This time of the year is filled with great excuses to get together with your family and friends, but it's also a time that many pet owners dread. Between now and the new year, fireworks get increasingly common, and they can cause many pets to become anxious, stressed and scared – with the RSPCA receiving 436 calls relating to fireworks between October and November just last year. Here's some advice on how you can make your pat feel more comfortable.
Did you watch our primetime slot on ITV's new talent show 'The Big Audition'? The reality TV show searched for the new canine to be the face of PurrfectlyYappy.com. The successful dog secured a six-month modelling and social media contract as well as being the cover star for their newstrade consumer magazines Dogs Today and Dogs Monthly.
Early reviews have said the search for a doggie star was ‘very Gogglebox friendly’. Another seasoned reviewer burst into tears several times.
ITV's Head of Entertainment, Siobhan Greene, said, “I have always loved auditions, but the chance to peel back the layers even further, and to do it in a fixed rig way, felt back to basics and I loved it from the moment I heard the pitch. I hope the audience at home will also lap up getting to see something they've only seen done on the big entertainment juggernauts, now done like this.”
Graham Smith CEO of Pet Subjects said, “We are in advanced talks to produce a spin-off series concentrating on Pet Subjects, sharing the highs and lows of our canine world and meeting some very interesting celebrities and companies along the way who visit our offices.
Spoiler Alert: the winner of the show and the new face of PurrfectlyYappy is Cyril. Cyril is a 15 months old Griffon Bruxellois. You can shop Cyril's Selection here. Did you pick the same winner as we did? Let us know your thoughts.
Horse and cat lovers alike are welcome to visit the charity's stand to learn more about the environmentally-friendly vermin control offered by feral cats when homed at stables, smallholdings and farms.
Crate training can be very helpful for your dog’s development, and it is helpful with the housetraining process. It is also a great way to protect your pup, and your home, when you cannot offer supervision. In this blog you will find our top ten tips for choosing a crate, and crate training your pooch.
It can be incredibly confusing to choose a food for your pet. There are so many brands, all making different claims, and there is constant debate between veterinary professionals as to what types of food are most beneficial. We are going to take a look at the pros and cons of the three main diet types; wet, dry and raw, and try and clear up some of that confusion for you.
Nail trimming is something that a lot of dog owners (and dogs) struggle with. There are a number of reasons for this, from a lack of knowledge as to how and when to trim the nails, to fear or anxiety about hurting or upsetting their dog. However, most dogs need to have their nails trimmed regularly to prevent overgrowth which could lead to injury, pain or infection. Read on to find out how...
Separation anxiety explained – what is it, how can you prevent it and how can you help manage dogs that are already suffering from it.
When it comes to cats, this is a simpler question, but for dogs it can be a little more complicated. We are going to look at the pros and cons of spaying or neutering in cats and dogs, and when is the best time to neuter.