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Pandemic pets have piled on the pounds too

Lots of people have come out of lockdown with a few extra pounds to lose – and it seems that the same is true for our pets, indicating a worrying trend. PDSA’s annual PAW Report into the health and wellbeing of the nation’s dogs, cats and rabbits has noted: “an association between lockdown and deepening […]

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Pet supplements – are they necessary?

Pet supplements – are they necessary?

As the days gradually become shorter and we spend more time indoors, we could be lacking in an essential vitamin that helps us keep our bones, teeth and muscles healthy. Vitamin D – which helps to control the amount of calcium and phosphate in our bodies – is created when direct sunlight reaches the skin […]

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Safe and scrummy snacks for your small furries

We all enjoy a bit of snack-time, and our pets do too. However, it’s important to only give our much-loved small furries treats that are good for them. So, why not pay a visit to the Burgess Excel snack shop? Along with specially designed food for all manner of small pets, there’s also a range […]

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Show your pets the love on Valentine’s Day

Show your pets the love on Valentine’s Day

We’re known as a nation of animal lovers – according to the Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA) more than 58.4 million animals are kept as pets in the UK. But how much do we really know about what our pet animals need to be healthy and happy? This Valentine’s Day, why not make a pledge […]

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The curious tale of the cat in the night

The curious tale of the cat in the night

Cats are known for their love of napping, but when they’re not snoozing, they can be extremely active. This can often be at night when their human is trying to sleep. Young cats in particular can drive their human crazy from sleep deprivation. If your cat has decided that the wee small hours are the […]

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The pet parent’s guide to Christmas

The pet parent’s guide to Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… and while every pet parent wants their four-legged family members to feel part of the celebrations, there are plenty of festive perils to watch out for. Check out our comprehensive Yuletide guide to ensure that your furry friends stay healthy and happy this Christmas. Deadly decorations Anything […]

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Vegan diets and pets – getting the facts straight

Never has giving up meat and dairy products and switching to a solely plant-based diet been more popular. Between 2014 and 2019, the number of vegans in the UK quadrupled, according to a survey commissioned by The Vegan Society.  And it’s a trend that’s having an impact on pets too. A survey of 3,670 dog […]

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What food can hamsters eat?

What food can hamsters eat?

When it comes to food, hamsters like to forage and hoard – and they are extremely well equipped to carry their provisions from one place to another thanks to their ingenious cheek pouches. What’s more, these small omnivores also have very specific nutritional requirements…

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Which small pet is right for you?

Which small pet is right for you?

From beautiful bunnies to delightful dwarf hamsters, small pets make good companions for animal lovers of all ages. However, there are lots of things to take into consideration before you take the plunge and become the proud owner of a small pet or two. Small animals such as guinea pigs and gerbils, are classed as […]

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Why mice are really rather nice

Why mice are really rather nice

Pet mice are epic explorers and there’s hours of fun to be had watching them as they nimbly scale ropes, pause and scent the air, nibble on tasty treats that they hold delicately in their front paws and dash recklessly through tunnels. However, these compact pets have quite a long list of requirements when it […]

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Why you should let your cat puzzle it out

Why you should let your cat puzzle it out

As any cat owner will testify, our fussed-over felines are very clever creatures who know exactly how to get their human to do what they want. Whether that’s opening a door (not even a backward glance – the only thank you is twitch of a tail), getting our attention (if I sit on your laptop […]

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Wild at heart

Wild at heart

Many generations ago, the ancestors of our small pets lived in the wild. Understanding how their wild relations live can help us meet our small pets’ needs so they have the right environment, company and nutrition to thrive

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Will you help us to help the UK’s pets maintain a healthy weight?

Will you help us to help the UK’s pets maintain a healthy weight?

From Bopper the Whopper, the portly eight stone Border Collie to Mitzie the tubby tabby dubbed ‘Britain’s fattest cat’, unfortunate stories of overweight pets have hit the headlines – and it’s something that pet health professionals are increasingly worried about. Pet obesity has been identified by vets as one of the top three welfare concerns.  To get to grips […]

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