If your best friend is small and furry, has four legs and loves to go for walkies, then you’re not alone. Here in the UK, the dog – also known as man’s best friend, has been by our sides for as long as we can remember, and this August we celebrate National Dog Day in all its glory!
The divide between cat and dog lovers seems to be growing smaller with every passing day – because let’s face it; our furry friends are too adorable to not give them a cuddle.
This month, we celebrate not one, not two, but three days that are dedicated to our feline friends. We’ve got International Cat Day, Black Cat Appreciation Day, and Take your Cat to the Vet Day – all in August.
As the summery weather descends, we all know just how to cool off – fewer layers, lightweight clothes and a cold beverage or two. Protective sun cream, hats and sunglasses are all essential for surviving the hotter weather and staying cool, but what about our pets? Unlike humans, they can’t sweat, and to make matters worse, they’re covered in hair.
Our pets are much like children, in that we love and protect them at all times, and they need almost constant attention and supervision. Unlike children, pets can’t communicate with us verbally (in a way that we fully understand, anyway) which means that when accidents do happen, we often don’t know about them until after they happen.
Friday, June 24th is almost upon us once more – and you all know what that means – it’s National Take Your Dog to Work Day! It’s one of our favourite days of the year, and we know plenty of you will be in agreement with us, too. So, why not put it to your boss and what happens? You never know, you might start a new annual – or even monthly – tradition in your place of work.
Now well into the midst of spring, we can finally say that BBQ season is right around the corner – and it’s about time, too! Who can resist some freshly barbequed burgers, a fresh potato salad and some cold drinks with friends, families and loved one? Unfortunately, in this case, we don’t mean our pets when it comes to loved ones! Not only is the food far too rich for them, but there will be plenty of dangers around for them, too.
Whether you have had pets your whole life or are looking to get your first, it is important to know how to care for your cat or dog should they ever fall ill. While cats and dogs have similar organs to their humans, the way their bodies work are entirely different. For example, a cat doesn’t associate drinking with eating, which is why it is suggested that you keep their water bowl separate from their food.
You’ve finally got the kitten you’ve wanted for ages and you’re absolutely ecstatic. You’re going to love her, groom her, play with her, buy her a pretty cat ID tag and… wait, hold up! Reality suddenly dawns on you; what if she gets ill? How do you take her out? How will she find her way back home? What will she eat? What if she doesn’t like what she’s given?
Sometimes, people enter into a relationship with a pet without really thinking it through, and much like in Turner and Hooch, the reality can be somewhat different to expectations, which can be tough. Much the same as you would teach a child to be well behaved and respectful, the same love, care and time need to be invested in your pet dog. Continue reading