Category Archives: Advice

Getting a Dog For Christmas

What to Consider Before Getting a Dog this Christmas

Every year we try to circulate the same message across social media and amongst friends that getting a dog for Christmas is for life. You’ve probably seen tonnes of social media posts or adverts on the television sharing why a dog shouldn’t be a quick last-minute present just because the kids have nagged on for one for a few weeks. Getting a dog is a big decision. They make you their absolute world and will revolve everything around you, so you need to be certain that you can reciprocate the same unconditional love that they will show you. Continue reading

How to Keep Your Dog Occupied During Lockdown

How to Keep Your Dog Occupied During Lockdown

With the current situation due to COVID-19 constantly changing, and the recent restrictions regarding social distancing and lockdown, this has had a major impact on both humans and our animals. I’m currently based in Spain, known as one of the hotspots for the coronavirus pandemic in Europe. It’s here where tough restrictions were placed from the get go earlier in the year. We had a few days of recommendations, but once the announcement came through that schools were closed, and work should happen from home where possible, a lockdown came just a day later. Doors closed, shutters down, and a once bustling tourist hotspot became a ghost town. So what does that mean for our pets that rely heavily on being outside to not only do their business, but to get daily exercise? Well, after the first lockdown here’s what I’ve found.

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Human Food Dogs Can Eat

15 Human Foods that Dogs Can Eat

Just like us, dogs love a good treat throughout the day. If there anything like Rio, he’ll pad his feet and jump up and down in excitement at his bowl when he sees that we all have the same variation of dinner. We cook all of Rio’s dinners each night, usually incorporating fresh unseasoned meat and white rice with different vegetables. He loves watching his dinner cooking in the oven and then racing out to the balcony to have his dinner al-fresco. He’s not spoilt at all, right? Continue reading

9 Best Cat Litter in the UK – Review & Buying Guide

Cat litter is one of the most important items you’ll buy for your cat, but one that is often not given much thought. Cats are very clean creatures, and providing them with a suitable cat litter is vital for their health and happiness. Anything that disturbs their toilet habits can cause stress, and even illness, which leads to an unhappy cat and possibly messy “accidents”.

At Pet Money Saver, our primary goal is to help you find the cheapest deals for cat food. However as we all know, what goes in one end eventually comes out the other. Buying cat litter is a necessity for most cat owners, but how much research have you done to find out what the best cat litter is for your cat? There are so many different brands and types of litter, each with their own pros and cons – how do you choose which one to buy? Continue reading

How to Dispose of Cat Litter Safely & Cleanly

Cat litter disposal is one of the not-so-pleasant aspects of owning a cat, but it’s an important one. Not only is cat waste messy and smelly, it can cause health issues too so finding the best way to dispose of cat litter is important for your own health, and also the environment.

Here we look at the best ways to dispose of cat litter, and also how not to get rid of it. Continue reading

Can You Flush Cat Poo or Litter Down Toilet

Can You Flush Cat Poo or Litter Down the Toilet?

Getting rid of your cat’s waste every day can become a chore, and although it might seem like a convenient way to get rid of cat litter, you should not flush it down the toilet. This can cause blockages in your plumbing, damage your septic system and can even cause disease in humans and aquatic life.

However, with several cat litters being advertised as being safe to flush down a toilet, why is this a bad idea? There are several main reasons for this.

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Best Cat Beds

25 of the Best Cat Beds – Review & Buying Guide

Last updated: October 12th, 2020

Everyone knows that cats like to sleep (find out more in our blog post about why cats like to sleep). In fact, they spend an average of 16 hours a day sleeping so if anyone needs a good bed, it is our furry feline friends. However finding a cat bed that they like is easier said than done! There are so many different cat beds available to buy, with a wide range of styles, sizes and prices. Although cats seem quite happy to sleep anywhere, they will always appreciate having a comfortable cat bed they can call their own, so it’s well worth spending some time trying to find the right bed.

To help you in this search for the purr-fect bed for your pet, we have put together this review of the best cat beds available to buy online in the UK at suppliers such as Amazon, Pets at Home and zooplus. Even the most fussy cat will find it hard to resist one of the fantastic cat beds that we have found – check them out, and see what you think! Continue reading

Training a Dog in an Apartment or Flat

Training a Puppy in an Apartment

Last updated: August 25th, 2020

If you’re considering getting a dog and, like many people these days, you live in an apartment, you’re probably wondering how on earth you’re going to train a puppy. For people with birds, fish and guinea pigs, living in an apartment is absolutely perfect, but for those with a dog, it does pose a problem or two. But, the good news is, don’t rule it out yet, because it’s absolutely possible to have a dog comfortably living in an apartment, you just have to train them right. Continue reading

Can Pets Cure Depression

Can Pets Cure Depression?

Can Pets Cure Depression?

Article by Lauren Bate (diaryofaspanglishgirl.com)

Disclaimer: If you are in a dark place, we urge you to seek medical assistance, and urgently. This is not a sign of weakness, nor a sign of defeat. It’s a sign of strength and new beginnings. Reach out, you are not alone.

Depression and mental illness is a widespread issue across the UK, affecting 1 in 4 people, each year. It’s time we broke down the stigma, talked about it and addressed how much our pets do for us, not only in day to day life but maintaining our mental health.

The world can be a dark and lonely place once you find yourself in the spiral of depression. Every little thing that was once joyful, is sucked and the point and direction is lost. Every day felt pointless. Lost in the direction of my own cascading mind. Thoughts would pile up and up. I left work, I couldn’t face it anymore. A job I loved. Every day was a battle and I was the one losing. Continue reading