When people talk about cats they often say “they’re independent”, “they just want food” or “cats are selfish”. However, cats are one of the most popular pets, for example, in the UK, 26% of households own a cat, that’s 1 in 4 families. We believe cats are so popular because they are easy to look after. They are independent, they choose when to go out, eat, or seek out human company and they are loving companions.
If you are the proud owner of a feline friend, the chances are that you will be familiar with all the benefits that a cat can bring. Love, affection and devotion are all perfect examples of how cats can enrich our lives – there is nothing quite like having a kitten curl up and fall asleep on your lap! Cats can also help us to relax and offer excellent ways to reduce stress levels and improve our general mood.
Caring for a dog is not easy and requires a lot of love and commitment, but for those that are willing to put the time in, the rewards are endless! When looking to adopt a pooch, it is important to always keep in mind that an animal is for life and not just a few years – much like having a child.
Many dogs are full of energy, meaning that they often run off when out on a walk. Sometimes a sudden loud noise can startle a dog, or a particularly free-spirited pooch fancies a solo sojourn the one time you forget to shut your garden gate properly. Sadly, pet thefts are also a common crime in the UK. Whatever the reason, it is never easy when a pet becomes lost.
Pets have the power to instantly brighten up our mood and bring some simple joy and happiness to an otherwise dull day. Our pets are always pleased to see us and will love us no matter what – throughout life, pets are our constant companions. And of all pets, the dog is the most loyal.
As of April 2016, it is compulsory for all dogs to be microchipped. Now, almost a year since the ruling came into force, microchipping has become commonplace. Similarly, another law dictates that every dog in the UK must wear a collar with identification on it when out in public.
We may well be busy daydreaming about summer, but outside the snug haven of our homes, we are still firmly in the grip of winter. The weather is cold and temperatures freezing, accompanied by biting winds and the threat of ice and snow. However, our dogs still need to be walked, regardless of the weather.