With the dog population being at a staggering 8.9 billion and 24% of UK adults owning a dog, according to the PDSA, there is no surprise that being a part of the family has owners barking mad on treating and pampering their beloved pets, and with Christmas just around the corner it makes the perfect excuse to spoil your pooch. Find out the top ten cities spending the most on gifts for their pooch this Christmas.
New research by Direct Line Pet Insurance reveals pet owners may not be as in tune with their dogs as they think. A confident 47 per cent of owners boasted they could tell a dog’s emotion from the bark alone. However, the study shows frequent misinterpretations of what a canine is trying to communicate.
In the UK, many pets are treated as part of the family and that means including them in as much as possible – the festive season being no different.
With Christmas just around the corner, it may come as no surprise that new research has shown eight out of ten dog and cat owners will be placing a present under the tree for their four-legged friend.A survey by Mars Petcare UK and Battersea Dogs and Cats Home found that a whopping 81% of dog owners who celebrate Christmas will be shopping for something special for their canine companion.
Our Black Friday offers have launched today only for a week and we have some fantastic offers available for our customers this year!
From £80 savings on PetCube webcams to 25% off All House of Paws products, our Black Friday deals is an excellent opportunity to grab the perfect Christmas present for your pooch!
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.