Category Archives: Health

Human Food Dogs Can Eat

15 Human Foods that Dogs Can Eat

Last updated: July 27th, 2023

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

Can You Flush Cat Poo or Litter Down Toilet

Can You Flush Cat Poo or Litter Down the Toilet?

Last updated: July 26th, 2023

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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Fever in Dogs

Recognising Fever in Dogs

and how you can bring the fever down.

We recently had an emergency trip to the vet with Rio and although all was well in the end, the process was nothing short of scary. There’s one thing knowing something is wrong with your dog, but it’s worse knowing something is wrong, but not knowing what. As our pets can’t tell us what’s wrong or where hurts, seeing them so subdued is a pet owners nightmare. Had we have known the signs and symptoms of fever, how to treat them and what might have caused it, we would have been able to treat Rio much quicker, without the lengthy uncertainty. Continue reading

Can Pets Cure Depression

Can Pets Cure Depression?

Can Pets Cure Depression?

Article by Lauren Bate (

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

Grain Free Pet Food

Grain-Free Pet Food – Good or Bad?

Last updated: December 6th, 2018

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

Keep Pet Cool Hot Weather

9 Essential Tips to Keep Your Pet Cool on Hot Days

Last updated: September 6th, 2020

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.

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Keep Pets Safe Fireworks

Fireworks & Pets – Keeping Pets Safe on Fireworks Night

Last updated: October 30th, 2020

As the days become shorter, and Summer turns to Autumn, it won’t be long until Bonfire Night is here. And with other celebrations such as Diwali, Christmas and New Year coming up soon as well, there will be plenty of fireworks going off, which are great for us to watch and enjoy, but can be very scary for animals. In fact, a survey by the Dogs Trust showed that 66% of dogs, and 57% of cats suffer from firework fear.

If you are worried about how your pet will cope during fireworks displays, we have got lots of advice to help keep your pets calm and safe. Continue reading

10 Household Items That Could Harm Your Cat

10 Items That Can Harm Your CatAs we all know, cats can be very fussy eaters so it’s sometimes said that they are less likely to be poisoned than dogs, who tend to be less picky about what they eat. However, due to their curious nature, and their grooming habits, it is not uncommon for cats to eat something bad for them – sometimes with deadly consequences. Here is a list of 10 things that are commonly found at home that can be dangerous to cats.
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Cat Water Drinking Fountains

Last updated: December 6th, 2018

Stainless Steel Cat Water Fountain

Stainless Steel Cat Water Fountain

Cat water fountains are an excellent way to persuade your pet to drink more water, which results in health benefits for them, and decreases the risk of certain medical complications caused by dehydration.

Cats naturally prefer to drink running water, and can be reluctant to drink standing water from a bowl. This behaviour dates back to the ancestors of today’s domestic cat, when wild cats that drank clean, running water had an advantage over those that sampled standing water (which was generally brackish and contaminated). Continue reading