Our pets are important to us, but unfortunately, we don’t speak each other’s language. For this reason, it is important that as pet owners we learn to understand our dogs’ body language and behaviour indicators. In addition, we must ensure that our pooches have up-to-date information on their dog tags, so lost pets can easily be returned – especially as they won’t be able to tell anyone where they live!
As the summer nights begin to darken and we move into the autumnal months of many colours and blustery breezes, there are a few things to keep in mind regarding the safety of you and your pet when out on walks. Preparation is everything, so don’t forget the necessities including an up-to-date dog name tag and your doggy waste bags.
As caring pet owners, we are understandably dedicated to our cats. From providing nutritious food and a comfortable place to sleep to giving them attention and shiny new cat tags to wear, our devotion knows no boundaries. However, many cats are solitary creatures and, sometimes, it can be difficult for us to understand if there is something wrong.
Dogs have been the loving companions of humans since the dawn of time when our caveman ancestors roamed their lands with their faithful prehistoric hounds by their sides. Our relationships have only grown and developed as the number of different breeds have increased and now you can find dogs of all sizes and stature, from the smallest teacup Yorkie to the biggest Great Dane.
Dogs make incredible pets, they are loving and supportive, never asking for anything in return but love, a comfortable collar with their own personal dog name tag and a daily bowl of food. They know when we are sad and need cuddles and love to smile alongside us on a playful day at the park or down the beach. Which is why it should come as no surprise that for a few years now, zoos have started pairing nervous cheetah cubs with boisterous, friendly pups, in order to bring them out of their spotted shells. The initiative first started over 30 years ago with experiments at San Diego Zoo but has gradually made its way around the world.
Although we don’t have a lot of dangerous wildlife in the UK, there are some bugs and pests you’ll want to try to avoid your dog coming into contact with. Especially during the summer months when there are more bugs around, you may want to keep your dog on the lead, only letting them off in safe, enclosed areas such as your home garden (where possible).
Keeping our dogs safe during periods of intense heat is an aspect of pet ownership even more important as ensuring your pet has up to date dog name tags. As most dogs have a fur coat, they can succumb to heatstroke quickly, making it even more important to keep an eye out for the signs.
Welcoming a puppy into your home is a great mixture of joys and grumbling as your new four-pawed family member finds their feet and settles into family life. From puppy snuggles, bonding and training to little accidents and the odd chewed belonging, it’s no secret that puppy ownership can be a testing time but nonetheless an enjoyable journey as you watch your pet grow, learn and develop.