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Health 101: The Pet Edition

Pets. They enrich our life no end. They are the extra family member we never knew we needed. Once they’re in our lives, we would never be without them. As with our children, we go above and beyond to keep our pets happy. We want to give them the best life possible. We surround them with toys and attention to help their days pass in the best possible way. We take them for walks when it’s the last thing we want to do. We rise to our pet-owning responsibilities with gusto. But, have you considered that giving your pet a good life isn’t where your responsibilities end? You may not have studied at vet school, but every pet owner needs to have some basic knowledge to ensure their pet stays healthy, as well as happy. Here are a few of the things you need to be sure to do! [Read more…]

The Good, The Bad & The Pugly: Life As A New Dog Owner

If you’ve just taken the small step into huge happiness by getting yourself a puppy for the first time, congratulations. It is one of the most thrilling, exciting, endearing and rewarding things you’ll ever do or experience. But that doesn’t mean it is easy. Oh no. Becoming a puppy-parent comes with unwavering responsibility and that starts from day zero. [Read more…]

4 Top Recommendations for Your First Pet

Whether you’re trying to pick out a gift for your children or if you’re looking for a little more company around the house, picking a pet is a tough decision due to the amount of variety you have. Walk into a pet store and you’ll be greeted with all kinds of animals. From creepy looking lizards to rabbits and fish, you might be overwhelmed by the choice you have. So to make things a little easier for you, here’s a guide on choosing your perfect first pet to add to your family. [Read more…]

Why You Should Get A Bigger Pet

Perhaps you’ve been perfectly content with the mini guinea pigs or chinchillas running around in your pen for years or the budgie happily chirping away in its cage, but you could be missing out on a whole world of other lovable, furry animals. I can understand the hesitation when it comes to the prospect of buying a bigger pet, as we naturally imagine that a huge dog or even a small cat, with the freedom to run around and do as they please in your house, is going to be much more difficult to handle, much more expensive and a much more stressful companion than your small, manageable pet or pets at the moment. This isn’t the case however, and I’ll explain why having a bigger pet such as a cat or a dog will make your life so much better. [Read more…]

Hey Kids! Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Having children means at some point you are probably going to introduce a furry friend into the family.  Whether it’s a hamster or a horse, children and animals are a pretty magical mix.  Dogs are a fantastic family pet for households with children.   They provide a best friend to adventure with, a protector to sleep with at night and often, a friendly paw when there are tears.  But, how do you teach your children the signs that it’s time to give their new BFF some space? [Read more…]

Choosing The Purr-Fect Family Pet

There are a lot of milestones that families go through in life but one of the biggest for children is getting their first pet. It never seems to matter whether it’s the smallest fish or the biggest horse; a family pet it something they never forget. Not only do you get to choose what animal is perfect for your home, but you get to love and nurture that pet for the rest of their life. It’s a huge responsibility, but one that is welcomed with open arms from children and parents alike. The only true question, is which pet to get, and that’s where you may hit roadblocks. If your children have never had a pet before, you’d be likely to think sensibly and go for something they can easily look after like a hamster or a fish. Children on the other hand, often have bigger dreams in sight. [Read more…]

The Definitive List of Stuff New Dog Owners Needs To Do

Getting a dog is a big event. My kids were certainly excited when we got Monty. But you also have to remember not to get so caught up in all the celebrations, that you forget to do the essential things that your new pup needs for his welfare. Carry on reading for some advice on what the newest canine member of the family will need.   [Read more…]

5 Fun Ways To Celebrate Your Doggies Birthday!

We all want to keep our dogs healthy and happy. After all, they do the same for us! Therefore, it is only understandable that we like to celebrate our pups from time to time too! [Read more…]

Is Your Child Ready For Their Own Horse?

If your child has asked you for their own horse, you may be feeling unsure about getting them one. After all, a horse is a serious commitment both for them and you, so before you rush into buying a horse for your child, you need to ensure that they’re ready. The question is, how do you know if your child is ready for horse ownership? [Read more…]

Essential Items To Keep In Your Dog’s Medical Arsenal

None of us want to see our dog get sick. But sometimes dogs, like people, fall ill. Although we all have access to vets, it’s a good idea to keep some medical items at home, just in case. After all, we humans keep pills and plasters in the house. Here are some medical items no doggy medical arsenal should be without. [Read more…]