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.
You might be thinking of adding a small four-legged friend to your life. Cats can make for great company and are a lot of fun to play with. For those with a small house and no garden or anyone that loves cats, they are a great pet. As with any pet, they come with responsibilities, they need to be kept safe, comfortable and occupied.
Some people don’t like the idea of dressing up their pets, but for others, it’s a fun thing to do with dogs that enjoy the attention. If that’s your dog, spend some time dressing your four-legged best friend on Dress Up Your Pet Day, which falls on Sunday 14 January. Whether it’s a full outfit or change of accessory it will give you some valuable bonding time with your pet.
Much like with birthdays, a popular gift for Christmas has and will probably always be giving a new pet – typically a new puppy or kitten. While this is exciting and the start of a whole new chapter in your lives – there is also a lot of responsibility that comes with welcoming a furry friend into your life.