the warmth of the sun, it’s important to prevent our pets from becoming overheated. Cats and dogs can’t cool themselves in the same way that humans can, and a pet that becomes overheated can suffer from dehydration, and in severe cases, die. Continue reading

Tough Dog Toys

15 of the Best Tough Dog Toys

Last updated: December 6th, 2018

As a dog owner, you will know how hard it is to find a tough dog toy that actually lives up to its name. Visit any online pet shop, and you’ll find dog toys being advertised as “Tough” and “Indestructible” but so many of them last just a few minutes. To help you find out which toys live up to their name, and which ones aren’t as tough as they claim we have pulled together 15 of the best and toughest dog toys. Continue reading