Adopting a new pet is an exciting time – after all, welcoming a new member of the family into your home is always going to be a wonderful period of change. When adopting a new pet, there are many things which need to be considered, ranging from purchasing food, toys, bedding and engraved pet ID tags right through to making sure that your home is a pet-friendly zone.
All too often, a lost dog will be seen wandering the streets. No matter how they escaped, the chances of strays becoming reunited with their owners are sadly often slim. However, Lost Dog Awareness Day is approaching on 23rd March, a day which was created in order to help bring home all those pets who have wandered off on an adventure of their own.
In life, there are many hard decisions but none quite like this one. Which is best for you, cats or dogs? Some may find this an easy decision, some are cat people and others identify themselves as a dog person. There are many people that are both and when faced with this decision, it can be an incredibly hard one to make.
If you have a pet then you will undoubtedly be well aware that they need to be entertained on a regular basis. While it’s fun to play with your pet, it can often be a challenge to think of new ways to keep playtime fresh and different. So, to help you out, we have come up with a list of 20 ways in which you can amuse your pet.
For the majority of people, the idea of getting a pet comes with happiness and joy. However, many don’t tend to consider the necessary legal requirements. For instance, not everyone will know that, as the Control of Dogs Order mandates, all engraved pet ID tags must include the owner’s name and address, or that you are now legally required to have your dog microchipped. Dog owners can risk a fine of up to £500 if their dog is not microchipped, and up to a hefty £5,000 if their dog does not wear suitable ID.
Pet Theft Awareness Day is fast approaching and while many consider the safety of their dogs, it can be difficult to know the best ways to keep your precious pooch as safe and secure as possible. Taking steps like keeping doors and windows locked when you’re not home and investing in collars with personalised dog tags can help to keep your pet safe. While it can often be a scary thought to think about losing your pet, sadly it’s something that can happen to anyone.