Posted: February 28, 2019
Give an unwanted pet a new chance at life by allowing it in to your home!
Sadly, today, there are hundreds of dogs sat in kennels waiting for someone to come and chose them, to make them a member of their family, they usually end up in rescue through absolutely no fault of their own. Common reasons for dogs ending up in rescue include things such as, people not being able to commit enough time to the dog, relationship breakdowns, house moves and so on.
Rescue dogs can often be scared or unsure in kennels and due to this may bark or shy away when people come to view them, meaning they can often be overlooked. If you are considering a rescue dog, make sure you take the time to get to know that dog before making any decisions. See if you can take them for a walk outside of the kennel environment to see how they interact when outside of the kennels, make sure that the dog fits in with your family and lifestyle, the rescue staff should be able to assist you in this by givi
Posted: February 28, 2019
It is very easy for our dogs and cats to pick up ticks when they are out and about, especially in woodland areas. As ticks transmit bacteria and microbes which can cause disease, such as Lyme Disease and Babesiosis, it is always important to check your pets for ticks, and yourself too if you have just been on a nice long woodland walk with your four legged friend. It is important to remember that ticks can also be dangerous for people too!
Although ticks are most active between Spring and Autumn your pets can pick up ticks at any time throughout the year, so make sure you are checking them all year round. A good way to check your pet for ticks is to just run your hands over them once they are settled, feel for any small lumps or bumps, especially around the head and around the feet, these are common places for ticks to attach.
Ticks can either be a whiteish colour and quite small, or they can be larger and a much darker colour. When the ticks are darker it means the
Posted: August 17, 2018
Did you know that blue green algae is not only toxic to dogs, but also cats and other forms of wildlife too!
It can also have an effect on humans. Some of the symptoms shows by humans include:
Stomach Pains, Headaches and Skin Rashes.
So, what is Blue Green Algae?
Blue Green algae is made up of a group of bacteria called cyanobacteria. When the bacteria are all clumped together, it looks like algae, giving it its name. The most common place to find it is in non-flowing fresh water, especially in the hot and dry summer months, like the ones that we have been having at the moment.
Posted: January 04, 2018
Late night walks, heavy rain, falling snow. Struggling to keep an eye on your dog in these weather conditions? Not anymore!
With the new Scarab Safety Beacon, you can now see your dog from a distance of 4 km, taking away that winter walk worry. Scarab gives you a choice of three colours, RED, YELLOW or GREEN. The power setting is adjustable, making it suitable for a simple lead walk set on low power, allowing your dog to be seen by traffic and passers-by. Alternatively for longer off lead walks the power setting can be changed to high, making that visibility even stronger from a further distance. This multi-functional product is also waterproof
Posted: October 20, 2017
Keeping your fish healthy is a very important factor of fish keeping. The water needs to be kept maintained as well as the fish themselves. Knowing which diseases and infections fish are susceptible to and knowing how to treat them is important. API manufacture treatments to combat various illnesses.
Treating Bacterial Infections
Symptoms of bacterial disease
Posted: October 17, 2017Having a new kitten in the home is a very exciting time. Your kitten has a new environment to live in, new companions and a lot to take in. Most kittens are toilet trained from their mothers and will already be able to use a litter tray.
Posted: October 06, 2017
Posted: October 03, 2017
If you have to leave your dog on his own it can bring on separation anxiety, this is usually caused by over-dependence on an owner. It can be the result of being weaned too early, being abandoned, or simply due to the temperament of the dog.
Leaving your dog alone for just twenty minutes could see you coming home to find he’s emptied the rubbish onto the kitchen floor, destroyed a pillow or had a pee in your hallway. If this sort of behaviour happens frequently your dog may be suffering from separation anxiety.
Posted: September 19, 2017Adaptil is a synthetic copy of the natural dog appeasing pheromone used by dogs to calm and reassure one another.
Adaptil can be a helpful tool in:
- Helping to promote learning during training and socialisation.
- Helping puppies or adult dogs settle in new homes.
- Helping dogs to cope with challenging situations such as staying in kennels, noise phobias, fireworks, visiting the vet, christmas, a new baby and travel.
Adaptil is non-sedative, non-systemic
Posted: September 13, 2017
There are many different fish tanks available suited for all ages from children, the new fish keeper, and the more experienced fish keeper. Therefore the addition of a new fish or group of fish can be a very exciting time for all of the family.
When purchasing new fish it is advised to read up about the type of fish you already have and the ones you may like to introduce into your tank. Some fish will fight, some will eat smaller fish, and some may out grow your tank.
Goldfish are coldwater fish and suited to non-heated tanks. There is a variety of goldfish to choose from, from common Goldfish, Fan Tailed Goldfish, Minnows and for larger ponds Koi.
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