Pets are more than just animals; they’re friends, companions and members of the family, too. That’s why it’s so heartbreaking that an estimated 300,000 pets go missing, are stolen or become strays every single year in the UK. With over half of the country’s households having a pet at the centre of the family, it’s important to make sure you’re doing everything you can to protect your dog from going missing.
So, you’ve chosen to adopt a cat. You’ve got bedding, food, a litter tray and sparkling new cat tags, all ready for your new feline friend, and you head down to your local shelter to choose your cat. You see a litter of adorable kittens – one black, one white, one tortoiseshell. Which one do you choose?
Now that autumn is here, evening walks are edging closer to dusk than they were a few short weeks ago. Remember to clip your dog’s tag to a reflective collar for safe evening jaunts (our eZeClip will make this easy and quick). Evening entertainment for our four-legged friends now consists of spiders and moths instead of bees and wasps, and comfort food is our go-to once again.
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.